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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I have relatives in Quogue and South Hempstead and have spent a lot of time at the beaches between the two (and further out on the island). They feel like this: [​IMG]
     
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    you go to the beach during sweater weather?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    is that one of the guys who parked Cameron's dad's Ferrari?
     


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    yes, he was in Sonic Youth in the early days as well.
     


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    In SF, if you don't go to the beach during "sweater weather", you don't go to the beach, ever.
     


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    You mean Southampton ? I've never been to those beaches in the winter but I imagine it to be a whole different story (and pretty empty). That said (and somewhat seriously), the stretch of East Hampton-Amagansett-Montauk beaches is really nice. As I said, a pain to get to, fairly private with beach permits, etc... but extremely pleasant places.
     
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    I've lived in in San Francisco on (Bush Street and Powell) for about 2 years.

    Its more expensive than living in manhattan.

    San Francisco has that weird effect on you when you look at it from afar (like on the Sausalito Ferry or Alcatraz) where you think "damn thats fucking beautiful..."

    NYC is actually not that bad if you know where to live. Places like Queens may initially look totally grotesque (like anything near the 6/7/M trains) but there are wonderful enclaves like Jackson Heights.

    the whole east coast is humid during the summer. but at least its predictable.

    things i hate about NYC:

    - everyone in the winter wears black, 95% of the subways and buses are filled with people in black coats.
    - the new york teams' (yankees, mets, rangers, knicks) and their hold on the media even if they suck and don't make the playoffs.
    - the fact that the Jets/Giants say they are NYC teams, but play in the same stadium in fucking new jersey.
    - shitty roads (i've bent my car's rims driving over potholes) and third world drivers (same could be said about LA and SF though).
    - only one real IMAX theater in manhattan/queens/brooklyn/bronx/staten island
    - taxis that end up being slower/dirtier/10x more expensive than the bus/subway
    - overall lack of respect for older/elderly people by teens. this is also true of pregnant women in the city too.

    Things i love personally about NYC:

    - its almost overly pet friendly. I've seen pitbulls on the subway. There are 8 dog parks within a 5 mile radius here in Williamsburg.
    - you can actually ride a bike around the city (seriously you can, there's even bike lanes, its scary at first, but as long as you ride safe you can ride all around the city).
    - 4am and in the Upper West side need to get home near Coney Island (about 15miles and worlds apart). $2.25 and you'll get there eventually. Hell you can get from JFK to anywhere in manhattan 24/7 using the MTA. ***
    - people are actually nice here. they'll let you in to a lane if you signal and give a head nod when driving.
    - driving around NYC isn't really that bad (especially on weekends). even with the no right on red rule. (insider secret - you can pull into the right turn when its clear and wont get a ticket - seriously no one is really watching).
    -I've watched the Daily Show, Conan (when he was here), Letterman, Saturday Night Live... and its actually free! you just sign up online to get tickets.


    ***I once assumed that the Bart would run trains out of SFO 24/7 and saw people running to the terminals, it was 10:30pm. Apparently the last trains leave SFO at 11-11:30pm.
     


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    No, Quogue is in Southhampton isn't it? I meant South Hempstead. Relatives in both places who are also related to each other, so I've spent a lot of time between the two. That side of the family started in Yonkers or the Bronx I believe, and has been crawling towards Montauk since about 1870.

    And I have been to theose beaches off season, but no, I just meant that I usually feel disappointed by them, even in summer, hence I might as well be fully dressed and scowling at the tide.
     
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    Ah OK. I was confused since Hempstead is not on the ocean so there's no beach there. It's close to Long Beach and Atlantic Beach, both only slightly less depressing than Coney Island
     
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    Coming back from a vacation in the south of France with two 3.5 y.o. boys, I was shocked at how nice and family friendly NYC is. Sometimes you have to step away for a little and be exposed to other behaviors to truly appreciate that. The attitude towards little kids in France is just so assholish and disrespectful... I felt like everyone there was Piobaire
     
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    There also don't seem to be too many Jews there anymore, and I get a kick out of watching my grandma try to socialize with her Jamaican neighbors. Maybe it's just Hempstead come to think of it.
     


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    When I said that love the fact that NYC is overtly pet friendly... it was implied that NYC is overtly kid friendly also. :devil:
     


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    My father and grandfather's doctor liked to say that pediatricians were basically veterinarians. That is because my wife was a pediatric resident.
     
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    :laugh:

    Or me
     


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    NY has greenery. I can get you an ounce a a good price....
     


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