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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

^That also bothers the hell out of me. People are such assholes. The city is loud enough we don't need these dickheads beeping willy-nilly on their little joyride.

It also bothers me when somebody is driving really fast down a street and people are crossing in an intersection and the car is clearly going fast and they just bale their horn and make seemingly no attempt to slow down. It is just move out of my way as I got 60 mph down a residential street.

People use their horns way too much. They use it to tell others they think they are an asshole, and not their intended use of avoiding an accident.

I think there is some city, I forget which, but any car sold in the city has the horn disconnected. It wasn't an American city, obviously.

i mean, it's certainly annoying when you're driving up to an intersection and people are crowding it, but in my experience that only happens a select intersections that have subway connections and are naturally super crowded (Times Square especially). I've learned to avoid these, and any other intersections I'll naturally lay off the gas a bit just in case. I'm a pedestrian the majority of the time, but having driven a bit in the city, I see how much it's a give and take relationship between the two groups.

agreed that people use the horn WAY too much here. yeah, it's a loud city, I know that's part of the condition of living here, but people can be just total assholes when it comes to the horn.

a few years ago, there was this new horn that seemed to be trending. It was basically a blistering screech noise on top of the normal horn noise, and it was horrid. I think these were cracked down on as I haven't heard one in a long time, thank fucking god.
post #5477 of 7252
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've said it before and I will say it again. New York is partly what it is because of the walkability of it. It is part of the enjoyment of living here. If you don't do it you are not doing yourself or the city any justice. What it all comes down to is wheels. Yes, wheels. Whenever one acquires wheels, by whatever means, roller skates, razor scooter, car, bike, whatever, they turn into entitled assholes. Remove the wheels, remove the problem. I'm team foot.


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I had a gorgeous walk to work this morning.

Until a garbage truck blared his air horn trying to make a turn onto Broadway (bro doesn't know there's a water main break?) startling everyone within 100 feet. Shit is ear drum rupturing loud. I saw at least a dozen people literally make the "wtf man?" face, hand gesture, or said it out loud.
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ugh, that's what the beer truck guy was like this morning. and that shit is really fucking loud, like you pointed out. are those horn at an ok volume for heavy automobile traffic where 80% of the cars have stereos on? probably a little loud, but trucks be big and dangerous, so naturally their volume is up there. is it an ok volume for pedestrian traffic in a congested city where people will be a few feet away from the blast? NO.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

ugh, that's what the beer truck guy was like this morning. and that shit is really fucking loud, like you pointed out. are those horn at an ok volume for heavy automobile traffic where 80% of the cars have stereos on? probably a little loud, but trucks be big and dangerous, so naturally their volume is up there. is it an ok volume for pedestrian traffic in a congested city where people will be a few feet away from the blast? NO.

Yeah, I was probably 40 feet away and it was LOUD. There was a dude who was only 5 feet away on the corner and he was incredibly pissed off, as he should be.
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I was looking for a video of crazy pedestrians when I came across this sweet little clip of an elderly woman sitting in her car and waxing poetic about what she sees out the window and her life in NYC. I will hunt down anyone who's says a negative thing about this video.

 

 

 

 

lefty

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Hey guise here's an idea: grow some balls.
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i actually watched all 8 minutes of the old lady video
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My man.

 

15 seconds in and I was hooked. There's something compelling about her voice and manner. Had a little Bill Cunningham thing going on.

 

lefty

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Auggie Wren lives!


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Apparently, three 19th century buildings on 57th Street are about to get torn down to make way for what will inevitably be some ugly-as-fuck contemporary Glam-Wow™ commercial/condo tower , which will push Rizzoli Bookstore out of business. Not that I have any interest in standing in the way of demand in the real estate market, but some of these developers are insufferable philistines. That block was already pretty hideous and lifeless, and this certainty won't help.

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I don't know if this is related (probably is) but the Art Student League is selling their air rights to Extell for $31.8 million or something like that. There is a big campaign throughout the building urging members to vote Yes since a non-vote counts as a No.
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Thread Starter 
LeFrak is responsible for some of the ugliest physical scars NYC has ever endured. In fact, everything they've ever done has been hideous.
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Thread Starter 
Scribner's on 5th was still a bookstore when I first moved here.
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That's a really beautiful bookstore.

 

The story; http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/nyregion/manhattan-bookstore-may-flee-wrecking-ball-again.html?_r=0

 

Tough call when you're sitting on hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate.

 

lefty

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