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Old 04-24-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Never been to New York but I never understand this argument. When was New York not the city it is today?
20 years ago.

New York is now clean, safe and efficient, more than any city has the right to be. Manhattan was bought out by Disney, Starbucks, etc., and turned into an expensive souvenir shop. Overpriced chain restaurants, tourist traps of Restaurant Row, designed to take whatever money theater-goers still have left after paying for parking. Alternative - ultra-expensive restaurant's that offer half the quality of G.W. Fins at 3 times the price. An insane ex-mayor who came within one inch of banning *soda* (or is it "pop" in New Orleans?). Banned are any means of defending yourself. $15 bridge tolls. Neighborhood of Brooklyn turned almost entirely into hipster breeding grounds ($$$$ Tapas, anyone?) and no hunting licenses are issued. I could go on.

What pisses me off the most is that people from here (Northeast) run like mad to escape the weather, nasty people and high cost of living to some place in the South or the West and then when they get there start complaining how backwards the place is. And they don't stop until the place turns into the same place they came from and they have to flee again. Example - parts of North Carolina and Colorado.

New York should be New York and New Orleans should be New Orleans. You may defeat crime, but it will mean that you will have to move out too, because you will not be able to compete financially with migrants from the north with their retirement funds and investment portfolios. You can develop good real estate, but be prepared to pay $1.5 Mil for a 2 BD appartment in CBD. And wait until the "progressive" government starts counting calories in your etouffe and po-boys.

EDIT: I happened to be in NOLA the day the big Starbucks opened on Canal St. I know it's not the end of the world, but part of me died that day. I bet next time I come, PJ's next door may no longer be in business and their coffee beats starbucks by a mile.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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20 years ago.

New York is now clean, safe and efficient, more than any city has the right to be. Manhattan was bought out by Disney, Starbucks, etc., and turned into an expensive souvenir shop. Overpriced chain restaurants, tourist traps of Restaurant Row, designed to take whatever money theater-goers still have left after paying for parking. Alternative - ultra-expensive restaurant's that offer half the quality of G.W. Fins at 3 times the price. An insane ex-mayor who came within one inch of banning *soda* (or is it "pop" in New Orleans?). Banned are any means of defending yourself. $15 bridge tolls. Neighborhood of Brooklyn turned almost entirely into hipster breeding grounds ($$$$ Tapas, anyone?) and no hunting licenses are issued. I could go on.

What pisses me off the most is that people from here (Northeast) run like mad to escape the weather, nasty people and high cost of living to some place in the South or the West and then when they get there start complaining how backwards the place is. And they don't stop until the place turns into the same place they came from and they have to flee again. Example - parts of North Carolina and Colorado.

New York should be New York and New Orleans should be New Orleans. You may defeat crime, but it will mean that you will have to move out too, because you will not be able to compete financially with migrants from the north with their retirement funds and investment portfolios. You can develop good real estate, but be prepared to pay $1.5 Mil for a 2 BD appartment in CBD. And wait until the "progressive" government starts counting calories in your etouffe and po-boys.

EDIT: I happened to be in NOLA the day the big Starbucks opened on Canal St. I know it's not the end of the world, but part of me died that day. I bet next time I come, PJ's next door may no longer be in business and their coffee beats starbucks by a mile.
It's neither...I, and many others simply call it a cold drink
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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20 years ago.

New York is now clean, safe and efficient, more than any city has the right to be. Manhattan was bought out by Disney, Starbucks, etc., and turned into an expensive souvenir shop. Overpriced chain restaurants, tourist traps of Restaurant Row, designed to take whatever money theater-goers still have left after paying for parking. Alternative - ultra-expensive restaurant's that offer half the quality of G.W. Fins at 3 times the price. An insane ex-mayor who came within one inch of banning *soda* (or is it "pop" in New Orleans?). Banned are any means of defending yourself. $15 bridge tolls. Neighborhood of Brooklyn turned almost entirely into hipster breeding grounds ($$$$ Tapas, anyone?) and no hunting licenses are issued. I could go on.
That's just an effect of the free market working. Would you rather the New York of the 80s and 90s?

