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Old 07-04-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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LA is worse than Astoria - and so is Houston but so what? Are those the only choices to live?

I'm concerned about Astoria.

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 07-04-2009 at 02:33 PM.. Reason: The serial killer reference is off-topic. Seriously.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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I agree its hard to believe Astoria is the worst in the US, but if its bad and people are suffering who cares if its the worst.


Right. So, just out of curiousity -- WHY are you so "concerned" about Astoria ... ???
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Why ? because I have thought about getting a vacation home somewhere like NY. I hate air pollution though.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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The About.com article said it had the worst air in the city not the country. That is more than likely true. Frankly, I hope that it doesn't get developed the way Williamsburg has been, because the last thing this city needs is another middle class neighborhood to be uprooted so that someone could have their vacation home
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I noticed I had throat problems when I moved back to the city, specifically when I moved to the Astoria neighborhood. I teach, but for it to happen once a month? Not normal. It used to burn a lot and I had this nagging cough that didn't go away (I don't smoke either). I'm glad I'm back on Long Island where the air is cleaner. Though I do miss the city tap water since I don't like it on LI.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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"Worst air in the city?" As though the air was confined to Astoria and nobody else had to breathe it!

Actually, the majority of air pollution in New York City comes from the refineries on the New Jersey side of the Hudson.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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"Worst air in the city?" As though the air was confined to Astoria and nobody else had to breathe it!
Pollution dissipates from its sources. That's why it's a lot better to live a mile from a freeway instead of 100 yards from a freeway.
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