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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Chelsea is one of those neighborhoods that most everybody says they love but I'm meh about.

Well, Chelsea is pretty big. The zoo that's east of 8th Ave isn't anything to write home about. Anything west of that is much lovelier, green blocks, nice restaurants, Chelsea Piers is right there and the river side walk. I used to love living there.
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I would dispute number 8 too. In fact, one of the annoying things about New York is that someone moves there from Ohio a year ago and all of a sudden they are a "New Yorker."

That's true. I suspect that's the same in other places - people want to belong, and in a place where most people weren't actually born here, it's easier to feel like you belong to the same group.
post #407 of 7498
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Well, Chelsea is pretty big. The zoo that's east of 8th Ave isn't anything to write home about. Anything west of that is much lovelier, green blocks, nice restaurants, Chelsea Piers is right there and the river side walk. I used to love living there.

that is a good point and this area I really like, save for the super expensive housing. But the general "Chelsea" area is indeed giant, and mostly worth skipping IMO.
post #408 of 7498
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post

I would dispute number 8 too. In fact, one of the annoying things about New York is that someone moves there from Ohio a year ago and all of a sudden they are a "New Yorker."

yup, annoying. For some reason I'd barely consider myself a "New Yorker" and I've lived here for years, and even spend part of my youth in the city.
post #409 of 7498
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Why no Big Gulp? Apparently 7-Eleven is exempt from the sugary drink law because it is regulated as a grocery store not a restaurant.

I think there is a 7-11 opening down on broadway...ffffuuuu.gif
post #410 of 7498
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

yup, annoying. For some reason I'd barely consider myself a "New Yorker" and I've lived here for years, and even spend part of my youth in the city.

What's years???
post #411 of 7498
7+ (though some of my youth memory is foggy, so discount that accordingly). And nearly 5 of that is post college.
Edited by gomestar - 9/24/12 at 5:40pm
post #412 of 7498
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The longer I stay here, the less I feel like a "new yorker"

Another great reason to love New York: We shut down all of midtown for the UN! You want to walk from your office to Grand central? Too bad, jerk. Streets closed.
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I thought perspective was most important in defining a who is a "New Yorker"

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post #415 of 7498
Yom Kippur is coming up. Better shut down everything for the other 80% of us!
post #416 of 7498
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Yom Kippur is coming up. Better shut down everything for the other 80% of us!

F:-=(
post #417 of 7498
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I thought perspective was most important in defining a who is a "New Yorker"
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East coast people are funny. Our home office is in NJ and the people there have to concept of geography and distance. I had a guy in NJ tell me there was a rep "out near me" he was in Atlanta I'm in Chicago.
post #418 of 7498
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Another great reason to love New York: We shut down all of midtown for the UN! You want to walk from your office to Grand central? Too bad, jerk. Streets closed.

This boils my blood when you think of the the true PsOS that show up for this, not to mention the civic-minded permanent mission scofflaws who take up parking spaces, never pay tickets and occasionally run people over.

Not being about midtown much, my 'favorite' nightmare is the everlasting omnipresent street fair !
post #419 of 7498
Has anyone mentioned $13 for cigarettes?
post #420 of 7498
That's the tax you pay for burdening the health system wink.gif
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