Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
city plus burbs. so 100 miles of pavement.
has it been mentioned that anyone that currently resides in NYC and does not enjoy it can very easily just move to North Korea. No humidity, no escalator maintenance issues. Only one season (dreary). Sourcing D'Artagenan and other foodie items will be a bit of an issue though.
korea is actually humid as hell in summer.
the actual island of Manhattan isn't particularly large at 23 square miles.
oh neat, a mid-day downpour!!!!
October/November and April/May are really the only pleasant months to live here. Overall such a crappy city.
I was going to express doubt but I checked the NYC marathon course and decided otherwise. Jeez. Central Park is longer than our downtown.
Last June, I did a scavenger hunt in Central Park with some work people (I hate events like this, but an excuse to get out of the office was needed). The borders were the whole East to West width, and then something like 70th street to 90th Street going North-South. Shit took like 4 hours to complete, it was exhausting.
like I said it depends on how you calculate but the NY metro area strentches out in three directions. To the east you'd have to count all of Nassau County plus at lest the western part of suffolk. To the north you have at least the lower half of Westchester and Rocklin, tthen to the east pretty much the top third of New Jersey.
^ I can't believe you'd count north Jersey. Newark was one of those places that I was so, so happy to have in my rearview mirror.
North Jersey is filled with NYC commuter suburbs.
You don't know how good you have it. I took the horrible bus system here from the age of 12. The buses always run irregularly because traffic is somewhat unpredictable and the methods of attempting to stick to the schedule seem to be at the drivers discretion. Often (and seemingly on the busiest thoroughfares) this is done by driving at about 5 miles an hour so that the bus fucks up all the traffic behind it. Not sure why they wouldn't just wait a few more moments at the stops. Because they seem to have a desire to keep moving this also means that unpredictable traffic might allow the 6:00, the 6:15, and the 6:30 bus to fly by at 5:54, meaning that the commuters who get to the stop around 6 have to wait until 7:00 (because an accident occurred at 6:13 and now traffic is fucked) to catch the 6:45 bus.
I finally stopped using the bus in 2010, because the city and the bus union could not come to an agreement about hours I believe. The result was that riders were punished by routes being cut, sometimes by half on the busiest lines.
Oh, I also have had bus drivers simply miss a turn and drive down the wrong street and have to be directed back to their own routes. I have also had several drivers who rant and cuss to themselves out loud and many who will almost kill pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Buses will also fuck up traffic by simply wading into the middle of an intersection when there is a slow line of lights and block it for several minutes.
Yeah, we lived in Maplewood and did nothing in New Jersey outside of our neighborhood. All time off would be in New York (we never really went to Jersey beaches for example) and my parents both worked there.
believe me, I do like the subway for all its faults. Blows MUNI and BART out of the water.
I am sure that BART seats are the most fucking disgusting things I have ever rested my weight on, and I've had some pretty ugly nights.
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