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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Well-Known Member

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    7 train
     
  2. musicmax

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    What are some of the nicer ones? Prices for 2BR? Any 3BR?
     
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    I like LIC more than Greenpoint. And getting to Manhattan from LIC is insanely fast via the 7. Greenpoint's more established as a neighborhood but I always got the stink-eye from the longtime residents when I went apartment hunting there. Also, Greenpoint is perhaps one of the most architecturally hideous places I've ever visited. LIC has more than its share of ugly, but the waterfront is gorgeous.

    New York might suck, as per this thread, but I'm fucking excited to be heading back to hang out there next week. At the very least, it sucks a lot less than Philly (yeah, not saying much, I know).
     
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    Newer buildings and good buildings are almost mutually exclusive. Of all the "newer" buildings I've seen in New York, I can only recall about five I'd enjoy living in. At best, new buildings are tacky as shit, and at worst, they're crimes against humanity and beauty and taste and all that is good.
     
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    This is the truth.

    Old buildings have plenty of problems, but I'd take them any day over 99% of the new construction monstrosities around here.
     
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    40 Bond would be one id live in. 170-something Perry street might be another.
     
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    I'm going on a two week vacation in NY in a couple of days. Like, nothing other than unstructured time. I'm going to be staying in the Mandarin, so I'll be around Columbus Circle. Is there like a list of SF-approved boutiques?
     
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    People who make real money buy across the street at 25 Bond.

    lefty
     
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    This one in 25 Bond seems like it might do:

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    Check at CityView - a great squash and tennis club. Also, the windows over the urinals in the men's locker room offer one of the best views of the Manahattan skyline available anywhere.
     
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  12. lefty

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    My guess is that whoever bought it would rip out all those ridiculous tiny bedrooms and bathrooms. 7 1/2 bathrooms seems a little overkill.

    How are the urinals? For that matter, where are the best urinals in NYC? I fancy the old school shoulder-height porcelain jobs that can double as a boat if need arises. Old Town Bar or Pastis.

    lefty
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    a lot of the old clubs have these, Harvard, ULC, etc.
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    . . .
    How are the urinals?
     
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    The bathrooms on the Standard hotels have great floor to ceiling views. Try the ones associated with the Boom Boom room on the top floor.
     
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    Silly me. I assumed each of those bedrooms was bigger than my living room. As for urinals, the best I've ever encountered were in an old hotel in Philadelphia. They had, for lack of a better term, a spout sort of like a gravy boat which roughly matched the arc of the, um, stream, and the water was way down at the bottom. Zero splashback. They projected nearly three feet from the wall.
     
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  18. lefty

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    Now we're talking. Those are some mighty nice urinals. The Royalton had some interesting urinals when they first opened - stainless steel, electronic beams, walls of water.

    And for all things urinal related: http://www.urinal.net/

    Are there any troughs left? You would typically see these in a sports stadium men's room or old athletic club.

    lefty
     
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