Does anyone else want to get those round ice cube makers and some edible gold leaf and make some drinkable wishes for (or from) the Goblin King?
(C’mon, am I the only one who wants the Goblin King’s…..cocktails?)
4-6oz Peach-infused Mead.
1oz Peach Schanapps.
(splash) Citrus mixer (or citrus soda for bubblies).
Carefully balance four ice-spheres in the bottom of a glass, and perch a fifth on top of them. Allow them to barely melt then refreeze. Pour your drink overtop.
A Harry Potter AU where everything’s exactly the same, except the house elves look like Lord of the Rings elves and Dobby’s, like, played by Orlando Bloom. But they’re still not allowed to have clothes
orlando bloom hitting himself in the face with a lamp
I don’t post much art, but when I do, it’s mostly purple.
aaaand the problem with purple would be….?
*looks at you warily*
You been watching too much news, methinks.
Virtually none, actually. Mostly just hearing secondhand about whatever my husband has been reading.
Dear brain: No thanks for the dream about being shot down in commercial aircraft over Israel. ಠ_ಠ
NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for the poor
July 23, 2014
It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.
Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.
The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mail, affordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”
Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsen explained as much last year:
"No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."
In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.
God this is gross