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Old 12-01-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I think you need to turn off the Faux News.

Guess your choice of news gives you misinformation also.

NY State is one of the richest states in the nation, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

NY is 23rd from the top for unemployment, hardly one of the lowest. I am not sure what your idea of richest is so I will have to wait to address that.

There is more wealth in a few blocks of the Upper East Side than any other location on earth.

You are wrong but not sure what this matters anyway.

NYC, the city you despise, has had more numeric population growth than any other city in the nation since 2000. More than Houston; more than Dallas.

If NYC is really "falling apart", then why is it experiencing more numeric population growth than any other city?


NYC has a growth rate of .6%. Well below a multitude of other cities. Of course just having 9 million people having babies is going to give them a numerical advantage but the growth rate is minimal.


And Texas has lower incomes and higher unemployment than NY State. It also has MUCH higher debt. In fact, Texas has the second highest per capita debt in the nation, second only to Illinois.

I am curious where you got this info because the latest numbers I came across show only 7 states with a higher debt per capita, than NY, in relation to the state GDP. Texas only had one state with lower debt per capita.

Texas also has the 5th lowest COL and only 5 states have a higher COL than NY. With the median family income only about $3,000 higher in NY, I would say your dollar goes quite a bit further in Texas.

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Old 12-02-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've never seen anything worse than the George Washington Bridge, it's like an ongoing 24/7 evacuation route.

Some have come close but nothing has passed the GWB.

And for the 100th time not everyone in NYC takes the bus/train/etc., and driving in Manhattan isn't hard, people make it sound like it's India or something. -__-
I agree the GWB and Cross Bronx are the worst in the nation. However, I still believe Washington DC metro (I'm here now actually) and LA metro are far, far worse than NYC metro as a whole.

I also agree driving in Manhattan isn't hard, I actually enjoy it. Keeps you on your toes.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I agree the GWB and Cross Bronx are the worst in the nation. However, I still believe Washington DC metro (I'm here now actually) and LA metro are far, far worse than NYC metro as a whole.

I also agree driving in Manhattan isn't hard, I actually enjoy it. Keeps you on your toes.
The Dulles Toll Road and Rt 66 are real assboils, aren't they?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I always say, whoever that drives in NYC can drive in any place. The ranking seems about right
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: State College,PA
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Well, let the truth be told.. NYC has the worst traffic in the country, hands down (duh).
People forget that NYC has well over twice the population of the next largest city (LA) and over 15x the population of Atlanta. Of course it has the worst traffic!

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
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i just saw an article in the ny times that caught my attention.

the report, which was released very recently, ranks new york city as having the worst traffic in north america.
I believe it. Just one of the reasons why I don't like large cities. I'll stick to the small towns where I would actually be able to get somewhere
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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High density and high population equals traffic even with great public transportation. The amount of people commuting into the city is always going to make traffic bad. NYC and D.C. have extremely high daytime employment in their downtown's which isn't the case compared to many southern cities.

Another factor is that MTA in NYC and WMATA in D.C. are packed to the brim during rush hour into and out of downtown with no capacity left. NYC and D.C. are the only cities in the nation with over 1 million people using their subway/commuter rail systems daily yet they have the worse traffic in the nation. You do the math. D.C. has Baltimore and Richmond commuting into the city. NYC has NJ, PA, and upstate NY commuting into the city. It's better to look at CSA numbers when looking at traffic.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I believe it. Just one of the reasons why I don't like large cities. I'll stick to the small towns where I would actually be able to get somewhere
You can get around, just not by car during rush hour. You're passing where millions of people live and work. If it was a rural, you'd have to drive maybe a 100 miles to pass the same amount of "stuff".
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Of course NYC has the worst traffic. Luckily, most people who live in NYC don't have to deal with it unlike other cities with only nearly as terrible traffic where 90% of the residents must deal with it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: State College,PA
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I've never seen anything worse than the George Washington Bridge, it's like an ongoing 24/7 evacuation route.

Some have come close but nothing has passed the GWB.
You are right about that. You may be interested in knowing that the George Washington Bridge is in fact the busiest bridge in the world (in terms of vehicular traffic).

George Washington Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interesting.. This suggests that the GWB is even worse than the bridges in the largest asian cities!

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