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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. NORE

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    Can you elaborate as to whether this is east or west?
     
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    I was walking down 7th and 8th Ave.
     
  3. gdl203

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    Yes, in the office now, which re-opened today. At home, we have no power, no water (pump as you mentioned) and no cell connectivity (powered towers are just too far). I had to walk 20+ blocks yesterday simply to get a cell signal and send a couple of messages. Yesterday morning was an eerie sight downtown: hordes of people just walking up. Some were just looking for signal, others were carrying backpacks, grocery bags, suitcases... basically walking up. It reminded me of a less dramatic version of The Road where everyone is walking in the same direction.

    All said though, a much better situation than all these families whose home got flooded or lost possessions or home.
     
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  4. JackFlash

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    My morning commute was up 1st Ave up to 42nd. Office on 42nd has power.
     
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    6th & 8th ave street lights are on from 26 & up, stores also seem powered right after 26th. On Park, I looked up from 21st and could not see a single street light on all the way to the Met Life so it's very possible that the blackout goes up farther on the east side
     
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    Make sure you avoid the Machines area. They will grab you to use as a battery.
     
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    Drove through Lincoln Tunnel last night and then cross town to the 59th St Bridge to make way to parents' house in Queens where electricity and running water still exist. It was very easy 40th street on up.
     
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    Bloomberg just announced a carpool rule for all Manhattan-bound commuters from 6am to midnight tomorrow and Friday.
    For the following bridges/tunnels only cars with three or more people will be allowed to enter the city.
    Lincoln Tunnel
    Henry Hudson Parkway
    Triboro RFK Bridge
    Queensboro Bridge
    Williamsburg Bridge
    Manhattan Bridge
    Brooklyn Bridge

    **Restrictions will apply to taxis, except for the hours between 4 p.m. and midnight to facilitate shift changes
     
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    It's the trojan horse to get his congestion charging scheme into place!
     
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    I drove down the West Side HWY last night to help out some friends on W20th and it was strange how everything was lit until you hit 34th and them boom, blackness. Looks like our servers are still down on 28th & Park so I stayed in today, that and school is out. Driving around Hamilton Heights there were street closures due to large trees down on cars, etc. Still nothing close to some of the footage I've seen over the past few days which was horrific.
     
  13. Manton

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    I totally got off easy.

    I propose a 10 day moratorum on posting reasons why NY sucks. NY deserves a break.
     
  14. gdl203

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    Well, I've got one more before moratorium goes in effect: disaster profiteers. I understand the concept of supply & demand, free markets, etc... but there are moments when basic decency should supersede those.
     
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  15. Manton

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    Not sure that's unique to NY. Plus ...

    [fran] price is just a way of regulating scarcity. in distaster situations, certain goods become more scarce than others, so the market regulates that through higher prices, who's to say what's a "fair" price for scarce goods in this or any situation? [/fran]
     
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    Like the $5 umbrellas that become $10 when it starts raining.
     
  17. gdl203

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    There's a difference IMO. You have hundreds of people volunteering and giving away food, batteries, supplies to help others in a tragic moment like this. And then, you have those who will exploit the bad fortune of others to make an extra buck.
     
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    if you lower personal income taxes, this would not be an issue.
     
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    It's the double-whammy that chaps my ass. Tons of hourly workers who won't get paid a cent while their employers are closed are then confronted with the profiteers "regulating scarcity."
     
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    In the spirit of community goodwill, care for my fellow man and moral rectitude, I am proud to announce that I have not raised the price one bit on my storm essential ties.
     
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