No surprises here, big money stays in Manhattan

From Bloomberg:

New York City’s Top Earners Still Choose Manhattan Over Brooklyn

Brooklyn may claim the popularity contest, but Manhattan’s still home to the city’s highest earners.

That’s the upshot from a Bloomberg analysis of household earnings by zip code, which showed five of the top 20 areas with the highest adjusted gross income in the Northeast in Manhattan. None were in Brooklyn.

Zoom out a notch, though, and Manhattan loses its luster compared to the tony suburbs in the tristate area. In fact, half of the top 20 ZIP codes in the Northeast are in commuter towns in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Harrison, New York, was home to the Northeast’s highest earners, with average AGI of $976,200. Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and Weston, Massachusetts, followed with the only other averages above $850,000. New Jersey’s first entrant was Far Hills at fourth, while Riverside, Connecticut, was sixth.

So the next time you’re on the Port Jefferson line on the LIRR, the New Haven Line on Metro-North, or running late on the Morristown Line on NJ Transit, appreciate the democratization of commuting. You could be next to a millionaire. Or maybe it’s you.

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131 Responses to No surprises here, big money stays in Manhattan

  1. Fabius Maximus says:
  2. grim says:

    Going to be nice when all those boomers in Washington are dead.

  3. Hold my beer says:

    Far Hills has a great flea market once a year in the fall. I think it’s for a charity. Them rich folks love donating stuff that resells for 10-20 cents on the dollar. I bought an art book there for $5 I resold for $500. Booyah

  4. D-FENS says:

    Don’t let the door hit ya…

    Fabius Maximus says:
    April 13, 2018 at 6:54 am
    Friskies

    Sums up the GOP today.
    https://twitter.com/jojake111/status/984674245543276544

  5. Hold my beer says:

    At least Paul Ryan is leaving.

  6. nwnj says:

    If they stick to the America first platform I think republicans will do fine. Unfortunately that doesn’t include involvement in Syria and caving on nafta so we’ll see.

    And please save all of the sanctimonious bs, particularly if you backed Hillary.

  7. Californicator says:

    I’m proud that I voted against Trump. He’s….an….idiot.

  8. Juice Box says:

    Pompeo’s confirmation hearing yesterday should make you worry, it was artillery fired by the US Marines not just airstrikes that killed hundreds of Russian irregulars in Syria. There is no AUMF and we now have another war going on this time with a formidable adversary. As I posted yesterday it is anecdotal but the Marines are loading up allot of gear on their ships.

    https://nypost.com/2018/04/12/pompeo-us-airstrikes-in-syria-killed-a-couple-hundred-russians/

  9. Mike S says:

    But congress is supposed to declare war? right?

  10. Fast Eddie says:

    “The Daily Wire recently reported that Robert Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation made to Donald Trump’s charity back in 2015 by a Ukrainian businessman, while simultaneously ignoring the fact that this same Ukrainian businessman has donated anywhere between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Furthermore, this same businessman (whose name is Victor Pinchuk) even lent his private plane to the Clintons back in 2011 to attend Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday celebration in Los Angeles.”

  11. Californicator says:

    Eddie Sources are best Sources:

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  12. Juice Box says:

    http://www.guardianrealestatenj.com/ will rebate 25% of the commision at closing so says his ads on the internet.

  13. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    “leftist tears tumbler”

    Well now you have something to drink out of while enjoying your buttered roll.

  14. Juice Box says:

    Mike S- Exactly right and they didn’t.

    Just to review some recent history with Syria, President Obama’s asked Congress to authorize military force (AUMF) against Syria after Syria used chemical weapons. Congress would not grant Obama that authority.

    At the same time, the parliament in Engalnd voted not to authorize military action in Syria either.

    There was then a deal cut and the Russians facilitated the removal of chemical weapons from Syria. So, to be clear, the reason President Obama did not use military force in Syria was because the US Congress would not vote to create a AUMF as required by Law.

    To make matter worse the outgoing Speaker of the House says Trump does not need one.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/politics/syria-aumf-paul-ryan-congress-white-house/index.html

  15. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Expat,

    Don’t laugh too hard, but I used to make the same eggs sandwiches too. Microwaved the egg in a tiny plastic bowl, paper towel on top until pop. Though, after putting meat and cheese on, I would toast the whole thing in the toaster oven.

    As for buttered rolls. I would get one every morning with a small coffee for $1 for probably the first 10 years of my professional life. My dad would get one in South Amboy too, when he picked up his business partner before heading out to his factory in Williamsburg. He did this for about 30 years. Only 75 cents there.

  16. Juice Box says:

    Our esteemed Senator Corey Booker folks, still in the closet perhaps?

    From the Pompeo Hearing, Booker asked about gay sex and marriage three times. As if the Secretary of State has the ability to change the laws on gay marriage.

    “You believe gay sex is a perversion, yes or no?” Booker demanded, and Pompeo tried to answer. “Yes or no, do you believe that gay sex is a perversion? … Yes or no, do you believe gay sex is a perversion?”

