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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby rayiner » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Knockglock wrote:So i'm a California boy born and raised. I've visited the Northeast a couple of times in my life, but not recently. So I was wondering what New York (city and over by Ithaca), Boston, and Connecticut were like? In terms of people, weather, other noteworthy things, etc.

Thank you.


Cold. Ugly annoying people. Terrible food outside of NYC, with the exception of the clam chowder.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby NosferatuDracon » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:23 pm

Right now it's all one big fluffy white cloud.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:25 pm

Back out now before it's too late.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby Neelio » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:25 pm

Knockglock wrote:So i'm a California boy born and raised. I've visited the Northeast a couple of times in my life, but not recently. So I was wondering what New York (city and over by Ithaca), Boston, and Connecticut were like? In terms of people, weather, other noteworthy things, etc.

Thank you.


I moved from the West to the Northeast (NYC), and it was a challenge to say the least. It's cold. You have to walk A LOT. The summer is humid. Not sure if you're going to keep a car or not, but losing it was really difficult. It's much harder to make friends (people are less friendly). But that most likely won't be the case, as you'll be in school. That being said, eventually you'll love it- definitely has its perks.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby eljay » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:28 pm

Are these lame generalizations really helping you?

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby puppleberry finn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:28 pm

cold and miserable.


also the weather is bad.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:28 pm

rayiner wrote:
Knockglock wrote:So i'm a California boy born and raised. I've visited the Northeast a couple of times in my life, but not recently. So I was wondering what New York (city and over by Ithaca), Boston, and Connecticut were like? In terms of people, weather, other noteworthy things, etc.

Thank you.


Cold. Ugly annoying people. Terrible food outside of NYC, with the exception of the clam chowder.


Funny cause it's true.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby bceagles182 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:40 pm

New York, Boston and Ithaca are all extremely different aside from the weather.

1. Ithaca is in the middle of nowhere. Aside from that, I don't know much about it other than the fact that I would be miserable there.

2. New York is the center of entire U.S. in terms of population, culture, the economy. It has a bit of everything. On one hand, you'll never be bored. On the other, it's very easy to get lost in the rat race. It's also very expensive but I can't imagine that bothering you too much if you're from Cali.

3. Boston is by and large a blue colar town. It's much smaller, cheaper, and less flashy than NYC and has a more homely feel.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby bceagles182 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:44 pm

Also, people say the weather is bad and but it depends what you like. A spring day in Boston is pretty much unrivaled and if you ski, then the snow in the winter can be a good thing. I always find it interesting that people from the West Coast talk down about the weather in the Northeast. Personallym I would find it boring to have the same weather year round. It's supposed to be cold on Christmas.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby dgouzoul » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:46 pm

Boston is racist

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby jnorsky » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:48 pm

New York: best city on the freaking planet. Best food, every turn are more gorgeous girls, bars, clubs, entertainment, and if you like a big city, there is no better. But its freaking expensive. Weather is ok, cold in winter, but i mean, youre in NYC, who cares.

Boston: Colder, windier, and i am supposed to talk shit coming from NYC, but its an awesome city. Tons of colleges nearby, you can go anywhere for the night (Tufts, BC, Boston, Cambridge, MIT, etc). I love seafood, so i love the food in boston. Really nice city in general and tons of stuff to do.

Ithica: BLOWS and Cornell sucks as well. The people there are just lame, its freaking cold, and its in the middle of no where.

Northeast is awesome overall. Also, its 3 hours from NYC to boston, 5 hours fro NYC to DC. You can take weekend trips and everything would be all good.

Whoever said the people are ugly are retarded, sure they might not be the blond bombshells with fake tits and the most shallow personalites ever like youll find in cali, but the cute ones are definitely of high quality.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby wadeny » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:58 pm

bceagles182 wrote:New York, Boston and Ithaca are all extremely different aside from the weather.

1. Ithaca is in the middle of nowhere. Aside from that, I don't know much about it other than the fact that I would be miserable there.

