New York I Love You

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Jun 4, 2012
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I like it a lot, but I have to say each time I go back, I like it a little bit less, and I pretty much wouldn't want to live there now, when that was actually on the cards a couple of years ago. That said, I am mainly talking about Manhattan, Brooklyn is more chilled, but I definitely find a lot of the huge buildings to just feel a bit oppressive. You can walk around on a beautiful day, and just feel closed in. But for food and nightlife it is fantastic.

It's all preference, I prefer pubs to bars, and lower level cities where a nice day can suddenly be in a green area, that doesn't even feel like a big city. But it's a place everyone should try and visit.
 
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Dazl1212

Ripley, strong independent woman who don't no man
May 16, 2013
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I've never been but it's on my list. Provided I can get in.
 

Medicine

YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED
Jun 4, 2013
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New York sucks now and is in no way the city it use to be... Place is now full of Yuppies and these trendy hipsters who want to Gentrify everything... Not going to be much diversity when people move out, the cost of living is insane along with the property value.. lots of the more poorer residents are moving out of NYC and going to these smaller PA cities inbetween NYC and Philly like Reading and Allentown where housing is extremely cheap.
 
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New York sucks now and is in no way the city it use to be... Place is now full of Yuppies and these trendy hipsters who want to Gentrify everything... Not going to be much diversity when people move out, the cost of living is insane along with the property value.. lots of the more poorer residents are moving out of NYC and going to these smaller PA cities inbetween NYC and Philly like Reading and Allentown where housing is extremely cheap.

I am with you. I refuse to visit a city unless it has a really high crime rate. It ruins the charm. Gentrification ruins everything.
 

hazza

wasted chemist
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NYC is an amazing city, fuckin love it there... just unending amount of shit to do, you go in regular bars and there will be live music in the corner with someone that should be on stage.

Some of the best nights out I've ever had were in that place.
got to agree.

i have a soft spot for nyc, as i was there in 2001 when that terrorist attack happened.

it broke the city's heart, so i'm glad to see they're back firing on all cylinders again.

like you, some of my wildest nights out were there, and met a great gang of mates that i still talk with today on fb.

also got to see heaps of live boxing, something you don't get much of in australia.
 
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Apr 7, 2014
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New York sucks now and is in no way the city it use to be... Place is now full of Yuppies and these trendy hipsters who want to Gentrify everything... Not going to be much diversity when people move out, the cost of living is insane along with the property value.. lots of the more poorer residents are moving out of NYC and going to these smaller PA cities inbetween NYC and Philly like Reading and Allentown where housing is extremely cheap.
Fuck The Eagles.
 
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May 21, 2013
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I've been coming to NYC since 1989 and been living here permanently since 2000, sure its changed it ain't what it used to be but..it is what it is

While you can't get super cheap apartments anymore you don't have to worry about getting shot in the face for $5 either

When I first came here in 1989 the Lower East side looked like London after the Blitz, now I could never afford to live there

I know plenty of people who grew up, left the city whether its to move to Long Island or Westchester or Ohio , Florida etc (where the cost of living is much much cheaper) who are the first on Facebook to moan when such and such club or bar closes down, I always think 'well when was the last time you had a drink there?"

Their "new york experience" has gone but there are plenty of young kids having their version of the NY experience now, the same but different.

Here are some pics from 70's NYC








 
Apr 7, 2014
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I've been coming to NYC since 1989 and been living here permanently since 2000, sure its changed it ain't what it used to be but..it is what it is

While you can't get super cheap apartments anymore you don't have to worry about getting shot in the face for $5 either

When I first came here in 1989 the Lower East side looked like London after the Blitz, now I could never afford to live there

I know plenty of people who grew up, left the city whether its to move to Long Island or Westchester or Ohio , Florida etc (where the cost of living is much much cheaper) who are the first on Facebook to moan when such and such club or bar closes down, I always think 'well when was the last time you had a drink there?"

Their "new york experience" has gone but there are plenty of young kids having their version of the NY experience now, the same but different.

Here are some pics from 70's NYC








In parts of Brooklyn, people are still getting shot in neighborhoods where studios are 2k+. I can’t confirm if it’s over $5 though.
 
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