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  2. Leah says...

    Not sure why NYMag didn’t interview me for living above my own pizzeria. The smell is mostly delicious, but not when I was home with a stomach bug this week. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a 50’s sitcom, but we DO bring the monitor downstairs when Sam is sleeping, and have people over all the time.

  3. Andrea says...

    One of the presidents looks exactly like Will Ferrell. HAHAHAHA

  4. Prudence Marule says...

    the lady who lives above a restaurant shes never been able to get a reservation at?? really come on restaurant people that just plain un-neighborly behavior, shame on you!

  5. Sonya says...

    Omg, the hottest heads of state blog is written by a friend of mine from high school and her husband. Glad to see Kate and JD getting some exposure.

  6. I never thought I would ever envy kids packed lunches…!!!

  7. Dj says...

    That Spanish tortilla is more high needs than my four year old. Ha! I wouldn’t be doing this recipe from Bon Appetite, but would rather par cook sliced potatoes in the microwave first. Well that’s a chef for you!

  8. Lisa says...

    The comments in the article about the school lunches are NUTS!? Someone wrote that only posh kids will eat that because “normal kids like peanut butter, chips and sweets”. WHAT. I mean ok, some kids are more picky than others, but if you don’t stuff them with peanut butter, chips and sugar then they WILL eat other stuff. Kids seem to love eggs, humous, pitta bread, and all kinds of random stuff – I used to nanny 2 kids age 5 and 7, and they both loved oatmeal, sushi, salmon, green smoothies, olives.. Btw, why are not more people packing a green smoothie in the lunchbox? I started making one at home and the kids thought it was fun to help, and when they tasted it they LOVED IT, and since then we prepare the mixed in the evening, chuck it in the fridge, give it a quick mix in the morning and pour it into a thermos to keep cool. Along with a bean salad (edamame beans!) a sandwich and some corn chips.. They love it, and they have so far never brought it back home uneaten.

    • Lisa says...

      Another suggestion is – make salmon for dinner one night and use some leftover salmon in the sandwich the day after. Whatever bread you like, shredded salmon and cream cheese.. Even kids will love it. It is called a “mommy sandwich” in this house as the mother in the house LOVES it and used to make one for herself – cue curious kids that also want one.. :)

  9. Cynthia says...

    Some of our presidents did not age well, as they looked better in their younger years!

  10. Sydni says...

    I love this post!!

  11. Mae says...

    Also….McKinley looks like ‘Barrow’ from Downton!

  12. Lauren E. says...

    I live above a bakery and the worst part about it is that smell at 3am. Ooooh the freshly baked bread… And they leave the kitchen door open so you can see the endless trays of bread cooling as you walk by. It takes a lot of effort not to pop in and steal one.

    • Amie says...

      I live above a burger place and i know what you mean. Most of the time you can’t smell burgers (we mostly keep the windows closed because of noise) but every now and again in the summer it makes me so hungry.

  13. Kathrine Anderson Cicala says...

    Whoa Nellie!
    Hello Rutherford B. Hayes….who knew?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha totally!

    • Laurel K says...

      Hahaha I thought the same thing! I am now in love with Rutherford B. Hayes :)

    • Diana says...

      I agree!

  14. Sasha says...

    You posted about celebrity doppelgängers recently, and young Abe Lincoln totally looks like my husband!

  15. Mae says...

    The “Hottest Heads of State” is the best thing I have seen in ages!!! Oh my goodness, it’s amazing that so many of those fuddy-duddy looking guys were actually REALLLLLY hot in their younger years! Who would have guessed!

    (also, I think I’m the only person that still uses the phrase ‘fuddy-duddy’ )

  16. Carolyn says...

    I am a Frasier tragic so the apartment floor plan was the best !

  17. KylieO says...

    Oh god, those chef’s kids lunches are amazing! You know what my kids get in their lunch box? Yoghurt, cheese and crackers, two pieces of fruit, popcorn and a Vegemite sandwich. At the most I cut the crusts off lol! Sorry, kids.

    • Erin says...

      That sounds great! I’m insanely stressed just thinking about my kids’ lunchboxes!

  18. Jessica says...

    Love the NYMag article. We actually live above a funeral home in Carroll Gardens because it was a 2bed/2bath in a good school district :) I recommend it – very quiet and they accept our packages!

