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It's interesting: I once wanted to move to NYC. My friend and I planned a move there - I was ready to go if I found a job. A job I did not find so I was not comfortable moving at that time. The more he tells me about the city, the more I'm glad I never moved.
Nice to visit, though.

I know people who have moved there and absolutely love it. But I also know some who've quickly come to despise NY. A lot of it depends on personality, I think.
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Reason NY suck: NJ drivers in town on weekends. There should be a special place in hell (right next to people who fart on airplanes) for NJ drivers blocking all intersections and pedestrian crossings within a 20 mile radius of the Holland Tunnel on weekends. GTFO seriously

I've never understood these people. Park in NJ and take the train in. Easier, far cheaper, safer, and you don't piss people off.
post #573 of 8228
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

It's interesting: I once wanted to move to NYC. My friend and I planned a move there - I was ready to go if I found a job. A job I did not find so I was not comfortable moving at that time. The more he tells me about the city, the more I'm glad I never moved.
Nice to visit, though.

I know people who have moved there and absolutely love it. But I also know some who've quickly come to despise NY. A lot of it depends on personality, I think.

You can't love this city without also kind of hating it. Also, bitching about New York is our unofficial local pastime, so take all complaints with a grain of salt. Finally, anything a New Yorker says to outsiders about the city and its people is a lie.
post #574 of 8228
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I'm native. Lived in Booklyn my entire life...save for the first 3 years of my life.
All the things that people complain about are what makes this city the shit!

Sorry dude. Brooklyn is not native. And not only do you have to be born in Manhattan, but your parents have to have been born there as well. Some might say grandparents too, but I'm willing to give a pass on that.
post #575 of 8228

^^ Bingo. The issue that I always had with SF is that for the most part the residents never bitch about it. 

 

"Oh, you just moved here? Don't you love it?"

 

I know that they're seething on the inside when they wait in the blue bottle line. I just wish they step up and start screaming at the barista for taking so bloody long.

 

Back to NYC - it's not that fall is so spectacular, it's that the holiday season is fantastic in New York. Other than the line at A&F and/or Magnolia Bakery. That I never understand. Could they be SanFoians on vacation?

 

lefty

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^^ Bingo. The issue that I always had with SF is that for the most part the residents never bitch about it. 

"Oh, you just moved here? Don't you love it?"

I know that they're seething on the inside when they wait in the blue bottle line. I just wish they step up and start screaming at the barista for taking so bloody long.

Back to NYC - it's not that fall is so spectacular, it's that the holiday season is fantastic in New York. Other than the line at A&F and/or Magnolia Bakery. That I never understand. Could they be SanFoians on vacation?

lefty

Fall is fantastic in the Hudson Valley and upstate. NYC doesn't really get to see the affects of the Fall.

Agreed that the Holiday time in NYC is rather magical. I avoid most of the main shopping/tourist centers , but there's something about Rock Center, 5th Ave store displays, Central Park ice skate rink, etc that is special during the Holidays.
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post #577 of 8228
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

^^ Bingo. The issue that I always had with SF is that for the most part the residents never bitch about it. 

"Oh, you just moved here? Don't you love it?"

I know that they're seething on the inside when they wait in the blue bottle line. I just wish they step up and start screaming at the barista for taking so bloody long.

Back to NYC - it's not that fall is so spectacular, it's that the holiday season is fantastic in New York. Other than the line at A&F and/or Magnolia Bakery. That I never understand. Could they be SanFoians on vacation?

lefty

Fall is fantastic in the Hudson Valley and upstate. NYC doesn't really get to see the affects of the Fall. Agreed that the Holiday time in NYC is rather magical. I avoid most of the main shopping/tourist centers , but there's something about Rock Center, 5th Ave store displays, Central Park ice skate rink, etc that is special during the Holidays.

I still miss going to see Macy's windows with my grandmother every year. frown.gif
post #578 of 8228
Seeing the gigantic balloons being blown up the night before the Thanksgiving Day Parade is pretty rad too.
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Agreed that the Holiday time in NYC is rather magical. I avoid most of the main shopping/tourist centers , but there's something about Rock Center, 5th Ave store displays, Central Park ice skate rink, etc that is special during the Holidays.

My favorite memory of the holiday season in New York is the time a crazy guy punched me in the face in broad daylight just off 5th in midtown. That was awesome. Happy holidays!

Did I mention that you can't love New York without also hating it?
post #580 of 8228
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

^^ Bingo. The issue that I always had with SF is that for the most part the residents never bitch about it. 

"Oh, you just moved here? Don't you love it?"

I know that they're seething on the inside when they wait in the blue bottle line. I just wish they step up and start screaming at the barista for taking so bloody long.

Yes, that is absolutely insufferable. San Franciscans insist on trying to convince you that everything about SF is fantastic all the time. And they have absolutely no sense of humor about it either. Don't like having to spend 20 minutes separating meat from vegetables in your Chinese takeout in order to satisfy the mandatory composting rules? Caring for the environment should be it's own reward!

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No complaints about the weather today?

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Yes, that is absolutely insufferable. San Franciscans insist on trying to convince you that everything about SF is fantastic all the time. And they have absolutely no sense of humor about it either. Don't like having to spend 20 minutes separating meat from vegetables in your Chinese takeout in order to satisfy the mandatory composting rules? Caring for the environment should be it's own reward!

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You want know what makes San Francisco totally fantastic? The fact that you don't have to separate the meat out of your compost!

(whoever told you that didn't know their compost from dirt)
post #583 of 8228
Yeah, we don't give a shit about that. We also accept all of your plastic in recycling and sort it out later.

Anyway, NYC after Thanksgiving is fucking magical, and anyone who says it isn't is a hard-hearted, miserable sonofabitch.
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I've never understood these people. Park in NJ and take the train in. Easier, far cheaper, safer, and you don't piss people off.

Thing is, we don't give a fuck if we piss you sissies off.
post #585 of 8228
It's funny going through this thread. Most peeps dont realize how much better NYC is today than 20+ years ago.

The entire city was a pos in the 70s. Nothing ever got done. The sidewalks were full of dog shit. Garbage was heaped in the street for days. The subways were even filthier. Potholes never got filled. Vacant, burned-out squatter buildings everywhere.

Then came the 80s and 90s! Crack, AIDS, 2,500 murders a year.

So when you say NYC sucks, you may well be right. But your standards are absurd because you're living through one of its golden ages.

And to those recent transplants from tree-lined suburblandia who wax poetic for the days of Fun City and pine for "the real Times Square": Fuck you. Grow up in that shit and see what it's like.
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