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Old 06-18-2008, 11:48 AM
DAS
 
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Yes Henna I see your point. I just don't find it surprising that someone that has never lived in Manhattan wouldn't know it that well. I know so many people that just don't. They have been to different places in Manhattan but don't really know what neighborhood they are in or the order of the avenues or central park and riverside park if they are uptown. This is really common. Like someone pointed out, maybe it was you, Manhattan is not the center of the universe for everyone.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Yes Henna I see your point. I just don't find it surprising that someone that has never lived in Manhattan wouldn't know it that well. I know so many people that just don't. They have been to different places in Manhattan but don't really know what neighborhood they are in or the order of the avenues or central park and riverside park if they are uptown. This is really common. Like someone pointed out, maybe it was you, Manhattan is not the center of the universe for everyone.
Actually, the gist of what I was trying to point out was that if I lived in an outer borough and had kids (I don't), that I would make very sure they were exposed to all the cool things in Manhattan, esp. given that it's a subway ride away.

I think you and I are on the same page here.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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I can say that growing up in Queens, I did not get over to Manhattan as much... It was unsafe while I was growing up in the late 70's/80's. When I went to college I went into Manhattan more often and now work here and it's old hat...
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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What's important here isn't the geographical boundaries of her world. It's what she chooses to do in that world. A girl whose chief claim to fame is that she knows every fashionable saloon from Bar Harbor, ME, to Bal Harbor, FL, (including every inch of Manhattan) is in no way superior to a Bronx-bound girl who acts like a lady, respects her parents, worked her way through college, supports herself, has career aspirations, treats others with courtesy, loves music, etc.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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Welcome, your post reads like it were written in the 1930s. Fashionable saloon? Bar Harbor to Bal Harbor? Acts like a lady? Sorry, it just made me laugh.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:33 AM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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What's important here isn't the geographical boundaries of her world. It's what she chooses to do in that world.
A little intellectual curiosity plus a Metrocard can expand a person's world and, by extension, career options immeasurably.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Bedford Park, Bronx
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What's important here isn't the geographical boundaries of her world. It's what she chooses to do in that world. A girl whose chief claim to fame is that she knows every fashionable saloon from Bar Harbor, ME, to Bal Harbor, FL, (including every inch of Manhattan) is in no way superior to a Bronx-bound girl who acts like a lady, respects her parents, worked her way through college, supports herself, has career aspirations, treats others with courtesy, loves music, etc.
Well said.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Anybody living in nyc, from nyc, that doesnt know manhattan is small minded. period. And thankfully a rarity
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:37 AM
 
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I do find it odd as well that she doesn't know anything about Manhattan. As a kid, when I was in high school, ERRRYBODY went to Manhattan to hang out after school at some point. We used to hang out at Washington Square and that area, but we rarely went past midtown.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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[quote=anonimuso;48140697] As a kid, when I was in high school, ERRRYBODY went to Manhattan to hang out after school at some point./QUOTE]

^ This. Once you're a teenager hanging in your neighborhood gets boring. We used to hang out in the village back in the 60s. Go to Cafe Wha, walk all over. I thought it was normal. My kid started roaming Manhattan with her friends about the same age.
I know Manhattan Queens and Brooklyn very well but admit only going to The Bronx for the Zoo & Yankees and don't know anything on Staten Island. Never even rode the SI ferry.
Maybe this girl had to watch younger kids and never had a chance to get out.
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