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Old 05-24-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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idea that anyone thinks they could successfully convince the patricians of Rye, let alone Westchester county council, that a tunnel from LI should arrive there!


People are living in la la land. It ain't ever gonna happen. You'd definitely have more luck trying to land it in CT - even if only just across the Byram river.


Rye?! Ho ho
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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Agreed...Crumbling infrastructure is the way to go...

You musta went to Jericho...

Oy vey.
Actually I live in Westchester - but nevermind. You thinking in 2018 that building nearby highways and gas stations increase home values instead of decreasing them is still hilarious.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Actually I live in Westchester - but nevermind. You thinking in 2018 that building nearby highways and gas stations increase home values instead of decreasing them is still hilarious.
What's really hilarious is you thinking that I think that.

Status quo is not the way to go. That's all I've been saying.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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$100 BILLION DOLLARS
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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It's not technically CT but Rye NY...a direct link to the Bx would defeat the purpose IMO...we already have the Whitestone and Throgs Neck just minutes from the Queens County Line. This is near the Nassau/Suffolk border...
Yeah but clearly there's too much North Shore resistance, so just keep it in NYC.

It does defeat the purpose, but you guys simply have too many NIMBYs standing in the way of anything remotely innovative.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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What is that, two or three school budgets? Mere bag o' shells.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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Yeah but clearly there's too much North Shore resistance, so just keep it in NYC.

It does defeat the purpose, but you guys simply have too many NIMBYs standing in the way of anything remotely innovative.
Please don't lump me in. Queens born & bred, resisted buying here to the nth degree. Wife wanted the stellar schools, and from day one we realized what a crock those are. I'm outta here in less than a month.

To that end, NIMBYism is destroying this place. Most who stay here are too myopic to ever know otherwise.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:42 PM
 
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Please don't lump me in. Queens born & bred, resisted buying here to the nth degree. Wife wanted the stellar schools, and from day one we realized what a crock those are. I'm outta here in less than a month.

To that end, NIMBYism is destroying this place. Most who stay here are too myopic to ever know otherwise.
I wouldn't say myopic, I think they just stuck in the early 1980s
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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I wouldn't say myopic, I think they just stuck in the early 1980s
That's the nicer way to put it, yes.

Another thing is that a good bit of the folks that live out here are on the teet. They get that return on their investment, even though it keeps them trapped here. I know a few civil servants that would love to make the jump I'm making, but would never leave their pension...so they sacrifice QOL now for QOL in their golden years. I'm a live for today kinda guy. I don't have a golden parachute, but I will have more investment potential and flexibility where I'm going...so I'd gladly sacrifice some twilight time to be able to enjoy the prime years of my family's existence.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Yeah but clearly there's too much North Shore resistance, so just keep it in NYC.

It does defeat the purpose, but you guys simply have too many NIMBYs standing in the way of anything remotely innovative.
A 20th century technology that will likely not be the way we transport ourselves around in even 25 yrs from now is not "innovative"


I tell you what's comically out of touch with the zeitgeist and future thinking though - someone in 2018 thinking building more roads is an answer. Don't forget your ice box, dial-up router and landline before you jump ship.
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