Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    OMFG, spoke too soon ... drenchingly humid!
     


  3. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Location:
    On the good ship Serenity
    Forget overhaul - I can't believe we finally have those nice 6-style trains on the C line now! Sure, we sometimes get power outages (I missed being on that train by about 20 minutes), but at least we have the fancy trains now.
     


  4. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

    Messages:
    4,107
    Likes Received:
    768
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    

    I think this mostly relates to the cultural differences in liability and tort.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,504
    Likes Received:
    8,867
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    They guy who sold me my place was an agent on HH.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    
    my recollection is that after eric Clapton's son fell out of a high floor window in NYC and died, it became a local law here. I don't know if it is on the books anywhere else.
     


  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

    Messages:
    9,670
    Likes Received:
    1,939
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    This was the second floor of a house. I don't remember bars on the windows of any house I grew up on. We used to use the second floor windows as a point of exit.

    This had more to do with US helicopter parents than anything else. Similar to another couple looking at an aga stove in a English country house.
    US mom, "but what if the children touch it?"
    English agent, "they tend to only do that once."

    Half the point of the show is to make fun of americans.

    On another note, I want all your rat stories please. Either here or PM.

    lefty
     


  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    

    so that's where they went. fuck.
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    

    rat as in rodent? I don't really have any stories as I keep a pretty clean apartment (not that it always matters). They do tend to get into the trash outside of my building, and it drives the dog fucking nuts. Every time she steps out of the front door, her ears are straight up as the hunt is ON.
     


  10. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,625
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    



    Seriously.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013


  11. lefty

    lefty Senior member

    Messages:
    9,670
    Likes Received:
    1,939
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Yes, this kind:

    [​IMG]

    Subways, parks, restaurants; let's hear them. And you're right, it doesn't matter if you keep a clean apt. They say that no matter where you are in NYC you're never more than 30' away from a rat.

    lefty
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    I've seen many--some very, very large--in the subways over the years. Thank God none in my own place (when I lived in the city).
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Oh yeah, here's a good one, and relevant.

    When I worked for the city (Rudy), the mayor had a radio show and someone called to complain about rats one day, saying they were out of control. And Rudy said, "Here's what I'm going to do, I'm going to name a deputy mayor for rats, and it's going to be Joe Lhota."

    And so Lhota was dubbed "the rat czar." Then he made a sign for his door designating his office the "Supreme Headquarters, Army of Rat Extermination (SHARE), aka, the Rat Czar."

    He was a fun guy to work with.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013


  14. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Likes Received:
    1,937
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    just this year: I exited the L train at the Lorimer stop. Jogged up the stairs. Was flanked by two rats climbing the stairs with me on each side. Didn't really know that to do so kept jogging up the stairs with my new friends until the top... at the street level exit they then ran off together like they had an appointment.
     


  15. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    yeah i've seen them in the subways. Never on a platform, always in the tracks. I've also never seen them in the cars.



    that doesn't mean they're never in the cars:

     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by