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post #496 of 6860
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It's been a while, but ya it's awful.
I remember in 1999 I made my wife go down to Canton with me (now closed), on that street that leads to the manhattan bridge, and even I was repulsed by how dirty the area was. I think she was going to faint before we got inside.

About 15-17 years ago I had the bright idea of buying my pots/pans from a restaurant supply place on Canal. I saved a ton of money (all clad and still use them to this day) but the trauma of walking east to west on Canal when it was in full swing has never left me.
post #497 of 6860
Thread Starter 
My dad LOVES Canal and walks it almost every time he is here. We all think it is strange.
post #498 of 6860
I love Chinatown. I go down there mid morning on the wknds for some fish and veggies. Love that part on NY. It makes NY.NY!
post #499 of 6860
Someone give me a San Francisco equivalent. Is loving Canal like loving the Haight or like loving the Mission?

Also, are any of you native NYCers? I know Manton is a hippie beach bum from the Central Coast, but what about the rest of yous?
post #500 of 6860
Thread Starter 
Canal is like a cross between the Chinese clutter of Washington street, the filth of Market aroud the civic center and the stench of the tenderloin, plus street sellers hawking fake purses and other crap. Sort of unique.
post #501 of 6860
Sounds kind of like Broadway in Downtown LA between 4th and 7th on a weekend
post #502 of 6860
Thread Starter 
yeah, very much so.
post #503 of 6860
east village is pretty dirty too. trash cans are always overflowing with trash, smell isn't as bad a chinatown but literally garbage everywhere.
post #504 of 6860
Canal is not the worst part of Chinatown from a filthiness point of view but the crowds and lack of personal space are a little suffocating.
post #505 of 6860
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Canal is not the worst part of Chinatown from a filthiness point of view but the crowds and lack of personal space are a little suffocating.

this.

I am down there monthly since I get my haircut down in the LES. Canal street is crazy.gif with all of the people.
post #506 of 6860
you get your hair cut every month? man, i'm lazy.
post #507 of 6860

Comparison is a little WTF.

 

Now that I am a tourist in SF and no longer have to suffer being a resident I can look at it with slightly less of a jaundiced eye. Today for example is a lovely day and for once there's no wind/fog here in Pac H.  

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 10/1/12 at 3:27pm
post #508 of 6860
It's a beautiful day in NYC too. (you'll notice Manton hasn't complained about the weather wink.gif)
post #509 of 6860
I demand a recount. How can SF not even be in the top 10 of dirty cities? This is bullshit, dammit.

Also, I get to complain a la Manton that it's too fucking hot here today. I was wearing tweed last week, and now it's in the freakin' 80s.
post #510 of 6860
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It's a beautiful day in NYC too. (you'll notice Manton hasn't complained about the weather wink.gif)
still super humid
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