Jason Olshefsky 
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Re: “Legacy of Love

Nope! Actually on Sunday, June 5 2–5 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/9551481179…

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 06/02/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Pure Kona Open Mic

So is it a "weekly series" or have you "stopped making it a weekly concern"? If the latter, is there a knowable schedule?

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 03/14/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Feedback 11/4

Re: BALTIMOREAN EXPAT

I too have struggled with the desire for Rochestarians to "impress" out-of-town guests with Wegmans. Consider that we have a lot of great things here—things that you'd find in a major metropolitan area and not some otherwise average, mid-sized Middle Atlantic city. And despite how our political leaders seem hell bent on spurring our stagnant population growth, the average person really really enjoys it. Not only do we have everything you mention, one can spend a day in absolute solitude at one of several Frederick Law Olmstead-designed parks we have. It's friggin' great!

So when people visit and suggest they are considering moving here, they ask, "so what is there to do." We don't even break a sweat. We just say, "Nothing, really. We've got an awesome supermarket! And you gotta try a garbage plate!"

Calm and cool, we send our guests packing back home with no chance of them invading our private little paradise.

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Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 11/10/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar

FYI, Banzai moved ... they're not at 628 South anymore but at the former Colony Bar location at Alexander.

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 04/27/2015 at 9:37 AM

Re: “ArtAwake

"The 5 W's" anyone? You've got "what" and "where", but "when?" ... all day Saturday? Twenty-four hours? Really?

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 04/15/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “The ballot proposals: Yes to 1 and 2

The NYCLU also recommends voting down Proposition #1 for reasons that it's only going to shift the corrupt system to a new version. As their November 2 e-mail states, "the politicians whose careers are at stake will keep the final say on how district lines are drawn." Same old, same old.

As for supporting Proposition #2, note that third clause which says, "the bill cannot be changed electronically without leaving a record of the changes". The trouble with digital is it is not physical, and as such, no matter how many perceived protections exist, the fact is the documents can be changed secretly and en masse. Paper documents can be changed too, but that requires breaking into each legislator's office to do it which is far more difficult.

Nonetheless, with the astonishing amount of dysfunction in Albany, I can't fathom anybody bothering to propose a law then secretly changing it so the altered version gets passed without anybody reading it. It's much easier to just bribe the majority leaders and be done with it. So in the end, we get to keep a broken system but at least waste less paper—less a "common sense" decision and more a "whatever."

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 11/03/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “RocheStar Fest

The link is broken: I think it should be RochesterAstronomy.com ... And the event listing is impenetrable—no idea what times or where or even what.

Posted by Jason Olshefsky on 07/21/2014 at 12:57 PM

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