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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It doesn't bother me that there's an Olive Garden in Times Square - seems rather logical actually. But it does bother me that there's one in Chelsea.
     
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    Why? Gay people like Spaghetti too.
     
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    Chelsea is one of those neighborhoods that most everybody says they love but I'm meh about.
     
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    Why no Big Gulp? Apparently 7-Eleven is exempt from the sugary drink law because it is regulated as a grocery store not a restaurant.
     
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    I would dispute number 8 too. In fact, one of the annoying things about New York is that someone moves there from Ohio a year ago and all of a sudden they are a "New Yorker."
     
  6. gdl203

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    Well, Chelsea is pretty big. The zoo that's east of 8th Ave isn't anything to write home about. Anything west of that is much lovelier, green blocks, nice restaurants, Chelsea Piers is right there and the river side walk. I used to love living there.


    That's true. I suspect that's the same in other places - people want to belong, and in a place where most people weren't actually born here, it's easier to feel like you belong to the same group.
     
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    that is a good point and this area I really like, save for the super expensive housing. But the general "Chelsea" area is indeed giant, and mostly worth skipping IMO.
     
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    yup, annoying. For some reason I'd barely consider myself a "New Yorker" and I've lived here for years, and even spend part of my youth in the city.
     
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    I think there is a 7-11 opening down on broadway...:fu:
     
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    What's years???
     
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    7+ (though some of my youth memory is foggy, so discount that accordingly). And nearly 5 of that is post college.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The longer I stay here, the less I feel like a "new yorker"

    Another great reason to love New York: We shut down all of midtown for the UN! You want to walk from your office to Grand central? Too bad, jerk. Streets closed.
     
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    I thought perspective was most important in defining a who is a "New Yorker"

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    Yom Kippur is coming up. Better shut down everything for the other 80% of us!
     
  16. gdl203

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    F:-=(
     
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    East coast people are funny. Our home office is in NJ and the people there have to concept of geography and distance. I had a guy in NJ tell me there was a rep "out near me" he was in Atlanta I'm in Chicago.
     
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    This boils my blood when you think of the the true PsOS that show up for this, not to mention the civic-minded permanent mission scofflaws who take up parking spaces, never pay tickets and occasionally run people over.

    Not being about midtown much, my 'favorite' nightmare is the everlasting omnipresent street fair !
     
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    Has anyone mentioned $13 for cigarettes?
     
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    That's the tax you pay for burdening the health system ;)
     

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