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Old 07-08-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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NYC has it all, subways, good transit, great diversity in architecture...What could be added to NYC to make it even a better city...More skyscrapers? Revitalization of old areas? more cultural venues?
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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How about yearly trips into outer space for some lucky residents?

The next stop after NYC is outer space after all.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Webster, New York
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Cleanliness.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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New York City's public transportation, the subway in particular, is woefully overcrowded and outdated. Yes, the system is 24/7 (unlike its peer cities'), which makes upgrading it difficult. But that's not good enough of an excuse, especially when you purport to be the capital of the world. The money is there, the innovation is there--it's the political leadership that is incompetent. Governor Cuomo runs the MTA, yet passes the buck. The 2nd Ave Subway took decades and over a billion dollars for only a few miles. The new WTC PATH station also cost billions, along with the adjacent Fulton Center. The recurring theme here is way overpriced projects for non-transformative items.

NYC, more than anything else, needs to quickly modernize its subway system. Add glass platform doors, add more cars, upgrade the signals technology, improve on time rates, have WiFi/electronic scheduling in every station, and increase service.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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New York City's public transportation, the subway in particular, is woefully overcrowded and outdated. Yes, the system is 24/7 (unlike its peer cities'), which makes upgrading it difficult. But that's not good enough of an excuse, especially when you purport to be the capital of the world. The money is there, the innovation is there--it's the political leadership that is incompetent. Governor Cuomo runs the MTA, yet passes the buck. The 2nd Ave Subway took decades and over a billion dollars for only a few miles. The new WTC PATH station also cost billions, along with the adjacent Fulton Center. The recurring theme here is way overpriced projects for non-transformative items.

NYC, more than anything else, needs to quickly modernize its subway system. Add glass platform doors, add more cars, upgrade the signals technology, improve on time rates, have WiFi/electronic scheduling in every station, and increase service.
I agree, it's a logistics puzzle to figure out how to update it. Maybe rotating hours and making it not 24/7 not sure. Also think that the bus system needs to be revised, in some areas the bus stops are too far apart
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Better Air Conditioning for all.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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Seems like this thread should be in the NYC Forum.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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Nyc could use a better water transport system and a better way to dispose of trash rather then on the streets.
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Some light rail would be cool. Not that it'd necessarily be practical (although it could). I just love the mass transit network in New York. Having some streetcars line it's busy grid would make the big apple that much more iconic, just as is the case in Toronto.


That and lowering the CoL a bit so I could afford to live there would be nice.
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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As a New Yorker, I vote for reasonable housing costs.
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