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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    You have...TREES?!?!
     
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  2. GothamRed

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    The worst is the garbage juice that sits in the gutter and then just bakes.
     
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  3. romafan

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    Hmm, I always thought they smelled like puke. We have a big one in our driveway that puts off a lot of 'fruit' - when the nuts/berries are dropping you always see a couple of asians (chinese?) collecting them. It's funny, the building has a lot of busybody bluehairs who gripe bitterly about every tiny infraction of the house rules, but no one has ever complained about the ginkgo thieves :happy:
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You have a driveway? I thought you lived in 9th St. Or maybe you do..
     
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    10th
     
  6. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Well-Known Member

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    Or as some call it, "Chinatown".
     
  7. romafan

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    Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown...

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    Worse than any of these is the smell of the truck that hauls rancid meat and grease to the rendering plant. Pure, unadulterated, vomit inducing vileness.
     
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    How did you come to be in proximity to such a thing?
     
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    It runs down 24th street once a week, collecting restaurant waste on the way to the Darling International rendering plant off of Third, leaving a rancid plume in its wake.
     
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  11. gomestar

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    yeah, i'm impressed. I was in midtown and outside for a lot of today, and saw people on them everywhere.

    http://gothamist.com/2013/06/27/sexy_city_bike_stats_one_month_in.php

     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    Egads. I have been so fortunate never to encounter it.
     
  13. lawyerdad

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    I think the source of confusion is that most people think of dump trucks as the tilt-bed construction trucks that haul gravel and the like.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    I'm usually getting out of the subway at 14th and Third just as it is flying by, too. It is lovely.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The citi bike thing I find interesting. I mean it seems like so many more people are riding bikes to commute because of them. It is like these people had no idea this invention of the bicycle existed before the city provided this service. Why haven't these people been riding their own bikes already?
     
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    I know a lot of people who get turned off to cycling because they buy rubbish bikes and/or don't properly maintain them (e.g., leave them outside in the rain, don't pump up the tires). I think Citi Bike solves this problem nicely.
     
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    Bike real estate in an apt is pretty costly. Think my garage charges 80 or 90/mth for bikes. Bike parking at your office is probably a pain in the ass as well.

    lefty
     
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    Bikes also take up a ton of room inside of an apartment. And they suck to carry on stairs. And if left outside, they'll be disassembled in no time.
     
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    i took one out for the first time yesterday. 4 people stopped to ask me about it over the course of 30 mins. at one point i was at a red light in a three way conversation with a guy in a truck and one on a motorbike.
     
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    I need to have my tires rotated and two of them rebalanced. Called a garage on the UES. $75 to work on the car PLUS $60 for the rotation and $50 for the balance.

    Drove to LIC - $40 for all.

    lefty
     

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