  17. nwnj says:

    Mike not when you have people like jim “deep state” Comey calling the shots behind the scene. Who to prosecute, who to bomb, etc. bringing in Bolton was a major, major disappointment. The constitution is just an inconvenience to them.

  18. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Now that’s a source!

  19. Syria Smeria says:

    The trouble with Syria and overall Middle East, is that those people get the leaders they deserve.

    Looking back now. Did Saddam Hussein created present Iraq? Or did the Iraqi people’s dogma and social traditions create a Saddam Hussein?

    We are making the same mistake with Syria. Think of Bebo? and the ghetto.

  20. topper says:

    I thought I would run this by the board before I approach my neighbor. (For neighborly relations and to be sure I’m not missing some nuance to NJ law where it becomes my responsibility. NJ being NJ who knows….)

    My neighbor’s tree fell on my yard during the recent snow storm. I thought he would have taken care of it by now. (I cleaned up my trees a couple of weeks ago.) His landscapers maintain an immaculate yard constantly tending to his property. Money is not an issue for the guy as he is well-off. The tree was on the line that separates our property and where his landscapers have tended to all the trees in the line. It’s a good size pine tree – not huge but not small either – so shouldn’t be a big deal for him.

    Am I missing something? I think it’s time. What do you think?

  21. Hold my beer says:

    Topper

    I believe you are responsible. In N.J. It’s the homeowner of where the tree lands that is responsible for the cleanup. I remember reading about this issue after sandy.

  22. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I cleaned up the tree that fell on my neighbors fence. I also cleaned up my neighbors because I’m just that guy that can’t wait, but your neighbor is responsible for that. I would approach him in a nice way, and ask him to take care of it. It def is time.

  23. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yes, if you go through Insurance, whatever property it falls on is responsible. If it’s just a fallen tree, a good neighbor cleans it up.

    Hold my beer says:
    April 13, 2018 at 11:03 am
    Topper

    I believe you are responsible. In N.J. It’s the homeowner of where the tree lands that is responsible for the cleanup. I remember reading about this issue after sandy.

  24. Ottoman says:

    It’s twice a year. And it’s only slightly less annoying to deal with as a local than the Race Meeting.

    Hold my beer says:
    April 13, 2018 at 7:08 am
    Far Hills has a great flea market once a year in the fall. I think it’s for a charity. Them rich folks love donating stuff that resells for 10-20 cents on the dollar. I bought an art book there for $5 I resold for $500. Booyah

  25. Ottoman says:

    Insurance won’t do sh!t unless the tree damages something.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    April 13, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Yes, if you go through Insurance, whatever property it falls on is responsible. If it’s just a fallen tree, a good neighbor cleans it up.

    Hold my beer says:
    April 13, 2018 at 11:03 am
    Topper

    I believe you are responsible. In N.J. It’s the homeowner of where the tree lands that is responsible for the cleanup. I remember reading about this issue after sandy.

  26. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Otto is right. Tree needs to either be touching a building or have damaged something to get insurance involved. If insurance is route you plan to take, then call your OWN homeowners. In acts of nature, it’s the property that is damaged that is responsible unless neighbor was negligent with care of trees. And even if so, your homeowners would sue theirs. If no insurance is involved, it’s really just a question of how nice do you want to be.

  27. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I once dragged a downed tree so some huge branches were touching my house. Got check for $600 for cleanup. After Snoctober.

  28. Californicator says:

    Zillow to buy and sell homes – stock tanks

  29. Fast Eddie says:

    Eddie Sources are best Sources

    You mean like Mother Jones, HuffPo and Salon? Or, for real hardcore news, MSNBC!!

  30. leftwing says:

    Was just going to post that on zillow. Getting killed, down 10%. CEO just got off a cnbc interview, looked physically pained. Didn’t help he really couldn’t articulate anything….

    Who the hell in their right mind is advising them? yeah, let’s go from a high multiple, low capital intensity business and expand into a low margin, capital intensive, balance sheet risk business where we have no direct experience. Our stock is sure to go up! market will love it!

  31. leftwing says:

    Re: trees, in my town (and it may vary by town, not sure what the governing code is) responsibility/ownership divides at the property line.

    Technically, if a tree firmly growing in your neighbor’s yard has branches overhanging the property line into your yard you can cut them all of at the line. Don’t laugh, it was a real case here.

    A downed branch in your yard that was overhanging your yard from a tree with roots in your neighbor’s yard would be your responsibility.

    Now, you can’t codify good manners and neighborly relations and I don’t know why if he cleaned his yard he didn’t at least offer to have his guy grab that branch…

    If I were you before approaching him I would give town hall a shout and see exactly whose responsibility it actually is, then deal with whether he’s going to be a good neighbor or not.

  32. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I would just pour gasoline on it and then light a match.

