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Old 10-18-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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The recent fare hike was annoying, but $2.75 to get anywhere in NYC at any hour of the day is still a bargain.
Better bargain when it was 50 cents back in the 1970s.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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I somewhat agree with this. I feel if you're a NYC resident, then the city should assist you. I'd rather see people housed, then to step over them in the street or subway

Have said this before, it isn't a "policy" per se but rather a requirement mandated by NYS's constitution. That document requires the state and thus by extension local governments *MUST* provide for the poor.

NYS courts have ruled that mandate covers housing so yes, NYC and NYS are the only places in the United States where housing is a constitutionally protected mandate and that long as you are on such soil you are covered.

NYC has entered into various consent decrees over this matter for which the administrations of Bloomberg and Rudy G. before him were hauled into court by this or that group supporting the homeless claiming they were back tracking from their promises.

The only way to reverse this would be to remove or alter the constitution mandate, that just won't happen long as Democrats control the Assembly.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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As a native New Yorker, I have a problem with new folks coming here trying to change the landscape. For some of us, this is home. This isn't just a stop over until we get married and move to the burbs where it's more our speed. If you don't like the grit of the city, get the f out. spoken like a true new yorka
Yea make like an egg and beat it, "LEAVE"
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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A lot of Native New Yorkers who complain about hipsters/transplants are pretty lame themselves and guilty of some of the same things they accuse them of doing
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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A lot of Native New Yorkers who complain about hipsters/transplants are pretty lame themselves and guilty of some of the same things they accuse them of doing
As someone who just had to endure over an hour of three adults (parents plus a photographer) yelling "Brian, Brian, Brian" as they tried to get some toddler on a scooter to pose for pictures, can honestly say have *NEVER* done such a thing.

Am getting that fed up with transplants and their children claiming the sidewalks for their own personal space. You want to teach your kid to ride a bike? There are parks for that. Ditto for shagging balls, having a kaffee klastch, standing around having loud (and often intimate) conversations on your cell phone and countless other suburban behaviours.

Sidewalks of Manhattan aren't Greenwich, Darien, Oyster Bay or whatever; you have a narrow path of concrete with in many areas apartments on ground level just a few feet away. The streets/sidewalks of Manhattan are *NOT* the same as your own back or front yard. These people need to go on back to the woods where they came from and take their kids with them.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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As someone who just had to endure over an hour of three adults (parents plus a photographer) yelling "Brian, Brian, Brian" as they tried to get some toddler on a scooter to pose for pictures, can honestly say have *NEVER* done such a thing.
Yeah. Went to the gym this morning, where an "older" transplant-looking mommy took up an entire bench in the locker room for herself, her child, and her child's stuff. No idea why the child was there with her. We all got to listen to the non-stop toddler-speak.

On the way home. A train car included two couples with an inordinate amount of very small children in tow, each of whom commanded his or her own 1.5 seats - along with the parents in their own seats, of course. Everyone else stood because the parents could not hold whomever on their own laps. Again ... entire ride of toddler speak, screams, playing loudly, what-have-you. The parents looking at everyone in the car, "Isn't she AMAZING ?!!!! and he is SO special."

There were a few other parents with a child, obviously locals (I actually recognized one boy from a play group). They watched these people silently as though they were exotic and badly behaved animals in the zoo. Children as well, just looked.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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As someone who just had to endure over an hour of three adults (parents plus a photographer) yelling "Brian, Brian, Brian" as they tried to get some toddler on a scooter to pose for pictures, can honestly say have *NEVER* done such a thing.

Am getting that fed up with transplants and their children claiming the sidewalks for their own personal space. You want to teach your kid to ride a bike? There are parks for that. Ditto for shagging balls, having a kaffee klastch, standing around having loud (and often intimate) conversations on your cell phone and countless other suburban behaviours.

Sidewalks of Manhattan aren't Greenwich, Darien, Oyster Bay or whatever; you have a narrow path of concrete with in many areas apartments on ground level just a few feet away. The streets/sidewalks of Manhattan are *NOT* the same as your own back or front yard. These people need to go on back to the woods where they came from and take their kids with them.
I hear ya BugsyPal; and agree100%.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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I hear ya BugsyPal; and agree100%.
Am hearing from more and more residents of ground through about third floor front facing apartments about noise. My next door neighbor is on the GF and think one day she is going to go all Medea on someone's behind. She says they are parked outside her windows day and night smoking, talking, drinking and so forth. She put up one of those signs you are seeing more and more of in front windows, but LL sent her a letter demanding it be taken down.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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As someone who just had to endure over an hour of three adults (parents plus a photographer) yelling "Brian, Brian, Brian" as they tried to get some toddler on a scooter to pose for pictures, can honestly say have *NEVER* done such a thing.

Am getting that fed up with transplants and their children claiming the sidewalks for their own personal space. You want to teach your kid to ride a bike? There are parks for that. Ditto for shagging balls, having a kaffee klastch, standing around having loud (and often intimate) conversations on your cell phone and countless other suburban behaviours.

Sidewalks of Manhattan aren't Greenwich, Darien, Oyster Bay or whatever; you have a narrow path of concrete with in many areas apartments on ground level just a few feet away. The streets/sidewalks of Manhattan are *NOT* the same as your own back or front yard. These people need to go on back to the woods where they came from and take their kids with them.
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Yeah. Went to the gym this morning, where an "older" transplant-looking mommy took up an entire bench in the locker room for herself, her child, and her child's stuff. No idea why the child was there with her. We all got to listen to the non-stop toddler-speak.

On the way home. A train car included two couples with an inordinate amount of very small children in tow, each of whom commanded his or her own 1.5 seats - along with the parents in their own seats, of course. Everyone else stood because the parents could not hold whomever on their own laps. Again ... entire ride of toddler speak, screams, playing loudly, what-have-you. The parents looking at everyone in the car, "Isn't she AMAZING ?!!!! and he is SO special."

There were a few other parents with a child, obviously locals (I actually recognized one boy from a play group). They watched these people silently as though they were exotic and badly behaved animals in the zoo. Children as well, just looked.
How do you know these people are transplants? Is it really that hard to believe that someone born in New York would do inconsiderate things like that?
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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How do you know these people are transplants? Is it really that hard to believe that someone born in New York would do inconsiderate things like that?
No no no, when NYers act like obnoxious, entitled, abrasive cry-babies, they're just expressing their unique, charming, much-beloved, iconic regional culture. Just ask them!
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