2. New York is the center of entire U.S. in terms of population, culture, the economy. It has a bit of everything. On one hand, you'll never be bored. On the other, it's very easy to get lost in the rat race. It's also very expensive but I can't imagine that bothering you too much if you're from Cali.

3. Boston is by and large a blue colar town. It's much smaller, cheaper, and less flashy than NYC and has a more homely feel.


Uh, Boston itself may be much smaller than NYC, but its metro area has 4.5+ million people, so I would say that's pretty big. It also can be fairly pricy (more so than NYC) and upscale in some areas, including parts of Newton, Wellesley, etc. Some of the more immediate suburbs in South Boston are "blue collar," but every city has those types of areas. From the way I see it, the big differences between Boston and most other cities is: its unusually large educated population (there are dozens of universities in the area beyond Harvard, MIT, BC/BU, etc) and its historical feel (being close to Plymouth and other towns with colonial history).

Also, Ithaca has much worse weather than either NYC/Boston. It is much farther inland and can get lake effect snow like Syracuse and Rochester. NYC/Boston are along the coast, so unless a Noreaster hits as it might in the next couple days, the winters are a little more mild (relatively speaking).

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:01 pm

this thread is ridiculous

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby rayiner » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:03 pm

jnorsky wrote:New York: best city on the freaking planet. Best food, every turn are more gorgeous girls, bars, clubs, entertainment, and if you like a big city, there is no better. But its freaking expensive. Weather is ok, cold in winter, but i mean, youre in NYC, who cares.


NYC is gross.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby Yimbeezy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:05 pm

big city cali, hippy cali, or average dude from cali?

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:06 pm

< is convinced anyone who thinks NYC has the best looking women in the country has never visited Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Miami, etc.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby rayiner » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:09 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:< is convinced anyone who thinks NYC has the best looking women in the country has never visited Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Miami, etc.


The nasally accents are an automatic point deduction.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby heyguys » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:15 pm

I'm from the southwest and currently go to school in Connecticut. Here's what I was expecting v. what I got:

Climate: I expected to hate the weather, particularly the cold. I honestly thought the cold would make me miserable.

As it turns out, this hasn't been the case. I think that people tend to adjust pretty well, and I haven't had any problems with temperature. What I do HATE is the wind and the rain, particularly the former. New Haven is way too windy for me, although I can't speak to the rest of the Northeast, or whether NH is anomalously windy....the combination of cold weather with the wind can be terrible at times though.

People: I was expecting people to in general be more rude, detached, etc. However, I thought class divides would be less stark here than where I'm from.

As it turns out, my expectations of people were pretty much on mark so far. As far as class and such goes, I've actually found class makeup to be far starker in the northeast (this might just be because New Haven has a lot of local poverty, a notorious town/gown relationship, etc).

As far as attractiveness, I think that people here are....I'm going to say bettter looking older people but not as attractive younger people than where I'm from. I think a lot of this is because folks in the northeast seem to take better care of themselves (I think this is borne out in obesity research, etc), but the younger people are on the whole less attractive, although still generally a pretty good looking bunch. My primary exposure to this has been seeing the people at my university and at the grocery store though, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby Knock » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:16 pm

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:18 pm

Where in the Southwest are you from, heyguys? The Southwest, Texas aside (if you are one of the strange people that considers TX part of the Southwest), is very health-conscious. Probably moreso than the Northeast, generally speaking.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:22 pm

wadeny wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:New York, Boston and Ithaca are all extremely different aside from the weather.

1. Ithaca is in the middle of nowhere. Aside from that, I don't know much about it other than the fact that I would be miserable there.

2. New York is the center of entire U.S. in terms of population, culture, the economy. It has a bit of everything. On one hand, you'll never be bored. On the other, it's very easy to get lost in the rat race. It's also very expensive but I can't imagine that bothering you too much if you're from Cali.

3. Boston is by and large a blue colar town. It's much smaller, cheaper, and less flashy than NYC and has a more homely feel.