  33. No One says:

    “Where the tree falls determines who pays for what. “Almost everyone is surprised when we tell them, the way the law works is, wherever the tree landed, that person is responsible for dealing with it regardless of where the tree came from.”
    That’s right, even if the tree is rooted in your neighbor’s yard, if it crashes onto your property, it’s your problem.
    https://www.ajc.com/business/real-estate/your-neighbor-tree-falls-your-yard-who-pays-for-cleanup/zazzQ1qylBHcTiZOp5DGEL/

  34. grim says:

    Zillow to buy and sell homes – stock tanks

    Because their existing model is based on selling advertising to real estate agents.

  35. Bystander says:

    How dare Booker ask questions regarding his feelings towards people he will represent. In the narrow nutty Repub world, separation of church and means separating relgions other than Christianity from the state. Pompeo is on record stating that Jesus is our true solution for world. Should disqualify him from consideration. Of course, Repubs would have also supported a dingbat Alaskan woman who gets faith healed as our president. Truly a lost, lunatic party.

  36. Bystander says:

    Replace Jesus with Allah or Hashem and wonder how conservative America would respond to the nomination.

  37. D-FENS says:

    Christian faith and the belief that the Government should have no say in who you go to bed with at night are not incompatible positions.

    He’s nominated for Secretary of State. Not Secretary of Vice you dingbat.

    Bystander says:
    April 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    How dare Booker ask questions regarding his feelings towards people he will represent. In the narrow nutty Repub world, separation of church and means separating relgions other than Christianity from the state. Pompeo is on record stating that Jesus is our true solution for world. Should disqualify him from consideration. Of course, Repubs would have also supported a dingbat Alaskan woman who gets faith healed as our president. Truly a lost, lunatic party.

  38. Fast Eddie says:

    Truly a lost, lunatic party.

    And yet, both houses along with the executive and judicial branches of government are controlled by this so-called lunatic party.

    When the other side has an idea other than outrage, acrimony, petulance and throwing sissy, hissy fits, let me know.

  39. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    In checking out the Murphy news. You all just probably just spent $50 to $100 or more keeping the nuclear plants in NJ going. He signed a teacher/kid-touching law that should impact nearly no one. An equal pay for women executive order that has no teeth. And assigned two black women to head the states education department who can’t answer how they plan to balance the state funding better.

    Wake me up when he does something that actually benefits the taxpayer rather than placates his progressive loyalists.

  40. Juice Box says:

    Bystander – Booker is an embarrassment, he still backs Menendez and frankly the job is chief foreign affairs advisor to the President and all you can come up with is questions about sex? We are about to go to war for Christ’s sake you better hope Pompeo isn’t the war hawk everyone thinks he is.

  41. Californicator says:

    12:11 you mean they’ll compete with their customers…..OH Nooooooes.

  42. Californicator says:

    11:49 i mean you don’t know shit and it shows. Prove me wrong.

  43. 3b says:

    Juice I don’t think we go to war. I think Mattis talks Trump out of escalating this any further. And I don’t think Russia wants war either and then China will have to choose a side. Do they back Russia at the expense of the USA perhaps but then there goes their economy. I feel bad for the innocents getting slaughtered in the Middle East but these places are not fixable. Time to revive the Ottoman Empire they were able to keep the peace in the Middle East.

  44. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Neighbor has a bunch of pines he planted behind me 15 years ago. Things are massive the branches overhang my yard and block out the sun. No joke, they were all hanging down to the ground during the storm and I just went out with the clippers and sliced them all during the storm. The snap back power on those suckers was pretty impressive once I cut them.

  45. D-FENS says:

    Dummies. Who’s their ceo?

    Californicator says:
    April 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    12:11 you mean they’ll compete with their customers…..OH Nooooooes.

  46. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Neighbors all around me have been planting mature Arborvitae at about $150/tree plus cost to install. So I have around $4,000 worth of trees on the inside of the fences on two sides of my yard. In 2013, I bought 12 Arborvitae saplings for $50. They are about 4 feet high now and looking great. Best of all, not a single one of them turned brown and croaked. The two neighbors can’t say the same. Morons. One neighbor, who has money to burn, did so much landscaping that their yard will look like a jungle in about 5 years. By then, my Arborvitae should catch up to theirs.

  47. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The Democrat party wants to repeal and replace the Bill of Rights with “STFU, hand over all of your guns, then STFU some more.”

  48. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Then the church burnings will begin. Government-financed arson squads, of course.

  49. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    ^^^ Democrat jobs bill.

  50. 3b says:

    Arbs are clean no fuss no mess. Bought a few from Home Depot at 20 a piece plant d myself and they are growing nicely. Great green privacy fence.

  51. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Lib – As Mr. Burns would say, “Eggselent!”.

    I made one of those sandwiches this morning, except I used some leftover spiral cut ham instead of coldcut ham. We didn’t have any english muffins, in which case I usually make it open face on toast, but today I toasted a hamburger bun instead. Worked out great!

    Expat,

    Don’t laugh too hard, but I used to make the same eggs sandwiches too. Microwaved the egg in a tiny plastic bowl, paper towel on top until pop. Though, after putting meat and cheese on, I would toast the whole thing in the toaster oven.

