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Old 10-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Originally Posted by JayBrown80 View Post
No one Cares. Can you please lay off brooklyn for 2 seconds.

The OP was talking about NYC, which includes your beloved brooklyn. Do you even think before you post?
no, sometimes I don't think, but since I know it pisses you off, I some what feel better.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:35 PM
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I'm in Az right now for work and i'm missing the city and it rythem and i found out that the local pizza does not taste right after eating pizza there and the local food place's shut down after 9.pm and it denny or some fast food joint that opened at 4.am in the morning

Nothing like a local joint where you go in and they know you by name along with i'm driving a car again and i miss the subway and all it little quick's that it has
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:06 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I spent a couple years in Chicago and loved it. I don't want to start a Chicago vs NYC flame war (plenty of those already) but I do like the feeling that NYC never sleeps. Chicago has a couple areas that stay more lively than most of the city, but even they get pretty barren at times. Manhattan just never seems to sleep. I also like NYC's proximity to other interesting cities. Milwaukee and Madison are fine, but having Boston, Philly, and so many other cool historic cities a reasonable train ride away is nice.

There are many things I like more about Chicago as well, but I won't get into that here
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:36 PM
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I like that things are done fast (not always but a lot of times).

I like that the masses are here so that things can be done fast. lol I if you gotta sell something there's always a chance of it being sold just because there are more people here.

I like that most likely whatever type of merchandise you're looking for you stand the best chance of finding it here somewhere in NYC in whatever color or size and if they've run out they'll quickly get another shipment.

Most everything you need is in your own hood.

I can be in either downtown Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn in less than 30-40 minutes depending if it's rush hour or not.

There's always a chance someone will step in when seeing a wrong committed.

Always something to see here.

Being among people in Manhattan invigorates you, it's electric.

A few hours ride to at least 4 major casino spots.

Stores are open late.

Can walk to a lot of places.

Talking to complete strangers is easier here.

There ARE really pennies from heaven here. lol (Why do New Yorkers leave pennies behind?)
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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I like..
-that there's so many important and world class things to see and/or enjoy in the city(U.N., the Met, Central Park, Wall Street). It really does feel like the center of the universe at times.
-that so many different cultures live right next to each other and not only tolerate each other, but seem to appreciate many aspects of each others culture(and of course the variety of food is unbeatable)
-that there are so many people pursuing "glamorous" careers at the top level such as acting, modeling, music, writing, film and tv production, fashion, Wall St finance...etc. and that literally bumping into a celebrity is fairly common and is shrugged off as nothing(but is secretly still pretty cool)
-that I can fully enjoy the city, and even a large chunk of the NE US without ever having to worry about a car
-there's so much history around ever corner
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:49 PM
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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I love that on any given day I can see or experience something amazing. For example, a few months back we just happened to be walking past the Museum of Natural History and stopped to chat with a zoologist who was taking a giant tortoise out for some sun.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:57 PM
Location: Palm Beach County
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Hmmmm...so many!

I think the primary advantage of living in NYC is we have EVERYTHING at our disposal. i.e. Cultural events, diversity, nightlife, fashion, history, fab cuisine, bodegas that stay open 24/7 (hahaha!!), great transportation in comparison to other states/cities, and the list goes on.

On the flip side; we do have to PAY an "arm/leg" for most of these indulgences.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:58 PM
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I love the variety of people in New York City. I love the representative neighborhoods like Little Italy, Little Jamaica, Little Brazil. I love the more diverse areas like the Greenwich Village where you can find an assortment of people from all backgrounds. Not only Racial, Ethnic, and National diversity but the income diversity I feel is important too. From Janitors to Advertising Executives, from public housing to luxury condos. I feel this is truly unique to NYC. Now it goes a long way to say some areas have too much segregation. Neighborhoods like Brownsville in Brooklyn come to mind, however over time this situation seems to be changing. A perfect example would be the influx of non-African Americans into Harlem and Bed-stuy.


This is where NYC truly outperforms the majority of major cities in the United States. You can exist without a car. You are not dependent on a machine to get around. It adds to the social vibrancy of New York City. It brings life to our streets across the 5 Boroughs.

ART, plays, ARCHITECTURE, music, NIGHTLIFE, events, FOOD, we destroy most other urban areas in this aspect.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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It's extreme diversity
Extremely convenient
The culture
Public Transportation
Just the ppl in general ppl here in NY are diff than anywhere else
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:13 AM
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Once again, I had a great NYC moment: on my way to the subway this morning in Washington Heights, I walked past a crew filming someone talking about genomes and Neanderthals. He looked like a hipster, but sounded like a scientist.
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