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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not too many people would argue against that...
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    So you're saying I should have exercised my choice to be born to a rich family?
     


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    Brooklyn Heights is stunning. My running route deliberately snakes through there. Not so many restaurants and such, but if you can afford a place there, you can afford a car into Manhattan.

    There are some very good restaurants in Park Slope. Even better ones in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill in my opinion.
     


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    It really is great. I enjoyed the time I spent there. There weren't that many strollers in BH. I wasn't a Fran of the ones that were there. We would go down and play bocce ball at Floyd on Atlantic. We'd go during off hours to not have to wait for the court. If you went too early it would be like a day care. Mind you this is an actual bar. They only serve cheese, no food. Kids don't belong there. It's hard to drink my Schlitz at noon with two toddlers tugging at my ankles and the parent standing 3 feet away looking at them and me. I'd bet I buck you arent that kind of partner and hate those kinds.
     
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  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Same here. It's a great/family oriented 'hood with amazing homes....
     


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    I didn't say you should get out of the city. I just said if you have the option to either enter the city or not, I would say not.
     


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    The knives really come out during the two weeks of the year that the weather is inoffensive.
     


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    Anyway, the argument about how much money you need to live in New York and whether you should or shouldn't do if you don't have a salary of X, Y or Z dollars completely misses the point.

    When you're young and don't earn much money, you have minimal financial and personal responsibilities, and you also have the energy to go out and enjoy all of the low-budget adventures New York (or any big city) has to offer while putting up with all of the inconveniences associated with living here on a budget. There is no one at home to get mad if you're out until 4:00am on a work night, and you can power through your hangover on 90 minutes of sleep, 3 cups of coffee and one egg sandwich.

    When you're a mid-30's dinosaur like me and earn more money, you also have more financial and personal responsibilities, and you no longer have the energy to do all the stupid things you used to do when you were young. If I rolled in at 4:00am on a work night I'd be sleeping on the couch for a week, and I'd probably have to call in sick for 2 days to recuperate.

    That's what you should think about when you're deciding where to live and work. There's a life here for any budget. But if you want to have the experience of being young and carefree in the city, you can't wait to do it when you're no longer young and carefree.
     
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    I lol'd.
     


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    ha ha

    nothing wrong with shitting on the city (every possible species here does...) and everything that's wrong and dysfunctional in it - that's the purpose of the thread after all.

    I think it's more compelling when we point to actual issues and experiences (lefty, whip out that dead rat pic will you?) than some (rather vacuous) Kerouac-ish generalizations about soul-finding that make you :rolleyes:
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    don't
     


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    Fair.

    Lord knows there is no shortage of tangible things to bitch about.

    Manton, how was your commute this morning?
     


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    The girl I was seeing parents' (they owned a small Cali winery) bought her a 2 bedroom in BH with a view of the east river.

    Not sure if I'm an idiot for not locking that up.
     
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    You can check out any time you'd like, but you can never leave.
     


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    Again, because living anywhere else in America will be so much more fulfilling and non-materialist? I mean, if you're honestly deciding between working in New York and working somewhere else, odds are that "somewhere else" is another major metropolitan area, not a cattle ranch in Montana.
     


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