Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    It was easy to break into the conductor cabs in those red birds-turn the knob a bit a kick the door. We used to gain access and make announcements over the PA system. Fun times.
     


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    NORE Senior member

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    I found a pic of Manton in the early days:

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    You can see the look of disgust on his face at the state of the trains back then.
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    NORE, did you ever take over a train and go for a joy ride. like Pelham 123?
     


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    NORE Senior member

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    Nah, not enough balls for that. That movie (the original based on the 6 line) made me weary of trains for a while. I think I read somewhere that one guy did take an A train for the length of the route some time ago, though.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it was around 1999, I was here at the time. It was actually a HS kid who was obsessed with trains, he learned how to operate them and then took one out and ran the route, making the stops and everything. It was wild.
     


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    I'm pretty sure that's against the union rules...
     


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    I'm gonna have to look this up.

    OK I searched and only found stories on Darius McCollum who once took a E train but I think the dude you're talking about is the one I'm talking about but I can't find the story. The story on Darius is a sad one, tho.

    EDIT2: This was bugging me so I kept at it. The kids name was Keron Thomas and he was 16. It's crazy how you can just waltz in a sign out a train.
     
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  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    One of the best NYC movies. Walter Matthau was perfect in that role.
     


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    As was he:

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    I found this NYTimes article from 2009.

    You Try to Live on 500K in This Town

    On a more recent note
    What Is Middle Class in Manhattan?
     


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    When I read in that piece that only 17 percent of Manhattan households have children, I wondered about SF. Looked it up, and 17.7 percent. That explains a lot about the state of the school system.
     


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    Makes sense. I would never want to have children in this town, at least not unless I was making several multiples of what I am now...

    Reasons New York Sucks: I swear that no matter which direction in which you walk, the wind is blowing straight in your face. It blows from all four directions at once. WTF.
     


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    Coop maintenance of 96k? Only in buildings that won't accept you unless all of these other expenses are trivial to you.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not surprised about SF, but surprised about Manhattan. First, remember that at least a fourth of Manhattan is not yuppie, it's predominantly poor and non-white. There are kids in those parts. Second, I can't be the only one who's noticed a real "baby boom" in white Manhattan. The UES and certain areas downtown seem to have kids everywhere/
     


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    I've always gathered that people who are not NYC residents assume that raising a family in NYC means raising a family in a midtown skyscraper.
     


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