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Old 10-12-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Default I love new york

I grew up in "upstate" NY (70 miles north of NYC) but as an adult have lived in other places (the South and Boston) before finally settling in NYC. After reading all the negative posts about NY on this board, I felt I needed to say: I LOVE NEW YORK. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE!

No, NY isn't perfect but it is NY and I LOVE IT!
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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And a mirror to talk to if you are moving down by yourself because these rednecks down here are two faced fools. They will pretend to like you and then stab you in the back. It is no secret that they are infamous liars. More like insecurity and intimidation gets the better part of them. Ignorance is a big part of their culture for sure!!!!
I lived in NC for 14 years and what you say is so true. Perfect example: A female co-worker arrives in the office wearing a blouse that doesn't look so good on her. The Southern women will say, 'Well Bless Your Heart. Isn't that the nicest blouse I've ever seen.' The woman walks away and the Southern women say, 'Wasn't that the ugliest blouse you've ever seen. HAHAHA.' Phonies, indeed.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I lived in NC for 14 years and what you say is so true. Perfect example: A female co-worker arrives in the office wearing a blouse that doesn't look so good on her. The Southern women will say, 'Well Bless Your Heart. Isn't that the nicest blouse I've ever seen.' The woman walks away and the Southern women say, 'Wasn't that the ugliest blouse you've ever seen. HAHAHA.' Phonies, indeed.
Thank god I don't have to hear that "bless your heart" line anymore...this post is dead on, always sweet as sugar to your face.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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i lived in nc for 14 years and what you say is so true. Perfect example: A female co-worker arrives in the office wearing a blouse that doesn't look so good on her. The southern women will say, 'well bless your heart. Isn't that the nicest blouse i've ever seen.' the woman walks away and the southern women say, 'wasn't that the ugliest blouse you've ever seen. Hahaha.' phonies, indeed.


rofl...
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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I lived in NC for 14 years and what you say is so true. Perfect example: A female co-worker arrives in the office wearing a blouse that doesn't look so good on her. The Southern women will say, 'Well Bless Your Heart. Isn't that the nicest blouse I've ever seen.' The woman walks away and the Southern women say, 'Wasn't that the ugliest blouse you've ever seen. HAHAHA.' Phonies, indeed.
Wow, I just caught a flashback of when I used to live back down south. But for NYers there is a huge "grass is greener" syndrome, many problems they face here they think they won't encounter elsewhere. The one true thing I can honestly say, which is the downfall in living in an attractive city, is the rents. The rents are the one thing I will not argue with someone about, its too damn high. People have a huge misconception that high rents purge the city of "undesireables" (i.e. low income people), but the majority are hard working people trying to make ends meet. I too have lost many a friend to places like Charlotte and Atlanta, I pour a little liquor out for them from time to time. LOL
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Wow, I just caught a flashback of when I used to live back down south. But for NYers there is a huge "grass is greener" syndrome, many problems they face here they think they won't encounter elsewhere. The one true thing I can honestly say, which is the downfall in living in an attractive city, is the rents. The rents are the one thing I will not argue with someone about, its too damn high. People have a huge misconception that high rents purge the city of "undesireables" (i.e. low income people), but the majority are hard working people trying to make ends meet. I too have lost many a friend to places like Charlotte and Atlanta, I pour a little liquor out for them from time to time. LOL
How your friends making out in atl and nc?
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Charlotte has NYers in its web - m.NYPOST.com

Read the above article.

Cost of living in nyc says it all about natives becoming transplants to other states. I found this article pretty interesting that in one county where taxes filed bt a preparer 2000 of were ex nyers. I myself have seen yankee pinstripes on cars in nc. I wonder whats the turnover rate for nc transplants to nyc vs nyc to nc? I guess nyc and nus will keep on loosing nys will keep loosing its working middle class residents.
It's not just losing the working middle class, it's losing the upper class, too, like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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It's not just losing the working middle class, it's losing the upper class, too, like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
I guess the transplants is keeping bloombergs ship afloat in rocky waters while new yorkers look to sail in calmer waters
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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How your friends making out in atl and nc?
Its cheaper, they don't regret that fact. But they're mostly bored, for some of them boredom is good.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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I guess the transplants is keeping bloombergs ship afloat in rocky waters while new yorkers look to sail in calmer waters
Maybe a fraction, but in the grand scheme I think it's the businesses that are keeping the city afloat. They're more consistent in terms of presence and tax revenue than residents are.
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