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New York City - What is it like in 2023

Post Pandemic comparisons. Rent, entertainment, tourists?

by Anonymousreply 152September 29, 2023 2:51 AM

Rent - high. Landlords warehousing apartments to keep the prices up. Entertainment - back to what it used to be in quality/quantity. Not as lucrative because boomers are staying home. Tourists are coming back but not from China and that does hurt the economy somewhat.

by Anonymousreply 1July 19, 2023 2:16 PM

Heroin users are being encouraged

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by Anonymousreply 2July 19, 2023 4:51 PM

Back to the Future

Box office for most Broadway shows last week wilted a bit as June’s Tony glow gave way to plain old New York summer heat, though a couple newcomers were among the handful bucking the downward trend, one very impressively so.

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by Anonymousreply 3July 19, 2023 4:55 PM

Racist mayor.

by Anonymousreply 4July 19, 2023 8:17 PM

Saturday nights are filled with excitement.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 23, 2023 7:34 PM

Knives Out

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by Anonymousreply 6July 23, 2023 7:53 PM

Knives Out

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by Anonymousreply 7July 23, 2023 7:56 PM

A walk in the park 2023

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by Anonymousreply 8July 23, 2023 7:57 PM

Plenty of available office space available but not enough shelters

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by Anonymousreply 9July 25, 2023 9:48 PM

The wild, wild west

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by Anonymousreply 10July 26, 2023 4:55 PM

The tourism is basically back to pre-pandemic levels. However many companies still have their office workers either working remotely or doing a hybrid of 2-3 days a week from the office. This significant drop of in-person office workers has had a big impact on many of the local business who for decades relied on the business crowd as their steady customers.

by Anonymousreply 11July 26, 2023 5:34 PM

-Many streets and neighborhoods feel MT and not just due to people being away for the summer.

-The restaurants along 7th Avenue south are empty as is 8th Ave in Chelsea.

- Many businesses are boarded up as there isn't enough foot traffic.

-Douglas Elliman for lease signs are everywhere.

-Times Square seems to be busy with tourists

by Anonymousreply 12July 26, 2023 7:18 PM

Overrun with RATS

by Anonymousreply 13July 26, 2023 7:25 PM

The cranes are flying. What goes up must come down.

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by Anonymousreply 14July 28, 2023 3:46 AM

So the East Side Sauna made it through the pandemic (NYC's only remaining gay bathhouse?) The West Side Sauna did shutter for good a couple years ago?

Are those Turkish, or is it Russian, steam baths still open? Some had gay action?

by Anonymousreply 15July 28, 2023 6:45 AM

It's hard to make a living especially for small business owners, MTA workers and cabbies

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by Anonymousreply 16July 28, 2023 5:16 PM

Crime victims are youger than ever

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by Anonymousreply 17July 28, 2023 5:18 PM

Rich Park Slopers love this stuff, R17. Likely the mother of those girls is reassuring them that they asked for it by being privileged, and that they should hope the attacker is not caught, because that would just compound the systemic injustice that they are all guilty of.

by Anonymousreply 18July 28, 2023 5:44 PM

They deserved it.

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by Anonymousreply 19July 28, 2023 5:47 PM

They're all pretty much dead and were even before the pandemic. Dick's in the EV is apparently still a thing though.

by Anonymousreply 20July 28, 2023 6:43 PM

There seem to be more pigeons on the Upper West Side and they’re even more stupid now than they’ve ever been. I saw a bunch get mowed down by a car last night because some wouldn’t fly out of the way fast enough. I wonder if the ones who consistently fed them are dying off. I would think the wildfire smoke from Canada is affecting them and a lot will end up dead from ingesting it over time.

by Anonymousreply 21July 28, 2023 6:51 PM

[Quote] So the East Side Sauna made it through the pandemic (NYC's only remaining gay bathhouse?) The West Side Sauna did shutter for good a couple years ago? Are those Turkish, or is it Russian, steam baths still open? Some had gay action?

They're all pretty much dead R15 and were even before the pandemic. Dick's in the EV is apparently still a thing though.

by Anonymousreply 22July 28, 2023 7:29 PM

All of the storefronts that were empty during Covid are now smoke shops.

by Anonymousreply 23July 28, 2023 7:56 PM

So many restaurants and chains are leaving/closing

"Three years after New York’s first indoor dining shutdown, restaurants continue to close due to the lasting financial impacts of the pandemic. At least 4,500 food businesses have shuttered since March 2020. Since it’s difficult to track closings in real-time, experts say that number is likely much higher — and could take years to fully assess."

