New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 2:16 am

Yesterday I was just thinking about my first time in New York City. I liked NYC so much. It is such a great city. Unique !!
Hope to get back there soon.
What is everybody elses opinion on NYC ?

Cheers, B737-700

RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 2:23 am

ACK!!! LOL..ummm well...I think it's a great place to visit..and living here for a year or two is a great experience to have..but..umm I've had ENOUGH and I want OUT!!!!!
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 4:37 am

I live about 40 minutes away, so it's not as special any more.. just hop on the LIRR, pay my 6 bucks, and i'm there.  But I still love it and I think it's one of the greatest cities in the world.
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 4:54 am

I don't live there so I am from a visitors perspective,NYC RULES!!!!!
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 5:13 am

I've been up there once, and I think that it is a great city.

RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:15 am

It sucks living here, trust me....
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Tue Aug 29, 2000 8:56 am

I love it when I go there, but I could spend a lot more time in Chicago or London.

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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 3:20 am

I have been to NYC twice. Before I moan, I just want to say it's a great city.

BUT, the weather can be so severe. I thought London was cold, but NYC was like an icebox. Ho do you live through a winter in NYC? The locals told me that was a normal winter in New York!!

I was also there during the summer once, and it nearly killed me. The heat was unbearable. God Bless American air conditioning.

The drivers are crazy. But, I loved the place. It is so alive 24 hours a day.

I loved the shops. Everything is so cheap to buy too.

RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:23 am

The weather here SUCKS! The summers stink, the winters you have to put up with the crappy cold and snow, and it rains too much.

NYC *does* have good clubs, bars and restaurants, basically, great nightlife....but...I wouldn't make this my home...
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:31 am

I spent 4 days in NYC back in July. I hated it on the first night, but after that, I became attached to the city. It was expensive as hell, but I bought a pair of Oakleys for $6.
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:38 am

You got ripped off on those Oakley's man!! Go to Wash. DC. and you can get a pair for three dollars!! The guy we got them from hangs out around the metro station on "the mall, smithsonian stop"
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:53 am

I havent been to NY in a few years, But I want to go, and see how much its cleaned up!!!!!

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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 7:04 am

To the tune of "New York, New York":

Start spreading the news...
I'm grabbin' my shoes...
I HATE to be a part of it,
New York, New York!

I'm trying to go...
And nobody knows...
How much I HATE the lot of it,
New York, New York!

So come and tell me more,
I think it's such a bore!
To be a part of Old
New York!

Sung by yours truly, former resident of WILDLY over-stated and over-priced Westchester County, former commuter to NYC only when forced by parents, and rabid hater of the New York Yankees!

No offense to those of you who love it, but I think it's the pits when you can't see blue sky without craning your neck.

Should anyone care about more than my personal opinion and desire to know the evidence which supports it, feel free to e-mail me at

The Returned-to-Ohio-as-fast-as-I-could
Ex-New Yorker
Up, up and away!

RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 7:46 am

New York is CRAPTACULAR!!!

My job is great and the city does have an exciting atmosphere, but everything here is so Gross!! New Jersey is even worse!! Give me the wide open spaces of Texas any day.

Subways...disgusting, cramped, and infrequent



Yankees...I must have done something in a past life to suffer the constant hype of the Jankees

People...obnoxious. twice as obnoxious in NJ

Accents...plug your ears and try to read lips

RE: New YORK, New York! & Cba

Wed Aug 30, 2000 10:46 am

Hehe, I got that deal, too. When I arrived back in Manhatten from the Statue this guy wanetd to have 10 $. But I got them for 6 $ as well.
I thought that was pretty good.

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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 11:02 am

To put it bluntly: If you're from the US, and you've never been to really have no idea what a "big city" is. -- with all the good or bad that accompanies the term. I've been to every major city in the US of over half a million people and nothing approaches the feeling of mass urbanity like NYC--and that's just Manhattan. Maybe Chicago comes close but it's just not the same...not that it has to be either. I HAVE been to London England and it too gave you that "sense" ( it's hard to describe ) of the fact that the the built-up urban area just seems to go on forever. Most US cities have a "smallish" downtown area with a ring of highly developed suburbs. I say "smallish downtown areas" in that most would fit in the small triangle below Canal st. ( Tribeca ) in Manhattan. I personally never have, nor would I want to live in an urban area, but enjoyed keeping NYC at arms length by living 50 miles north and coming down to "paint the town red", courtesy of the frequent commuter RR service. Would have stayed in northern Westchester county ( I loved that place ) except for the fact it got too damn expensive. So now I'm a northerer living down south and am puzzled at why these "new south" cities ( big suburbs ) try to be "big cities".
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RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 3:17 pm

I flew over NY a couple of times, Never landed but I did fly over.

Maybe when I once again get the chance to catch a Dodger game there maybe I will land.

RE: New YORK, New York!

Wed Aug 30, 2000 9:23 pm

I do take exception to comments about the subway. If there was just ONE thing I could take back to L.A. with me it would be the subway system. Yeah, it can be crowded like hell during rush hour, but hey, one thing I DO love is not having to have or drive a car!!! That is one good thing about New York, you can just subway, walk or cab your way around Manhattan and go bar/club/lounge hopping easily. American cities need MORE mass tranist, not less...and the comment about infrequents service is just plaine WRONG. Only during the wee hours of the morning is service less; during normal hours, the different subway lines run constantly. Sure, sometimes they are delayed, and even I bitch, but then I have to remember that at least NYC HAS such an extensive and actully for the majority of the time, efficient public transportation system.


Thu Aug 31, 2000 12:16 am

Well my friend let me tell you this.

I wouldn't change this city for any other in the world. I love NEW YORK!!!

You get a taste of everything here. And when I say everything I mean everything. Different women, foods, music, party scenes, sports, nationalities and many more.

I've lived here for about 12 years.


RE: New YORK, New York!

Thu Aug 31, 2000 1:28 am

Surf, if I was you, I would take back with you to LA the Washington DC Metro, not NY MTA. Huge, clean stations with padded seats in the cars. 

The point about infrequent subway service is the damn things are always delayed when I'm in a hurry. The 7 train is on time only 70% of the time!!

RE: New YORK, New York!

Thu Aug 31, 2000 6:06 am

But the Washington Metro is not as extensive as the NYC MTA. I've been on the DC Metro, and it's okay, but it isn't as comprehensive.

The L.A. subway is very nice, very clean, better trains than the DC metro, but it's so small, not comprehensive in the least, it's really too bad, a victim of corruption and politics. You can go from downtown to the Mid-Wilshire district, and from downtown to Hollywood, and two stops into the valley. That's it. You still need a car to live in L.A., basically.

The NYC subway on the other hand takes you, well, EVERYWHERE. The borough that is the least served is Queens (or Staten Island really, but Staten Island is so isolated as it is). But all in all, you dont need a car here, and that is one of the great things.

Like I said, New York is a great place to visit, and having the experinece of living in NYC is a great experience to have, I think anyone who has it is all the better for it, I'm glad I came, I dont regret it in the least, but make this my home? No way! For me, personally, I like the weather and lifestyle of L.A. The Mountains, the beaches of Santa Monica....look I used to live on the beach and woke up everday looking at the ocean and Malibu. It's SO depressing to wake up on a bright beautiful sunny day in NYC and be in the middle of so much concrete and general ugliness. I started going to Central Park all the time because I was starved for nature. But you know what? As beautiful as Central Park is...that gets real stale...Anyway..dont get me wrong...NYC is a great place to hang out for awhile, I just would never live here permanently.

RE: New YORK, New York!

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