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post #10696 of 11478
huh, interesting. Now that I think about it, the traffic jam was all idiots like me. Not a single taxi or Uber.


will download.
post #10697 of 11478
For Gomey:
http://nypost.com/2015/07/30/bums-set-up-camp-outside-nyc-college/
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any tips for crossing Manhattan via car? Friday night starting at 7 PM, Williamsburg to Jersey City (6 or so miles) took 2 hours, all thanks to Holland tunnel traffic. This was the Google-Maps approved route, but god, it was awful. There has to be a better way - cross a few blocks up then dart over the Varick to get into the tunnel? I expect traffic, yeah, but this was moving inches every 10 minutes from the middle of Manhattan over to the tunnel.
This is the kind of thing that gives me an aneurism. I have had similar experiences with the GWB. Maddening.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

any tips for crossing Manhattan via car? Friday night starting at 7 PM, Williamsburg to Jersey City (6 or so miles) took 2 hours, all thanks to Holland tunnel traffic. This was the Google-Maps approved route, but god, it was awful. There has to be a better way - cross a few blocks up then dart over the Varick to get into the tunnel? I expect traffic, yeah, but this was moving inches every 10 minutes from the middle of Manhattan over to the tunnel.
This is the kind of thing that gives me an aneurism. I have had similar experiences with the GWB. Maddening.

I played around a bunch with the Waze app. Need to try more while traveling, but so far it looks excellent and even highlighted the crap road that I was on Friday as a "don't do that" route.
post #10700 of 11478
I'm moving to NYC next month. Talk me out of it?
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I'm moving to NYC next month. Talk me out of it?

 

Don't do it. You'll slowly start hating everyone around you and wake up one day to realize you actually hate yourself.

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Don't do it. You'll slowly start hating everyone around you and wake up one day to realize you actually hate yourself.

Anyone else agree/disagree?
post #10703 of 11478
there's nothing we can say. Some people come here and love it so much they could never leave, no matter how much it costs them financially. Others are miserable early on and never truly connect with the place.
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It's a big city. If you find your crowd, you'll find it bearable. If you don't, you'll find it miserable, because you're surrounded by people all the time in NYC.

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I'm moving to NYC next month. Talk me out of it?

If you are already asking to be talked out of it....you won't last.
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If you are already asking to be talked out of it....you won't last.

I don't want to be talked out of it. Maybe I should have said "I'm moving to NYC--tell me all the terrible things to expect."
post #10707 of 11478
And all the good as well, yes?
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I think that the one thing (aside from abundant discretionary income) that can make NYC much more livable is having the ability to take regular breaks from the city.
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And all the good as well, yes?

No, since this is the "...new york sucks" thread.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I played around a bunch with the Waze app. Need to try more while traveling, but so far it looks excellent and even highlighted the crap road that I was on Friday as a "don't do that" route.

 

Worst UI ever. I used it this weekend and somehow ended up with Ed Helms voice. "Hey, dude! Looks like a gnarly accident ahead! Better turn off and go see my movie instead!"

 

I'm sticking with maps. 

 

lefty

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