New York City is for sellouts

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treesh otm new york sucks

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:53 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

morbs, are you really leaving?

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:55 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

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

xpost i just found after the fact that enid's closed. I didn't completely love it but now it makes sense why people have been talking about that camel for the last couple of weeks.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:21 (four months ago) link

The phone staring morons are everywhere.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:21 (four months ago) link

but it matters more when the byways are mobbed.

I would die of boredom in CT inside a year.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:25 (four months ago) link

i remember elvis telecom, some years ago, remarking on how there was less jaywalking in nyc than he'd remembered. but it was Because of the Phones

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:27 (four months ago) link

I’m happy as hell living in Jersey

Hahahaha

calstars, Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:53 (four months ago) link

xpost Nothing is permanent. Live in CT for 3 months, 6 months, 2 years. Regroup, get well. It will be a blip after it's over.

Yerac, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:10 (four months ago) link

it's hard for me to square my concern for morbs with my desire for him to learn how to drive

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:13 (four months ago) link

Full disclosure: i was lookin to leave this year but i started seeing someone who is incredible. That’s the only reason I’m sticking around for now.

Maybe if I took a job in a less trend-driven industry i wouldn’t feel as aggressively “in new york” as i do now and i could kinda relax about it. There is a sense in which nyc feels like the center of the action, and some people really thrive on that, but i haaaaaaaaaaate that aspect. I just want to be.

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:29 (four months ago) link

However, the universe conspired to bring me here, as it didnyears ago to bring me to ilx, and i’ve met amazing people in nyc and learned a lot of (sometimes painful) lessons and maybe i should just trust

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:33 (four months ago) link

morbs' birthday is coming up

let us fap

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:45 (four months ago) link

it's a lose-lose

I have been maladapted to New England for 14 years now, I still feel most at home and most comfortable in nyc and try to get down as often as possible, as I will next weekend, but I know I could probably no longer endure the kind of loneliness-in-a-crowd that it can impose when living there

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:47 (four months ago) link

how there was less jaywalking in nyc than he'd remembered. but it was Because of the Phones

I wish they'd keep jaywalking, it would cull the herd.

mook if I learned to drive someone would die really quickly.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:21 (four months ago) link

my birthday falls on Easter Sunday this year, and it's amazing how many of my heathen NY friends are leaving town to eat ham or whatever

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:32 (four months ago) link

i lived in indiana for a decade, depression is much deadlier than boredom

i can also personally attest that it's possible to be a very bad driver for a very long time and not kill anybody

it's been a long time since i've been to nyc, but i've felt that loneliness-in-a-crowd thing everywhere i've lived!

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 10:19 (four months ago) link

Morbs I had forgotten this! Me

Me too! 4/21

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 13 April 2019 10:36 (four months ago) link

i will put in a vote for non-hipster brooklyn. i get the cemetery and prospect park and some old neighborhood shit and no bars. it's nice.
morbs, you share a birthday with bridget everett!
i would do an ilx hang; it's been a very long time.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:49 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

glad i lost my hair or i might've been pulled in for questioning

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 July 2019 14:25 (four weeks ago) link


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