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What pisses me off the most is that people from here (Northeast) run like mad to escape the weather, nasty people and high cost of living to some place in the South or the West and then when they get there start complaining how backwards the place is. And they don't stop until the place turns into the same place they came from and they have to flee again. Example - parts of North Carolina and Colorado.
I can sympathize with them about the slower culture. Which parts of North Carolina have turned into New York? With high COL, etc?
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New York should be New York and New Orleans should be New Orleans. You may defeat crime, but it will mean that you will have to move out too, because you will not be able to compete financially with migrants from the north with their retirement funds and investment portfolios. You can develop good real estate, but be prepared to pay $1.5 Mil for a 2 BD appartment in CBD. And wait until the "progressive" government starts counting calories in your etouffe and po-boys.
Is keeping the status quo worth the crime and lack of adequate education?

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EDIT: I happened to be in NOLA the day the big Starbucks opened on Canal St. I know it's not the end of the world, but part of me died that day. I bet next time I come, PJ's next door may no longer be in business and their coffee beats starbucks by a mile.
I'll take Starbucks over a boarded up building.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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20 years ago.

New York is now clean, safe and efficient, more than any city has the right to be. Manhattan was bought out by Disney, Starbucks, etc., and turned into an expensive souvenir shop. Overpriced chain restaurants, tourist traps of Restaurant Row, designed to take whatever money theater-goers still have left after paying for parking. Alternative - ultra-expensive restaurant's that offer half the quality of G.W. Fins at 3 times the price. An insane ex-mayor who came within one inch of banning *soda* (or is it "pop" in New Orleans?). Banned are any means of defending yourself. $15 bridge tolls. Neighborhood of Brooklyn turned almost entirely into hipster breeding grounds ($$$$ Tapas, anyone?) and no hunting licenses are issued. I could go on.

What pisses me off the most is that people from here (Northeast) run like mad to escape the weather, nasty people and high cost of living to some place in the South or the West and then when they get there start complaining how backwards the place is. And they don't stop until the place turns into the same place they came from and they have to flee again. Example - parts of North Carolina and Colorado.

New York should be New York and New Orleans should be New Orleans. You may defeat crime, but it will mean that you will have to move out too, because you will not be able to compete financially with migrants from the north with their retirement funds and investment portfolios. You can develop good real estate, but be prepared to pay $1.5 Mil for a 2 BD appartment in CBD. And wait until the "progressive" government starts counting calories in your etouffe and po-boys.

EDIT: I happened to be in NOLA the day the big Starbucks opened on Canal St. I know it's not the end of the world, but part of me died that day. I bet next time I come, PJ's next door may no longer be in business and their coffee beats starbucks by a mile.
God forbid we become clean, safe and efficient.

You're bemoaning a few corporate blocks of Midtown. Most of the city is not like that. Local businesses and chains coexist peacefully and the same thing happens here. I find no shortage of interesting local places whenever I'm there.

I have no problem with a Starbucks on Canal St. Nowhere does Starbucks have a monopoly on coffee. There will always be a local alternative that will flourish. I'd much rather that than the current crap retail that currently occupies Canal St.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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There's a big tug of war going on in the lower 9th ward now where there is a company who wants to come in, redevelop the old holy cross school thats been sitting dormant housing rats and probably termites and who knows what else, but the neighbors are complaining that 75 feet will be too tall for that neighborhood......thats not that tall and is crazy to me that when someone wants to come in to that area, bring jobs and fix up something run down, opponents want to dismiss it..smh
I feel you on this one, never could understand why things like this happen. I love NOLA but the red tape can be UNBEARABLE at times. smh
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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It's neither...I, and many others simply call it a cold drink

lmbo.. You beat me to the punch.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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I feel you on this one, never could understand why things like this happen. I love NOLA but the red tape can be UNBEARABLE at times. smh
You're right Native Son
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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lmbo.. You beat me to the punch.
Lol
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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ecause the earlier poster compared us to Atlanta (and I like twisting the knife), a technology company today announced that it was moving from ATL to Kenner.
Technology firm moving headquarters from Atlanta to Kenner, bringing 320 jobs | NOLA.com
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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ecause the earlier poster compared us to Atlanta (and I like twisting the knife), a technology company today announced that it was moving from ATL to Kenner.
Technology firm moving headquarters from Atlanta to Kenner, bringing 320 jobs | NOLA.com
Encouraging news....I hope we start getting more businesses like this to come to the region
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