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Old 06-12-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Nearly everyone rides the subway sometimes. I work at a law firm. The partners take a car service if the client is paying, but the usually take the subway if they're paying. Oh, and the average partner at my firm makes over 2 million. I've seen the CEO of a major investment bank on the subway. I'm sure he has a driver.

However, it might be a guy-thing. Well-heeled women, especially if they're over 40, don't usually take the train.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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The beauty of NYC is that everyone from all walks of life and every social and economic strata takes the subway. Haven't you ever seen that Ken Burns series about the city? One of the historians in it makes a point about that.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: NYC
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ive heard a yuppie say i only take cabs b/c the subway is dirty lmao only those rejects might think its 'unchic'. otherwise, everyone else does.

So these yuppies truly believe cabs are clean...lol @ the yups
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Most of the real upper class type people( except the old ladies) in NY ride the subways and busses frequently.
The ones who think it is beneath them are usually the aspiring middle class people who think everyone will think better of them if they make a big deal about not riding the subways.Then the real upper class people laugh at them behind their backs for being so pretentious and foolish.
Gotta love those aspiring upper classmen who go out of their way to make a point that they are too good to ride the subway system. lol @ their foolishness.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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I prefer buses and cabs because I like being able to look out the window and get fresh air (by NYC standards). But if you need to get somewhere quickly, the subway is best (usually).

BTW, I don't know what subways you people are riding that no older well-off women use - I see those types riding all the time. Those comments are peculiar.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Nearly everyone rides the subway sometimes. I work at a law firm. The partners take a car service if the client is paying, but the usually take the subway if they're paying. Oh, and the average partner at my firm makes over 2 million. I've seen the CEO of a major investment bank on the subway. I'm sure he has a driver.

However, it might be a guy-thing. Well-heeled women, especially if they're over 40, don't usually take the train.

I tend to agree. Most millionaires who have earned their money the hard way tend to be quite thrifty. They take subways, drive Hondas and Toyotas (not necessarily brand new) and tend to keep low profiles. They tend to live in the same house for years.
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