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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    When I read in that piece that only 17 percent of Manhattan households have children, I wondered about SF. Looked it up, and 17.7 percent. That explains a lot about the state of the school system.
     
  2. aravenel

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    Makes sense. I would never want to have children in this town, at least not unless I was making several multiples of what I am now...

    Reasons New York Sucks: I swear that no matter which direction in which you walk, the wind is blowing straight in your face. It blows from all four directions at once. WTF.
     
  3. mcbrown

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    Coop maintenance of 96k? Only in buildings that won't accept you unless all of these other expenses are trivial to you.
     
  4. Manton

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    Not surprised about SF, but surprised about Manhattan. First, remember that at least a fourth of Manhattan is not yuppie, it's predominantly poor and non-white. There are kids in those parts. Second, I can't be the only one who's noticed a real "baby boom" in white Manhattan. The UES and certain areas downtown seem to have kids everywhere/
     
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    I've always gathered that people who are not NYC residents assume that raising a family in NYC means raising a family in a midtown skyscraper.
     
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    Pretty much everyone not from New York assumes everything in New York is a Midtown skyscraper.

    And that living here will be just like Sex and the City! Sigh.
     
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    I can understand wanting to own a dog if you have space, but it crosses the line when you need to lean over and pick up warm shit and then walk with it in a bag until you see a trash can.
     
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    there's trash cans at every corner. It's not undue hardship or anything.
     
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    Its more the act of picking up dog shit than trash can locations.
     
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    I think those are boomlet kids. My guess is that birth rates in those demographics have dropped since mid 2009.
     
  12. Manton

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    you are doubtless correct
     
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    My blood pressure seriously just spiked from reading that. I need to go break something.

    :fu:
     
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    Get a small dog and feed them biologically appropriate raw food. Yes, BARF.

    If you feed a dog corn and ground up industrial meat waste, their output will be copious.
     
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    Am I missing something? Why is a story about rich people spending money news-worthy?
     
  17. Connemara

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    The NYT loves to run these fairy tale real estate stories.
     
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    wtf? 1k in maintenance?
     
  19. Connemara

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    I really don't understand that.
     
  20. LawrenceMD

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    again you're commenting on something thats a general conduct practiced across this whole country. poop bags are sold in virginia, new haven, providence, and kalamazoo so that means people plan to pick up warm shit in other exotic locals throughout the USA too.

    sure if you're in some open field in wyoming you can let your dog shit and not pick it up with minimal repercussions .

    But I highly doubt it because even most large national parks have rules against dog waste in the form of "carry in carry out" type of sayings. but it would be rude to leave dog shit in the middle of a metro area public park regardless of city.

    In my specific case there is dog shit all over McCarren Park and the surrounding areas, I've noticed it in other large NYC parks as well. thats why I specifically think NYC sucks.
     
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