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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    wait, why don't you guys drive? Traffic can't be that bad in the city.
     
  2. romafan

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    I hear you. And I know living here does not eliminate this kind of thing: running a bt behind schedule myself the other morning I heard a train coming into the station so I hustled down the stairs w/ my metrocard at the ready. Swiped and rammed my groin into an unyielding turnstyle. Moved down the line form turnstyle to turnstyle all w/ the same result. I staggered back as the train pulled out and saw that every single turnstyle had a red 'no cards/no takens' sign, but the ememrgency exit door had been roped open...
     
  3. gomestar

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    it's usually much faster to get around via train. And when traffic is gone, driving can still be a harrowing experience with the awful cab drivers who will not hesitate to run you off the road. And parking garages are about $500 a month.
     
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    83 degrees here. Have the top on my jeep down, don't expect rain for ten days at least. Simply beautiful.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    today New York does not suck.
     
  6. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Wait!!!! How long have you lived here?? You don't know to watch out for that???
     
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    Expect him to start to bitch about that^^
     
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    It is! And there is no parking.
     
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  9. ehkay

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    Forgot over the summer, but audiences at the philharmonic, and to a lesser extent CH totally suck.
     
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    I hate NYC as much as the next guy (probably more than the next guy as I think about it), but sounds to me like there is something else going on in Manton's life.
     
  11. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I'd bet he misses California terribly right about now.

    (and yes, I know the traffic is bad in NYC, I giggled as I typed it.)
     
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  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    soooooo focking humid ... when will this end????
     
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    Took a visiting cousin of mine who lives in some fancy tall Chelsea/Flatiron building to lunch today. He was complaining about the lack of good Japanese food so I took him to Hannosuke and after the first bite of scallop tempura I thought he was going to cry.
     
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  14. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Manton, maybe you have hyperhidrosis?
     
  15. ter1413

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    WTF are you talking about?? It was nice today!!
    You wearing your long-johns already???
     
  16. gomestar

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    i was with you for a lot of today. My shirt is nice and dry.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    I had an opportunity to work in the city and briefly debated driving. Upper east side parking is $700/month, probably more now. Turnpike cost $10/day, gas for my car is about $300/month. So that is $1200/month to commute. The train is about 1/2 that when you appropriate the expenses associated with parking, driving to the station and using the subways.
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know how, in car races, drivers will skillfully block the cars behind them from passing by inching left or right to maintain their advantage and position? Pedestrians in Manhattan do this too. And without rear view mirrors! It's amazing I tells ya!

    You want to pass some fat meanderer on the right? She will sense that and drift right. Better still of there is a wall or another person she can join forces with to really form an obastacle.

    Think a person moving left is going to stay on that trajectory? As soon as he senses you are trying to pass on the other side, he will start doing switchbacks.
     
  19. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is why the Japanese, who know from life on crowded island, developed Kancho!
     
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    The worst is jerks who walk side by side on a busy street. Get out of the way and walk single file so I can get past you and your fat wife.
     

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