Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I know people who have moved there and absolutely love it. But I also know some who've quickly come to despise NY. A lot of it depends on personality, I think.
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I've never understood these people. Park in NJ and take the train in. Easier, far cheaper, safer, and you don't piss people off.
     


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    mcbrown Senior member

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    You can't love this city without also kind of hating it. Also, bitching about New York is our unofficial local pastime, so take all complaints with a grain of salt. Finally, anything a New Yorker says to outsiders about the city and its people is a lie.
     


  4. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    Sorry dude. Brooklyn is not native. And not only do you have to be born in Manhattan, but your parents have to have been born there as well. Some might say grandparents too, but I'm willing to give a pass on that.
     
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    lefty Senior member

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    ^^ Bingo. The issue that I always had with SF is that for the most part the residents never bitch about it.

    "Oh, you just moved here? Don't you love it?"

    I know that they're seething on the inside when they wait in the blue bottle line. I just wish they step up and start screaming at the barista for taking so bloody long.

    Back to NYC - it's not that fall is so spectacular, it's that the holiday season is fantastic in New York. Other than the line at A&F and/or Magnolia Bakery. That I never understand. Could they be SanFoians on vacation?

    lefty
     
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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Fall is fantastic in the Hudson Valley and upstate. NYC doesn't really get to see the affects of the Fall.

    Agreed that the Holiday time in NYC is rather magical. I avoid most of the main shopping/tourist centers , but there's something about Rock Center, 5th Ave store displays, Central Park ice skate rink, etc that is special during the Holidays.
     
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    I still miss going to see Macy's windows with my grandmother every year. :(
     


  8. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Seeing the gigantic balloons being blown up the night before the Thanksgiving Day Parade is pretty rad too.
     


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    mcbrown Senior member

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    My favorite memory of the holiday season in New York is the time a crazy guy punched me in the face in broad daylight just off 5th in midtown. That was awesome. Happy holidays!

    Did I mention that you can't love New York without also hating it?
     


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    mcbrown Senior member

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    Yes, that is absolutely insufferable. San Franciscans insist on trying to convince you that everything about SF is fantastic all the time. And they have absolutely no sense of humor about it either. Don't like having to spend 20 minutes separating meat from vegetables in your Chinese takeout in order to satisfy the mandatory composting rules? Caring for the environment should be it's own reward!

    :censored:
     


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    No complaints about the weather today?
     


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    You want know what makes San Francisco totally fantastic? The fact that you don't have to separate the meat out of your compost!

    (whoever told you that didn't know their compost from dirt)
     


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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, we don't give a shit about that. We also accept all of your plastic in recycling and sort it out later.

    Anyway, NYC after Thanksgiving is fucking magical, and anyone who says it isn't is a hard-hearted, miserable sonofabitch.
     


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    Thing is, we don't give a fuck if we piss you sissies off.
     


  15. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    It's funny going through this thread. Most peeps dont realize how much better NYC is today than 20+ years ago.

    The entire city was a pos in the 70s. Nothing ever got done. The sidewalks were full of dog shit. Garbage was heaped in the street for days. The subways were even filthier. Potholes never got filled. Vacant, burned-out squatter buildings everywhere.

    Then came the 80s and 90s! Crack, AIDS, 2,500 murders a year.

    So when you say NYC sucks, you may well be right. But your standards are absurd because you're living through one of its golden ages.

    And to those recent transplants from tree-lined suburblandia who wax poetic for the days of Fun City and pine for "the real Times Square": Fuck you. Grow up in that shit and see what it's like.
     
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