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Old 03-20-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I notice that all the folks screaming about a tax CREDIT for Amazon have nothing to say about the fact that NYC spent $3B to extend the subway ONE stop at a time when that money is badly needed for maintenance.


Note Hudson Yards was taxpayer funds SPENT. Amazon was considerably less tax payer funds and the bulk of what was offered was a DISCOUNT on taxes due.
$3 billion to extend the 7 train was well spent. It opened up the entire West side for development, which in turn is a revenue generator for the city and state in excess of tens of billions per year.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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For those who don't feel like going there to check it out in person but are still a tiny bit curious about it, this article is a pretty good overview with a bunch of pics.

It's a bit weird how the developers don't want to call it a mall. That's pretty much what it is.

https://www.businessinsider.com/huds...t-they-will-41
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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Was over there tonight, and feel same as have before about Hudson Yards; it is what it is.


Each time drive down to or from the tunnel think to myself "who would want to live over here?", but yet plenty do and now seems as if more will. Did hear plenty of foreign languages so maybe that will be the key.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:51 PM
 
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For those who don't feel like going there to check it out in person but are still a tiny bit curious about it, this article is a pretty good overview with a bunch of pics.

It's a bit weird how the developers don't want to call it a mall. That's pretty much what it is.

https://www.businessinsider.com/huds...t-they-will-41


Word "mall" can have a less than luxury/high end connotation so some. So maybe the Hudson Yard people are trying to distance themselves from such things.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:46 AM
 
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Do you mean the ones overlooking Central Park south? They’re an abomination.
Disagree. Skyscrapers are as NY as pizza, I didn't come here for everything to be as flat and depopulated as Kansas.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: chicago
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I once had a pigeon s on me while waiting for a nearby bolt bus there. F hudson yards.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Disagree. Skyscrapers are as NY as pizza, I didn't come here for everything to be as flat and depopulated as Kansas.
They are way beyond the height of our typical skyscraper and ruin the skyline. Bigger is not always better.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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They are way beyond the height of our typical skyscraper and ruin the skyline. Bigger is not always better.
Flat topped skylines are not as impressive as ones with peaks. NYC finally gets some height (other than the lonely looking ESB) whereas before it flat topped at around 750-800 feet. Same with Downtown. Before One WTC and after the Twins demise, the Downtown skyline looked pretty boring.

If you go to cities like HK, Shanghai, or even Chicago, you see how much more impressive skylines look with a bunch of really outsized skyscapers do for their skylines.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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I have zero interest in yet another overpriced generic mall and a Giant Shawarma.
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Old Yesterday, 05:05 PM
 
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I want to try Jose Andres new place called Little Spain Mercado or something.

I went to Bazaar Meats in LV once only once, so I want to try the other stuff.
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