Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
Have you lived in nyc for a extended period of time? I'd love to read about it.
In my opinion genelized sweeping statements like "it's dirty" or "it's expensive" are true of any kind of large metropolitan area.
But manton complaining about the humidity that was well into the fall/winter or the fact that i had to haul ass to move my car during a 1" diameter hail storm in August
and fell down my stairs roiling on the 1" hail marbles are actual living experiences that can make you hate this place.
NYC is on par with a handful of cities for cost of living, agreed. I've not lived there for an extended period, although I have visited and had extended stays on some occasions. Enough to know I don't want to live there.
For me, I just don't like living on top of one and other and in tiny spaces that cost a fortune. Its not my lifestyle.
I could probably get past the cost aspect, since income tends to track cost of living, but for me its the crowding.
Luckily I'm also not really sensitive to weather. I've lived un uber rainy climates, cold, dry, humid and none have really bothered me. I don't relate to folks that go in search of weather. Traffic is not that big of a deal to me either. I've always negotiated in telecommuting clauses with my current and previous employers.
I'm much more sensitive to space around me, etc. But my lifestyle involves hi-fi, something that is pretty impossible in a condo or row house.