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These services have won over New Yorkers like Joey Arak, who first called 311 in the middle of one night last summer after a car alarm began blaring outside his Orchard Street apartment. The call resulted in the arrival of several police officers, who broke into the car, turned the alarm off, re-locked the car, and drove off.
Arak has only called 311 a few times since then, but his experience has turned him into something of a 311 zealot. "Last week I was walking to work after grabbing lunch, and a teenage girl came up to me and said that the cashier in a nearby bodega stole her money and wouldn't give it back or something, and if I had seen any policemen pass by. My reply? 311. Whenever anyone has a parking question, my reply? 311."
I've only gotten into Anniemal recently, but I gotta say, "Heartbeat" has to be the most infectious track this side of "Hollaback Girl" in a year filled with infectious pop songs, Top 40 and otherwise.
Also, Pixies documentary? Don't mind if I do.
Speaking of Podcasting, if you're looking to try it out and have any interest in current events, you could do a lot worse than NPR's On The Media.