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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I know this reveals me to be a total manhattan snob but I find it impossible to imagine tourists in Williamsburg, or even in Brooklyn for that matter.

    (I have been a tourist in Brooklyn, FWIW, but only because I am into architecture. For anyone else, what is the damned point?)
     


  2. clee1982

    clee1982 Distinguished Member

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    Check all the guide book, Williamsburg is being touted as the new SOHO with "style", "amazing food" and maybe some flea market/farmer market...
     


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    For whatever reason, I think people see it as "cool", so there is definitely that factor. Brooklyn in general has obviously become very trendy in the last few years, and this has definitely extended to the tourist literature--I literally saw an *airplane magazine* a few months back that had a "guide to Brooklyn" thing in it. :facepalm:

    Honestly, I don't know why people want to *live* in Williamsburg, much less go there as tourists, but that's just me.

    I love living in Brooklyn, but I am definitely not a snob about it. If my friends weren't here and if I were able to get an apartment of the size I have for the price I am paying in a good neighborhood in Manhattan, I'd happily move.
     


  4. aravenel

    aravenel Distinguished Member

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    Exactly.
     


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    ^ i guess thats what I meant. I kind of want to tell the tourists' to go back to manhattan. :laugh:

    and the lack of hoards of tourists is what made brooklyn great.
     


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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    Fall is the best season everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere if you ask me.
     


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    I'm not sure how many New York City "tourists" visit WIlliamsburg/Brooklyn, but it has certainly become a destination of cultural interest for younger people.

    Mike, it's the global capital of hipsterdom.
     
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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    Mecca for hipsters nationwide.
     


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    I think you mean Portland.

    On a side note, why does everyone still live here if nyc is that bad?

    And what are some things to do? Just moved to astoria from portland.
     


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    Tourists of all types come to Brooklyn over the BK Bride and check out the Heights and DUMBO.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    In two years the value of my Williamburg condo went up $200,000. Just sayin. Haters gon hate.
     


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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    nice
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Three units in my building just sold recently for way over asking. There's such a shortage of housing these days. It is crazy really.
     


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    Well, I spot 3 hipsters in Elmhurst, Queens last week, so giving the crazy Williamsburg price, I'm assuming it will become the next hipster spot in 20 years...
     


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    This is true. My normal run route takes me through the promenade in Brooklyn Heights and it is always *packed* with tourists. Recently there have been big groups of them on bikes which is insanely annoying. They clog up the *entire* thing and half of them can't move in anything resembling a straight line. It's an accident waiting to happen.
     


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