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Old 02-16-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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I've always wanted to visit NYC! It looks like a place with endless possibilities

However, when I started reading some posts, everyone always talks about how its overcrowded, bad traffic, etc.

If it's so bad, then why do so many people live there?
Are you trying to move out of the city? If not, what makes you decide to stay?
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:14 AM
 
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Like Yogi Berra said "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

Don't let the drones on here tell you about NYC. See it for yourself and make your own judgement. I think you'll like it.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:39 AM
 
Location: At work
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Default Yes it is!

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I've always wanted to visit NYC! It looks like a place with endless possibilities

However, when I started reading some posts, everyone always talks about how its overcrowded, bad traffic, etc.

If it's so bad, then why do so many people live there?
Are you trying to move out of the city? If not, what makes you decide to stay?
You should visit NYC!! And it does have endless possibilities. This is coming from a frequent tourist. As I said in another similar post about NYC, I visit the city about 4 times a year. And it is worth the $2,000 it costs me on average. I absolutley love it!

I have never not been able to get anywhere I wanted to go (re: traffic and overcrowded). Your location says Chicago? I used to visit there often when I lived in the Midwest. Now, my old fav cities like Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas do not seem like much. Boston even seems small. New York seems quanit to me now. I know my favorite neighborhoods. It is kind of weird when people talk about how big it is and not being able to find places.

Any contrary to what people say on here, everybody is so friendly!! Really. Restaurants and shopping. Mostly they are very friendly. After just a few trips within a couple of months most people in my fav shops and restaurants knew me and are always very nice when I return.

Another thing I love is that everyone is free and encouraged to do there own thing here. You can look like a stylish Park ave girl, Walstreet banker, bright purple hair, British, ect. Anything goes and I love that. The diversity is great.

As you can see, I have only good things to say about NY. I have never had a bad, scary, dangerous experience. I feel safer there then I would most other citys. I cannot classify as waiting an hour past my reservation at Tao or an extra 20 minutes in LaGuarida security a "bad experience". People overaggerate.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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One of the reasons so many people live there is that is where the money is! I've recently retied and moved from NY and I cannot believe the wages people earn in the south compared to what is made in NY. Obviously, cost of living is a major factor in this but still, NYC is where the $$ is. Aside from being able to get anywhere in the city at any time or being able to buy that pastrami on rye at 3:30 AM.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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Default It is all of that and then some...

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I've always wanted to visit NYC! It looks like a place with endless possibilities

However, when I started reading some posts, everyone always talks about how its overcrowded, bad traffic, etc.

If it's so bad, then why do so many people live there?
Are you trying to move out of the city? If not, what makes you decide to stay?
The reason why most people leave has nothing to do with how crowded it is, how dirty or whatever. It's just too expensive to live. If money were not an issue, you would be hard pressed to find NYers in Florida, GA, N. Carolina, etc...NYC is a major metropolitan mega city and very very few cities in the world can even compare. That's why it is so expensive. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Amen. I believe if NYC was as cheep as the south, there would be over 10 million people living in this city. You can take that to the bank.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: At work
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Amen. I believe if NYC was as cheep as the south, there would be over 10 million people living in this city. You can take that to the bank.

I would be there in a New York minute!!
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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New York City does have endless possibilities. Compared to Chicago, New York City actually is dirty. However, crime in New York is significantly less then in the Chi. Also nightlife in the Chi comes to a hault at 11:00 or so. New York City's nightlife becomes morning life. The city is always going. And dont believe anything you hear about rudeness. People in New York are actually very nice and welcome Tourists. Its not like Philly where if you arnt from there they dont like you. New York is a very open city.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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yes it is, don't listen to all the haters on this website, while NY is very expensive in my opinion you still get more then what you pay for. NEW YORK PRIDE!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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NY is all that- all of it, the good & the bad. It is many things but it is never dull. If you are up to the challenge, and it is the right time of your life, it is exhilerating!
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