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post #1036 of 1736
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That picture is all sorts of awesome.

All but one man is bald?  hehehe

post #1037 of 1736
speaking of commute times:

http://gothamist.com/2013/03/05/map_new_york_citys_commute_times_ar.php
post #1038 of 1736
What's it like living in Midtown?
post #1039 of 1736
I don't read but I listen to a hell of a lot of podcasts. It's hard to read a book or a paper sometimes but earphones are never an issue. Plus you can't hear the preacher screaming at everyone how "the devil is going to kill you" like the guy on the 2 was this morning!!!
post #1040 of 1736
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What's it like living in Midtown?

awful i would imagine
post #1041 of 1736
I drive about 30 minutes each way. But it's worth it because I pay stupid ridiculous low prop taxes in the next county over and I like listening to music and podcasts on the way.
post #1042 of 1736
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awful i would imagine

and why is that?

the halal guys are in midtown shog[1].gif
post #1043 of 1736
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the halal guys are in midtown shog[1].gif

Not true. They are all over. Midtown is the biggest piece of shit next to the South Bronx.
post #1044 of 1736
But whhyyyyyy?!

Plz to explain the new yorker's seemingly universal disdain towards midtown?

Is it the overwhelming presence of modern beacons of materialism that fail to overcome the lack of culture that once was?

Besides, I thought all the good food was in midtown.
post #1045 of 1736
There is nothing good about Midtown. It is filled with tourists, and there is nothing there except for office buildings and tourist traps.

If you lived in Midtown, you would have nowhere to do your daily shopping--no grocery stores, butchers, etc. All the restaurants are either shitty, overpriced delis that cater to Midtown office minions looking for lunch or 3 Michelin star restaurants.

The only redeeming thing about Midtown is that it acts like a giant honeypot keeping all the tourists out of the parts of the city that everyone actually lives in.
post #1046 of 1736
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But whhyyyyyy?!

Plz to explain the new yorker's seemingly universal disdain towards midtown?

Is it the overwhelming presence of modern beacons of materialism that fail to overcome the lack of culture that once was?

Besides, I thought all the good food was in midtown.

"Is it the overwhelming presence of modern beacons of materialism that fail to overcome the lack of culture that once was?"

I don't know what this means^

Midtown has nothing there except cheapo hole in the wall stores, pizza places, tourists, and commuters. It is dirty as hell, crowded as all hell and has no establishments that any civilized person would want to go to. Where is this idea that all good food is in Midtown? That is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard.
post #1047 of 1736
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Besides, I thought all the good food was in midtown.

The good food is downtown. There's pockets of good food in midtown, then it picks up a little bit on the UES, and picks up a lot a bit on the UWS. The UWS great food explosion is very recent.
post #1048 of 1736
Yeah, there's no good food in Midtown outside of places like Le Bernardin and a few of the big expense account places.
post #1049 of 1736
I drive 30 minutes each way but the 10 miles closest to my home has one stop light, never any traffic, and passes through incredibly beautiful natural scenery. I begin and end each day with a cruise control ride through what is essentially a nature preserve. Nothing like it to wind down the day.
post #1050 of 1736
the bar scene is also very weird in midtown. It's either pull up at a chic-attempting restaurant and deal with $15 cocktails, or join the other 95% of midtown bars that are old as shit, dirty, and full of midtown working bros who have been in Manhattan for 14 months now.


There are some residential areas towards both rivers, but I get the very distinct impression that it's only old people who bought their places like 40 years ago and haven't let go.
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