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Old 07-29-2010, 01:15 PM
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http://stylepeterson.com/new-york/new-york-attitude.jpg (broken link)

New York Attitude. Is there really such a thing? Perhaps this photo, captured in Soho, one of New York City’s busiest shopping districts, can teach you the delicate subtleties of time-honored New York attitude. Do you see those two New Yorkers conversing in the foreground of this photo? You can’t miss them. They are standing smack-dab in the middle of a busy sidewalk, forcing passerbys to scrape their tender sun-burned bodies against stone walls and iron grating in an effort to pass. The already tight boundaries of this walkway are made thinner still by the akwardly placed newsstand that these two gentlemen are standing in front of. Yet, like the true Masters of Attitude they are, they proudly carry on in conversation, undismayed by the inconvenience they have created. Yes, be amazed! This, my friends, is classic New York Attitude!

By the way, if you look in the background you will see two trainees, young Jedi apprentices if you will, who are learning the art of New York Attitude. How touching it is to see the skills of the master passed on to the new generation . . . Viewers at home, please remember that these are trained professionals. Please do not try New York Attitude at home without proper supervision and training.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:02 PM
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A REAL NYC attitude would have 'accidentally' smashed into one of the talkers to give them a subtle hint to stop blocking the sidewalk!
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:08 PM
Location: New York City
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Astor Place is not in SoHo.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:10 PM
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When they get bumped a little too hard, they will move. So what's the big deal? I am supposed to believe that in Poho, Middle America people don't stand in the middle of the walkway in the mall with a double decker stroller talking to people while they block/inconvenience others? Or 2 pickups are double parked on a single lane road talking about catfishing techniques while they block the road for others?

This thread is silly. Now do an expose on middle America..oh wait..that's been done already Funny Pictures at WalMart
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Location: New York
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That Wal-Mart slideshow is priceless. A shocking look at the ugliness, idiocy and obesity of materialistic America.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:16 PM
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It's an ad for a website, as most of these photos are. Sorry, I have nothing against artists and people running small businesses. I even really like photos in general, but I don't appreciate threads that are started here for the sole purpose of posting a url for a photo business, if that's what it even is. I didn't go to the website because I don't feel like having my click count for someone's google analytics counter.

When mathjak posts his lovely photos, we are not subjected to advertisements.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:17 PM
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I wouldn't say materialistic America...it's just plain old America.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:36 PM
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Ummmmm...that was probably the worst example i've ever heard of. Thats not a New York attitude..thats just rude. And in actuality most New Yorkers HATE that..those of us that were born and raised here understand that people have things to do and places to be..so we're not going to stop in the middle of the street and have a conversation ! Things like that go right in line with tourist who'll stop smack dab in the middle of crossing the street to take a picture !!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:11 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Here's NY attitude...I was visiting, I walked in and out of beautiful Madison Ave shops....as I left 1 I said "Thank you" the lady in the shop said "FOR WHAT?????"
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:17 PM
Location: where my heart is
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Sarcasm. They just don't get New York sarcasm in the South. Call it "attitude" or what you will, but they are clueless.
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