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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    And deprive you the pleasure of leaving the city? I'm not that cruel.

    I've only driven within the city maybe twice. I learned quickly that cabbing it is far easier.
     
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  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I thought it was because NYC doesn't rely on school buses for kids schoolkids. Subways and city buses usually in operation so there is no danger to children travelling to school

    [​IMG]

    This is not mine. Since I lived in Queens but went to HS in the Bronx I was given a C-2 (Combination bus & train) pass
     
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  3. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    why do people grow cabbage on the sidewalk?
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There used to be (may still be) corn growing in the median on Upper Broadway in the 100s.
     
  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had those, too. And because I went to religious schools, mine was good on Sunday, also. They were color coded by month. My daughters have them as well - one is good on Sunday and one is not. Theirs are good for the whole semester, so there must be a good business trafficking in "lost" metrocards. I know the school keeps a log of them, so maybe "lost" ones are disabled remotely when the student is issued a new one.
     
  6. gomestar

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    all of these snow piles remind me of the time I got mad at my parents and I thought it would be a good idea to seek revenge on them by spraying water all over the big pile of snow that the plows left at the end of the driveway.
     
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    I am from Europe and temporarily live in NYC: Can someone explain to me why some people stick around at the bottom of the stairs at some subway stations rather than wait on the platform (specifically the Essex St station below the platform for the J and Z towards Broad St)?

    Also, is there going to be a NYC meetup anytime soon?
     
  8. gomestar

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    these people, along with those who sit on the platform benches but never seem to get on any train, are a deep mystery and have been discussed many times in this thread.
     
  9. thatboyo

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    those ppl are probably waiting to see whether the train that comes in is an M or not. The lower level has F trains which has similar stations with the M going uptown
     
  10. lefty

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    Industry or non industry?

    lefty
     
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  11. tazmaniac

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    that seems to make sense. Kinda freaked me out, I thought I was somehow doing it wrong... ;)
     
  12. tazmaniac

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    Depends on the industry... Seriously though, I am just a consumer...
     
  13. Churchill W

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    Maybe they are trying to decide between the train and the bus? Not familiar enough with that station to determine why the people there do it.
     
  14. Churchill W

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    This makes sense. I do this at West 4th when trying to catch the first train that comes between the A, B, C, or D.
     
  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We schedule them, at a minimum, around the Tournament of Champions squash matches staged in Grand Central. The Tournament is in January, but not sure of the venue for next year as rumor has it that Grand Central has permanently let out portions of Vanderbilt Hall for another food court.

    BTW, your Swiss compatriot, Nicolas Mueller did very well this year, nearly winning a match against the eventual champion.
     
  16. tazmaniac

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    I guess I missed that, which is kind of stupid as I've been here since August and will only stay until June. I meant to go to the Men of the Cloth screening, but missed that, too. Oh well....
     
  17. gomestar

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    wife woke up and yelled at me for going out with my crazy neighbors and smoking all night.


    vindicated by the fire.

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  18. whiteslashasian

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    That's kinda funny Gome, but I also hope everyone is safe around that fire.
     
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  20. gomestar

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    there's soot all over my yard. the smoke was going directly over our place.
     

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