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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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    +1

    I generally find that Luke's uses a little too much butter, but I do respect the near vertical integration (one of the owners grew up in prime lobster country and Luke's sources all lobster from that guy's family lobster operation, or so they say).
     
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    Don't know what you perspirers have been whining about. Damn pleasant in NYC today.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My outbound experience at JFK was 99% misery--arrived 2 hours early and STILL barely made it (thank you TSA and Delta Airlines), also, WTF is wrong with Terminal 4, why did they create these crazy elevator bottlenecks from when you pass security to get to the gate?

    However, the one bright note was the marcus samuelson restaurant that had a fantastic burger.
     
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    Shit, I'm leaving from terminal 4 to Seattle Tuesday morning. :(
     
  5. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    You "barely made it" but had time to stop and enjoy a burger :/
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Got monsooned on on the way to the train this morning. I look like a sewer rat now. Well, off to the cleaners... Again. I feel like between the humidity and out of nowhere tropical storms I have spent about $1k this year on dry cleaning.
     
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    i decided that going in to work early wasn't my thing. Ended up as dry as I could ask for. I did come awfully close to a puddle, though.
     
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    Speaking of terminal 4. Can I carry-on shoes with shoe trees in them? Or are they weapons? (Serious question)
     
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    Never had trouble carrying on trees.
     
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    in Paris, i had my bag opened and searched thanks to a metal shoe horn
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    so that would be the first big NYC downpour of 2013 that missed me. I had to leave town to miss it. There is a lesson in this.
     
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    My silly girlfriend thought she could bring her olive oil shampoo in her carry-on bag. it would have ben $90 to check it. Sadly, it went to airline worker I am sure.
     
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    :fu:
     
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    i do find it humorous that you guys always get soaked even with your fancy superdome sized umbrellas, yet I generally emerge unscathed in most weather conditions. had to dry clean a pair of trousers once this year due to lack of crease.
     
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    Great excuse for wearing Bean Boots today, if you ask me.

    There's something rather soothing about hearing cars on an expressway (one on which cars generally don't honk, I might add) zoom by while splashing through puddles.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    I'm fairly tall. From my pockets down just gets drenched. Plus, I have a 10 minute walk to the subway, even a slight drizzle over 10 minutes accumulates to soggy trou. There have been many times I have called a car to take me to the subway.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    Does Delta have Wifi? I haven't flown on it in years. Will I be able to surf Style Forum on the way to the west? :(
     
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    Most of the planes do, but whether it works or not is another matter (I'd estimate about 50% of the time in my last year's worth of Delta flights).
     
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    the flight I was on did.
     

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