  19. Danielle says...

    I love above an orthodontist office. When we chose the apartment we thought that would be a nice quiet downstairs neighbor…until we discovered that dentistry tools all work with an air compressor-that they turn on at 6:30 and and which is located under our bed. Now we know!

  20. Goldenmoon says...

    Oh my gosh, Chester’s A. Arthur’s hair was amazing. Love it and the comment with it. Also, prez #19 = hottie! Who knew?! I would have been so patriotic back then.
    Thanks for uplifting my day with this window of hilarioty!

  21. yael steren says...

    The second photo of the president reminds me of Kramer from Seinfeld for some reason! Lol! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  22. Mary Jenkins says...

    You guys always find the best stuff!

  23. Love the article of what chefs pack their kids for lunch! You always have the best links to share! x

  24. Summer says...

    I can’t stop staring at Rutherford B. Hayes. <3 <3

    Also, Chester Arthur's hair is amazing! I feel like this pic looks like it was just taken in pressed juice shop in Brooklyn or something.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha so true.

    • More like Rutherford B. HEEYYYYYYYYYY

  25. I am dying over the hottest heads of state website. Literally the best thing I’ve seen on the internet in such a long time. They write satirical fan fiction about political leaders. So. Good. I wish I had thought of it first.

  26. Omg I just loved the young presidents!!! The subtitles for each photo are hysterical!! =)

  27. Anna says...

    Please tell me I am not the only one laughing at the chef lunchboxes. This morning I packed: some sliced turkey, applesauce, cheese, and some crackers. Ken Oringer of Coppa packed: Chinese pork dumplings with cilantro and ginger or egg sandwiches on brioche with arugula.

    A hard-boiled egg is a good idea though! That may be the one practical take away from that article.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      same here, haha. we pack the MOST basic things. but i did like the idea of cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and spanish tortilla. both so easy and would be delicious. p.s. my kids would NEVER eat arugula.

    • Ana says...

      I actually sent a chicken and arugula sandwich for my oldest’s lunch today. I’m not sure if the arugula doesn’t end up in the garbage, though. Dehydrated apple is always a win, too.

  28. Year’s of watching Fraiser and I’ve always wondered what that apartment looked like laid out. It seemed like such a labyrinth of rooms. I feel relieved to finally know.

  29. My worst apartment was upstairs from a clothing store that played “oon-tss, oon-tss, oon-tss” music from 10 til 8 every day.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      love that description and totally get it! omg our west village place had a french restaurant next door that was like that. we were always calling them to ask them to turn down the music when toby was a newborn. i felt like such a debbie downer, but i was so tired!

    • Sydni says...

      Oh my gosh, try living in South America. The Latin beat reverberates into every room, no matter where you are. People play their music so loud from their cars. And the honking of horns, intercoms…

  30. i used to live in the building beside a bagel shop. said bagel shop has (to this day) the BEST BAGELS I’VE EVER HAD. said bagel shop opened/opens at 6am. said bagel shop started baking around 3am-4am. I left for work at 5:15am. it… was… TORTURE!!! the smell, that delicious smell, it filled my crappy Hoboken apartment every night I left the windows open…

  31. S says...

    Best post! I needed a little link distraction before Friday :) Thanks!

  32. Beth says...

    Hottest Heads of State is hilarious and awesome. (P.S. Hey Rutherford B. Hayes ;)

  33. the presidents list was hilarious (who knew rutherford b. hayes was so handsome??) and i loved seeing what people live above! i live above a chipotle, which would have been exciting at another time, but it’s a bit iffy right now

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  34. Young Franklin D. looks more like Matthew MacConaughey to me!

    • Sorry, *McConaughey

  35. I used to live above the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, MA. We never got the popcorn smell but we could lean out the window and see what the ticket line was like. What wafted up the stairs was the smell of CROISSANTS from Quebrada Bakery. OH MAH LAWD. Heaven.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      wow, that is so funny/cool! our old apt in the west village was right over an italian restaurant, which then became a seafood shack, which then became a korean restaurant. when toby was born, we thought about going down for dinner and just bringing the baby monitor (that’s what we would do if we had a two-story house, right?), but we of course got too freaked out in the end. :)