Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

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    nothing worse than waiting and waiting and waiting for an off-peak train that you know is going to arrive jammed full of people ... and then it does and it is.
     
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    My worst train waiting experience was on the Metropolitan/Lormier G train station late one night when the trains were supposed to run until 2am or something before being shut off for service. So me and probably a hundred drunk people are down waiting at 1:15-1:30, thinking a train (or two or three more) would still be coming. We all waited for about 45 minutes until around 2. We finally saw the lights of a train coming, and people started hollering and clapping, only to find out it was the yellow service train with twenty construction workers on it. Huge buzzill. Right after it passed through, an MTA employee on the intercom said there were no more trains and that we should leave the station. She had been telling people a train was coming. I think it quickly got ugly. I can't remember what happened next or how I got home. They probably did that stupid bus service thing, which is fucking awful.
     
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    Pretty much anywhere on the G line I take cabs. Not worth it. Especially if you are tried full of food and booze.
     


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    I think the "screw it, let's have a parade anyway" would be far worse than the official parade.

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    You're talking about the subway, I'm talking about the Metro North out of GST.
     


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    This is ridiculous. There should be no shortcuts to this city, it took many of us a long time to figure out ideal subway positioning, now these transplants get cheat codes?

    And it's along the L obviously, big surprise there.
     


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    New York is noisy.
    New York is overcrowded.
    New York is ugly.
    New York is unhealthy.
    New York is outrageously expensive.
    New York is bitterly cold in winter.
    New York is steaming hot in summer.
    I wouldn't live outside New York for anything in the world.

    I have spent 5 years here and loved every second of it.
     
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    I got hit up 4 times yesterday for money. One was a hobo with vomit dribbling out of his whole mouth. One was a couple with luggage who allegedly lost the rest of their luggage with their wallets inside, couldn't make a connection, greyhound wouldn't issue a refund for the tickets, and they cancelled their debit card and needed $17 more the ticket. One was a hispanic guy who said he needed bus money to get to where his friend was going to pick him up. One was a guy allegedly from an organization called helping hands or blessing hands or something that offered people sandwiches and juices if they were hungry. you could have it for free if you really needed it, but if you could afford to pay he was accepting donations.
     


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    I have lived in New York for about 6 years and I thought the panhandling and people asking your for money for organizations was awful. Then I went to Cambodia for two weeks.
     


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    The subway positioning thing is kind of stupid, because I mean you are going to have to walk the distance anyway, right? Either now or when you get off the train. I have begun not getting on the perfect transfer cars because EVERYBODY knows about it already and those cars are jam packed. For my morning commute it is comical how crowded the "perfect transfer" cars are compared to the rest.

    When the shoeshine boy offers you a stock tip, sell the market.
     


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