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Old 10-11-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The hideously ugly FDR and Westside Highway should removed so that the city waterfront can be truly restored and also making room for more development.

Instead, we should invest more money in improved public transportation into and out of the city in the tri-state area.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Forest Hills, New York
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NYC is the perfect city if you're a young, ultra rich, alcoholic. I've been living here for 5 years (first in the Bronx, now in Forest Hills) and I can't wait until the day I leave and never come back. There are so many things I totally took for granted before I came here......like a car, driveway, washer/dryer, personal space, fresh air, no roaches. On a positive note, it has taught me to appreciate where I'm from a lot more. I can't wait to move back and live a normal life.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:46 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)
I'm inclined to agree. I recall NYC from the 70's, when I went to the old Stuyvesant HS.

Free Being Records...the St. Marks Theater...the old Alphabet City...Book Row, by Cooper Union...

I'm staying in the area now. All of the above is gone. Now: an endless row of overpriced bars and restaurants. 12 bucks for a hamburger? And, hordes of (speaking of overpriced) NYU students. The din of these dweebs that throng 2nd Ave. on weekend nights make me hate walking there.

But, the Cross Bronx? There I don't agree. The construction of that monster destroyed entire neighborhoods. They blame kids asthma on secondhand tobacco smoke? That is a laugh. That fetid, diesel exhaust reeking ditch stinks up the whole Bronx. And, the passenger cars are mostly commuters headed for Jersey. Ought to charge them all a big, fat TOLL.

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Old 10-11-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The best thing that can happen to NYC is a zombie apocalypse.
Have you shopped Bloomingdale's lately?
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Have you shopped Bloomingdale's lately?
True! Shopping anywhere in the city, especially during the holidays. Amazon has been my savior over the years. Screw the malls in particular.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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New York is not a tough place. Being from New York does not make you tough. New York compared to other large cities is actually soft.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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End the policy that all people who come to NYC will be housed by the city if they are too poor to house themselves. If we didn't have this policy, maybe low income and potentially homeless people would stop flocking here from other parts of the state and the rest of the US.
Very much agree.
End it retroactively.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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The best thing that can happen to NYC is a zombie apocalypse.
Wait ... what do we have now ?

Or does "zombie apocalypse" mean that the current zombies disappear.

If this references a popular film I probably do not know it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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New York City is far too overpopulated and congested then it should be. I wish the city would lose about 25% of it's population.
You can find decent candidates by reading the other thread that brought out the rent regulation and modest income folk bashers - surely transplants (at best).
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Brooklyn is nothing but hipsters, churches and housing projects.
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