captaink
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The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:42 am

Years gone by, NYC was known for crime, insecurity, and selfish, non caring citizens. But have many you noticed that this really is far from the truth? In terms of crime, NYC is one of the safest 'big cities' in the USA. New Yorkers are usually very wonderful people. In fact Americans are generally very wonderful, genuine poeple, but most cities don't have the reputation New York has.

You are talking about a city with a huge population of people from different corners of the globe living in one place. There are unusual circumstances, but for the most part it works out just well. You get lost in NY, and you ask someone on the street for directions and they are eager to help you, like they were waiting to be of help to someone. Couple days ago, I was lost in Soho and i asked a woman directions and she almost wanted to take me to the door of the place i was looking for.

Then we have the guy who jumped into the subway. Granted this is an extreme case but I think it shows what sort of people really inhabit this city for the most part.

Quote:

Wesley Autrey jumped down onto the tracks and rolled with 19-year-old Cameron Hollopeter into the trough between the rails at 137th Street station Tuesday.

Mr Hollopeter, who had suffered a medical problem, was rescued just as a train was coming into the station.

Two cars passed over the men before

stopping just inches above them.

The train operator had seen someone on the tracks and put the emergency brakes on.

The New York Times newspaper reported that Mr Hollopeter had suffered a seizure, which sent him convulsing off the platform and onto the tracks.

Moments after the train came to a halt, Mr Hollopeter asked if he was dead, Mr Autrey said.

"I said: 'You are very much alive, but if you move you'll kill the both of us.'"

Mr Autrey, a 50-year-old father of three and a navy veteran, said he was doing what anyone should do in this situation.

Rest of story...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6231971.stm

Just taking the time of to tell all the New Yorkers on here, keep up the good work.

Any other New York fans out there..
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:21 am

There was another thread on this incident, but I definitely agree that New Yorkers really are some of the nicest people you'll find.

I don't live there anymore, but whenever I visit, I love it so much. The city is so much different than LA... and in a good way.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:40 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 1):
I love it so much. The city is so much different than LA... and in a good way

Ditto... It has a life and soul... However after riding the subway at 4am back towards Howard Beach (Going to the airport). Its not all roses!

New York is NOT a safe city by any measure, always take care and be cautious when walking the streets, especially alone...
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:55 am

I was pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of New Yorkers. I felt safe in New York, even riding in the illegal taxi cabs in Brooklyn was a great experience. Complete strangers piling in to a strangers car to get to there destination faster was all a part of the fun and thrill of being in New York.


I just don't understand why some of the New York transplants out here in SFO are so loud, obnoxious and always have to make it a point to remind everyone around them that they are from New York.  bigmouth 
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:03 am

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):

Yea, I saw this story on the NBC Nightly News last night. I posted about it on a.net last night, here:
Man Saves Life In NYC Subway

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):
You get lost in NY, and you ask someone on the street for directions and they are eager to help you, like they were waiting to be of help to someone. Couple days ago, I was lost in Soho and i asked a woman directions and she almost wanted to take me to the door of the place i was looking for.

This is very true. Back in 2001, my family took a trip to NYC (My dad originally grew up there, before leaving when he joined the Air Force). He was trying to figure out how to use the token machine for the subway and a total stranger saw he was having difficulty with the machine and came up and offered assistance without even being asked.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:08 am

I really enjoyed the friendliness and staff during my hotel stay at the Saint Mark's hotel in the village and Hotel Carter in Times Square.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:13 am

I've always enjoyed New York, and vouch for both the friendliness and willingness to help. I feel safer in New York than I do in parts of Washington DC
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:16 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
However after riding the subway at 4am back towards Howard Beach (Going to the airport). Its not all roses!

New York is NOT a safe city by any measure, always take care and be cautious when walking the streets, especially alone...

Well, New York does have its bad neighborhoods, like any big city. That line happens to go through one of the worst of them. Next time take the E.

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:32 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
He was trying to figure out how to use the token machine for the subway and a total stranger saw he was having difficulty with the machine and came up and offered assistance without even being asked.

This happens everywhere... even in london...
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:36 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Yea, I saw this story on the NBC Nightly News last night. I posted about it on a.net last night, here:
Man Saves Life In NYC Subway

I was looking for that post.... Sorry to start another one.

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
Well, New York does have its bad neighborhoods, like any big city. That line happens to go through one of the worst of them. Next time take the E.

That is exactly the point i want to make. Alot of cities are dangerous, but alot of cities are not as big as NYC is. Alot of cities doesn't have the racial and cultural mix as NYC does. NYC is a city with unusual circumstances. And for the size of the city and the population it is relatively safe. Like most big cities there are good and bad neighbourhoods. You are going to find a little of everything in this city. You have to do your homework to know where they are, and take the usual precautions as you would in any big city to avoid danger.

But it is relatively safe and among the safest of cities that size, and the people are generally great.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:45 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 9):
I was looking for that post.... Sorry to start another one.

No problem. Mine only received four replies before it started falling to the bottom. This a story I want people to see, and it's doing better in terms of the number of replies. There's fiinally something good in the news to read about.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:05 am

Quote:
NYC is one of the safest 'big cities' in the USA

I came up with this list from The Government Guide website citing the 25 most dangerous cities in America.

