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Subway and Public Transportation Etiquette - The People We Encounter

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by patrickBOOTH, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I drive about 30 minutes each way. But it's worth it because I pay stupid ridiculous low prop taxes in the next county over and I like listening to music and podcasts on the way.
     
  2. GreenFrog

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    and why is that?

    the halal guys are in midtown :embar:
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    Not true. They are all over. Midtown is the biggest piece of shit next to the South Bronx.
     
  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    But whhyyyyyy?!

    Plz to explain the new yorker's seemingly universal disdain towards midtown?

    Is it the overwhelming presence of modern beacons of materialism that fail to overcome the lack of culture that once was?

    Besides, I thought all the good food was in midtown.
     
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  5. aravenel

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    There is nothing good about Midtown. It is filled with tourists, and there is nothing there except for office buildings and tourist traps.

    If you lived in Midtown, you would have nowhere to do your daily shopping--no grocery stores, butchers, etc. All the restaurants are either shitty, overpriced delis that cater to Midtown office minions looking for lunch or 3 Michelin star restaurants.

    The only redeeming thing about Midtown is that it acts like a giant honeypot keeping all the tourists out of the parts of the city that everyone actually lives in.
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    "Is it the overwhelming presence of modern beacons of materialism that fail to overcome the lack of culture that once was?"

    I don't know what this means^

    Midtown has nothing there except cheapo hole in the wall stores, pizza places, tourists, and commuters. It is dirty as hell, crowded as all hell and has no establishments that any civilized person would want to go to. Where is this idea that all good food is in Midtown? That is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard.
     
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  7. gomestar

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    The good food is downtown. There's pockets of good food in midtown, then it picks up a little bit on the UES, and picks up a lot a bit on the UWS. The UWS great food explosion is very recent.
     
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  8. aravenel

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    Yeah, there's no good food in Midtown outside of places like Le Bernardin and a few of the big expense account places.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I drive 30 minutes each way but the 10 miles closest to my home has one stop light, never any traffic, and passes through incredibly beautiful natural scenery. I begin and end each day with a cruise control ride through what is essentially a nature preserve. Nothing like it to wind down the day.
     
  10. gomestar

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    the bar scene is also very weird in midtown. It's either pull up at a chic-attempting restaurant and deal with $15 cocktails, or join the other 95% of midtown bars that are old as shit, dirty, and full of midtown working bros who have been in Manhattan for 14 months now.


    There are some residential areas towards both rivers, but I get the very distinct impression that it's only old people who bought their places like 40 years ago and haven't let go.
     
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  11. patrickBOOTH

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    By all of your complaints about the other asshole drivers I can't quite picture this.


    Yeah the bars are filled with bros who take their lady's to "the city" from New Jersey, but don't want to travel far from Penn Station to drink.
     
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    there's starting to be more pockets near Lex and GC. The National is solid, and has kind of become a pre-dinner cocktail spot for Manton and I, and for cheap eats there's a Rickshaw dumpling storefront and a Num Pang. Those are all quite new. Katsuhama is great, too. Problem is these places are all a bit of a walk unless you work right near Grand Central.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    There is the other 10 miles where I drive through the city. That part sucks.
     
  14. aravenel

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    I was just thinking of the National. Pretty good spot to have in Midtown. Food is pretty good, if pricey, and decent wine list for what it is. Haven't tried the cocktails, but will have to give them a try sometime.

    It wouldn't raise eyebrows south of 14th street, but for Midtown it's great, and a welcome addition. I know I'll be pushing for it next time I'm taking a client out or for a team dinner.

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that it makes Midtown a destination dining location though.

    And yeah, the bar scene is just plain weird. It, like just about everything else in Midtown, is geared towards office workers (grabbing an after work drink with colleagues or waiting on a train) or tourists.
     
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    it's because of this thread that I made a trek in cold and wind down to Num Pang for a sandwich.

    if it wasn't so far, I would eat there every single day.
     
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    Just please, for the love of god, do not post trashy pictures of half eaten sandwiches. (10)
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    The downtown one is like 4 blocks from where I work.
     
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    i know. But your eating habbits are too weird to allow me to meet you there for lunch.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    I'd be down. Certainly not every day though. I enjoy my once a day routine.
     

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