Jason Calacanis pretty much says it all in his blog post here. Cigna f$#%ing sucks!
There are certain advantages to living right in the thick of things here in Manhattan. Whether it be amazing food, access to the cities parks/attractions, the nightlife or pretty much anything you can think of, it is all at your doorstep.
This past weekend I took Emma to her first musical. It was a play based on one of her favorite cartoons, Max and Ruby. She absolutely loved it. For a whole hour she sat mesmerized by the actors singing and dancing. At the end she decided we had to go back.
To my point though about the advantages of living where we do. To get there we hopped in a cab outside our house and got dropped off in the village. A quick walk and we were at the theater. After the show was over we walked over, found another cab and then stopped for burgers at the restaurant at the base of our building. The whole trip took less than 2 1/2 hours. It was simple easy and pleasant. Not only that but there are a dozen other things just like that that I can start taking her to now. When we lived in CT that just wasnt the case.
I gotta say, I love NY!
Glad to see that Facebook is taking a more measured approach with Beacon. It seems that Zuckerberg might not have been hosting quite the defining moment in advertising he thought he was a month or so ago. When Silicon Valley meets Madison Ave they sometimes seem to forget the logistics of it all (aka reality). The FB crew certainly has their work cut out for them to realize that $15B valuation.