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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Baller!!
     
  2. Connemara

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    He didn't save the city, that was done by Richard Ravitch, Felix Rohatyn and Hugh Carey. It all happened under the Abe Beame administration. Koch cut spending in order to pay down the loans used to save NYC. Paid them off early.

    Beame was a joke, one of the old-school machine guys. Koch and his group were reform Dems, the opposite of Beame's crew.
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would say the city had two nadirs, the first was the late Lindsay era through the fiscal crisis and the crazy arson summer of 1977. Things got slowly better after that, some of it owing to Koch and (later) to the WS boom in the Reagan era which flooded the city with money.

    The second coincides almost totally with the Dinkins mayoralty, which was an almost unmitigated disaster. NY peak crime year was 1990.
     
  4. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    apolagies if this has been posted before

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  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Yep, I'm definitely part of the green. :censored:
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    So I just stepped into this cab. I'm in TriBeCa.

    41st and broadway please
    41st?
    Yeah, 4-1, 41st
    That's uptown, yes?
    Err..... Yes, uptown to 41st and broadway
    Broadway is uptown?
    Please just drive up 6th avenue, thank you!

    Let's see if we get there...
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    I'm 100% sure he isn't a licensed taxi driver
    And about 75% sure that he doesn't have a drivers license
     
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    i had a post similar to this a while back. But this thread is 85 pages, and the search function crashed for me, so you'll just have to believe me.
     
  9. aravenel

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    I hate that shit. Always annoys me when cabbies ask you how to get to places from the airport. You're the cab driver, not me--I never drive in this city.

    But yeah, 41st and Broadway is way worse than that. :facepalm:
     
  10. whiteslashasian

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    I had a cabbie who I could tell was brand new. I said Chelsea Piers, he had a confused look on his face, so I just gave him turn by turn navigation. He was REALLY thankful.
     
  11. lefty

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    There used to be a test for these guys. Have they dropped it?

    I drive by Chelsea Piers all the time, but have never been. What exactly goes on there?

    lefty
     
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    You can tell when someone is on their mobile by the way it autocorrects Tribeca.
     
  13. gomestar

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    if there is, its clearly nowheres near as thorough as London's
     
  14. FlaneurNYC

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    It's a big sports complex.

    http://www.chelseapiers.com/index.cfm

    And I love when cabbies ask "Which way do you want to go?" I tell them "The quickest one."
     
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  15. lefty

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    I guess that's a clever idea. Always looked like madness to get in there on a weekend.

    lefty
     
  16. whiteslashasian

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    I usually go around 9:45 PM on weeknights or after 6pm on sunday for the "off-peak" hours on the driving range so it's rarely ever busy other than the odd dinner party getting out or party ship docking.

    Pro-tip: If you buy the $100 driving range card (15% extra balls bonus) and go off-peak it's cheaper than the crappy driving range back in my hometown.
     
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    I blame the hipsters.

    edit: oh gawd...I know exactly where that plant is. Its actually pretty futuristic looking and I rubberneck whenever I drive past the bridge going into Queens.


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    that plant also is on a "greenway" walk/bike path...

    but then again considering the area... I still blame the hipsters for this...
     
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  18. edmorel

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    Any suggestions for a good place to eat with young kids in the Meat Packing district?
     
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    :sneaky2: Ed, that sounds like a trick question, but if you're talking about getting a snack/lunch go to the Chelsea Market (btwn 15th & 16th) on Ninth Ave. - lots of choices, many good, and it's a cool space. The downside is that it no longer the quiet backwater it once was BITD - depending on the time (& weather) it can be borderline unbearable. The Hog Pit was fun, but I'm pretty sure it closed...
     
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