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Old 04-20-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Oh yeah, block parties. Sometimes there are street festivals, sometimes it's really confined to your block (i.e. block party). On Long island we had block parties in different sections of the neighborhood.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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My favorite thing about cities are the multi-lane freeways that lead OUT of them.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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I humor my suburbia-loving wife, but I'm a "city-center" kinda guy at heart. I love the hustle & bustle of cities. In high school, I used to take a Route 11 GMC "Fishbowl" bus (So named because of the fishbowl-like windshield) to downtown Miami. I'd love to sit at the windows of the main library and just look out on the traffic going up Flagler Street. Overcast days made it look even better...

I've often wished I'd grown up in NYC or Boston or Providence (I truly believe there's a Northeasterner in me screaming to get out!) The "roach coaches" in the Northeast serve awesome sandwiches and fare better than many Midwestern restaurants. Sigh...

I truly believe that underneath all that gruffness, Northeasterners are GREAT people. It's just that they're SO jammed in together that the brusqueness is a defense mechanism.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I humor my suburbia-loving wife, but I'm a "city-center" kinda guy at heart. I love the hustle & bustle of cities. In high school, I used to take a Route 11 GMC "Fishbowl" bus (So named because of the fishbowl-like windshield) to downtown Miami. I'd love to sit at the windows of the main library and just look out on the traffic going up Flagler Street. Overcast days made it look even better...

I've often wished I'd grown up in NYC or Boston or Providence (I truly believe there's a Northeasterner in me screaming to get out!) The "roach coaches" in the Northeast serve awesome sandwiches and fare better than many Midwestern restaurants. Sigh...

I truly believe that underneath all that gruffness, Northeasterners are GREAT people. It's just that they're SO jammed in together that the brusqueness is a defense mechanism.

What exactly is a roach coach that you say is in the northeast?
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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What exactly is a roach coach that you say is in the northeast?
Rachael84, "roach coach" is the slang name for those industrial catering trucks that serve food and drinks at construction sites or warehouses and other businesses. Some of these trucks just bring already-prepared foods and the driver just takes your money after you make your selections. Other, larger van-type trucks actually have cooking facilities. I've enjoyed awesome breakfast sandwiches and burgers in the Northeast and "muy bien" Mexican food out in California from "roach coaches!
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Rachael84, "roach coach" is the slang name for those industrial catering trucks that serve food and drinks at construction sites or warehouses and other businesses. Some of these trucks just bring already-prepared foods and the driver just takes your money after you make your selections. Other, larger van-type trucks actually have cooking facilities. I've enjoyed awesome breakfast sandwiches and burgers in the Northeast and "muy bien" Mexican food out in California from "roach coaches!
Do you mean those silver trucks that make the food right there? They're at the Long Island railroad stations in the mornings. Kind of like street carts, except bigger and they actually drive them lol.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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Do you mean those silver trucks that make the food right there? They're at the Long Island railroad stations in the mornings. Kind of like street carts, except bigger and they actually drive them lol.
Yep, those'd be the ones! Try 'em, you'll like 'em!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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I like how Pittsburgh used to card people and charge suburbanites $2 to $5 extra to get into the museum/planetarium, etc.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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The availability of restaurants, convenience stores, public transit, etc. I really don't like buying in bulk (I don't have a car) and trying to find some place that's open on a Sunday or any other day after 7 PM.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:31 AM
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I love how it's totally cool to be different.
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