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View Poll Results: Do you actually like living in NYC?
Yes, I absolutely love it here, I would set up roots here 39 47.56%
Its alright, not that bad im content for now,or dont plan on leaving due to personal reasons 19 23.17%
No, i absolutely hate it, Im leaving as soon as possible 24 29.27%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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You didn't go very far. A lot of the "problems" NYC has can be associated with the Northeast in general. Usually people would leave the region altogether. I'm actually not too big a fan of the Northeast...so it was NYC or bust for me. Glad to be here.
I am in the same boat. I don't really like the Northeast as a region, I am a NorCal/Pacific Northwest kinda guy, but I love NYC. Can't see myself leaving anytime soon.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I absolutely love it. Most of the things you listed are definitely positives for me.
Could not agree more
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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Love it, but now with hotels turning into shelters I'm rethinking this. My friends in the subs are paying equal and have more sq. I have a hotel that rents to homeless people who do drugs in public, drink, follow me (others) into our buildings, abuse woman in the rooms, children pleading to stop the abuse etc. So love is turning into hate and I'm about to sell and go to NJ. Sucks, but what can you do? We pay all these taxes for people who get released from prison to live on the same street as someone who is busting their a$$'s to make it...

Thanks NYC! You the greatest city in America for homeless people.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:26 PM
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I am in the same boat. I don't really like the Northeast as a region, I am a NorCal/Pacific Northwest kinda guy, but I love NYC. Can't see myself leaving anytime soon.
Yeah it's kind of weird, isn't it? I'd be perfectly happy living in the Midwest, but the Northeast as a whole I do not like. Hence why we're in NYC and not CT or MA or somewhere else!
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:27 PM
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I live on Staten Island, and I love it. It is suburban in most of the borough, lots of parks, the ocean, lakes, deers, eagles, lots of green zones that cannot be built on. Good neighbors, lots of nice ethnic stores, houses of worship........there is nothing that I cannot say against it. Yes, maybe a little more crowded in some areas than others. I love my house, I love my community, I love my neighbors, I love the food with all the wonderful restaurants that we have. Manhattan is not so far away.........I just went to see Jersey Boys, and had a lovely time..........
Thank you! I'll have to hang out there a little bit more to get a feel for the place.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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Love it, but now with hotels turning into shelters I'm rethinking this. My friends in the subs are paying equal and have more sq. I have a hotel that rents to homeless people who do drugs in public, drink, follow me (others) into our buildings, abuse woman in the rooms, children pleading to stop the abuse etc. So love is turning into hate and I'm about to sell and go to NJ. Sucks, but what can you do? We pay all these taxes for people who get released from prison to live on the same street as someone who is busting their a$$'s to make it...

Thanks NYC! You the greatest city in America for homeless people.

WAIT, DON'T LEAVE YET!!!!!!

Come to Staten Island, we take good care of you, and your little ones, because it is mostly a family-oriented borough. We have everything the other four boroughs have, and more.....we have a lot of very congenial people, who love other friendly people.

Don't go to New Jersey! Are you aware that NJ has the highest property taxes, and automobile insurance in the USA? For example: My house: I saw the plans in NJ, and when they told me the property taxes I would be paying, I almost die. I had the house built on Staten Island, for half the property taxes..........and I LOVE IT.........If you choose the Southern- Eastern part of the Island, it is as close to heaven, as anyone can get.......that is below Richmond Avenue, which encompasses: South-East Annadale, zip 10312, Huguenot, same zip, Princess Bay, 10309, Pleasant Plains, Tottenville, and many other fine areas. The 10312 zip code has many, many other areas like Eltingville, which are great. Lighthouse Hill, Richmond Town, Oakwood, Todt Hill, and many other fine areas that are above Richmond Avenue, with several other zip codes

There is no need to go to New Jersey......
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:07 PM
 
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Love it, but now with hotels turning into shelters I'm rethinking this. My friends in the subs are paying equal and have more sq. I have a hotel that rents to homeless people who do drugs in public, drink, follow me (others) into our buildings, abuse woman in the rooms, children pleading to stop the abuse etc. So love is turning into hate and I'm about to sell and go to NJ. Sucks, but what can you do? We pay all these taxes for people who get released from prison to live on the same street as someone who is busting their a$$'s to make it...

Thanks NYC! You the greatest city in America for homeless people.
The finest city in America is San Diego, and guess what.......!!!!!! It is loaded with homeless people. They do not know what to do with them..........
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:09 PM
 
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And its very transitional, ppl come and go too often, no sense of community.
You just figured that out? Urban places or cities like nyc are always like that....
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:45 AM
 
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I love my job and what I do. But do not particularly care for living in any of the boroughs at this point. I will definitely make the move upstate at some point soon enough when the time is right.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Wish I can leave immediately. Family and friends are the only reason why I'm still here.
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