    As for buttered rolls. I would get one every morning with a small coffee for $1 for probably the first 10 years of my professional life. My dad would get one in South Amboy too, when he picked up his business partner before heading out to his factory in Williamsburg. He did this for about 30 years. Only 75 cents there.

  52. grim says:

    Stu – I’m a big fan of nuclear power, that’s where we should be investing to achieve real world green energy. Closing NJ’s nuke plants would be a huge step backward.

    1/3rd of NJ’s power comes from nuclear, it would be replaced by natural gas, not solar or fairy-powered wind turbines.

    These are actually good jobs in a shitty local economy as well.

    We’ve subsidized more bullshit causes before.

  53. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I am not personally against closing nukes. I just wanted to point out how there is not a tax that this rich dude won’t fail to increase.

    BTW, big early demand for showings on my multi. My tenants are going to hate me!

  54. AJ says:

    Z is still a hold in my book.

    There is opportunity to replace all the terrible low end agents out there stealing 5% of a seller’s home value. Z can take the for sale by owner concept to a whole new level.

  55. nwnj says:

    Cut Corey a break. Identity politics are all he knows. They still work in nj due t demographics and public sector unions but the tide has gone out nationally.

  56. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Didn’t mind paying my agent. The sellers agent was in Europe right after listing. He coordinated the sale of the whole thing and basically did her job for her on his end. Every other agent was content to wait until she got back from her vacation. Basically, got it closed before a bidding war could erupt. And, according to my neighbor, they had 6 offers the day prior to vacation.

  57. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I used to buy a buttered roll almost daily in 1992 across the street from the NJIT business incubator where I had my office in a sketchy part of Newark.

    Both my office and the “Saint Michael Deli & Grocery” were on adjacent corners of MLK Blvd and James Street. Believe it or not there were two NJIT or Rutgers frat houses were on the same block as the deli. If you look at the deli on Google Streetview, presumably abandoned from the condition of it’s awning and the graffiti, you can imagine the clientele from 25 years ago. You can still see two heavy duty pedestal payphones situated on either side of the front door of the store. Pagers and payphones, the nostalgia.

    Anyway, two things I remember that the store sold that you don’t find in most similar stores these days.

    1. “Loosie” cigarettes. I think they went for 25 cents each. It was normal for a guy to cut to the front of the line, slap one or two quarters on the counter, and say either “Gimme one!” or “Gimme two!”.
    2. Also, right near the counter was somewhat of an impulse buy, was another odd thing. A package similar to the size and shape of women’s flat-pack nylon stockings, but slightly different. A black fishnet crotchless body suit. “Fits all sizes.”

  58. leftwing says:

    I use zillow, just like the interface better than other sources.

    If these guys weren’t advised the move would whack their share price they should fire and not pay their bankers. Immediately.

    Other than the corporate and valuation issues I raised, as a business model to the customer I’m not sure how it works.

    Why would I buy a property owned by Zillow? As a public company flipper they are not charitable, they are looking to maximize profit on the flip. So a sell side comes in to them, they can even front run it and not show it to me as a consumer, scoop it up themselves, and then my choice from them becomes their custom renovation marked up on a cost-plus basis? Eh.

    Why would I do that as a seller? If there is such a great profit margin to be made by this company on the reno then flip, why wouldn’t I just do that myself as a seller? Or, it’s not that easy or not that much profit, so back to how do you justify it in the first place for zillow given how different it is from their current business model?

    Maybe I’m missing something but this move seems like a huge valuation and operational clusterfcuk….

  59. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Here’s one of my favorite trick questions:
    What is the fuel source of the most prevalent additions to the energy grid over the last 20 years?
    Correct answer: nuclear fuel.

    The US has quietly added capacity to every nuclear facility without building hardly any new ones.

    One hundred and four nuclear reactors currently operate in 31 states, generating about 19 percent of electricity in the U.S., including more than 70 percent of the nation’s carbon-free electricity. The total U.S. nuclear production amounts to more than 800 billion kilowatt-hours as the third-largest electrical energy source behind coal and gas.

    Although the U.S. does not produce the greatest percentage of its own energy through nuclear power compared to other countries, it still boasts the highest percentage of worldwide nuclear power, as well as the most operating nuclear reactors. Accounting for about 30 percent of nuclear power generation worldwide, the U.S. is a solid leader in the industry.

    Stu – I’m a big fan of nuclear power, that’s where we should be investing to achieve real world green energy. Closing NJ’s nuke plants would be a huge step backward.

    1/3rd of NJ’s power comes from nuclear, it would be replaced by natural gas, not solar or fairy-powered wind turbines.

  60. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    ^^^and that question should read US additions. Almost no US citizen is aware of how much nuclear capacity has been added in recent decades.

  61. AJ says:

    I posted 2 days ago about Zillow using “big data” to analyze listing efficacy.

    This is all about marketing and Zillow’s ability to use their data driven formula to grab listings with poor marketing, re-brand, and re-sell.

