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Old 10-10-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I don't understand how it took you so long to notice this. Even as a kid, the disparities of neighborhoods next to each other were right in your face (prime examples UES & East Harlem or how the wealthy Park Slope is only a couple of blocks away from mainly lower class Crown Heights with small mixed Prospect Heights right in between). That's one of those things that has made New York very distinctive.
Yep another example is Washington Heights West of Broadway is total culture shock from East of Broadway. Mott Haven is one of the poorest areas of NYC and a couple of train stops away on the 6 line you enter one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country! It is very distinctive of NYC. I wonder if Starbucks will ever make cheaper coffee for the masses or if Apple makes affordable computers for the masses including poor people. The patrons of these hip corporations wont buy from them no more becuause it will loose its cool and wow factor plus elitest wont feel exclusive anymore if they market products to everyone in NYC and else where.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: London
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Yep another example is Washington Heights West of Broadway is total culture shock from East of Broadway. Mott Haven is one of the poorest areas of NYC and a couple of train stops away on the 6 line you enter one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country! It is very distinctive of NYC. I wonder if Starbucks will ever make cheaper coffee for the masses or if Apple makes affordable computers for the masses including poor people. The patrons of these hip corporations wont buy from them no more becuause it will loose its cool and wow factor plus elitest wont feel exclusive anymore if they market products to everyone in NYC and else where.
One of my sister's buddies from Columbia is as hipster-fied as one can get. He's a walking stereotype and he's expressed this same thought multiple times.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Default Brooklyn/Queens is the Old Manhattan

When people talk about the culture in Manhattan, what culture are they talking about it? There is no culture in Manhattan anymore.Unless you count consumerism as a culture. On the other hand, Brooklyn and Queens has a different culture every few miles like Manhattan used to.

When people talk about how great the food is in Manhattan, what food are they talking about? All the best new restaurants are opening in Brooklyn (and some in Queens).


It's not even debatable at this point.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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When people talk about the culture in Manhattan, what culture are they talking about it?
I'm going to take a "stab" at this..ahaha; could they be possibly talking about the numerous museums, art galleries, theatre, etc.........? I think it's safe to say; they fall into the category of "culture".



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When people talk about how great the food is in Manhattan, what food are they talking about?
^^NYC Restaurants - Ratings and Reviews of NY's Best Restaurants | Zagat

^^Plenty there to delight ANY palate!!! However, Bklyn and Queens definitely have some good restaurants, etc..., but IMO in terms of the art/culture/theatre Manhattan has them "beat".
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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When people talk about the culture in Manhattan, what culture are they talking about it? There is no culture in Manhattan anymore.Unless you count consumerism as a culture. On the other hand, Brooklyn and Queens has a different culture every few miles like Manhattan used to.
You don't get into the city very much anymore do you? If you did, I don't think you could even begin to say anything like this. How you can look at Tribeca, Hudson Heights, Spanish Harlem, Manhattanville, the Upper West Side, Central Harlem, Inwood, Turtle Bay, the East Village, and Hell's Kitchen -- just to pick a handful of neighborhoods -- and say something like there is no culture in Manhattan anymore. And I'm not talking about 'high' culture either. I mean, what have you been smoking?

You'd have a case if you said that there were fewer working- and middle-class residents of Manhattan. For sure. But even with that, there are so many different cultures, lifestyles, eateries, and ethnicitiies in the city that a blanket statement that you made is just foolish.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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Yep another example is Washington Heights West of Broadway is total culture shock from East of Broadway. Mott Haven is one of the poorest areas of NYC and a couple of train stops away on the 6 line you enter one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country! It is very distinctive of NYC. I wonder if Starbucks will ever make cheaper coffee for the masses or if Apple makes affordable computers for the masses including poor people. The patrons of these hip corporations wont buy from them no more becuause it will loose its cool and wow factor plus elitest wont feel exclusive anymore if they market products to everyone in NYC and else where.
You honestly kill me when you write nonsense like this.

I'm a native NYer, and I own a Mac AND use iPhones,etc. Why should Apple have to lower their standards for poor people? For the masses? HA! Get a Gateway or a Dell. Lol you're pathetic. Apple >>>>> Dell or any other manufacture (INCLUDING Google and Android crappy software.) This is MY opinion I have a choice of what to use and I CHOOSE Apple. Not because I'm from the west and think it's cool. Like you always like to assume.

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