BillPackets wrote:hereisonehand wrote:smccgrey wrote:BillPackets wrote:bh do ppl (ppl being defined as those of us who say, do not make more that a quarter mill) actually truly like nyc outside of just the mystique of saying that u live in nyc
I feel like not being rich in NYC is hard shit. So this is a good question.
well I love some aspects of it - functioning public transport (slow as shit? try taking the bus in LA), an actual public life/atmosphere b/c people don't drive everywhere, highly varied neighborhoods, people from all over the world, wherever you are there are bars and restaurants worth going to in walking distance. no like for the COL obv. or the cold and rain
idk i mean i might b singling NYC out (never lived in LA---visited, did not take bus, bc bus) but i just didnt see the "cultural benefits" what u call "public life/atmosphere b/c ppl dont drive everywhere" as outweighing the financial/convenience that pretty much sucks in the city. plus idk what highly varied neighborhoods really means, there r alot of diff neighborhoods, i lived in little italy in the bronx which it was kinda cool but like nyc is def divided up along socioeconomic considerations like everywhere else in the world, just that in nyc the uber rich are a little closer to the uber poor. plus idk i mean i just dont see the restaurant/bar thing as really being that cool/coming close to outweighing how much it freaking costs
TL;DR i like to buy things in bulk n thats pretty much impossible in nyc
It is now. Freshdirect!
But, yes, I miss my car so, so much.
Did you ever do Brooklyn? I love Bensonhurst, which is predominantly Chinese, and I also like Bay Ridge, which is a bit more "suburban." Actually, there's a place that has houses and lawns and cars and everything in Brooklyn, Ditmas Park, that literally feels like you stepped from the city straight into Connecticut. It is so lovely there!