  62. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Same here. It was kind of frustrating for a while when you could only get a partial screen map, especially since my favorite part was the full screen map, but they finally got smart and fixed it with the “more map” button.

    I use zillow, just like the interface better than other sources.

  63. Bystander says:

    Funny Dfens. You still did not answer question. If a pending SoS said Allah is our only true hope for the world, how quickly would you and other dingbat Rs drop them as extremist? DC would go ballistic. They would have no shot at confirm. Folks like you can’t even acknowledge that truth and will dance around it. Guy is a deacon so not hard to imagine that he takes Bible literally. Not my cup of tea if you believe Juice.

    Eddie,

    Seriously man. What does R control do for you? You seem to hate liberals more than you love the R party. Simply hating that libs exist is not a serious platform. I know it feels good though.

  64. leftwing says:

    AJ, if that is the CEO’s business plan it is totally detached from reality.

    No way they are going to pick up a listing at, say, $250k from the listing broker and then put it back up under their own ownership shortly thereafter at, say, $275k without swinging a hammer.

    I don’t believe that is the model, IIRC from the CEO interview (only had half an ear on it) they are reno-ing and flipping.

    The second they are swinging a hammer they so far afield from their core competencies it’s not funny.

    Not to mention, if they are actually successful, they blur their (high multiple) pure tech play into some hybrid company with a split valuation and potentially pure tech investors exiting. They may actually succeed in this venture and lose market cap.

    Under his logic, Uber ought to make an offer for Ford. Sh1tshow. Same product, different core competencies. Doesn’t work.

  65. No One says:

    Good point Bystander,
    Repubs should run more atheists. But even most Dems won’t admit to it.

  66. Fast Eddie says:

    Seriously man. What does R control do for you? You seem to hate liberals more than you love the R party. Simply hating that libs exist is not a serious platform. I know it feels good though.

    I’ll concede everything and anything to the liberals, progressives or whatever they call themselves these days if they’ll fund every one of their ideas with their own money. They want choice but at the expense of others. Even better, divide the country in half and they can wallow in every one of their utopian dreams unabated and without debate. Have at it!

  67. Fast Eddie says:

    They can grow pot and vegetables and offer free education and services without any boundaries on anything or anybody. It’ll be a wonderful world paid for by…..?

  68. D-FENS says:

    Somehow I doubt Booker would ask him the same line of questions.

    If Trump were to pick a Muslim as Secretary of State, he would deserve a fair shot…just as Brennan does. Asking him/her their stance on gay marriage during confirmation of Secretary of State would be equally as stupid and embarrassing for Booker…

    Bystander says:
    April 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Funny Dfens. You still did not answer question. If a pending SoS said Allah is our only true hope for the world, how quickly would you and other dingbat Rs drop them as extremist? DC would go ballistic. They would have no shot at confirm. Folks like you can’t even acknowledge that truth and will dance around it. Guy is a deacon so not hard to imagine that he takes Bible literally. Not my cup of tea if you believe Juice.

  69. D-FENS says:

    Bystander is essentially saying that religious descrimination is OK when it’s a Christian…but not ok when it’s a Muslim or Jewish person.

    I don’t care what Dingbat R’s or D’s do or feel….my position is consistent and it is my own.

  70. LurksMcGee says:

    I think Bystander is suggesting there are more Dingbats than not. I’d love to look at the analytical data as a heatmap to see how many people would/wouldn’t give “fair shots” based on religious ties.

  71. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Another step closer to the $68.78 cash buyout. Current price $63.95

    Microchip Technology Announces Receipt of Antitrust Clearance in U.S. for Its Acquisition of Microsemi

    https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/13/1471405/0/en/Microchip-Technology-Announces-Receipt-of-Antitrust-Clearance-in-U-S-for-Its-Acquisition-of-Microsemi.html

    caveat:
    CHANDLER, Ariz., April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ:MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced, in connection with its pending acquisition of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC), the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The completion of the merger is also subject to obtaining antitrust clearances from China’s Ministry of Commerce, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, Philippine Competition Commission, German Federal Cartel Office and Federal Competition Authority in Austria, each of which continues to review the transaction. Completion of the merger also remains subject to certain other closing conditions, including approval by Microsemi stockholders. Assuming the timely receipt of the aforementioned regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of the other closing conditions, Microchip anticipates that the merger will be completed in June 2018.

  72. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I think Trump should offer Deez Nutz a position in his cabinet.

  73. Californicator says:

    2:53 …Amazon’s HQ2 search committee has started visiting the potential sites, most recently in Newark, New Jersey. The city’s Community Economic Development Corporation told NJ.com on Friday that Amazon officials came to Newark this week. Local and state officials who met with the company included US Sen. Cory Booker, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, businessman and philanthropist Ray Chambers, and Gov. Phil Murphy.

    The state is trying to sweeten the deal by offering Amazon a hefty incentives package. Late last year, former Gov. Chris Christie approved tax breaks that would total about $7 billion.

