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Old 05-24-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Interesting article talking about how New Yorkers who used to socialize locally in their neighborhoods are now forced to commute all over Manhattan and the Outer Boroughs to see their friends and what it might mean for the city.

The Social Commute: How the Big Schlep Is Changing the Way NYers Live | Observer

Does any of this resonate with your experience? Some interesting possible consequences for real estate here.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Interesting article talking about how New Yorkers who used to socialize locally in their neighborhoods are now forced to commute all over Manhattan and the Outer Boroughs to see their friends and what it might mean for the city.

The Social Commute: How the Big Schlep Is Changing the Way NYers Live | Observer

Does any of this resonate with your experience? Some interesting possible consequences for real estate here.
I don't know. I think they interviewed a lot of wrong people.I literally had a conversation yesterday with a friend who lives in Inwood and was saying that he never goes to Manhattan anymore because he has made a lot of friends in Inwood and has ample social venues there. Then I reminded him that he lived in Manhattan.

Personally,I am much the same. When I first moved from Williamsburg to The Bronx I used to go back to Brooklyn frequently to see friends and hang out there but then I started cultivating a group of Bronx friends and realized that most of my Williamsburg friends were not really willing to trek to The Bronx.I asked myself if they couldn't get to The Bx why should I schlep to Brooklyn ? So now, I hardly ever go back to Brooklyn except for rare special occasions and I rarely socialize in Manhattan either.

I have lived in NYC for a very long time and have lived in many neighborhoods in 4 boroughs. In the end, I have always wound up being a real neighborhood creature wherever I have lived so I guess I am holding true to form. I think most of the people I know are the same.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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That article may have an age and marital status bias. I gather if you are in your 20s and 30s or if single you would do more commuting all over NYC. Just a guess and to point out the interview should identify characteristics of people interviewed ( though most of the interview is anecdotal anyway besides some statistics on MTA ridership).
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't know. I think they interviewed a lot of wrong people.I literally had a conversation yesterday with a friend who lives in Inwood and was saying that he never goes to Manhattan anymore because he has made a lot of friends in Inwood and has ample social venues there. Then I reminded him that he lived in Manhattan.
I'll take an alternative tack and say that in my experience people's friends were rarely in their own neighborhood (unless you're talking about people who grew up here as kids in the 1940s). Mine have been at various places in Manhattan, and if they live father out, they work in Manhattan, and we socialize in Manhattan after work.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I'll take an alternative tack and say that in my experience people's friends were rarely in their own neighborhood (unless you're talking about people who grew up here as kids in the 1940s). Mine have been at various places in Manhattan, and if they live father out, they work in Manhattan, and we socialize in Manhattan after work.
Yes but the vast majority of NYers neither live nor work in Manhattan.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:40 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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I'll take an alternative tack and say that in my experience people's friends were rarely in their own neighborhood (unless you're talking about people who grew up here as kids in the 1940s). Mine have been at various places in Manhattan, and if they live father out, they work in Manhattan, and we socialize in Manhattan after work.
That is true. I've lived in NYC for most of my life and have friends all over. Even Staten Island but we all converge in Manhattan as the central spot to hang.
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