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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 47 45.63%
Its alright, not that bad im content for now,or dont plan on leaving due to personal reasons 23 22.33%
No, i absolutely hate it, Im leaving as soon as possible 33 32.04%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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$2.75 is too much for a single ride? 1) Have you heard of the unlimited pass? 2) Have you checked out prices in other global cities? NYC has cheap subway fares in comparison.

Best of luck to you. But all the things you hate about NYC are what many love, including myself.
$2.75 isn't worth the expense given how bad the system is. I may consider one of those Citibike plans.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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Most days I like it. I like that people tend to mind their business here yet there's a social group for literally every type of person. I like that I don't have to own a car. I like the 24/7 convenience. I wish I had a little more square footage, but the tradeoff is location.

Yes, the cost of living is high but I make more here than I'd make in most parts of the country. Even with the high tax rate, that still offsets it. Plus, again, not having a car is a huge financial burden lifted.

Probably the biggest thing I've learned living here is how important it is to take time off and get out to the country- if only for a day or two. There is something psychological about being under tons of concrete every day, all day. It mentally taxes you. I've learned to just stop and leave everything on hold if necessary. It makes a world of difference, for me anyway.

I also like that people here are direct and upfront. I don't think I could ever leave now. I can't do passive aggressive "fake" nice anymore. If something is bothering me, I simply state it upfront politely (I never could quite undo the Midwestern part of me lol). I also feel it's easier here to express my mind and opinions than other parts of the country. We have true culture here, world class amenities. Having access to them is something not everyone has. We have the best restaurants, museums, and theaters, bar none.

I've met the most amazing people. In my hometown my friends were a pretty boring set to be honest. We all went to school together and were a homogenous blend. Here, I have friends from all over the world. Designers, actors, models, businesspeople, artists, stylists, media types, etc. all trying to make it. I speak conversational Spanish and French now and eat way more types of cuisine than I ever thought I had the balls to. It gets exhausting, it gets crazy, but it never gets dull!

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:01 AM
 
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I keep reading that if it weren't for immigrants settling in NYC, it would be losing population. I think most people probably resettle somewhere else after they have been in NYC a while. Most natives stay, I guess, but probably more natives are dying than are being born.
A big part of NYC's population has always been transient, and this includes a number of immigrants. Manhattan and Brooklyn have large numbers of people who come as students, interns, medical residents, law clerks, and are here for the duration of their programs. As soon as the program is up they split.

The people who stay either become homeowners, or they got some sort of deal such as a rent stabilized or some other form of government regulated apartment.

How much people like NYC tends to depend on whether they can afford stable and sustainable housing situations. Of course there are other factors, and someone may end up not liking the weather or the crowds . But the finances are an important part of it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:33 AM
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A big part of NYC's population has always been transient, and this includes a number of immigrants. Manhattan and Brooklyn have large numbers of people who come as students, interns, medical residents, law clerks, and are here for the duration of their programs. As soon as the program is up they split.

The people who stay either become homeowners, or they got some sort of deal such as a rent stabilized or some other form of government regulated apartment.

How much people like NYC tends to depend on whether they can afford stable and sustainable housing situations. Of course there are other factors, and someone may end up not liking the weather or the crowds . But the finances are an important part of it.
Many do choose to stay here even though they can't afford a home. For some it is worth the sacrifice. Buying a home isn't everything after all. I could afford to buy in other places I've lived but it wouldn't be the same.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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$2.75 is too much for a single ride? 1) Have you heard of the unlimited pass? 2) Have you checked out prices in other global cities? NYC has cheap subway fares in comparison.

Best of luck to you. But all the things you hate about NYC are what many love, including myself.
The point is that, for what you get, the NYC subway/transportation system is not even close to being worth it. It's probably one of the worst of all of the major cities in the world. The amount of delays, the overcrowding, not to mention the disgusting and unprofessional attitudes of the people who work there. If these people had the same attitude and worked in an Asian transportation system, they wouldn't last a single day.

I'm glad that you love the exorbitant prices for everything, the cramped 1 bedroom for the price of a whole house (two houses in many places), the subway and bus delays and the overcrowding. I hope you never get tired of them.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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Hispanic NYer here.... and tbh f**k this city. I wana move to Rhode Island asap
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Just moved to Jersey City 2 weeks ago. I enjoyed living in NYC during my 7.5-year tenure or so, but both living AND working in Fidi this past year got to be a real grind, I just had to get away from it all.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Just moved to Jersey City 2 weeks ago. I enjoyed living in NYC during my 7.5-year tenure or so, but both living AND working in Fidi this past year got to be a real grind, I just had to get away from it all.
How is it? I plan to move there in 2020. I am looking at Jersey City Heights, Union City, Weehawken, etc
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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I like living here because my friends are here and I'd like to be born and die in the same place. I didn't like the narrow little houses in Philly that I looked at. The steep stairs suck, the smallness of the houses suck. I tripped on a broken sidewalk in Fair Hill. The nicer houses are the same price as NYC.

Some of OP's points don't apply to me (IDGAF about "amenities") since I don't go to restaurants and probably haven't taken a cab since I was a baby. I don't go to movie theaters. When I went to a museum it was a chitshow because I was in line for like an hour on free friday.

I never went to clubs or bars due to my strict Asian parents. As I got older I stopped going because of the price, I just drink liquor at people's houses (I don't smoke).

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Old 04-17-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: New York
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I voted hate. Itís a dirty, smelly, third world city. And I have money.
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