  74. Californicator says:

    $7B … paid for by whom Gary? See that’s wut I don’t get pay teacher’s pensions? No way!!!! Pay for some boondoggle for Corp. America…yesssssz plllllllease!

  75. D-FENS says:

    Looks like the Justice Department is already leaking stuff found in the Michael Cohen Raid…political payback…so fcuked up

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-negotiated-1-6-million-settlement-for-top-republican-fundraiser-1523638726

  76. D-FENS says:

    Pompeo should be forced to bake a gay wedding cake.

  77. Mike S says:

    Unless you can prove your neighbor is at fault for the tree (i.e. it was sick and they didnt take care of it) – just get it cleaned up yourself.

    My neighbors tree gave me $4K in damage last fall, insurance covered the whole thing, i didn’t expect him to do anything.

  78. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    “$7B … paid for by whom Gary?”

    Wouldn’t put a dent in the pension hole. No one appreciates the size of the short fall. Are we at 200 billion yet?

    Yes we are!!! If you include bonded debt.

    http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/03/25/state-s-bonded-debt-soars-to-nosebleed-heights-46-1-billion/

  79. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Chick Fil A rules. F the New Yorker.

  80. 3b says:

    Jeez that article on Chick-fil is over the top. The cow wants us to each more chicken what does that say about the company about us about America when one barn yard animal advocates killing another!! Seriously this is the nonsense people write articles about??!!

  81. topper says:

    Thanks guys. Lib – I like your idea of burning it!

    So it sounds like it’s my problem – even if the upended roots are still on his property. That s@cks! I’m surprised if he’s holding out based on knowing who’s responsibility it may be – wouldn’t think he was the trivial type. In fact, I had a tree come down a couple of months ago near the same area that was visible from his driveway so I trimmed the downed tree right away and rolled the log down near my driveway until I got to it later. Just so it wouldn’t be visible from his driveway and an eyesore for him to see every time he used the driveway. If it turns out I have to clean it up – just a pain to have to go rent a chainsaw again when I could have gotten done in one shot.

    I guess I get to find out a little bit about what type of guy he is by how he handles it.

  82. Bystander says:

    I think my point is that I want no one in a key office position who unequivocally states that my imagined friend is better than your imagined friend and he will save the world. Why is that rationale off? It just seems that the Rs hold up these statements as proof of moral stature while I cringe at 1st amendment. And for no one, I am equally against staunch atheism. It is unproven, self righteous belief too. Less of all of it. How about my personal beliefs are my own, end.

    Eddie,

    As long as military welfare ends to then all for it. What would we do with all that new money?

  83. Bystander says:

    Is the head of Chik fil A taking cabinet position? Let’s not rule it out. We are running out of people.

  84. Fast Eddie says:

    What would we do with all that new money?

    We have money because of a strong military, not despite it.

  85. No One says:

    topper,
    Think about it – your neighbor can’t hire guys to do work on your property. And his landscapers can’t work on your property. Sounds like you don’t talk to your neighbor much. Also, if the tree is on the line, he may figure it was your tree in the first place, even if he didn’t already know that it’s your responsibility.

  86. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    We have a very new one near us. I like it. I sometimes stop by to buy their loss leader, just a plain chicken sandwich, it’s just over $4 for the spicy one. The plain (non-spicy) one is under $4, so I decided to give it a try. While waiting for my order I noticed on their condiment bar (which doesn’t include their sauces, you have to ask for them at order time) I noticed that they have packets of hot sauce. Took my sandwich home, added their hot sauce plus my own lettuce, tomato, and cheese (makes it an $8 deluxe if bought there). BTW, I’m not cheap (OK, yes I am), but Chik-Fil-A’s full boat meal is too much for me. The last time I bought one I couldn’t even touch my waffle fries.

    They have their customer service down too. I’ve found that two out of the last three times when I stopped in for to buy their loss leader that they offered me a free water (water isn’t even on the menu, so I guess it’s always free?). One time it was bottled water, the other time it was from their soda fountain. Maybe next time I’ll go in wearing sweat pants and no shoes, and I’ll pay using pocket change instead of a credit card and see what they offer me.

    Chick Fil A rules. F the New Yorker.

  87. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Back in the ’80’s I would be tempted to say that Bystander should be forced to eat a guy fil a. Can’t say that kind of stuff anymore. Interestingly, in the UK it’s still perfectly OK to go outside and blow a fag.

    Bystander should be forced to eat chick fil a

  88. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    This stock market is feeling very 2008-ish. Maybe just a little faster?

    If you accept the premise that the business cycle ends in this sequence:
    1. Bonds top first (March 2004 last time, July 2016 this time) – using real interest rates.
    2. Stocks top second (October 2007 last time, 1/26/18 this time)
    3. Commodities top third (Summer 2008 last time, right now this time?)

  89. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    topper is going to take care of the tree himself, then go to mow his lawn. His neighbor will attack him Rand Paul style.

  90. Hold my beer says:

    Libturd

    Try slim chickens if you ever come across one or n your travels.

