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Old 02-01-2012, 04:50 PM
Location: Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by nyctc7 View Post
I was just about to research the cost of a block of medium (not sharp) cheddar cheese!! Guess I'll do something else.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Location: BK All Day
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Here's my advise:

Save a million dollars before moving.

When you move here make sure you carry all of your valuables in a safe or better yet a money belt under your clothes.

Never go outside when it's dark. So looks like you will need to sleep in your office in winter since it gets dark at 4.

Are you crazy? NEVER go to Central Park EVER. Everyone who has ever gone to central park has been raped.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:59 PM
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To be fair to the OP, a lot of television and movies do give that impression of the city. Because that's how it used to be and it makes good for a good setting. For all we know, the OP has never left her town of 170 people. Cut her some slack (unless this is a troll).
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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NYC is one of the safest large cities in the USA.
Astoria is a good neighborhood in Queens and not far from Manhattan (meaning a short commute).
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:06 PM
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We have all the answers already...just trying to get some feedback as to how you feel about the area. Everyone depending on their economic status has a different viewpoint as to how they view the world. How do you view the world and your self within it?
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:54 PM
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>> We do not drink, smoke, or party.

Why the f*#*&** are you coming to NY?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Location: Manhattan
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Well I got a POUND of shredded 3-cheese cheddar (KRAFT) for $1.99 on Friday. BUT that was at JACK'S on 32nd St. And the exipiry date is next week.


Go to Food Emporium and pay $5.99 for 7 ounces (yep, $13.69 a pound.)

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:12 AM
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You could check weekly ads at some of the local markets for research about grocery prices

Grocery stores in Manhattan
Welcome to the Associated Supermarkets Website (http://associatedsupermarkets.com/sales.html - broken link)
The Food Emporium - My Store - Weekly Specials

Here are more, though these may only be in outer boroughs:
Welcome to Best Yet Market
C-Town Supermarkets for Savings - Home
Trade Fair Supermarkets | Main
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:39 PM
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I suggest that instead of asking everyone how to think that you start your own reading/research and evolve your own ideas. Part of the pleasure of NYC is gradually finding the hidden treasures, preferably finding them yourself - not having someone giving you a list beforehand. Get subscriptions to New York magazine and Time Out New York. Read some of the guidebooks that talk about neighborhoods.

New York these days is the safest it's been in quite a while, but you'll have to let your own comfort level dictate where you go.

Why would you want to listen to your iPod in public? If you're new, you want to be aware of everything going on around you.

Don't get me started on the cost of milk. The problem isn't that it's $4 a gallon - the problem is that it never goes on sale.

I hope you've figured out how you can live in NYC without full-time jobs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The answers on this thread are some of the funniest I've ever seen. Well, so were the questions.

The one with the cameras/Ipod, etc., were the best. That reminded me--one time my husband and I were going to see Letterman and on the way we came across these 20-something girls, obviously tourists. There were four and they were taking turns snapping shots of the other three in front of some building...we asked if they would like us to take a photo of all four of them. They looked at one another in alarm, and then turned and started walking really fast down the street, once in a while glancing back to see if we were coming after them to steal their camera. It was too funny.
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