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Old 02-16-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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There are insane amounts of people on multiple threads that insist on bashing ny. okay yes we know that the living in nyc is expensive, and yes we all know that the homeless people on the streets asking for a bite of your egg mckmuffin can get annoying, we all know that ny is not the cleanest place, or the easiest to get around with the hoards of people, and that the chances of getting hit by a taxi are high..but through all that, me being a young woman living in nyc i still ADORE IT. It takes a certain kind of person to live in nyc, as many of you are asking if you're "fit" to live here.. you have to take on the bad sides of ny, and the good. There is a certain "griddy charm" about the streets of ny, but through it all I really believe there is no place in the world like it.

To all those who want to move out here and are only getting false hope and getting discouraged, I made this thread so you can get the bad AND THE GOOD points of view about living in nyc from the true new yorkers.

Anyone feel free to say whatever you want, just PLEASE don't bash nyc without stating at least one good part of it, everybody loves nyc..just some find more to love than others.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: America
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Was born in Brooklyn NYC. Hail from Flatbush and when I am cut, I bleed white castles and I use timberland boots for house slippers. In school, I knew people from all over the globe. In the hood I knew the smartest of the smart, the lowest of the low and the righteous of the righteous. I have since moved out of state. During this time I have lived in and or visited over a dozen states and cities. In that time I realized one thing. There is no city in America that is as dynamic as NYC is.

A lot of people who complain about NYC are people who have never lived in other states. When they do (MANY not all) realize real quick "oh snap, NYC real is the ish". I live in South Florida and I can tell you for fact, this place is more expensive than living in NYC. I have spent time in Nashville, now that is cheaper than NYC however the prices are high given the local median income. Also the homeless problem there is absurd. Also doesn't offer even a 3rd of what NYC has to offer in terms of amenities and quality of life. My point is, just about any metro area in America has the same issues i.e. high cost of living, homeless issues and congestion; so don't think its NYC.

NYC = the truth (thats right, i said it)
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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"when i am cut, i bleed white castles"

hahahaa, so very true for myself as well =]
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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the energy. you just can't find that anywhere.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't live there, but when I am there, I appreciate that the city is still alive and kickin at 2 am. I look out of my home now and the streets are dead at midnight. Oh and you can get just about anything and everything delivered to you in Manhattan at least-don't know about the other boroughs. That I love!
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I guess it has to do with the fact that this is home. We know the city, the people, the vibe. We treat NYC as if it was a person. No, more like a family member. NYC to me is a living, breathing organisim. Like with anyone, you get tired from time-to-time. You want to leave and see what life is like on the other side of the fence (well... tunnell or bridge) Some people like the other side. Some don't. That is NYC for you.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I love the gentrification, yuppies, hipsters etc
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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Convenience. I have 21 movie screens within four blocks. Post office on the next block, subway a block away, supermarket a block away, dry cleaner a block away, shoe maker a block away (although the best shoe maker is about 1/2 mile away), lots of restaurants for a quick bite. World-famous museums and concert halls within walking distance. Central and Riverside parks right here. Need more?

And snarky folks like SuperMario.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I love it because it's my home. I was born here and went to school here and work here. My ENTIRE family lives here. What more can I say? It's my home.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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Hahaa yuppies&hipsters..oh yes forgot to mention that little detail about new york city =]

ehh you get along with them, sometimes become just like them after a while..
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