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Summer in NYC - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by pwy95a, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Day trips to Long Beach, Jones Beach or Fire Island. I think NYC summer might be worse than Texas. In a hot summer it is absolutely commensurate w/ Texas temps/humidity. Then you have the a/c culture vs. non-a/c. Throw in a couple of daily trips down into the subway (10-15 degrees hotter - more like a humid Baghdad or Riyadh). Then top it off with the seasonal disparity (I don't think Texas gets anywhere near as cold), and NY is the clear winner.
    +1 I have had some of the most disgusting days of my life in that city. You just feel like you want to sit in your shower with cold water spraying you for the entire day. There's this sickening sight and feeling you get in manhattan at around 2pm where every smooth surface glistens with such an intensity that you get an instant headache. The air is like this emulsion of sweat, gasoline, and old spice deoderant. I honestly feel delirious once I step outside in those conditions. There's something about intense weather in an intensely unnatural environment which almost magnifies the severity of the natural element.
     
  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    I hit the reply after seeing the budget. Trust this:

    Spend as little as possible on housing, even if it means you have to travel a bit farther on the commute. NYC is always alive and it's fairly easy to get around. Also, get a bike. Something you wouldn't mind laying down.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    I spent the summer in Beijing wearing full suits and neckties on my volition--Beijing summers may be even more egregious than New York given the Oriental element that doesn't prioritize sanitation plus the pollution.

    Shanghai summers are even worse, however, given the extreme humidity. It's slightly more redeemable than Beijing in that one doesn't have to walk across vast expanses of obscenely over-scaled avenues in the sweltering heat.
     
  4. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Where's your office going to be? The last thing you want to do is have a pain in the ass commute. You can get from point A-B anywhere in Manhattan for under a $20 cab ride on weekends. Do yourself a favor and make your daily trek easier and then worry about nightlife.

    Agreed. Minimize your commute. You can't minimize your weekend trek, cause you could be going anywhere.
     
  5. gdl203

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    Agreed. Minimize your commute. You can't minimize your weekend trek, cause you could be going anywhere.

    Yea - better to live in a depressing midtown neighborhood with nothing going on but bums and trash bags than to add 5 or 10 min a day to your commute to live in a neighborhood that doesn't make you want to shoot yourself when you're done with work.
     
  6. TEPLimey

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    Yea - better to live in a depressing midtown neighborhood with nothing going on but bums and trash bags than to add 5 or 10 min a day to your commute to live in a neighborhood that doesn't make you want to shoot yourself when you're done with work.
    Yea, that's the ticket. Hyperbole is the new black. I'm sure that there is no middle ground between what you're describing and living in the Playboy Mansion but having to fly across the country to work.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yea, that's the ticket. Hyperbole is the new black.

    I'm sure that there is no middle ground between what you're describing and living in the Playboy Mansion but having to fly across the country to work.


    None.

    But seriously, I see many young analysts fresh off college who opt for the "commute minimizing" option when they move to NYC and end up hating their life a lot more than the day they realize that was part of the problem. I always give the opposite advice to people asking me that question.
     
  8. TEPLimey

    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

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    None.

    But seriously, I see many young analysts fresh off college who opt for the "commute minimizing" option when they move to NYC and end up hating their life a lot more than the day they realize that was part of the problem. I always give the opposite advice to people asking me that question.


    Sacrificing 5 minutes for an awesome location is recommended. Living (for example) in the UES and working in Columbia Heights would suck tremendous balls. It would be nice to know where this kid will work before doling out advice about where he should live.
     
  9. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    It would be nice to know where this kid will work before doling out advice about where he should live.
    Did you even try to read? See post #5.
     
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    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

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    thewallychamp Senior member

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    on a side note -

    when an HBO show declares "brooklyn is the new manhattan"

    well, then it isn't anymore
     

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