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by Anonymousreply 24July 29, 2023 3:23 AM

Can anyone compare its safety compared to Chicago? I’ve heard by some measures it’s safer in NYC, but that stuff gets skewed depending on who’s pushing the argument.

by Anonymousreply 25July 29, 2023 3:28 AM

Not possible R25 as both cities like Philly have become so violent.

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by Anonymousreply 26July 29, 2023 1:09 PM

Just doing my job

"An NYPD traffic agent was pummeled in Hell's Kitchen on Thursday afternoon by an attacker who remained at large Friday, police said. The traffic agent was on duty near W. 47th Street and 11th Avenue at 3:20 p.m. when someone walked up and punched him repeatedly, according to police."

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by Anonymousreply 27July 29, 2023 1:41 PM

Tourists: Who needs 'em?

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by Anonymousreply 28July 31, 2023 12:36 AM

I'm glad the city was able to arrange to use the Roosevelt Hotel which was shuttered in 2021 after almost 100 years.

by Anonymousreply 29July 31, 2023 1:29 AM

Some businesses are booming

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by Anonymousreply 30July 31, 2023 1:54 AM

Lots of crazy people walking the streets

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by Anonymousreply 31July 31, 2023 4:17 PM

Lots of people sleeping on the sidewalk

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by Anonymousreply 32July 31, 2023 4:19 PM

Violence is more random and pervasive

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by Anonymousreply 33July 31, 2023 5:42 PM

It has its UPS and downs

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by Anonymousreply 34July 31, 2023 6:21 PM

it's becoming more and more like Jules Feiffer's Little Murders

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by Anonymousreply 35July 31, 2023 8:26 PM

'NY is the safest big city in America'-Eric Adams 7-31-23

comforting to know that

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by Anonymousreply 36July 31, 2023 10:21 PM

Bad things happen in 'good' neighborhoods.

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by Anonymousreply 37August 2, 2023 4:58 AM

On the bright side, I've seen some of the hottest young cops on the streets. The thick New York accents makes them even hotter.

by Anonymousreply 38August 2, 2023 6:19 AM

^ hawt

by Anonymousreply 39August 2, 2023 6:23 AM


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by Anonymousreply 40August 4, 2023 8:36 PM

R37, Midtown is a "good neighborhood"? Oh, dear...

by Anonymousreply 41August 4, 2023 8:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 42August 4, 2023 9:09 PM

Wait! I thought Chicago was worse!


There has always been crime and there always will be. Get over yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 43August 4, 2023 9:15 PM

[Quote]There has always been crime and there always will be.

Now there's an original thought.

by Anonymousreply 44August 4, 2023 9:25 PM

Thank you DLers for filling me in on local news broadcasts, which, like most educated sane people, I would never watch

by Anonymousreply 45August 4, 2023 9:39 PM

it's national news, hon!

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by Anonymousreply 46August 4, 2023 10:01 PM

It’s fine OP. The rents are horribly high, but beyond that - whatever. Some dumb kids crowded Union square today for free PlayStations and the NYPD broke it up and no one was injured. I’m on the subway now to go down there to see a movie. Everything is running normally and everyone is quiet and on their phones.

I’ve lived here for 21 years. Including during the pandemic. I’ll never understand the posters anywho love to shit on NYC and pretend like it’s some post apocalyptic war zone 🙄

by Anonymousreply 47August 4, 2023 10:01 PM

Totally fine here. There's 9 million people here so there's going to be bad shit that happens (not to minimize it for the prime affected) but I've been here all my life and this city is NOT a dangerous place. At least no more dangerous than any other major city as long as you don't act like an idiot, stumble around drunk, or start problems yourself.

by Anonymousreply 48August 4, 2023 10:15 PM

[Quote] s you don't act like an idiot, stumble around drunk, or start problems yourself.

ever hear of random, unprovoked attacks R48?

