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Old 05-08-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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That is my impression too. New York City is like a piece of Europe or a foreign country within America.

It is almost a little strange that the United States let the city get away with it. Slipped through the cracks, so to speak.
New York City has always been a little different. In the earliest colonial days, New York was already different in that it was founded on commerce, not a religious colony.

In the nineteenth century, NYC threatened to secede from the Union several times. It's never been beholden to Washington, DC, to the extent that it didn't have to.

Of course, that'a problem now that a New Yorker who was viewed as a buffoon in his own city is sitting at the helm in Washington and getting his revenge by withholding needed transportation funding...

The best parts of NYC are not the tourist traps or even the great museums and entertainment. It's walking back from an evening work event on a foggy night in early December and hearing the strains of Silent Night coming from a guy with a saxophone on the corner up ahead and stopping to listen to him finish it out before dropping a buck in his case and going on your way. It's the little corner pasta shop that only the people who work or live in the neighborhood know about. It's walking out at lunchtime and realizing that the short little guy on the corner buying strawberries from the Korean fruit stand is Anthony Hopkins and just letting him be because right now, he's just a guy shopping for produce.

It's moving through the streets of a giant, complicated place where you may only know a few people but can still feel as if you utterly belong there.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Even the thread's title sounds like the title of an article from a 1950's travel magazine.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Even the thread's title sounds like the title of an article from a 1950's travel magazine.
Well, I am very much talking about 2019.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:48 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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How does Hong Kong compare with these three cities?

I would to hear from people who have spent a lot of time and money in all four of the cities and know them exhaustively.

Not from people who have just visited them briefly or not really explored these cities that well.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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New York City has always been a little different. In the earliest colonial days, New York was already different in that it was founded on commerce, not a religious colony.

In the nineteenth century, NYC threatened to secede from the Union several times. It's never been beholden to Washington, DC, to the extent that it didn't have to.

Of course, that'a problem now that a New Yorker who was viewed as a buffoon in his own city is sitting at the helm in Washington and getting his revenge by withholding needed transportation funding...

The best parts of NYC are not the tourist traps or even the great museums and entertainment. It's walking back from an evening work event on a foggy night in early December and hearing the strains of Silent Night coming from a guy with a saxophone on the corner up ahead and stopping to listen to him finish it out before dropping a buck in his case and going on your way. It's the little corner pasta shop that only the people who work or live in the neighborhood know about. It's walking out at lunchtime and realizing that the short little guy on the corner buying strawberries from the Korean fruit stand is Anthony Hopkins and just letting him be because right now, he's just a guy shopping for produce.

It's moving through the streets of a giant, complicated place where you may only know a few people but can still feel as if you utterly belong there
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And it’s paying $8000.00 a month for a decent two bedroom apartment with street parking.

Ohh man! I miss living in NYC.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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And itís paying $8000.00 a month for a decent two bedroom apartment with street parking.

Ohh man! I miss living in NYC.
Yeah, this thread and this forum is not about living.
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