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Old 11-25-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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Housing is already over expensive and parking is over expensive. Then you have to spend way too much time barely moving in traffic, while you watch many people walk by, so walking is actually faster than driving there. Also you have the amazing subway (transit, not the reataurant, although you probably have that too lol) that's probably much cheaper than buying a car, and paying for gas, insurance, and all that other stuff. The one exception I'd say you should have a car is if your job requires you to have a personal vehicle. I couldn't stand long lines in lunch when I was in school, driving in New York City? I don't have that kind of patience myself! I'd ride the subway and walk for sure.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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You are aware NYC isn't just Manhattan right?
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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You are aware NYC isn't just Manhattan right?
Yeah, but isn't all of NYC similar? It's a dense city. I've never actually been there, but I've read about it...
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Because we have lived here our entire lives and know how to manage having a car. Its called experience.

My questions for everywhere else would be how do you spend all this time driving on highways and/or finding your parked car in these giant parking lots where every aisle looks the same?

Also not sure of this term "over expensive." If such a term exists, wouldn't it entail that no one would live here or have a car here?
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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It's logical to own a car if you live in Staten Island, The East Bronx, or most of Queens. The outer boroughs (outside of areas like LIC or Downtown Brooklyn) are nothing like Manhattan.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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It's logical to own a car if you live in Staten Island, The East Bronx, or most of Queens. The outer boroughs (outside of areas like LIC or Downtown Brooklyn) are nothing like Manhattan.
I would say up until maybe 15-20 years ago you still could have a car in many parts of Manhattan outside of midtown and cityhall. In LIC parking was super convenient in most places until 5-8 years ago.
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Because I want it.

And my car is in my parking garage so no, it's not a hassle since the garage attendant deals with it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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I live in Queens, life is easier without a car. I have an express bus stop on the corner and I walk to the train. Keeps me in shape.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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i live near the end of the city line. ive always had a car. i have free parking on the side streets and only 90 mins per week of alt side parking, no problem at all having a car in a quiet area with good parking

what stinks is when the city suddenly decides it wants to designate a few spots on a free street a no parking zone. this has happened a few times
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:38 PM
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My questions for everywhere else would be how do you spend all this time driving on highways and/or finding your parked car in these giant parking lots where every aisle looks the same?
I spent almost ten minutes finding my car in a mall parking lot this Saturday.

Finding street parking in Brooklyn is a pain at 10:30 PM...
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