nw3 to nyc

Observations on moving my family across the Atlantic

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Dear New York Times

I like your paper, I only buy it on a Sunday because the rest of the week I am fond of the New York Post and I don’t have time to read both of you. But there is one thing I really dislike about you. It is really irritating when you start an article on one page and then finish it off on another page. I understand when you do this on the front page of the main news section as there are lots of stories and it sort of makes sense. But in the Arts and Leisure section you start a review of the new TV show Americans on page 20, pause it half way down the page to then tell me to turn to page 23. The reason for this is another article on an actress called Brett Butler and this article ends with a request to turn to page 23 as well. So on page 23 we have the remnants of both articles. Just jiggle the page layout to get the articles to start and finish on the same page, please. Your current approach, which is littered throughout the paper, makes no sense.

Yours, nyc-newbie.

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“Roseville Michigan is under siege by bathroom bandits. One or more crapper crooks have been breaking into restrooms at gas stations and fast-food joints and stealing plumbing fixtures from defenceless potties. The thieves steal all of the toilets’ flush handles and water pipes, leaving locals high and dry.” New York Post, January 2, 2013. (Made me laugh, anyway.)