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Old 10-02-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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Apparently the cost of living is much higher in Manhattan but are there any significant benefits that could justify for that high costs to raise children in Manhattan instead of other boroughs? What extra opportunities/resources do manhattan kids have?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Apparently the cost of living is much higher in Manhattan but are there any significant benefits that could justify for that high costs to raise children in Manhattan instead of other boroughs? What extra opportunities/resources do manhattan kids have?
More subway access.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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More subway access.
one could then argue kids in other boroughs have more car rides...

I was more interested in hearing opportunities about educational enrichment/character shaping/street wisdom/soft skills. Does it sound better to say "i grew up in manhattan" than saying "......Queens"?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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"Any significant advantages for children growing up in Manhattan"

Unjustified self importance?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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They'll know how to hail a yellow cab.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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More playgrounds for kids in Manhattan.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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one could then argue kids in other boroughs have more car rides...

I was more interested in hearing opportunities about educational enrichment/character shaping/street wisdom/soft skills. Does it sound better to say "i grew up in manhattan" than saying "......Queens"?
Personally I would say the boroughs will keep your kids more grounded and real. No offense, but if kids are used to living in $8,000 a month apartments in Manhattan with doormen and frequent cab rides, there is a sense of entitlement that can make them spoiled. Not that every kid will become unappreciative, but it is just like kids in rich suburbs on LI who drive Porsches to school without thinking twice; the sense of entitlement is so strong it is natural.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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one could then argue kids in other boroughs have more car rides...

I was more interested in hearing opportunities about educational enrichment/character shaping/street wisdom/soft skills. Does it sound better to say "i grew up in manhattan" than saying "......Queens"?
I'd rather say I grew up in either queens or manhattan over the other boroughs.

Up until the last 10 years, Brooklyn was on the same level as the Bronx in terms of crime and police corruption (77th precinct anyone?). Staten Island was never anyplace anyone wanted to live or rep - EVER. Don't know why, but it's always been that way.

I grew up in Queens. I lived in a relatively "mixed" neighborhood and went to "mixed" schools, so I got a pretty decent public school education. Manhattan was pretty good too.

Even though it's changed a lot over the years, I would still pick Queens over the other boroughs.

Also, Roosevelt Island wasn't too bad either. Haven't been there in years though, but I bet it's probably still a cool place to live. You had to know someone to get in back in the day. I don't know if it's still that way or if they've turned condo. I wouldn't doubt it.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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I wouldn't trade my childhood years with an actual backyard and being able to ride our bikes for miles and miles, for anything. I wouldn't have gotten that in Manhattan, that's for sure. Anyone who cares about what other people think about where they grew up, we'll quite simply, should fit in perfectly in manhattan.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Apparently the cost of living is much higher in Manhattan but are there any significant benefits that could justify for that high costs to raise children in Manhattan instead of other boroughs? What extra opportunities/resources do manhattan kids have?
Easier access to museums, theater, etc is the only one that comes to my mind...
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