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Old 11-05-2006, 12:14 PM
 
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i reside in orlando fl. and coming from new york is very different in many good ways and also it has its downs. in my opinion comparing ny to orlando i like the streets here their smooth and there are less traffic lights compared to nyc streets, anyone coming from there knows how the pot holes are everywhere in most parts of the city. The weather is very nice. Apartments in orlando are very nice with a lot of ammenities and nice pools and also cheap. Traffic is not as bad as the city. As far as jobs goes I will have to go with new york all the way on that one the jobs here dont pay much.and little oportunities, i had a friend here in orlando that worked for a good company over 20 years and got layed off and he had to deal with it cause you have no rights or unions or nothing like that. the pace is very slow here and most people know that even the stores or gas stations that you walk into to buy a simple drink, if theres a line oh boy their slow. and the nightlife for people on that partying stage well it sucks. clubs end at 2am downtown orlando its so small that is funny. theres like 5 clubs and there small as hell djs here in my opinion suck 2 . well this is my view of things. i mean florida its nice and all but you have to have a good financial stability to enjoy some the good things orlando has to offer. with out good money its not as fun. for someone trying to make it happen money wise new york is where its at. ''and thats where ill be in a few days to finish school and make money and evetually when the money is right i might consider buying a house somewhere in florida. I know orlando is orlando and new york is new york but for someone who wants to achieve something .... New York it is.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:09 PM
 
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new york is way overrated in my opinion! If you can afford the city that great but the burbs of NY you pay out of your A**
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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new york is way overrated in my opinion! If you can afford the city that great but the burbs of NY you pay out of your A**
Yup. I've lived in NYC for a LONG time. Overrated city for sure. Pretty much every major city offers the same thing. Only NYC is much larger population wise, so more choices for the same. More clubs, more food, more people. Of course you will never have the time and money to do it all. The media has blown the city out of proportion. MTV, VH1, ect. That's why so many kids want to move in. This city isn't for families though, and that's why middle class people continue to move out.

The burbs of NYC are great places to live for families, but even more pricey. Good schools, good housing, nice neighborhoods. Metro North, PATH, and the LIRR will take you right into the city to enjoy all the good stuff downtown/midtown.

People also make more in NYC becuase the living cost are higher.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:18 PM
 
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You can always tell when someone is bitter.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:50 AM
 
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I would strongly disagree with the statement that "Pretty much every major city offers the same thing" as NYC. You can argue whether it is overrated or not, but it is certainly not the same as any other major city, in the US or abroad.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:16 PM
 
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I would strongly disagree with the statement that "Pretty much every major city offers the same thing" as NYC. You can argue whether it is overrated or not, but it is certainly not the same as any other major city, in the US or abroad.
NYC is a great city, but what is offered in NYC you can find no where else? Clubs? You can find that everywhere. Retail, everywhere. Jobs, everywhere. People...everywhere.

I don't see your point.

Like I said, NYC offers more variety due to the size of the city. Population. Are you going to visit every club in NYC? Every store? I highly doubt it.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:20 AM
 
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Can you find the Statue of Liberty in every city? Can you find the United Nations in every city?

Should I continue the long list of "Can you find __________ (fill in the blank) in every city?"

I think you've spent too much time in Starbuck's, The Gap, and Wal-Mart. Perhaps you should journey out a bit farther.

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NYC is a great city, but what is offered in NYC you can find no where else? Clubs? You can find that everywhere. Retail, everywhere. Jobs, everywhere. People...everywhere.

I don't see your point.

Like I said, NYC offers more variety due to the size of the city. Population. Are you going to visit every club in NYC? Every store? I highly doubt it.

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:17 AM
 
Location: NYC / BK / Crown Heights
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NYC is a great city, but what is offered in NYC you can find no where else? Clubs? You can find that everywhere. Retail, everywhere. Jobs, everywhere. People...everywhere.

I don't see your point.

Like I said, NYC offers more variety due to the size of the city. Population. Are you going to visit every club in NYC? Every store? I highly doubt it.
Well, I actually work in NJ. I don't go to clubs. I go to very few stores. But I have spent some time in Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, MOMA, up and around the Cloisters, Ground Zero, Grand Central Terminal, the Intrepid, Ellis Island, the Conference House in SI, wandering the Village and downtown, admiring the architecture of midtown and the upper west side, even shopping with the kids at FAO Scharwz with the piano immortalized in BIG, and of course the full ferris wheel and two story human sized Barbie house _inside_ Toys-R-Us, we've caught some Broadway and off-Broadway shows, amongst other things. Although I suppose that if all you are looking for is what you have mentioned, then yah, NYC is the same as everywhere else. I think there is a lot more to it than just that though. *shrug* YMMV.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:35 AM
 
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Can you find the Statue of Liberty in every city? Can you find the United Nations in every city?

Should I continue the long list of "Can you find __________ (fill in the blank) in every city?"

I think you've spent too much time in Starbuck's, The Gap, and Wal-Mart. Perhaps you should journey out a bit farther.
Every city has it's highlights. L.A. has Hollywood, Beverly Hills. D.C. has the Capital, White House, Washington Monument, all kinds of things to see. Chicago has it's sights like the Sears Tower. Miami has sunny beaches, warm water. All major cities have their sights. If NYC had it all, people wouldn't leave to go on vacation to other places...

And no, I don't like coffee, I don't wear gap clothes (I'm not White), and Walmart? I didn't even know there was one inside NYC.

Again, NYC is overrated. It's all up to what are your priorities. If you have a family, NYC is not a great city to live. It's expensive, you will be forced to live in undesireable areas to have more bedrooms. The schools suck, some of the worst in the USA. It's a large city. You miss the opportinity to live in a real home. It can be tough.

Now if your young or single, and you want the party life, see the sights, NYC is very appealing. All major cities would be, depending on what region you are from. However some people just want to raise a family, in a clean, comfortable, safe, not overpopulated enviornment with good public schools.

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:56 AM
 
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Many people send their children to private schools, many people don't live in the less than desirable areas, and not everyone finds it expensive to raise a family.

Your limitations are not everyone elses.

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Every city has it's highlights. L.A. has Hollywood, Beverly Hills. D.C. has the Capital, White House, Washington Monument, all kinds of things to see. Chicago has it's sights like the Sears Tower. Miami has sunny beaches, warm water. All major cities have their sights. If NYC had it all, people wouldn't leave to go on vacation to other places...

And no, I don't like coffee, I don't wear gap clothes (I'm not White), and Walmart? I didn't even know there was one inside NYC.

Again, NYC is overrated. It's all up to what are your priorities. If you have a family, NYC is not a great city to live. It's expensive, you will be forced to live in undesireable areas to have more bedrooms. The schools suck, some of the worst in the USA. It's a large city. You miss the opportinity to live in a real home. It can be tough.

Now if your young or single, and you want the party life, see the sights, NYC is very appealing. All major cities would be, depending on what region you are from. However some people just want to raise a family, in a clean, comfortable, safe, not overpopulated enviornment with good public schools.

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