Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
Thread is starting to really deliver.
Have you lived in nyc for a extended period of time? I'd love to read about it.
In my opinion genelized sweeping statements like "it's dirty" or "it's expensive" are true of any kind of large metropolitan area.
But manton complaining about the humidity that was well into the fall/winter or the fact that i had to haul ass to move my car during a 1" diameter hail storm in August and fell down my stairs roiling on the 1" hail marbles are actual living experiences that can make you hate this place.
NYC is on par with a handful of cities for cost of living, agreed. I've not lived there for an extended period, although I have visited and had extended stays on some occasions. Enough to know I don't want to live there.
For me, I just don't like living on top of one and other and in tiny spaces that cost a fortune. Its not my lifestyle.
I could probably get past the cost aspect, since income tends to track cost of living, but for me its the crowding.
Luckily I'm also not really sensitive to weather. I've lived un uber rainy climates, cold, dry, humid and none have really bothered me. I don't relate to folks that go in search of weather. Traffic is not that big of a deal to me either. I've always negotiated in telecommuting clauses with my current and previous employers.
I'm much more sensitive to space around me, etc. But my lifestyle involves hi-fi, something that is pretty impossible in a condo or row house.
From what I've seen/heard/read, NYC is amazing for when you're in your twenties, but it starts to dramatically lose its appeal once you get older and have a family and kids.
I would never, ever, in a million years, raise a family in NYC -- even if I was making bankkkk.
because raising kids in NJ is a superior alternative?
Who said you have to raise your kids in NJ?
the point is, I'd have no problems raising a family in NYC. In fact, I'd probably prefer it over some of the alternatives.
Fair enough. Surely, you wouldn't pick NYC over, say, San Diego.
Do you have a family?
You might reconsider that.
Yes, everyone tell gomestar what he should think about raising his non-existent family.
While I have certain fond memories of New Haven, it does have some the worst brutalist architecture I have ever seen this side of the Iron Curtain.
Where you there for the '67 Doors concert?
I kind of like Brutalist architecture
not sure. I have never been to San Diego.
i have a wife, but no kids. If we do have kids, we have agreed that it will be in 10 years at the earliest.
there's tons of families in my neighborhood. It's not like they're being raised in a midtown office tower or time square or anything.
i have already hired Crane's to start teaching them out to fire assault rifles starting at 4 years old. Maybe sooner, depends on their coordination.
Nobody remembers if they attended Doors concerts.
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