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Old 10-09-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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NYC becoming the next San Francisco.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:19 AM
 
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gentrification sterilized new york.......old new york you had to be tough regardless of race or income......now sissies and trust fund babies have taken over large swaths of the city and sissified it.......

staten island people: if yall dont like minorities blame robert moses.......NYCHA is one of the prime reasons why they moved there....

I wish the cross brooklyn expwy got built (no one cried when they built the cross bronx)
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:44 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I actually agree with you - I had more fun when I worked in Downtown Brooklyn....although back in those days (early 2000s) Downtown Brooklyn was rat-infested too haha.....nowadays, when I get off work, I can't wait to get out of the city man...unless it's a Friday, then maybe I can be coerced into a few drinks.

You just reminded me of something - back when I worked downtown, that was when it was first starting to get gentrified....I remember when they opened a bar right down the block from my old job - liquid lunch time! haha
Good old days. I worked at the WTC from 1982 till it went down, and we used to go to a place called Dan's at lunchtime. There were other bars, too, that aren't there any more.

Kids today--we go to lunch for a birthday of someone in the office, the other manager my age and I get wine or a drink, the yutes all drink water with lemon. It's just sad, lol.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I actually agree with you - I had more fun when I worked in Downtown Brooklyn....although back in those days (early 2000s) Downtown Brooklyn was rat-infested too haha.....nowadays, when I get off work, I can't wait to get out of the city man...unless it's a Friday, then maybe I can be coerced into a few drinks.

You just reminded me of something - back when I worked downtown, that was when it was first starting to get gentrified....I remember when they opened a bar right down the block from my old job - liquid lunch time! haha
I much preferred working in Brooklyn, even though it was a much worse neighborhood than where I worked in Manhattan. I truly hate Manhattan for multiple reasons. I was never a club or lounge person, so I never needed to go there. The typical bar atmosphere is much better in the outerboros. I have no use for crowded events like parades and street fairs and such, and I'm not stuck up enough to claim that only Manhattan has good restaurants. So other than the world-class museums and maybe a show every so often, I truly have no reason to go back to Manhattan from now on unless it is for work, and that better be few and far between!
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I wish the cross brooklyn expwy got built (no one cried when they built the cross bronx)
Huh?? Sure they did, many blame the decline of the Bronx in the 70s on Moses' projects there.

I do agree about the cross Brooklyn, it would have been very useful but now its perhaps too late.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
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I wish the cross brooklyn expwy got built (no one cried when they built the cross bronx)
Literally everyone cried (ok not literally, but A LOT).

I think the words "trendy" and "cool" should probably be the last words used to described the new form of transplants to the city. "Quirky" fits much better.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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http://www.xojane.com/issues/unpopul...ng-to-new-york

Lol at this article. Some Florida Transplant said anything outside of Astoria and LIC in Queens is the Boondocks.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Ban all private cars within city limits. Alternatively, make it so that the horn sounds out full blast both *inside* the car and outside of it, childish, impulsive morons.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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http://www.xojane.com/issues/unpopul...ng-to-new-york

Lol at this article. Some Florida Transplant said anything outside of Astoria and LIC in Queens is the Boondocks.
I was in Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy) speaking with some people so self-involved with their hipster-ism and coolness that they actually said they refer to the Upper East Side as "Rhode Island". I assume because they feel they are at the epicenter of coolness and to have to go to the UES from Bed-Stuy takes so long it feels like it's Rhode Island.

I had to end that conversation pretty quickly.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The best thing that can happen to NYC is a zombie apocalypse.
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