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Dollar
If you are a local NYC resident and use FIOS or other ISP and/or non-cellular telephone service (landline, fiber optic, or other), please share your experiences. Users of STANDALONE services or COMBO packages, please respond as well.

Currently, I do not have FIOS (you know the company, I'm sure). After years of having landline and ISP access, is requiring all landline telephone customers to change over as they will discontinue service over old-fashioned POTS (analogue) lines. Every time I call, the CSR immediately launches into a high pressure sales tactics to change over to their complete package (fiber optic etc.) including television. I ended up hanging up on them a couple of times because they kept ignoring my questions and changing the topic back to that. It has actually gone from simply sales tactics, to outright bullying. In general, I've read online that the company has had a sketchy customer service etc. history and not sure if there is any improvement.

I have not been able to find a viable alternative for me. I am on disability and the package deal is good, except they have made me unbelievably wary and suspicious if I will be stuck with something I'll regret, in lieu of other options. FYI my neighborhood is southern Queens, right by the "M" train.
Dollar
Just heard about a new FDA-approved treatment for Hepatitis C Virus from the news, a medication called Mayvret. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/04/555156577/fdas-approval-of-a-cheaper-drug-for-hepatitis-c-will-likely-expand-treatment

Does anyone know of various NYC clinic or hospital settings that are offering this new treatment and taking new patients? This person obviously needs full exam, tests, and assessment. Just curious also if anyone knows if there may be waiting lists at this point for this new Mayvret treatment.

I know someone who is on Medicaid and has Hepatitis C Virus. Previously they have had compliance issues with going to doctors and clinics since they are generally suspicious and paranoid, but sometimes has been willing to get treatment for some limited conditions. Previously, they were pessimistic about getting treatment for HCV; unfortunately I don't know which HCV genotype they have, which is why I am happy to read in the article that this treatment apparently can treat all known genotypes.
Does anyone know where to get these good luck charms? A friend lost his; it had sentimental value as well. He wore it as a pendant (it had a small hole for a string, or chain). Real glass, not plastic; I finally found plastic ones in a discount store. Also his was very small, roughly half-inch in diameter.
Most of the ones I see online are much bigger, one inch or more. Big plus if you know if the vendor/seller actually gets them from the Mediterranean region.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VIUJZ2/
Elk Crossing
For those who live, work, or frequent the area on the M train line being affected by the upcoming changes, can you share what tips or strategies you will use to get by? I know there's a shuttle bus, but it sounds like there are problems or limitations - not really sure, would love input.

Also if anyone is interested, a lot of the details on what the repairs, changes, and schedule of service disruption at this MTA link. http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/MyrtleAvenue/Questions_Answers.htm

Thanks.
(Obviously I hope there are still participants here, it has been quiet for a long time.)
15th-Nov-2016 09:06 pm - Christmas is coming
hlw at roses
I know there's still a few of us left here...

The Children's Aid Society's Preventive Services Program serves 300 families in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx who are experiencing hardships due to trauma, domestic violence and poverty which places children at risk.

When a family functions well, children do better.  That’s the fundamental tenet of the Preventive Services Programs at The Children’s Aid Society.   In existence since 1981, they provide an array of family-focused interventions that help enhance family relationships and alleviate stressors to improve child safety.

Social workers provide:

Individual, family and group counseling
Teen and parenting groups


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Parenting guidance
Case management services
Advocacy


The New York City Harley Owners Group
along with their partners Harley- Davidson of New York City, Hogs & Heifers Saloon and the The Iron Horse NYC are working to bring some holiday cheer to some of New York's neediest.

Continuing a longstanding tradition The Gary R Murano Memorial Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run will bring toys to the Children's Aid Society.

We are trying to raise enough money to purchase toys, games and gift cards for teens (e.g. Itunes, GameStop, The Gap) to give to the kids at our annual holiday Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run.

Our Toy Run is Sunday December 4th!

The opportunity to bring a little cheer to these kids, to see them smile, the twinkle in their eye when they sit on Santa's Harley-Davidson motorcycle is just amazing.

If you can spare a few dollars THANK YOU.   https://www.gofundme.com/ToysForTotsNYC

If you can't PLEASE share this link on all social media, with family, friendsm etc. AND THANK YOU TOO!
4th-May-2016 04:54 pm - Bikers Against Breast Cancer
hlw at roses

OK Folks we all have mom's, sisters, wives. girlfriends and so on. Please support NYCHOG as we run our annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer.

Please share this as well. THANKS!

https://www.gofundme.com/babcnychogBABC pin3

Dollar
For complete details, go to website:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/file-your-taxes.page

Excerpts from above site:
"In person at your local free tax preparation site
Sites offering this service have varying income eligibility requirements. For most sites, you must earn $54,000 or less (with children) or $30,000 or less (no children).

There are more than 200 NYC Free Tax Prep sites throughout the city.
Volunteer preparers will help you claim important credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and NYC Child Care Tax Credit (NYC CCTC) to get the full refund you deserve.
Some sites let you drop off your tax documents and pick up the completed return later.

Find an NYC Free Tax Prep site near you using our interactive map. Note: More sites will be added, check back again."
1st-Jan-2016 01:02 pm - Happy New Year 2016, New Yorkers!
Happy New Year 2016, folks!

Hope everyone had a fabulous start.

Want to share what you did for New Years? Feel free, would love to share. Yes, this includes activities whether within the Times Square perimeter, or far outside of it (this includes far outside of New York City, but you're reading this comm for some reason).

If you'd rather share your New Year plans (not necessarily resolutions, but sure, share those if you choose) for the day, or weekend, feel free too.
13th-Nov-2015 06:27 pm - Toys for Tots
hlw at roses
Hey all.... not sure how many are left here.

If you can spare the cost of a cup of cofee, could you help my motorcycle club's Toys for Tots run?

Thanks so much!https://www.gofundme.com/3ka64rbwsanta_T4T
Dollar
http://www.grownyc.org/recycling/events

Make sure to read the information at the above link (and suggested links from above) carefully about what their procedures are for accepting electronics for recycling.

Also *TODAY* Saturday, October 3, 2015, there is an electronics recycling event in Chelsea, being held at "TEKSERVE", 119 West 23 Street between 6 & 7 Avenues, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
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