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by Anonymousreply 49August 4, 2023 10:25 PM

R40 R46 That would explain why all the subway lines had significant disruptions and delays for this evenings rush all attributed to police activity at Union Square.

by Anonymousreply 50August 4, 2023 11:47 PM

it's not the first time R50

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by Anonymousreply 51August 5, 2023 2:00 AM

[quote]I’ve lived here for 21 years. Including during the pandemic. I’ll never understand the posters anywho love to shit on NYC and pretend like it’s some post apocalyptic war zone 🙄

It's the same thing re London, where I live - the rest of the country seem to think it's like living in Armageddon.

by Anonymousreply 52August 5, 2023 2:02 AM

It's really rather de rigueur R50

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by Anonymousreply 53August 5, 2023 2:08 AM

[Quote] I’ve lived here for 21 years. Including during the pandemic. I’ll never understand the posters anywho love to shit on NYC and pretend like it’s some post apocalyptic war zone 🙄

more like a third world country I'd say

by Anonymousreply 54August 5, 2023 2:19 AM

[Quote] I’ve lived here for 21 years. Including during the pandemic.

looking back the pandemic was a halcyon period for NYC. The streets were quiet, clean and uncrowded. There was so little vehicular traffic you could bike ride on 14th Street like it was Central Park. Parking was no problem and crime was practically non existent and the subways were finally cleaned.

by Anonymousreply 55August 5, 2023 4:06 AM

R55 You are omitting the fact that during the pandemic lockdown more people became homeless and a lot of them were tasking over the public spaces and subways.

by Anonymousreply 56August 5, 2023 4:30 PM

They gave away free stuff at Union Square.

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by Anonymousreply 57August 5, 2023 5:26 PM

[quote] looking back the pandemic was a halcyon period for NYC. The streets were quiet, clean and uncrowded. There was so little vehicular traffic you could bike ride on 14th Street like it was Central Park. Parking was no problem and crime was practically non existent and the subways were finally cleaned.

Just don't pay attention to all those pesky corpses piling up in the morgues!

by Anonymousreply 58August 5, 2023 5:36 PM

R58 I felt safer on the street then than now. It was indoors and on subways and elevators where Covid was most likely to spread. And for a period the subways were closed at midnight and no one including the homeless were' tasking' over the subways R56

by Anonymousreply 59August 5, 2023 6:04 PM

and don't forget how the Emmy-winning "COVID Governor" mishandled resources

by Anonymousreply 60August 5, 2023 6:06 PM


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by Anonymousreply 61August 5, 2023 6:10 PM

[Quote] You are omitting the fact that during the pandemic lockdown more people became homeless and a lot of them were tasking over the public spaces and subways

I think your forgetting something R56

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by Anonymousreply 62August 5, 2023 6:47 PM

and don't forget The Lucerne one of several hotels used as homeless shelters

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by Anonymousreply 63August 5, 2023 7:12 PM

[quote]and don't forget The Lucerne one of several hotels used as homeless shelters

Are you kidding? Us gurls had plenty to say about it.

by Anonymousreply 64August 5, 2023 7:26 PM

the gurls on the UWS and Hell's Kitchen certainly had a lot to say

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by Anonymousreply 65August 5, 2023 8:04 PM

[Quote] as long as you don't act like an idiot, stumble around drunk, or start problems yourself.

and as long as your not Asian

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by Anonymousreply 66August 5, 2023 9:25 PM

(^.^) you're not Asian

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by Anonymousreply 67August 5, 2023 9:28 PM

OP Posting from Mee Maw's basement in Mound La. yet again.

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by Anonymousreply 68August 5, 2023 11:22 PM

“New York City is definitely deteriorating, the quality of life and the quality of services,” said Paulson, who’s still a city resident. "

When the wealthy have had it with NYC . . .

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by Anonymousreply 69August 8, 2023 2:47 AM

[quote]“I talked to 22-23 people that moved to Florida,” said Howard Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty. “Every one of them had a big apartment or a townhouse in New York — and not one of them sold. So I have a view that New York City is going to become the number one second-home market to the world.”

So that's the problem with Florida. Too many fucking New York transplants!

by Anonymousreply 70August 8, 2023 1:30 PM

New Yorkers are still pushy.

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by Anonymousreply 71August 8, 2023 3:23 PM

Right now, up to an estimated 1,000 migrants arrive in New York City every day. Officials say the shelter system is becoming overwhelmed and resources are running thin.

