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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 Super Yelper

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    which stars at 59?? Also, street to 6 or 6 downstairs to 4,5?




    68 is bad not for the stairs but for the kids
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it is stairs up to the N, Q, R. I thought I was going to have a fucking heart attack.
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    yeah, if you took the 4 or 5 up to 59, you end up only a few yard's from the earth's core
     


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    I hear the stairs at 168th from the 1 subway line is the worst. Most people use the elevator nicknamed the "tuberculator". The stairs are for the truly desperate.
     


  5. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    the MTA stair talk reminded me of this gem

     


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    Taking my mom to Atlantic City to enjoy part of their Christmas Gift at the Borgata, I believe.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    queensbound E at 53rd is very deep. as is the 7 at Times SQ.
     


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    no, that would at least have been some kind of value for the money.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's like that for both Queensbound and Manhattan bound, and it's like that at Lex and at 5th.

    I get the feeling that the Lex/51/53 station was given very little practical thought when designing. "ok, so people get off a downtown 6. They have to turn right off the train and go against foot traffic and get to the end of the platform. They they can go down a set of stairs, pass under the tracks, then go back UP a set of stairs and kind of shimmy along this awkward corridor where a giant ass escalator will meet them. this escalator will dump them where the very first car will pull up, who cares about foot traffic bottlenecking."


    Same with the 6 at Bleecker, it's like a labrynth if you enter from a less than ideal spot.
     
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    Really want to go there and Charlie bird. Was drooling over the wine list at pearl and ash and prices are very reasonable
     


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    I think the Bleeker station is being fixed/renovated. Used to be, you actually had to exit the station, go up to street level, and then re-enter.
     


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    Agreed. They were very compromised after thoughts, at best.

    The F train at 63rd is the deepest escalator I've been on in NYC.

    Seems about the same in depth as the Rosslyn Metro stop in the DC area. The Metro feels immense due to the massive bored out descending tunnel, dwarfing the subway.
     
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    Bleeker is all done! :slayer:
     


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    The heat is off in my building. Hooray.

    lefty
     


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    When you called the building management, did you make sure that the sound of the pump-action shotgun was audible?
     


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