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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    ^I was talking about Korean Fried Chicken Bro!

    I'm just fucking with you. You're probably right with your sociology/race demographic per geography musings about indian food, about for all other azn food Queens has it in spades as long as you're aren't looking for high class joints. UFC chicken (especially the garlic spice variant is AWESOME
     
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  2. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    which brings up another reason why NYC can suck.... often times the good ethnic food is pretty hard to get to. If you're in manhattan then you have to take two trains to the boroughs. If you're in brooklyn and want to get some good Persian Food in Woodside then its an hour in the subway or you have to drive through super congested parts of brooklyn queens or brave the BQE if its not traffic.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You guys are way too picky for me, I have to give up on the true real authentic ethnic food discussion and take a stroll to the contentedness thread right now... ;)

    johanm - not that I really care much to disagree with you but census info seems to indicate that most south asian are actually indian not bengali or pakistani in NYC, which jibes very much with my own experience with regards, to friends, acquaintances, and people I meet - most are from Indian families

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    http://www.chhayacdc.org/ourissues_sasians.html
     
  4. johanm

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    GDL - fair enough, I hate being on the offensive in one of those tiresome "you can't find real X in Y" debates. One small note, I was not distinguishing between Indian vs Pakistani numbers, but rather North Indian vs South Indian immigration and cuisine, the latter which you typically see represented by vegetarian/dosa joints. Pakistani food is pretty similar to North Indian food (lot of crossover in the Lahori / Delhi traditions, both rooted in the Mughal style).
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sorry my bad - I misread you. :embar:
     
  6. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    well the thread got derailed... its a quasi-parody thread about why NYC sucks. then someone mentioned how living in New Haven is desirable, and serious questions about ethnic food.
     
  7. gomestar

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    where is the Grand Hyatt?
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Isn't that the brutalist thing next to Grand Central ?
     
  9. musicmax

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    Googling "Grand Hyatt NYC" - four seconds
    Posting "where is the Grand Hyatt" - five seconds

    :uhoh:
     
  10. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    You spent 9 seconds timing yourself for a post that included 5 of those 9 seconds?
     
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    Man, after watching a doc last night about cell phone antennas, "full signal", I'm a bit spooked by the downtown of any city now. People are getting sick from this shit. At any moment one of these antennas can pop up outside your bedroom window and start pouring microwave radiation on you as you sleep.

    Wherever these antennas start going up, cancer rates start to increase. NYC has these antennas all over now, and the cell carriers are starting to hide them inside of objects that look like AC housings, steeples, etc so you wont even know they're there.


    This is from a small city in Turkey, it maps just the increase in cancer cases and overlays the locations of cell phone antennas:

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  12. rnoldh

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    Between global warming and cell towers what kind of a chance does a guy have?

    Well at least Bloomberg will protect you.
     
  13. musicmax

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    Yeah, from Similac.
     
  14. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    And HFCS.
     
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    Of course this is a known fact but damn NYC is so freaking expensive lol. I can't see anyone living comfortably here without making a six figure salary.

    I guess Dallas' low COL has spoiled me.

    Also, anyone been to the meatball shop in the LES? AMAZINGNESS HOLY SHIT
     
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  16. norcaltransplant

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    There are four other boroughs outside Manhattan. If you really wish to experience an alternate universe in NYC, travel to the South Shore of Staten Island. The population is almost entirely white, middle-class, and votes Republican en masse. The latter is a complete anomaly even for New York State!

    Quoted for partial truth. I live in one of the most popular breeder neighborhoods in NYC (non-Manhattan), and 200k HHI seems like an accurate entry point.
     
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  17. aravenel

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    I'd agree. I wouldn't consider trying to raise children in this city unless my HHI was *at least* 300k.
     
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    every year, thousands of college grads move to NYC with a non-six figure salary, and if you ever visit Murray Hill they seem quite comfortable.
     
  19. GothamRed

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    They still deposit checks from Mom and Dad, who also signed as guarantors for their apartment.
     
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  20. LawrenceMD

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    I'd rather live in New Haven bro...
     

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