Alone in a new country with young children and no access to work, migrant mothers told CBS News they're worried about the food available for their families in the New York City shelters. CBS News

on its way to becoming a third world country. A small population of extreme wealth along with . . .

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by Anonymousreply 72August 18, 2023 9:42 PM

I live in NYC and it's a fucking shithole. Born and raised here and can't wait to leave. It happened so fast too. It was tolerable before Covid but not anymore. Sat away.

by Anonymousreply 73August 19, 2023 12:09 AM

No permits or background checks needed to carry knives

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by Anonymousreply 74August 19, 2023 5:54 PM

seems like there's no time between crimes

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by Anonymousreply 75August 26, 2023 4:31 AM

Flyover queen thread.

by Anonymousreply 76August 26, 2023 1:10 PM

One of the most extraordinary places to live on earth. Remains one of the hotbeds of human talent, creativity, and vital human behavior. It’s not for the weak minded or timid hearted. It’s a ways changing and evolving. In general it’s pretty tolerant and open- live and let live. I think I am lucky as hell to live in NYC- never take it for granted. It’s also a tough place to live economically- it’s biggest limitation.

by Anonymousreply 77August 27, 2023 1:53 AM

[Quote] Remains one of the hotbeds of human talent, creativity, and vital human behavior.

Was I'm afraid.

Where today in NY is the equivalent of Warhol, Spike Lee, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, Donna Karan, Fran Lebowitz, Tommy Hilfiger, Candace Bushnell, Mapplethorpe, John Patrick Shanley, Scorsese, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Vera Wang, Keith Haring . . .

by Anonymousreply 78August 27, 2023 5:28 AM

Few artists exist in Manhattan today. The primary reason for all the past creativity was that people from all over the US would come to NYC; writers, artists, musicians, designers, etc.; all reside in neighborhoods where they could afford and congregate amongst themselves organically. All of that was basically eliminated because of the undue money and corporate influence of the mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg which changed the zoning and brought in venture capitalists that made almost every neighborhood unaffordable at a breakneck pace. Gentrification always existed in NYC but the changes were natural, today they are by unmatchable corporate forces, causing hyper gentrification.

by Anonymousreply 79August 27, 2023 12:58 PM

[quote]Flyover queen thread.

Seems like most of the responses are coming from New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 80August 27, 2023 1:23 PM

[quote]It’s also a tough place to live economically- it’s biggest limitation.

After the challenges of grammar.

by Anonymousreply 81August 27, 2023 1:24 PM

[quote]Flyover queen thread.

[quote]Seems like most of the responses are coming from New Yorkers.—truth hurts?

You're both incorrect, r80 and r76. If you ignoredar r78, you'll find that almost 50 posts, well over half of this thread, come from the same poster, red-lined troll brandonjoseph, who also used to proudly sign as FormerNewYorker. He claims to live in Weehawken.

He almost always shows up in NYC related threads, posting the most gruesome NY Post articles that he can find. Occasionally he will post about his youth in the East Village. He's also fond of childish insults, some of which will surely follow this post.

by Anonymousreply 82August 27, 2023 3:30 PM

Where else have you lived R77?

by Anonymousreply 83August 27, 2023 5:02 PM


Beware, r77. R83 is also FormerNewYorker. Know that before you go down that rabbit hole.

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by Anonymousreply 84August 27, 2023 5:37 PM

Agree with r77. Very happy to live here. Wish the rent wasn’t so high, but apparently that’s an issue all over the country.

Will never understand the DL fascination with hating on NYC.

by Anonymousreply 85August 27, 2023 5:45 PM

R85 people hate what NY has become

by Anonymousreply 86August 27, 2023 5:48 PM

R86 is FormerNewYorker again, r85.

He has now formally posted at least 50 out of 86 posts on this thread. If we all stop responding to him, he will probably revert to posting back to back crime posts to himself, as is his wont.

It's a beautiful day in NYC. I'm off to enjoy it. I hope you all have a great Labor day!

by Anonymousreply 87August 27, 2023 6:11 PM

R86. Just because you have no money? No job skills ? (Doubt you have a career. So job) it isn’t violence that flung you out. Drugs over rent? Do tell.

by Anonymousreply 88August 27, 2023 7:14 PM

[quote]Will never understand the DL fascination with hating on NYC.

