Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I talked about this earlier - how 6th ave has become a tourist destination. I was shocked on how busy it was pre Christmas.

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    This was a recent development. It wasn't like that the season before. I suspect it has something to do with the street vendors.
     
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  3. lefty

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    And I didn't remember the corporate buildings putting up such enormous holiday decorations which attract even more tourists. I guess the visitors have smartened up to the fact that 5th is impassable.

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    Beat me to it. Yeah, all the office buildings have huge decorations up. So all the tourists stand on the sidewalk to take pictures. You basically have to lower your shoulder and start knocking people out of the way to get through the crowds there during the holidays.

    And this is why people say New Yorkers are rude. I'm not rude, I'm just not going to spend my evening trying to walk two blocks to the subway while you take 30 pictures and block the sidewalk.
     


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    At least the opportunities and diversity here is pretty good. But it does suck to live here sometimes.
     


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    If they could be somehow funneled to the WSH then 6th could go back to being the speedy corridor it used to be.

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  7. gomestar

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    weird that they flock to 6. I would have guessed Madison.
     


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    It spills onto both, really.

    The mild weather around the holidays also really increased the traffic to the tourist trap areas.

    I really like NYC at night time when there's a mid to heavy snow. It's unreal in how quiet and muffled everything is. Everything has an orange glow from the lights all reflecting off the snow. Barely any cars, taxis, or buses about. The roads haven't been decimated by traffic and salt. It's pretty magical.

    The day after such snow it's a nightmare :fu:
     


  9. LawrenceMD

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    NYC sucks because of all the insert country here: _____________ PRIDE PARADE! they have during the weirdest of times. It used to be on weekends that you'd have some country having their country's pride day parade but now they'll have them on weekdays. They even have them when a diplomat comes in to visit to speak at the UN, and the parade is less than 100 people. :facepalm:

    I remember in June, when they my own country's pride day parade was happening, and I was pissed at my own people because I was trying to get crosstown to the tunnel and it took an extra 40min.
     
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  10. willny

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    I know exactly what you mean. Its great to see the city in a sort of calm.
     


  11. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Puerto Rican pride day is the worst. I usually determine that it's "that day" by the fact that there will be more than 10 cars in a row that are stuffed with scantily clad women that nobody wants to see scantily clad and are blasting obnoxious music. If it's fewer than 10 cars in a row, then that's just Wednesday.



    two or so years ago, it was the end of the PR pride day and there were a bunch of really young Puerto Ricans (i'm assuming this because they were wearing wife beaters and had PR flags draped around them), and they were trashing the Bodegas on Lexington. Assholes.
     
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    My country's pride/friendship day was humorous because one of the biggest organizations in it was this huge triathlete club [which I am sadly part of :laugh: ]. I was swearing and trying to fool the cops into letting me drive across the street then saw a bunch of friends in regular street clothes riding tri-bikes [looking like huge dorks] as part of the parade.
     
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    There's a competition reality show in trying to navigate NYC at various times of the year.

    Drive cross town on PR Pride Day in under 30 minutes.
    Return a t-shirt to A&F on Dec 24th.
    Wait for two hours in the Magnolia Bakery line. No biggie, but you have to restrain yourself from muttering, "this is what we waited for? It's just a fuckin' cupcake."

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    And not even a good cupcake at that.
     


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    True story: I'm gonna have to move now that our rapidly gentrifying neighborhood is driving up my rent by 25%. I've been here an entire year and already it's become overrun with people exactly like myself.
     
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