Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior 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?
     


  3. erictheobscure

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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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  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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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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    gomestar Super Yelper

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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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    lefty Senior member

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    People who make real money buy across the street at 25 Bond.

    lefty
     


  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    This one in 25 Bond seems like it might do:

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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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  13. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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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
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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


  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    . . .
    How are the urinals?
     


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