There isn't, r85, only trolls here to bash big cities in blue states.

by Anonymousreply 89August 27, 2023 7:17 PM

R88 You are onto something regarding drugs

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by Anonymousreply 90August 27, 2023 7:24 PM

and the violence

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by Anonymousreply 91August 27, 2023 7:27 PM

R88 why aren't you out enjoying the beautiful day in NY? What keeps you inside?

by Anonymousreply 92August 27, 2023 7:29 PM

Perhaps it's the rats

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by Anonymousreply 93August 27, 2023 7:41 PM

R88 Perhaps it's a preference for a cleaner, greener, safer, less crowded, quieter, friendlier environment without homeless and mentally ill people wandering around

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by Anonymousreply 94August 27, 2023 8:27 PM

share more DJI ‎+0.73%‎ INX ‎+0.67%‎ COMP ‎+0.94%‎

CNBC Young, rich workers are fleeing New York and California—here's where they're going Story by Jennifer Liu •

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by Anonymousreply 95August 27, 2023 8:50 PM

New Yorkers have had more than enough

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by Anonymousreply 96August 27, 2023 11:51 PM

This recently uploaded video, 'The Truth About NYC That Nobody Talks About' , from a NYC native who goes by the moniker Joey the Gypsy and who now lives in Clearwater Fl, discusses a lot about what's wrong with the city now.

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by Anonymousreply 97August 28, 2023 12:18 AM

All of the assholes reared in NYC eventually move to Florida.

by Anonymousreply 98August 28, 2023 12:56 AM

Concentrate on people!

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by Anonymousreply 99August 28, 2023 1:27 AM

I was invited by a (MAGA) neighbor to an anti-immigrant protest this coming Thursday. They're setting up some housing near here at Floyd Bennett field for them. It's a huge former airfield which is now federal parkland. I doubt the migrants are going to like it since it's in the middle of nowhere and I don't think there's any buses running in or out. No, I'm not going to the protest.

by Anonymousreply 100August 28, 2023 1:43 AM

The rat problem in NYC is due to the failure of the sanitation dept to pick up the trash in a timely manner during the pandemic. Sometimes they would skip pick-up date altogether and all the trash on the block would have to wait for the next pickup 4 days later.

by Anonymousreply 101August 28, 2023 1:54 AM

New Yorkers — including huge majorities of Democrats, Republicans, independents, upstaters and downstaters — overwhelmingly say that the recent influx of migrants to New York is a serious problem for the state,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

“However,” he said, “that’s where partisan agreement ends. A plurality of Democrats says that migrants resettling in New York over the last two decades has been a benefit. But a majority of independents and two-thirds of Republicans say that migrant resettlement has been a burden to the state.”

In a recent survey, 82% of New York voters said the migrant influx was serious and 54% called it very serious.

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by Anonymousreply 102August 28, 2023 1:58 AM

Tensions are rising between the New York City mayor’s office and the state and federal governments over how to handle more than 58,000 asylum-seekers now in the city’s care, as the Biden administration resists a quick fix proposed by the state and city.

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by Anonymousreply 103August 28, 2023 2:05 AM

Now we know why they don't talk about it R97

by Anonymousreply 104August 28, 2023 2:13 AM

I am coming back to NYC in October after a short visit in July. Going to the ballet, opera, and Broadway, and visiting French Consulate.

by Anonymousreply 105August 28, 2023 3:01 AM

[quote]New Yorkers have had more than enough

Oh honey. Racist LI guidos organized by batshit-crazy Curtis Sliwa aren't New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 106August 28, 2023 3:07 AM

Says you honey!

by Anonymousreply 107August 28, 2023 4:25 AM

Someone finally listened

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is getting its first two noise cameras following tens of thousands of noise complaints just this year, alone. The cameras will target car and truck noise specifically and hefty fines will be the consequence.

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by Anonymousreply 108August 28, 2023 7:52 AM

Was going to visit this Fall. No thanks. I'll go to the Blue Ridge Mountains instead.

by Anonymousreply 109August 28, 2023 12:49 PM

(^.^) and miss an opportunity to see Shucked!

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by Anonymousreply 110August 28, 2023 5:12 PM

R110, Shucked was funny not not that great. The second half dragged.

Some Like It Hotnwasnthenbest I've seen this year.

