New York City is for sellouts

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I could do that... But the studios and 1 bedrooms seem like such a ripoff compared to the type of place I could live with a roommate.

Treeship, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 22:46 (five years ago) link

Also in Philly I lived in a studio and it was honestly really lonely much of the time.

Treeship, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 22:47 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

of 1961 NYC residents polled earlier this month, 52% of black respondents, 44% of Bronx residents, 42% of hispanic respondents and 36% of Brooklyn residents claimed that the chance that a family member will be incarcerated is very likely or almost certain. Compare to 15% of white respondents and 27% of Manhattan residents.

xpost to "why not class warfare"

i made a scope for my laser musket out of some (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:44 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

I spent the last week in NY it was kind of fun but mostly sad

sleepingbag, Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:49 (two years ago) link

Also every restaurant I ate at was worse than the average restaurant in Denver

sleepingbag, Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:52 (two years ago) link

sleepingbag: a dipshit at life, not just at posting

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:02 (two years ago) link

shoulda asked for resto tippos

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:02 (two years ago) link

with so many restaurants in the city it's not too hard to end up in a crappy one but also just as easy to end up somewhere really good. xxp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:04 (two years ago) link

that box looks lame

infinity (∞), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:32 (two years ago) link

pvm in screenname character but yeah of course i agree

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:41 (two years ago) link

NYC on the whole has a surprisingly large number of mediocre and overpriced restaurants. I agree Denver is more the kind of place where you can just walk into an average affordable restaurant and get a good meal, whereas NYC you really have to know where to go and often be prepared to spend.

NYC makes me sad too fwiw, at least Manhattan does. I enjoy not working there anymore.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:45 (two years ago) link

Denver is a great food city tbh!

To be fair, the music + comedy we saw was leagues better than what's typically on offer locally. And for my buddy I went with, visiting Harlem gave him an experience probably akin to what I'd get if I went to Israel (guessing here). But overall the city seemed a lot less impressive then the last time I was there (around 10 years ago) for reasons both objective + subjective.

sleepingbag, Thursday, 7 December 2017 21:01 (two years ago) link

NYC has a surprisingly large number of mediocre and overpriced tourists

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 21:04 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

People who wear boating shoes or flip flops: what the fuck are you thinking

calstars, Sunday, 27 May 2018 20:08 (two years ago) link

I love flips flops. I can walk miles in them. But in the city you kind of want to be able to run away.

Yerac, Sunday, 27 May 2018 20:10 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

more like a psychological torture chamber than a city, really

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:08 (one year ago) link

Gotta find the city within the city

calstars, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:37 (one year ago) link

blehhhhhhh

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:38 (one year ago) link

there are many people here who i love. there are many places here that are great. but honestly, so much about this place wears on me.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:39 (one year ago) link

i renewed my lease though

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:40 (one year ago) link

omg, i totally forgot about that Beware the Boys song. I just started playing it and we are dying laughing.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:42 (one year ago) link

This is what happens when I just skim these threads. I should maybe re-read it at some point.

treeship, what happened?

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:44 (one year ago) link

NA you ought to be glad you're rid of such shallow people.
― Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, August 7, 2003 10:03 AM (fifteen years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeeowch

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:47 (one year ago) link

i'm just whining. the proximate cause of my problem is some transit nightmare and then a horrible cab driver who drove in circles for a half hour before finding the williamsburg bridge. but in general, i've felt worn down by the work culture at my job and also i find that when i'm in the city--especially manhattan--i feel this kind of constant, low level anxiety and i'm sick of it

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:49 (one year ago) link

xp

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:49 (one year ago) link

yeah treesh I wish you'd expound. I started a "is NYC dead?" thread a few months ago and I remember you being a bit critical of city life then, too. Genuinely curious which aspects get to you the most.
xp

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link

what's the root of the anxiety?

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:51 (one year ago) link

Manhattan has too many tourists, too many people. I used to get anxiety having to tell a cab driver to take me to wburg so I always preferred to take the train. I like NYC but I never miss it when I am away. (except for the food and being able to pet lots of dogs).

xpost I think this thread started (by NA) right after that big FAP in NYC over the fourth of July. I wonder what happened.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:54 (one year ago) link

xp i think i just wasn't made to be in that close proximity to that many strangers every day. which is a shitty thing to say, but i think it's true.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:55 (one year ago) link

obviously weekends in williamsburg, greenpoint and fort greene (my haunts) are great. but even then, i sometimes wish i just lived somewhere more anonymous.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:56 (one year ago) link

if i could work in brooklyn i think i would be happier. something about subway commuting just feels like i am descending into hell every morning.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:57 (one year ago) link

You should move to Queens. I felt a lot more relaxed after a decade in williamsburg, even though I was living in a really lowkey area anyway. Some Canadian who had just moved to williamsburg once told me that he loved the L Train because it was like a cocktail party. The trains are terrible.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:59 (one year ago) link

I worked in Brooklyn a couple of times. For 2-3 years I could walk to work easily. It was soooo amazingly great to never have real need to go into the city.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:01 (one year ago) link

that's a good tip. yeah, maybe i should just prioritize "working in brooklyn" when i look for new jobs. it seems strange but it might make a huge difference. it truly is manhattan that i dislike--it feels like a giant mall, but like one where they locked the doors at night on black friday so everyone is trapped inside.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:07 (one year ago) link

I don't even know what you do but quitting jobs is one of my passions.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:23 (one year ago) link

yerac someday i would like to see a list of all the places you've lived

definitely feeling the nyc tiresomeness lately

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:32 (one year ago) link

Technically my place of residence has been in nyc since the early 2000s.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:36 (one year ago) link

nyc is for BUYERS

I am outta time here

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:52 (one year ago) link

treesh otm new york sucks

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:53 (one year ago) link

and a lot of my recurring anxieties here are commuting on the subway-related too

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:54 (one year ago) link

morbs, are you really leaving?

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:55 (one year ago) link

The subway is so brittle. I was working last fall for a couple of months with a terrible commute and it distinctly would change once some event like the start of school or a cold snap happened. I would leave almost 45 minutes ahead of time so I could just read and not stress.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:58 (one year ago) link

NYC sucks for sure. I lived in Brooklyn for a while 25+ years ago and it sucked then. I’m happy as hell living in Jersey and only going into NYC once or twice a month (tonight being one of those times).

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:59 (one year ago) link

Yerac I am literally 3-4 months from running out of money, at which point I will either move into my friend's basement, start living on credit, or go to my sister's in CT.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:09 (one year ago) link

yeah but is it a new kind of suck, it the old, classic hectic/stressful/loud/lonely kind of suck. did it suck less, say, in the 90s?

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

(first 'it' should be 'or', sorry)

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

Some things were bad in the '90s, but you could live here alone if you weren't an investment banker.

The primary new drawbacks (aside from nearly every bar/institution/eatery I liked in 1995 being gone) are the deterioration of mass transit and millions of phone-staring morons impeding my walking.

The cinema choices are better than ever, however.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:14 (one year ago) link

don't live on credit. It will will be even more impossible after. Take the kindness of friends or your sister.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link


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