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Old 06-21-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Are people actually like this or is this just a very small minority? Basically is there an elitist attitude for some that live in other boroughs to think that because you dont live there but live in Manhattan you arent as good as them?
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Are people actually like this or is this just a very small minority? Basically is there an elitist attitude for some that live in other boroughs to think that because you dont live there but live in Manhattan you arent as good as them?
Of course not.
How silly to use a zip code to inflate one's sense of self.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Are people actually like this or is this just a very small minority? Basically is there an elitist attitude for some that live in other boroughs to think that because you dont live there but live in Manhattan you arent as good as them?
I only look down on people for living in Manhattan if I find out that they squander 40% or 50% or more of their income on rent or that they live with a roommate in a studio apartment or an apartment where there is no living room ,in order to make sure they live there.Double look down if they are living with a roommate in a studio apartment and still paying 50% of their income on rent.These kinds of situations make me think they are stupid.

Other than situations like this,no.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Who cares?
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Who cares?
Exactly.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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It's more like the other way around.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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definitely the other way around, but they just dont know what they are missing. Ive lived in manhattan and queens and would rather have my 1100 sq ft apt in queens over the tiny studio I could afford in the city. But i do have kids, so if i were single I might disagree. it IS ridiculous ot spend too much money on rent, especially if you are over 28 or so.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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lol maybe.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Are people actually like this or is this just a very small minority? Basically is there an elitist attitude for some that live in other boroughs to think that because you dont live there but live in Manhattan you arent as good as them?
I don't live anywhere near NYC, but I've visited, and I've known many people from there. That particular view has never come up in conversation. Most of the people I've known from Manhattan have been fairly smug about it, but mostly they've seemed pretty smug about themselves. I don't generally concern myself with what people think elevates them above others -- it is such a phony perception of themselves and others. All the perceived finery we cloak ourselves in are ultimately lost in the end. Inside, we are just people like every other person.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:57 AM
 
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For me, living in Manhattan is an EXTREME convenvenience, little else.
I love theater, museums, fine art, easy travel, good restaurants (and values)...and Manhattan offers all that.

But if I worked in Brooklyn or Bronx...then I would want to live as close to the job as possible.

Perhaps if I lived in a Fifth Avenue co-op overlooking the Met or in 8 grand rooms on Park Avenue I might feel more smug. But I'm just another UES schlepper, like a couple hundred thousand others, trying to scrimp by with the least amount of aggravation.

A borough is just another address.

In fact if I could get a lot more space for my money in a decent part of another borough, I'd likely move. (that is,if I thought I could SURVIVE another move...after the last horrible one I said "I'm DYING right here.")
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