i'm not necessarily convinced that they're capable of this in the first place
Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 253
Yeah. My NY is a never-ending series of replicated movie scenes. I have called guys "mooks" and once said, "I'm walking here" to a cab driver.
I don't think Midnight Cowboy had come to Bangladesh yet.
Alleys are your friend. I also scan two blocks ahead for anyone who looks like they're getting into a car. Once I'm in a 6 block radius of my destination I jump on the first spot I see. Pretty standard approach.
Rarely use a garage.
Is it Broadway and off broadway that mooches money from celebrity voyeurs with their pathetic productions always starring a celeb who happened to be between shoots?
A few years ago I was working on this project in Queens for the 6 months. One thing I noticed about Queens in everybody drives fucking everywhere. If you need to walk more than two blocks people will drive around in circles for 2 hours looking for parking. It is so strange and always a clusterfuck, especially under the El in Astoria. Between assholes who don't want to walk and delivery trucks it is just chaos all of the time.
To be fair, buses and trains in Queens don't follow very straightforward paths and it can be kind of annoying to get somewhere-- like, say, from Union Turnpike to Grand Avenue along the L-- without a car. In theory, the example I provided ought to be an easy trip, but the best you can do without a car is either ride a bike or walk to Briarwood, take the 54, and then walk past/through the cemetery. Other fun options include taking the F all the way to 14th street and catching the L to basically end up in the same borough you started in, and catching the M at 71st and enjoying that fun ride.
So yes, we're dumb about our cars in Queens, but sometimes, the transit system's even dumber.