Not R109.

by Anonymousreply 111August 29, 2023 8:10 AM

New York City - It's like 2022 again, but different.

by Anonymousreply 112August 29, 2023 1:24 PM

Nice to see there are still some hot guys in NYC but . . .

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by Anonymousreply 113August 29, 2023 7:54 PM

[Quote] New York City - It's like 2022 again, but different.

Yeah, it's a year older

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by Anonymousreply 114August 29, 2023 11:25 PM

A 120 year old water main pipe. Isn't anything built to last anymore?!

by Anonymousreply 115August 30, 2023 1:33 AM

[Quote] Isn't anything built to last anymore?!

Apparently not.

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by Anonymousreply 116August 30, 2023 1:53 AM

Citizens resort to smoking pot in public and interfering with major events. It must be the only way they can cope with living in the city.

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by Anonymousreply 117August 30, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk along 8th Avenue in midtown between 14th and 32nd street and while many businesses are shuttered weed shops are popping up on every block. The governor promises to crack down on illegal shops, but the city has more serious problems.

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by Anonymousreply 118August 30, 2023 5:01 PM

Not everyone is using a pipe for smoking

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by Anonymousreply 119August 30, 2023 5:07 PM

New Yorkers helped Biden get elected

The New York mayor and governor have asked for increased federal support to handle migrants in the state. Now in the first response, Biden administration officials are putting the responsibility back on the city and state. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez explains the proposed solutions.

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by Anonymousreply 120August 30, 2023 6:19 PM

It's where people come to die

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by Anonymousreply 121September 2, 2023 7:52 PM

Was the Vessel at Hudson Yards closed?

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by Anonymousreply 122September 2, 2023 8:02 PM

Do look up

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by Anonymousreply 123September 2, 2023 8:15 PM

Leaping from tall buildings has become a trend

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by Anonymousreply 124September 2, 2023 8:22 PM

The new normal.

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by Anonymousreply 125September 6, 2023 5:51 PM

(^.^) and this is why it has become so common

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by Anonymousreply 126September 6, 2023 5:53 PM

Pushing strangers onto the subway tracks has become an unfortunate trend

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by Anonymousreply 127September 12, 2023 6:09 PM

Between assaults, the homeless and migrants it seems to be headed for a derailment

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by Anonymousreply 128September 13, 2023 4:33 PM

Urban decay

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by Anonymousreply 129September 13, 2023 4:36 PM

I left NYC for two years but nothing has changed me now I’ve been back for a year. I take the subway to and from work everyday and don’t feel unsafe. I’ve seen some good theater. Joined a papering service and seen some great stuff for $4.50 / ticket. I’ve seen BTTF: The Musical twice by lottery and love it. And my dog loves it here. We have a very dog friendly neighborhood.

by Anonymousreply 130September 13, 2023 5:26 PM

changed FOR me

by Anonymousreply 131September 13, 2023 5:26 PM

The NYPD abandoned the subway system even before the pandemic lockdown. They only make their occasional cameo appearances when there is a major incident like a death. I ride the subway every day. I can count the fingers on my one hand of how many times I have seen an actual police officer on a train in the last 3 years.

by Anonymousreply 132September 13, 2023 5:51 PM

My colleagues who travel to work by subway are concerned and say they feel unsafe which is understandable since random unprovoked attacks have become so common. When I lived in NY (88-2006] I would take the subway at night to Brooklyn to see my friends or go to BAM but I wouldn't do that now. There also seems to be an increase in vehicular accidents involving pedestrians and there are so many more Citi bikes, E-bikes and scooters on the streets that never yield to pedestrians.

by Anonymousreply 133September 13, 2023 8:47 PM

Having more cyclists in NYC was a good idea, but the electric scooters and mopeds are a clear danger to pedestrians because they are not regulated and the drivers are reckless. I still ride the subway almost daily and never had a real issue.

by Anonymousreply 134September 13, 2023 9:07 PM

I commute to work by subway daily. I see police on the platforms very often (this is in Manhattan below 125th street though). I feel safe commuting by subway. I wouldn’t take the subway after 10pm though.

by Anonymousreply 135September 14, 2023 12:19 AM

There’s been a marked increase of Citi Bike and e-scooter collisions since 2006 when, incidentally, Citi Bikes and e-scooters didn’t exist.

by Anonymousreply 136September 14, 2023 12:37 AM

I watched a thing recently on Instagram where an ICU nurse was saying that those scooters are so fucking dangerous and landing so many people in the hospital with extremely serious injuries. She said young people are coming to the ICU with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries because of scooter accidents. A ton of nurses commented on the post saying they are seeing the exact same thing and the scooters should be outlawed.

