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Old 02-20-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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I stayed in NYC a couple years back over the Christmas/New Years week. It was fine, hit all the landmarks:

1. Trade Center/Memorial
2. Ice Skated in Rockefeller ("rink" was tiny and it was expensive, tree that looks so nice on TV looked raggedy in person)
3. Everything was overpriced, but the service was very very good. Nobu was cool but the prices were double what they should have been. Relied on TripAdvisor for restaurant recommendations for local places, every one we tried was great!

Would I race back? No, but hey its NYC! Walking around Times Square at 1am, seemed ok never once felt unsafe.
NYC is one of the safest cities in the world & the best!


Kinda biased 'cuz I live here but true. Wouldn't be here 37 years if it weren't!
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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Love NY. Feels like home. Buzz, crowds, food smells good, people dress well (at least some), lots of place to see, things to do, and the Central Park is beautiful.
NY people can seem rude to folks from rural areas. "Thnks" in NY goes for "Thank you much, dear, and have a good rest of your afternoon" at the store register, but I like it more. Asking for directions a man with a heavy load on his shoulders I think is more rude (because it's inconsiderate with a taste of entitlement) than his response.
I'd like to move there.
NYers are not rude, it's just that we often have places to go and people to see. It's not that I don't want to help you, but when you ask me how to get to such & such place when I'm already late to work b/c the subway broke down, my first priority is to get myself to work not to help you.


NY is a fast-paced place. People are always going somewhere and don't often have the time to chit chat. It doesn't mean we're rude, we just have our priorities straighter than most people.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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NYers are not rude, it's just that we often have places to go and people to see. It's not that I don't want to help you, but when you ask me how to get to such & such place when I'm already late to work b/c the subway broke down, my first priority is to get myself to work not to help you.


NY is a fast-paced place. People are always going somewhere and don't often have the time to chit chat. It doesn't mean we're rude, we just have our priorities straighter than most people.
I don't get the idea that NY is more fast paced, it's just more crowded. People have to go to work everywhere. It all depends on whether or not people are in a rush. So you are more likely to get help from a stranger at 9PM than 6:30AM.
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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I don't get the idea that NY is more fast paced, it's just more crowded. People have to go to work everywhere. It all depends on whether or not people are in a rush. So you are more likely to get help from a stranger at 9PM than 6:30AM.
Yes people work everywhere but NYC is def more of a fast-paced way of life. People are always rushing to get somewhere
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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Black neighborhoods, Asian neighborhoods, Hispanic neighborhoods. Pretty much any neighborhood that's neither a recent Italian neighborhood or food destination neighborhood.

With some exceptions of course
Come on. People of all nationalities like pizza.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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I don't get the idea that NY is more fast paced, it's just more crowded. People have to go to work everywhere. It all depends on whether or not people are in a rush. So you are more likely to get help from a stranger at 9PM than 6:30AM.
You're in the vast minority of VISITORS to NYC, whose opinions you asked for, if you think NYC is not fast paced. Most visitors go to Manhattan, not the suburbs (like North Brooklyn), and Manhattan is homogenized compared to what it used to be. I left NYC a little over a year ago and am now a frequent visitor, therefore one of the people you asked for an opinion and you've done nothing but argue when none of us asked for your thoughts, as well as accused me of being out of the loop. Further, I didn't say anything about drugstore chains competing with bodegas. If you don't like bodegas, go to 7-11 for your smoking paraphernalia and don't ask other people what they think.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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Come on. People of all nationalities like pizza.
Of course, but you'll find way more Italian restaurants in Italian neighborhoods obviously. Or the gentrified neighborhoods that have a high diversity in restaurants.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Of course, but you'll find way more Italian restaurants in Italian neighborhoods obviously. Or the gentrified neighborhoods that have a high diversity in restaurants.
But that doesn't mean you can't find them at all in minority neighborhoods like you previously alluded to.


The best pizza place that I've found is in a predominately Black/Hispanic area.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Yes people work everywhere but NYC is def more of a fast-paced way of life. People are always rushing to get somewhere
I mean, if they're running late then yes. I walk fast but I'm never in a rush to go anywhere.

People are in a rush everywhere, but with NYC and other large urban cities, you see many pesestrians walking quickly. While in LA or Atlanta, they'd be stuck in cars (a bit of a generlization both ways but you get the idea).
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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But that doesn't mean you can't find them at all in minority neighborhoods like you previously alluded to.


The best pizza place that I've found is in a predominately Black/Hispanic area.
I never said you couldn't find any pizza, I meant that you wouldn"t find as many Italian restaurants in minority neighborhoods. There are exceptions of course, like Belmont in The Bronx which is now an overwhelmingly Hispanic neighborhood, but has a bunch of Italian restaurants which being in a lot of local tourism.
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