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if you're in that neck of the woods, Trinity Pub was my former watering hole. Small, local crowd.
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if you're in that neck of the woods, Trinity Pub was my former watering hole. Small, local crowd.

 

Next door to where I used to get my haircut at David's barbershop (On 84th between 2nd and 3rd I belive). Sean is a great guy and very skilled. Never got a chance to visit Trinity actually.

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Irunfast, I can't speak much about NYC neighborhoods. However, the young people in the UES all seem to hang out at the bars between the 70s and 80s of 2nd ave. The Stumble Inn (divey, douchey) and Penrose (much better) attract relatively young crowds (I'd say 25+ for Penrose).

I've been to Penrose a few times. Nice atmosphere, good dranks.

I miss visiting the UES chick who I shagged on and off for years. frown.gif
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if you're in that neck of the woods, Trinity Pub was my former watering hole. Small, local crowd.

Next door to where I used to get my haircut at David's barbershop (On 84th between 2nd and 3rd I belive). Sean is a great guy and very skilled. Never got a chance to visit Trinity actually.

shame on Trinity. I lived directly across the street for 5 or so years, that area is a cool part of the neighborhood.
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Everyone I know on the UWS says it feels like the early Lindsay administration, the moment when the bus is just about to go off the cliff.
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I heard there's a park along the river (esplanade?) on the UES which depending on what its like, might be a good place to live? 

 

This is where I live.  It's lovely because of the park and the river, but it's as dead of a neighborhood as you can imagine.  You have to walk 10 mins to find a cup of coffee.   It's 95% residential (and a few schools) with nearly no commercial life

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This is where I live.  It's lovely because of the park and the river, but it's as dead of a neighborhood as you can imagine.  You have to walk 10 mins to find a cup of coffee.   It's 95% residential (and a few schools) with nearly no commercial life
And it takes two hours to walk to the subway.

But there are some lovely buildings on EEA.
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What about the Second Ave subway? Isn't that slated to open soon?
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What about the Second Ave subway? Isn't that slated to open soon?
"soon" in NY infrastructure language means sometime in the next century.

Plus, it will only go to 59th Street.
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This is where I live.  It's lovely because of the park and the river, but it's as dead of a neighborhood as you can imagine.  You have to walk 10 mins to find a cup of coffee.   It's 95% residential (and a few schools) with nearly no commercial life
We looked at some places on the UES when we were moving in 2012 and for some reason it just doesn't appeal to me. The UWS seemed like it would be better, at least transportation wise, and I thought for the restaurants too, but it's a bit of a wasteland up here too, but getting better.
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"soon" in NY infrastructure language means sometime in the next century.

Plus, it will only go to 59th Street.

I wonder if the same contractors that did the 7 train extension are doing the 2nd ave line. I heard very little about the 7 train extension, but they somehow managed to get it completed, even before I realized they had started.
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way East can get pretty dead, but I loved living in the 80's around 2nd and 3rd. Had to move because of dog.
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calling the "things you just don't get" thread, but it's much more applicable here.

I'm shocked by the number of times you'll see a car parked in a spot, and for whatever reason, there's somebody IN the car. Just sitting there. And I don't mean between the hours of 7 am and 10 am Mondays and Thursday, but at all hours. Just last night I was thinking about this as I was out with dog, and sure enough, the very first vehicle I passed had some guy just sitting in there typing away at his phone (he wasn't an Uber driver either). I payed close attention and saw it 2 more times while I zig zagged the streets for 25-30 minutes.

I don't get it.
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calling the "things you just don't get" thread, but it's much more applicable here.

I'm shocked by the number of times you'll see a car parked in a spot, and for whatever reason, there's somebody IN the car. Just sitting there. And I don't mean between the hours of 7 am and 10 am Mondays and Thursday, but at all hours. Just last night I was thinking about this as I was out with dog, and sure enough, the very first vehicle I passed had some guy just sitting in there typing away at his phone (he wasn't an Uber driver either). I payed close attention and saw it 2 more times while I zig zagged the streets for 25-30 minutes.

I don't get it.

Drug dealers waiting for calls to buy or deliver
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calling the "things you just don't get" thread, but it's much more applicable here.

I'm shocked by the number of times you'll see a car parked in a spot, and for whatever reason, there's somebody IN the car. Just sitting there. And I don't mean between the hours of 7 am and 10 am Mondays and Thursday, but at all hours. Just last night I was thinking about this as I was out with dog, and sure enough, the very first vehicle I passed had some guy just sitting in there typing away at his phone (he wasn't an Uber driver either). I payed close attention and saw it 2 more times while I zig zagged the streets for 25-30 minutes.

I don't get it.

Drug dealers waiting for calls to buy or deliver

I've ruled that out. In my neighborhood you can always tell who the dealers are.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

calling the "things you just don't get" thread, but it's much more applicable here.

I'm shocked by the number of times you'll see a car parked in a spot, and for whatever reason, there's somebody IN the car. Just sitting there. And I don't mean between the hours of 7 am and 10 am Mondays and Thursday, but at all hours. Just last night I was thinking about this as I was out with dog, and sure enough, the very first vehicle I passed had some guy just sitting in there typing away at his phone (he wasn't an Uber driver either). I payed close attention and saw it 2 more times while I zig zagged the streets for 25-30 minutes.

I don't get it.

I do this frequently. My son's soccer practice is on the other side of town, so rather than drive home and turn around to drive back, I either bring a book or my laptop and wait. Same for piano lessons.
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