  91. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    @realDonaldTrump

    DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!

  92. Topper says:

    BRT – hehe … a few cracked may do him good the next time!

    No 0ne – I’m pretty sure he knows it’s his. He had a few more planted along the line a couple of years ago. His landscapers were well into my yard digging and left quite a bit of dirt that killed patches of grass.

    We’ll see how it goes. Thanks.

  93. Topper says:

    Not sure what all the fuss is about Chik Fil A. I stopped by to try it out when they opened their first store in midtown, probably about 20 years ago or so. Didn’t think it was much different than a Mickey D’s chicken sandwich … although my kids seem to like it as well as a colleague who is a transplant from GA. Seems like more hype (a la Shack Shack and others) than need be. Maybe I need to go back and give it another try to see if it’s worth it.

  94. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I wonder who REDACTED is? Also, the typo(?) and and is directly from the report. Maybe a stealth additional redaction?

    On October 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Comey held a meeting with the Clinton
    E-mail Investigation team to discuss obtaining a search warrant for a set of Clinton-
    related e-mails the FBI had discovered on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner,
    and taking additional steps in the Clinton E-mail Investigation. Special Counsel
    attended the meeting. McCabe was out of town, but joined the meeting via
    conference call. Shortly after the meeting began, the then-FBI General Counsel
    (“FBI-GC”) suggested, and Comey agreed, that McCabe should leave the call.
    Comey told us that he asked McCabe to drop off the call, and McCabe was “very
    unhappy about it.” Special Counsel also left the meeting. After discussions
    between FBI and Department leadership, on October 28, 2016, Comey sent a letter,
    over Department objections, informing Congress that the FBI was taking additional
    steps in the Clinton E-mail Investigation.
    Accounts differ about the reason for excluding McCabe from the October 27
    call. McCabe told the OIG that the reason stated on the call for dropping him
    related to the potential for discussion about classified information. However,
    Comey,REDACTED , and and Special Counsel all told us that Comey asked McCabe to
    leave the call out of an abundance of caution because of appearance issues
    following revelations in the WSJ October 23 article about the campaign donations
    from McAuliffe-associated PACs to McCabe’s wife. McCabe discussed the issue of
    his participation in the Clinton e-mail matter further with Comey and FBI-GC by
    telephone later that day. After these conversations, McCabe sent a text message to

    Special Counsel stating: “I spoke to both. Both understand that no decision on
    recusal will be made until I return and weigh in.”

  95. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    LOL. Ironic?

    On Monday morning, October 31, 2016, Comey held a staff meeting, which
    Special Counsel attended. According to Special Counsel’s contemporaneous notes,
    during the meeting Comey said “Need to figure out how to get our folks to
    understand why leaks hurt our organization.”
    That same day McCabe and Comey
    had a face-to-face conversation about the October 30 WSJ article. The accounts
    they provided to the OIG of this discussion contradicted one another.

  96. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    After the OIG showed
    these text messages to McCabe, the following exchange took place:

    OIG: . . . Which we’re not sure what [CF] relates to, perhaps Clinton
    Foundation.
    Do you happen to know?

    MR. MCCABE: I don’t know what she’s referring to.

    OIG: Or perhaps a code name?

    MR. MCCABE: Not one that I recall, but this thing is like right in the
    middle of the allegations about me, and so I don’t really want to get
    into discussing this article with you.

    OIG: Okay.

  97. Fabius Maximus says:

    Yes, the GOP sold out the last of their credibility.

    https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/984859889351692288

  98. 3b says:

    Chic fil a opened their first freestanding store in nyc in 2015. The only other one they had in the city was at the food court in NYU which had opened in the early 2000s.

  99. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    GOP is done. Trump repossessed their vehicle and is driving it wherever he pleases. Ala Death Race 2000 he seems to enjoy crushing Democrats with his new wheels and then doing a nice bloody burnout once he has one of their bodies pinned down under the rear wheels. Fun to watch for the rest of us who haven’t been served by government…ever.

    Yes, the GOP sold out the last of their credibility.

  100. Bystander says:

    Ex,

    You can still say that stuff. Of course, you seem to know where to go for that sort of thing but I do not

  101. Bystander says:

    Eddie,

    All for a strong military budget but are we really needing to debate that it has become largely a wasteful jobs program? Spending more than next 8 countries combined?

  102. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I don’t smoke.

    You can still say that stuff. Of course, you seem to know where to go for that sort of thing but I do not

  103. Hold my beer says:

    Tornado watch. The thunder is so loud the ground vibrates.

  104. Hold my beer says:

    That New Yorker article on chik-fil-a was pathetic. I bet the writer is a pseudo progressive. I bet he has phones and computers built in an overseas sweatshop which he refuses to acknowledge while he oozes his air of superiority.

  105. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    My wife and kids went out shopping for the evening. I think I’m going to have Chik-fil-A tonight.

  106. Californicator says:

    they make one helluva chicken sandwich…..no doubt about it. Me like.

