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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    Problem is, I am neither poor nor rich. Those two classes have no problems with dogs and apartment hunting.



    Manhattan has a way of pushing people up and out.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about Park Slope, or Brooklyn Heights, or *Ahem* Williamsburg. If you lived in the Heights, or the Slope your commute to work would be shorter than yours probably is now.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe you scale back your ambitions and get a hamster? Or a goldfish? Maybe two?


    Sad but so true.


    Since we all die, that tends to imply it would be silly not to live in the suburbs.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, only when death imminent.
     
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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not sure the prices are all that much better. Anyway, I am a no-compromise kind of guy. If it can't be Manhattan, it will be out in the country.
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sadly, I understand that kind of thinking far too much.
     
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  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think prices are so bloated right now. Wait under the next market crash, we're due for one soon.
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    New dream: move out of Manhattan, buy an acre or two of wooded land off a winding road, and build something like this:

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  9. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    My apartment in Willliamsburg is significantly better than my UES apartment. And it has a roof terrace, private garden and BBQ area, underground storage, etc.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would get so bored and rot living outside of the metropolis. Plus, what would I complain about?
     
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  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But you already live outside the metropolis. :)
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh yeah? Then give me back my NYC income taxes! :fu:
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    Agree with this ^^.
    (Though I am also a Bklyn resident: Boerum Hill.)
     
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  14. lawyerdad

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    You should engage StephenHero and Hayward as your house consultants.
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    NickCarraway Senior member

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    fixed.
     
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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You could complain about the gardener. Or the assholes who can't drive. Or whatever.

    I have faith in you, pB. You can complain about anything.
     
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  18. gomestar

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    Let's not completely lose our minds here.
     
  19. erictheobscure

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    Was hanging out at my friend's place in W-burg (on Kent, right by the water) the other night. I was floored when he told me how much he was paying for his one-bedroom apartment (admittedly in a really nice building). It was my first time in the area in a few years, and the changes were really pronounced. Felt sort of like Park Slope and sort of like that one third-tier douchy patch in LIC.

    My friend spends so much on rent that he didn't want to go to dinner. No Red Farm for me :fu:
     
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  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why didn't you call me? I would have gone to eat with you.
     

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