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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    the beaches in LA are certainly much easier to reach when it comes to day-to-day enjoyment.

    Norcal's beaches don't count as beaches.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    santa cruz beaches are fantastic
     
  3. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    the hamptons is awesome if you get invited to stay in someone's house and someone else is driving.
     
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  4. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Houses are going to be for a week to a month. You can do one of the motels on Route 27 and probably be a short drive from wherever you need to be. There is a B&B on old montauk highway, forget the name. If you don't care about the beach, I would look at The Baker House, you will probably be right in the middle of where you need to be.
     
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    We just had to walk a 100 ft path to the beach which was never even remotely crowded. Walked another 5-10 minutes to any restaurant/bar etc we needed. Local farmer's mkts, multiple vineyards, art shows etc. Not sure what people hate about it :confused:
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    as noted, i have never been there. but reading about it makes it seem like it's UES air-kissing phoniness on steroids. I don't know if that is the reality but that is the stereotype.

    that and it's really far and the traffic all the way out is always bumper to bumper like the 405, and I hate to sit in traffic.
     
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  7. LawrenceMD

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    it's also very very white washed. if you like the beach though there are some beautiful beaches. also the beaches aren't really crowded. you can do a surprising amount of shopping too even for things like nice furniture.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    white people don't bother me
     
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  9. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Well-Known Member

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    But there's plenty in the city for prols - SummerStage, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Midsummer Night Swing, NY Philharmonic in the parks, Shakespeare In The Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, Bryant Park Film Fest, Lincoln Center Festival, none of which require installing sweat pads in your Tom Ford dinner jacket.
     
  10. Connemara

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    We used to vacation in Montauk, which is the poor man's Hamptons. Nice beaches though.

    These days, I much prefer lakes in the mountains.
     
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    went apartment hunting yesterday so had the wonderful experience of dealing with slimy brokers and this heat for about 6 hours yesterday. it was lovely to say the least.
     
  12. gomestar

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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes but after 30 min in this humidity, you were just as slimy as they are!
     
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  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am with you my brother
     
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    +100. I hate summers here.
     
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    conradwu Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    At least we're a bit better than Hong Kong.. I remember going there during August and being soaked in sweat within 2 minutes of walking outside. Never again
     
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    For fucks sake..it's July!
     
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    I think I'm gonna move to San Diego. I can handle that weather.
     

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