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The hottest Substack posts of offscript

And their main takeaways
54 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. The author imagines a car-free future for New York City in 2040, with more space for walking, biking, and relaxation.
  2. The author reflects on the peaceful atmosphere of European cities and envisions a similar vibe in a car-free New York City.
  3. The author encourages readers to consider the possibility of a vibrant and lively New York City without the pollution and noise of cars.
208 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 23
  1. New York City is divided into 5 'Bureaus' including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Bronx.
  2. Finding love in the big city like New York can be challenging, with unique hurdles to navigate.
  3. Native New Yorkers appreciate being recognized for their tenure and cultural knowledge, avoiding terms like 'transplants' or 'immigrants'.
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65 HN points β€’ 05 Feb 23
  1. Host regular events to bring friends together and create a sense of community.
  2. Offer short-term sublets to friends to give them a taste of living near you.
  3. Help friends find housing near you by actively scouting and facilitating the process.
76 implied HN points β€’ 18 Aug 22
  1. Many women hesitate to get married due to witnessing painful divorces in their families.
  2. Women from conservative cultures may feel pressure to marry, leading to uncertainty and rebellion.
  3. Some women face challenges in finding partners who share their values and desire to get married.
65 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jul 22
  1. Hosting doesn't have to be perfect - people care more about the company and less about the details.
  2. Prioritize good vibes and psychological safety over material things when hosting parties.
  3. Even with hosting imperfections, guests appreciate the effort and keep coming back.
32 implied HN points β€’ 15 Dec 22
  1. Wedding ceremonies can be emotionally intense, so make sure to take time to process your feelings.
  2. Consider hosting events and providing opportunities for guests to mingle and get to know each other.
  3. Planning a wedding involves various decisions like venue, dress, accessories, photographer, and budget that can impact the overall experience.
49 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jul 22
  1. Libraries like the New York Public Library should adapt to the changing needs of students and workers, including providing space for video calls.
  2. Libraries should consider modernizing to serve as places of learning and public indoor spaces, offering amenities like phone booths and free coffee.
  3. Libraries could evolve to better serve diverse activities like laptop work, lunch breaks, and free classes, catering to a wider range of citizens' needs.
21 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jul 22
  1. Co-founded organizations for women and community support
  2. Would invest 10 million dollars to support community growth and ambition
  3. Building a network in New York City to foster progress and collaboration
21 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 21
  1. There's a tension in tech between doing good and getting rich.
  2. Technologists face complex ethical tradeoffs as they navigate the tech industry.
  3. The proposal of the Technofuturist's Oath aims to uphold high ethical standards in the tech industry.
10 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jul 21
  1. People in NYC are friendlier and more open to interactions than in SF.
  2. The food in NYC is better and more affordable compared to SF.
  3. Living spaces in NYC are smaller and more expensive than in SF.
5 implied HN points β€’ 26 May 21
  1. In some places, Covid precautions have been dropped completely after vaccination.
  2. Learning to read error messages as a new programmer is a daunting task.
  3. Mormons are seen as humble and hardworking, providing a different cultural experience.
0 implied HN points β€’ 02 Jun 21
  1. Starting an accountability group can help with regular writing and publishing
  2. Sharing your work can lead to unexpected opportunities and support
  3. Expanding your self-perception can help you own new roles and identities
0 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jul 22
  1. Sometimes boring-ness can be comforting
  2. Sharing unique knowledge can be valuable
  3. Find joy in familiar routines or content