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the subway line to the JFK air train is ffffuuuu.gif . trying to travel with anything larger than a backpack is a hassle on those trains (which are full of commuters) towards the airTrain.


its just not worth the potential of missing a flight.... I've twice almost missed flights because of trains disruptions at broadway junction. maaaaaybe coming home with a light bag the subway is barely tolerable, but its almost always a better choice to spend the money on a cab.
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Yes, it is knid of a scandal that we cannot build a train to the airport. The heathrow-paddington line is terrific for example, as is the one in rome.
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its almost always a better choice to spend the money on a cab.

this. The convenience of door to terminal when one has luggage cannot be beat.
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Yes, it is knid of a scandal that we cannot build a train to the airport. The heathrow-paddington line is terrific for example, as is the one in rome.

hong kong international airport even has the option to check in your luggage from their train's city stations. that's wicked awesome.
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The heathrow-paddington line is terrific for example, as is the one in rome.

the convenience of the Roman one is nearly negated by the Italan sensibility in keeping to a schedule.
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hong kong international airport even has the option to check in your luggage from their train's city stations. that's wicked awesome.
you can do that in london too, at least know you can at Victoria station for Gatwick. Not sure about Paddington-Heathrow, at least, I have never done it.
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here's a reason why new york sucks..... (i've complained about this in other threads)... the city has almost become too dog friendly. don't get me wrong... i have a dog I love and and love that there are like 8 dog runs in a 5 mile radius of me in brooklyn.

but... there is dog shit everywhere... since dogs are so prevalent there are a rising number of irresponsible dog owners (or worse those dog walkers with 10 dogs simultaneously on leash). its on the sidewalks, on the streets, its just everywhere.

the worse is in parks. you can't really picnic with a blanket on the ground confidently anymore in most parks (even the nice ones like McGlorick in GreenPoint because there is fecal matter in trace amounts just strewn out everywhere. I remember when fall hit an there were all these nice piles of leaves for kids to play on, but they remained untouched because dogs had already pissed and shat in the area.
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Contrast that withthe Dc metro which is spotless, safe and on time but barely goes anywhere
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the subway line to the JFK air train is ffffuuuu.gif . trying to travel with anything larger than a backpack is a hassle on those trains (which are full of commuters) towards the airTrain.

its just not worth the potential of missing a flight.... I've twice almost missed flights because of trains disruptions at broadway junction. maaaaaybe coming home with a light bag the subway is barely tolerable, but its almost always a better choice to spend the money on a cab.

Yes, now this is insane. We live in ostensibly the world's greatest city, and yet you cannot sensibly get to the airport via public transit. And when you do get there, those airports are practically a third world country.

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Contrast that withthe Dc metro which is spotless, safe and on time but barely goes anywhere
red line = safe.

orange line = mostly safe

yellow = occasionally unsafe

green line = frequently unsafe
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here's a reason why new york sucks..... (i've complained about this in other threads)... the city has almost become too dog friendly. don't get me wrong... i have a dog I love and and love that there are like 8 dog runs in a 5 mile radius of me in brooklyn.

but... there is dog shit everywhere... since dogs are so prevalent there are a rising number of irresponsible dog owners (or worse those dog walkers with 10 dogs simultaneously on leash). its on the sidewalks, on the streets, its just everywhere.

the worse is in parks. you can't really picnic with a blanket on the ground confidently anymore in most parks (even the nice ones like McGlorick in GreenPoint because there is fecal matter in trace amounts just strewn out everywhere. I remember when fall hit an there were all these nice piles of leaves for kids to play on, but they remained untouched because dogs had already pissed and shat in the area.

How European. This is something to brag about. Something that elevates you over non-shit infested middle American cities.
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How European. This is something to brag about. Something that elevates you over non-shit infested middle American cities.

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How European. This is something to brag about. Something that elevates you over non-shit infested middle American cities.

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one night last december I was approached by a large black woman walking her huge assed german shepherd while I walking my dog. when i saw she had a fucking gun holstered by her large bossom inside her jacket I thought it was going to be a frown.gifffffuuuu.gif pre -xmas mugging for me.


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it turned out she was undercover NYPD and there was a NYPD/NYSD "crack down" on irresponsible dog owners not picking up their dog's shit. I was happy at the time they were taking action... but since then the area's been re-coated with feces in levels even worse than before. I guess it was an easy way to make quotas handing out $500 citations.
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I rarely see poo on my street, which is comforting since I almost always see a dog being walked on it (I observed this recently as I was trying to avoid other dogs as the one I was walking had to wear a cone all week).
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I rarely see poo on my street, which is comforting since I almost always see a dog being walked on it (I observed this recently as I was trying to avoid other dogs as the one I was walking had to wear a cone all week).

The streets in my neighborhood are coated with it. You have to really pay attention when you are walking to avoid stepping in it.
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