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being on the subway when the little hellions get out of school is not fun.

i will +1 this with vigor.
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another reason why NYC sucks.... when people cross the street in blatant jaywalking violations (during don't walk signs, or in the middle of a busy street) then the idiots have the gall to be angry when they are almost pancaked.

There's two specific places where this happens often when I drive:

1. when you have to make a left turn onto Center Street from Canal St. (when going to the Williamsburg Bridge). The don't walk sign is on during a dedicated left hand light to let the people turning left go through quickly but people just rush on through anyway (in the middle of chinatown).

2. whenever you're driving across 6th 7th or broadway in the times square area and have to drive fast to avoid being stuck in the block there's always people fucking crossing the street blatantly jaywalking

the mother fuckers will get angry when you're speeding up to get across the street thinking you're trying to be an asshole by almost hitting them.

its one of the few times I'll lay onto the horn, to warn the tourists/idiots/ect. but sadly it has an almost opposite effect where they'll look up and become angry/indignant and have the "what are you going to do hit me?" face going.
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The legacy of Ratso Rizzo:

 

 

 

Better than SF where I get dirty looks from pedestrians and the occasional "you're not allowed to do that, Sir" when I walk across on a red.  The best was the person who whipped out a phone and took my picture.

 

lefty

post #439 of 8178
WTF? I thought everyone in NYC just bought smokes in bags from the reservation.
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I love my city, but lefty is dead on about the sanctimonious San Francisco pedestrian. It almost makes me want to hit them to instill some healthy respect for 4000 lbs. of steel moving at 30 mph.
post #441 of 8178

Walking, like driving, in NY follows a simple rule: keep traffic moving. Once you slide into the rhythm it's quite easy to navigate. I love driving in NY.

 

Because SFs tend to drive with their heads in blinders (no doubt from the search for parking or clouded with smug) they tend to panic when something out of the ordinary happens. I've crossed the street diagonally against a red only to have three directions of traffic come screeching to halt as the drivers freeze on the spot, not sure what to make of me.

 

It's like Pleasantville: the traffic version.

 

lefty

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fuck it is so fucking humid, even inside, will this ever fucking end?
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Just out of curiosity, Manton, are you able to wear your fresco suits well into the fall without feeling too cold?
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yes
post #445 of 8178
That explains a lot. You have my sympathy.
post #446 of 8178
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fuck it is so fucking humid, even inside, will this ever fucking end?


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shut up hipster
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a goody that i don't think has been mentioned (i got a good reminder last night on fourth ave) - nyc's tv/movie industry that is adds so much to city life in terms of culture, jobs & tax revenues. who cares if they take over a few blocks for a week? they will eventually nail that scene. these people make those highway construction crews look fast-paced, motivated & productive...
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a goody that i don't think has been mentioned (i got a good reminder last night on fourth ave) - nyc's tv/movie industry that is adds so much to city life in terms of culture, jobs & tax revenues. who cares if they take over a few blocks for a week? they will eventually nail that scene. these people make those highway construction crews look fast-paced, motivated & productive...

manhattan doesn't really get hit as hard as parts of queens/brooklyn with filming. any part of brooklyn/queens that looks like manhattan ends up being taken over by filming crews and screws up the street parking/sidewalks/quality of life of the actual residents.

There is a particular part of williamsburg and green point that flows into Queens (along driggs avenue area) that just gets overtaken by film crews from TV and movies for months out of the year. Its cool at first but sucks for the locals (especially when its crappy things like Ugly Betty or movies like Cop Out - where you can't even be proud what is filming in the area).

Movie scenes take up so much space with multiple 18 wheelers and trailers, miles of 3 inch thick cable, and 1000 union guys (who are usually hard at work and super sweaty/stanky) lurking around, not to mention all the lights, and extra prop cars needed. All this is crammed into the one lane- streets on residential blocks often.

I'm happy that they actually do film on location and the local government makes it easy and also profits simultaneously, but its a huge fucking hassle to the locals.
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