Uh, Boston itself may be much smaller than NYC, but its metro area has 4.5+ million people, so I would say that's pretty big. It also can be fairly pricy (more so than NYC) and upscale in some areas, including parts of Newton, Wellesley, etc. Some of the more immediate suburbs in South Boston are "blue collar," but every city has those types of areas. From the way I see it, the big differences between Boston and most other cities is: its unusually large educated population (there are dozens of universities in the area beyond Harvard, MIT, BC/BU, etc) and its historical feel (being close to Plymouth and other towns with colonial history).

Also, Ithaca has much worse weather than either NYC/Boston. It is much farther inland and can get lake effect snow like Syracuse and Rochester. NYC/Boston are along the coast, so unless a Noreaster hits as it might in the next couple days, the winters are a little more mild (relatively speaking).


Boston is not more pricey than NYC; that is absurd. the ritzier areas of Boston are still nothing like Manhattan price-wise. i think our (Boston) premium housing is much cheaper, and so is our normal housing. you can get a decent condo in Cambridge convenient to the T for 300-400k; that would be impossible to find in brooklyn or really any of the desirable areas of NYC. Rent-wise they are actually pretty comparable but it is much cheaper to buy in Boston.

Boston is also way smaller than NYC; after all, even the entire metro area is less than half the population of NYC proper. Boston proper has a population of around 1/2 million.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Ithaca is in the middle of no where, that much is true. It is about an hour south of Syracuse and about 2.5 hours from Rochester or about 3.5 from Buffalo. If you are looking for a very pretty area though, Ithaca is that. There are a lot of state parks as well as water-front access. There are nice hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls. It would be a much different experience than NYC or Boston.

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby TTH » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:34 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:this thread is ridiculous

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Re: What is the US Northeast Like?

Postby bceagles182 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:39 pm

englawyer wrote:
wadeny wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:New York, Boston and Ithaca are all extremely different aside from the weather.

1. Ithaca is in the middle of nowhere. Aside from that, I don't know much about it other than the fact that I would be miserable there.

2. New York is the center of entire U.S. in terms of population, culture, the economy. It has a bit of everything. On one hand, you'll never be bored. On the other, it's very easy to get lost in the rat race. It's also very expensive but I can't imagine that bothering you too much if you're from Cali.

3. Boston is by and large a blue colar town. It's much smaller, cheaper, and less flashy than NYC and has a more homely feel.


Uh, Boston itself may be much smaller than NYC, but its metro area has 4.5+ million people, so I would say that's pretty big. It also can be fairly pricy (more so than NYC) and upscale in some areas, including parts of Newton, Wellesley, etc. Some of the more immediate suburbs in South Boston are "blue collar," but every city has those types of areas. From the way I see it, the big differences between Boston and most other cities is: its unusually large educated population (there are dozens of universities in the area beyond Harvard, MIT, BC/BU, etc) and its historical feel (being close to Plymouth and other towns with colonial history).

Also, Ithaca has much worse weather than either NYC/Boston. It is much farther inland and can get lake effect snow like Syracuse and Rochester. NYC/Boston are along the coast, so unless a Noreaster hits as it might in the next couple days, the winters are a little more mild (relatively speaking).


Boston is not more pricey than NYC; that is absurd. the ritzier areas of Boston are still nothing like Manhattan price-wise. i think our (Boston) premium housing is much cheaper, and so is our normal housing. you can get a decent condo in Cambridge convenient to the T for 300-400k; that would be impossible to find in brooklyn or really any of the desirable areas of NYC. Rent-wise they are actually pretty comparable but it is much cheaper to buy in Boston.

Boston is also way smaller than NYC; after all, even the entire metro area is less than half the population of NYC proper. Boston proper has a population of around 1/2 million.


Boston proper is significantly smaller population-wise than each of the five borroughs of NYC with the exception of Staten Island which doesn't really count.

It is also significantly cheaper. This is true for litlerally every demographic. You can't find a decent appartment in NYC for under 1k a month. You can (pretty easily) in Boston. The most expensive areas of Boston don't even remotely approach the cost of an appartment with a view of Central Park. Furthermore, rent aside, the COL in New York is through the roof in comparison to Boston.




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