They are terrible. And none of these fools have helmets on when they are flying around on them.

by Anonymousreply 137September 14, 2023 12:42 AM

I used to live in New York City

Everything there was dark and dirty

Outside my window was a steeple

With a clock that always said twelve-thirty

by Anonymousreply 138September 14, 2023 1:50 AM

R130 you may be in the same sea but you're not in the same boat

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by Anonymousreply 139September 14, 2023 6:00 AM

[Quote] There’s been a marked increase of Citi Bike and e-scooter collisions since 2006 when, incidentally, Citi Bikes and e-scooters didn’t exist.

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by Anonymousreply 140September 14, 2023 8:10 PM

Police marveled at the brazenness - the outright disregard for humanity at the center of a beef between members of rival gangs in broad daylight.

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by Anonymousreply 141September 15, 2023 3:46 AM

Assaults on cops are not really a big deal anymore. Body cam shows the man break the POs nose

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by Anonymousreply 142September 15, 2023 4:06 AM

R142 It's shit like this that emboldens criminals to act with impunity.

by Anonymousreply 143September 15, 2023 1:10 PM

Good for the environment but at what cost? I notice that cyclists very often don't use the bike lanes and when they do, they often ignore the directional arrows in the lane.

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by Anonymousreply 144September 15, 2023 3:35 PM

Too many various vehicles on the road and too little regulation. For one thing cyclists should be required to have lights on their bikes.

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by Anonymousreply 145September 16, 2023 4:07 AM

PS according to ABC 7 the bike driver was going in the wrong direction not unlike NYC

by Anonymousreply 146September 16, 2023 4:40 AM

Though it's still one of the safest large cities the assaults are so hit or miss and senseless and occur in all Manhattan neighborhoods

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by Anonymousreply 147September 18, 2023 7:42 PM

No city for old men

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by Anonymousreply 148September 18, 2023 8:02 PM

This is what the once touted Greatest City in the World has become

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by Anonymousreply 149September 27, 2023 5:04 PM

The streets are more dangerous than I ever remember

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by Anonymousreply 150September 27, 2023 8:09 PM

about time. Pedestrians and drivers hate bike riders. They never stop, ride in all directions, are unregulated and not held accountable.

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by Anonymousreply 151September 28, 2023 4:05 AM

I love NYC and I’ve forever known it’s not the cleanest city in the world, and that’s just part of living here. However, I’ve noticed most recently, as I’m fostering a dog new to the city, that the amount of trash left on the street is more horrifying than in the last ten years. I am hyper vigilant walking the dog, not on my phone, keeping a short leash, and I’ve still had to pry THREE chicken wing bones from his mouth in the last 24 hrs. Because of this additional hyper awareness now that a dog is in my care - chicken wing bones, cigarette butts and joints galore, used drug needles, dirty clothes, garbage and more garbage, remnants of food everywhere. What’s worse is I actually am talking about an area LINED with garbage cans. I am sorry if I’m ranting but this is disgusting and poses such a danger to pets and children, and really people in general. There are people with mental illness and addiction problems vomiting and bleeding and overdosing on a daily basis right in front of my apartment - on the one hand, it is so much worse than I have seen it in the past ten years as a safety and sanitation issue, but on the other hand, who is helping these people running up and down the streets in bare feet with open wounds barely conscious of their own safety??? Are we really doing anything to make things better around here? Sorry, I am so frustrated. My parents are both city kids so I’m no stranger to this. But you’d think we’d have figured something out by now. Do we keep sitting around saying that’s the way it is or do we actually somewhere start doing something? And I don’t want to hear some snarky comment like, keep voting democrat. Politics are a joke, I don’t care who you support. We need to stop supporting corrupt politicians at some point who don’t care about anything except getting in and staying in office and come together as a community and take matters into our own hands, because politicians don’t live the lives we live and see what we see. Find me a politician who travels without security and takes the subway everyday and sees what we see and I’ll give ‘em my vote.

by Anonymousreply 152September 29, 2023 2:51 AM
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