Source: http://www.governmentguide.com/commu...home/morganmostdangerouscities.adp

1 Camden, NJ
2 Detroit, MI
3 St. Louis, MO
4 Flint, MI
5 Richmond, VA
6 Baltimore, MD
7 Atlanta, GA
8 New Orleans, LA
9 Gary, IN
10 Birmingham, AL
11 Richmond, CA
12 Cleveland, OH
13 Washington, DC
14 West Palm Beach, FL
15 Compton, CA
16 Memphis, TN
17 Dayton, OH
18 San Bernardino, CA
19 Springfield, MA
20 Cincinnati, OH
21 Oakland, CA
22 Dallas, TX
23 Newark, NJ
24 Hartford, CT
25 Little Rock, AR

My hometown Atlanta, GA is #7  Sad and a couple of my other favorite cities are on the list to (Dallas, Detroit)

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:06 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
Ditto... It has a life and soul... However after riding the subway at 4am back towards Howard Beach (Going to the airport). Its not all roses!

Correct.

However, I usually, feel safe in NYC  Smile


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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:12 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
I was pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of New Yorkers. I felt safe in New York

Same here, I went to a Mets game with my 15-year-old cousin in August, just him and I, and I never felt unsafe at any point.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
always take care and be cautious when walking the streets, especially alone...

Well of course, no matter where you are, you must always keep your wits about you!
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
New York is NOT a safe city by any measure, always take care and be cautious when walking the streets, especially alone...

Meassure it against Jo'burg or Bogota.

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 11):
I came up with this list from The Government Guide website citing the 25 most dangerous cities in America.

West Palm Beach in there? Interesting.

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:25 am

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 11):
1 Camden, NJ
2 Detroit, MI
3 St. Louis, MO
4 Flint, MI
5 Richmond, VA
6 Baltimore, MD
7 Atlanta, GA
8 New Orleans, LA
9 Gary, IN
10 Birmingham, AL

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:24 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
New York transplants out here in SFO are so loud, obnoxious and always have to make it a point to remind everyone around them that they are from New York. bigmouth

They got deported and are not allowed to come back, so they get mean and ugly and go to SFO.  yuck 
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 11):
14 West Palm Beach, FL



Quoting Coal (Reply 14):
West Palm Beach in there? Interesting.

We have a lot of crime down here. As of today (Jan 4th), we have had 1 murder a day, including an 8 month old killed in a drive by(had to work that one, just makes you sick)

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbccent...aper/2007/01/03/m1a_baby_0103.html

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[Edited 2007-01-05 04:04:56]
 
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:22 pm

Saw tonight that Donald Trump gave him a check for $10K, and he got $5k from some other person or company (not sure who)...and NYC Transit Auth gave him free pass, but for ONLY a year! Why not at least a couple of years?
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting J_Hallgren (Reply 18):
he got $5k from some other person or company (not sure who

I believe it was the school that person he saved attends.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:44 pm

New Yorkers are just a bunch of stupid, loud, fat Americans.

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:57 pm

Having spent plenty of time in NY, it's always amazed me how safe I feel in Manhattan. From the nineties on down (and right on up through Morningside Heights on the west side) I feel safe walking on any street at any time of day - and believe me I have. Of course there's places where things can get hairy, but for a city as massive as it is, its incredibly safe.

Having lived in both DC and SFO as well, I've gotta say that I generally feel safer in NY. (There's nowhere in DC I'd walk by myself after 11pm - been mugged in both Georgetown and Friendship Heights!)
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:58 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 14):
Meassure it against Jo'burg or Bogota.

Have you been to Johannesburg?
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:20 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 1):
The city is so much different than LA... and in a good way.

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It's been my finding that LA people are extremely self centered and materialistic. Not true of New Yawkers.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):

I just don't understand why some of the New York transplants out here in SFO are so loud, obnoxious and always have to make it a point to remind everyone around them that they are from New York.

I think it has something to do with (A) being out of their element and (B) feeling like they have to maintain that New York persona that they're all a bunch of foul mouth, bad asses.
 
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):
Any other New York fans out there..

I've never been there, but I'm planning my first trip in about a month or two.

Being a volunteer fireman I've had the privlidge and honor of training on several occasions with members of FDNY and becoming friends with several of them. As instructors they are some of the best I've seen. Open to discussion and new ideas as much as they've taught me new "tricks of the trade". Talking to guys who have visited stations in NYC they've been welcomed and treated nothing short of family. They definetly know the definition of BROTHERHOOD in the fire service.
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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:44 am

Did anyone see Wesley Autrey on The Late Show with David Letterman last night? It was really inspiring, he was so humble about it. His story is really a great example of everyday heroism.

I agree New York is an amazing city. It's so unique. There's a sense of camaraderie between New Yorkers that's really special. Great city  thumbsup 

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RE: The Great People Of New York City

Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:57 am

The new yorkers just dont stop do they!!!

Quote:


US 'heroes' catch falling toddler
Map of New York
Two New York men are being hailed as heroes after catching a toddler as he fell four storeys from a fire escape.

Julio Gonzalez and Pedro Nevarez saw three-year-old Timothy Addo dangling from a railing and rushed to position themselves underneath him.

As the boy lost his grip, he hit a tree branch, bounced off the chest of one of the men and landed in the other's arms.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6236053.stm

Well done to them!!!

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