  107. Californicator says:

    5:34 he’s skeered of stuff so it makes sense to the G – man.

    Look I see endless train loads of new stuff Weaponry being made here, or shipped here, or whatever. I figure, hey someone’s getting paid for that. No worries. At some point this sweet gear will be stomping ass in sandy spots. Again. Fine. But how about spreading some of that around.

    The disparities in funding things that really matter SUCK in the US. People are just figuring it out.

  108. Libturd says:

    The secret of chik fil a is this. They brine their chicken in pickle juice. No one else brines at all. They also put pickles on the chicken sandwich. So the chicken is really juicy. Otherwise, it’s really nothing special. Though I would easily argue it’s the best fast food chicken sandwich out there.

  109. Hold my beer says:

    The sky is a creepy yellow. Hopefully tornado sirens won’t be going off.

  110. D-FENS says:

    Ugh. Fcuking atheists are so goddam preachy.

  111. D-FENS says:

    Also Subarus aren’t just for the placenta eaters

    Fkuking wrx is the sh1t

  112. D-FENS says:

    Sorry I just have a hard time deciding what to order

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hlzm7-gvTRg

  113. Californicator says:

    10:17 the anniversary models are off the hook.

  114. The Great Pumpkin says:

    At that price point, give me the bmw m2 all day.

    D-FENS says:
    April 13, 2018 at 10:17 pm
    Also Subarus aren’t just for the placenta eaters

    Fkuking wrx is the sh1t

  115. Topper says:

    It turns out my neighbor is going to have his landscaper take care of the tree. So I got a look at his soul … nice to have an affirmation.

    Re: Chik Fil A
    I’m pretty sure I stopped by the first NYC opening in midtown (or, at least some type of opening) – I think somewhere on low 40s & 6/7th? (A block or two away from NYPL/Bryant Park area.) I remember it as I heard some folks at the office for days yak about it so decided to try it on my walk to my apartment. Not that it matters…. I much preferred the Halal cart (I think around 49-50th & 6th) – absolutely the best! – in fact, turned on my GF to it back then and she was hooked. I just had it again with my kids a couple of weeks ago (in the Washington Heights area) – still good … although much smaller portion, no bread, and 50% more. Told my kids about the “good old days.” Going to go back to get my fix and see how my old Halal cart is doing over the weekend.

  116. Californicator says:

    11:23 too small 4 series min.

  117. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Agreed, but the M2 is a good bang for its buck performance wise. Vette is hands down best bang for your buck sports car out there.

    Californicator says:
    April 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm
    11:23 too small 4 series min.

  118. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Def a beast.

    D-FENS says:
    April 14, 2018 at 12:05 am
    Far more capable vehicle

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iVp0CXBAQe8

  119. sas3 says:

    Howdy gator, stu, grim, and all.

    I am impressed by this site. I left after Trump got in, vowing never even look here because the place was so immature. Seems like you made great progress in just a year and a half. I am so proud of you guys!

    So… a fashion question. What should I do to get the “made” look? To give a background, my shaving was very regular — every time I see some bugs in the beard, I ensure that I shave within that week. Clothing had a decent standard — only three holes or fewer was considered good. And I was using only the highest quality vegan belts (so much better than cardboard).

    This is what I have as advice so far:
    1. Shave everyday (maybe except weekends) — habitat for bugs is a wonderful idea, but beards are not practical — also, we may sneeze at the inopportune moment (which is a big deal in our culture).
    2. Get nice leather shoes (bostonian) — if the choice is between the cow or the career, maybe save the career and offer a few prayers/donations per cow? How many? Colors/style? Assume I’m starting with just cardboard shoes.
    3. Jackets from Jos a Bank — Navy and couple of colors? How many? I think saving the cow here may be OK?
    4. Belts — it’s better if it’s the same cow, but allocate more money for the temple trips. How many? What types/colors?

    How frequently should I wear it? What’s the answer for “why so serious [attire]”? Should I say “It was a gift [from me to myself]”? Or just play it like I’ve always wore them? Should I keep it one level lower key than the local head honcho (head honcho doesn’t wear a jacket), or go with “I like it — what do you think”?

    What’s the care instructions? The shirts and crumpled undies look alike, but I don’t like ironing. Take it to the dry cleaners? What options to use (wash and press)? Last time missus did it ten years ago, I was gambling away the savings, so added a hangup against dry cleaners (cool that I can blame the dry cleaners for gambling). Now I have some money in Stu’s club, which is not risky at all — in fact, it is like a solid bank and the returns far exceed the CD rates even. Great job Stu. Now, we are so close to reaching within 20% of SPY returns, I am waiting with anticipation to become top clubs that beat other clubs in the race to reach within 20% of SPY.

  120. sas3 says:

    Oh, hair cuts? Currently once every Presidential election, with exceptions for close mid-terms. Schedule regular monthly? Take the 5 yo too?

    Currently, local super cuts. Stay or upgrade?

  121. sas3 says:

    Stu’s club is close to SPY, so don’t rake him…

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