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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 see crews on Park Ave all the time. It's amazing how much gear and how many vehicles and people are there for what will end up as like 2 minutes if that in a film. The cost per second must be staggering.
     


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    Native NYer here. One thing I love/hate about NYC is that even when you're in a "nice neighborhood" you're always only one block away from the hood.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    72nd & park?
     


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    When my aunt worked at the Times, they rented an apartment for her to use when she was in the city at 72nd/Amsterdam. Has to be one of the more boring parts of Manhattan to stay. Some nice buildings though.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    w72 is a great street, one of the best in the city
     


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    explains 90% of brooklyn..... clinton hill and williamsburg has 2million dollar condo/brownstones with glorious views of projects... that are across the street.
     


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    From the balcony I observed an elderly man appreciating the street's glory in the buff.
     
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    I used to go to this lounge on 71st & 2nd. There is another one right at the corner. The hood.
     


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    :rotflmao:
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    sorry, Nore, first of all 2nd have is three (long) blocks from park, second, 71&2nd aint the hood. There maybe a dive bar or two but it ain't the hood. Hell, even 92&2nd aint the hood
     


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    The trip I stayed there was actually pretty fun. I got to (had to) say "follow that cab!" Cabbie acted like he'd heard it a million times and stepped on it.
     
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    W72nd is great between the park and Columbus then from West End to Riverside. I've always seen weirdos in that in-between area especially near Broadway. And the Beacon is a few blocks up which brings out the hood on occasion.

    Generally speaking, I prefer the west side over the east on pretty much any street in Manhattan.
     


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    This i agree with, the "social services" centers all over the West Side make the hood more or less omnipresent no matter where you are.
     


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    yes, this is exactly what i was trying to convey - mistakenly chose the understated rather than high dudgeon approach
     


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    What I find amazing are the housing projects and city owned buildings all over Manhattan. You have one a block from Lincoln Center, a couple in Chelsea, etc. I grew up in NYCHA so I know what that is and wouldn't trade it for anything but the proximity to some of the "nicer" places astounds me especially since they are loaded with people. I couldn't buy a townhouse or condo so close.
     


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