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New York City - What is it like in 2023

Post Pandemic comparisons. Rent, entertainment, tourists?

by Anonymousreply 355February 21, 2024 12:12 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 3:16 PM

Heroin users are being encouraged

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by Anonymousreply 2July 19, 2023 5:51 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 5:55 PM

Racist mayor.

by Anonymousreply 4July 19, 2023 9:17 PM

Saturday nights are filled with excitement.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 23, 2023 8:34 PM

Knives Out

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by Anonymousreply 6July 23, 2023 8:53 PM

Knives Out

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by Anonymousreply 7July 23, 2023 8:56 PM

A walk in the park 2023

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by Anonymousreply 8July 23, 2023 8:57 PM

Plenty of available office space available but not enough shelters

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by Anonymousreply 9July 25, 2023 10:48 PM

The wild, wild west

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by Anonymousreply 10July 26, 2023 5:55 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 6:34 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 8:18 PM

Overrun with RATS

by Anonymousreply 13July 26, 2023 8:25 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 14July 28, 2023 4:46 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 7:45 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 6:16 PM

Crime victims are youger than ever

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by Anonymousreply 17July 28, 2023 6:18 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 6:44 PM

They deserved it.

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by Anonymousreply 19July 28, 2023 6:47 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 7:43 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 7:51 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 8:29 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 23July 28, 2023 8:56 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 4:23 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 4:28 AM

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

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by Anonymousreply 26July 29, 2023 2:09 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 2:41 PM

Tourists: Who needs 'em?

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by Anonymousreply 28July 31, 2023 1:36 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 2:29 AM

Some businesses are booming

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by Anonymousreply 30July 31, 2023 2:54 AM

Lots of crazy people walking the streets

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by Anonymousreply 31July 31, 2023 5:17 PM

Lots of people sleeping on the sidewalk

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by Anonymousreply 32July 31, 2023 5:19 PM

Violence is more random and pervasive

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by Anonymousreply 33July 31, 2023 6:42 PM

It has its UPS and downs

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by Anonymousreply 34July 31, 2023 7:21 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 35July 31, 2023 9:26 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 11:21 PM

Bad things happen in 'good' neighborhoods.

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by Anonymousreply 37August 2, 2023 5:58 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 7:19 AM

^ hawt

by Anonymousreply 39August 2, 2023 7:23 AM

Chaotic

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by Anonymousreply 40August 4, 2023 9:36 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 41August 4, 2023 9:42 PM

WAS!

by Anonymousreply 42August 4, 2023 10:09 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 10:15 PM

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

Now there's an original thought.

by Anonymousreply 44August 4, 2023 10:25 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 10:39 PM

it's national news, hon!

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by Anonymousreply 46August 4, 2023 11:01 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 11:01 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 11:15 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 11:25 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 5, 2023 12:47 AM

it's not the first time R50

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by Anonymousreply 51August 5, 2023 3:00 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 3:02 AM

It's really rather de rigueur R50

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by Anonymousreply 53August 5, 2023 3:08 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 3:19 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 5:06 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 5:30 PM

They gave away free stuff at Union Square.

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by Anonymousreply 57August 5, 2023 6:26 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 6:36 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 7:04 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 60August 5, 2023 7:06 PM

(^.^)

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by Anonymousreply 61August 5, 2023 7:10 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 7:47 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 63August 5, 2023 8:12 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 8:26 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 9:04 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 10:25 PM

(^.^) you're not Asian

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by Anonymousreply 67August 5, 2023 10:28 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 68August 6, 2023 12:22 AM

“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 3:47 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 2:30 PM

New Yorkers are still pushy.

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by Anonymousreply 71August 8, 2023 4:23 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 10:42 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 1:09 AM

No permits or background checks needed to carry knives

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by Anonymousreply 74August 19, 2023 6:54 PM

seems like there's no time between crimes

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by Anonymousreply 75August 26, 2023 5:31 AM

Flyover queen thread.

by Anonymousreply 76August 26, 2023 2:10 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 2:53 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 6:28 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 1:58 PM

[quote]Flyover queen thread.

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

by Anonymousreply 80August 27, 2023 2:23 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 2:24 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 4:30 PM

Where else have you lived R77?

by Anonymousreply 83August 27, 2023 6:02 PM

Bwahahaha!

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

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by Anonymousreply 84August 27, 2023 6:37 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 6:45 PM

R85 people hate what NY has become

by Anonymousreply 86August 27, 2023 6:48 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 7:11 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 8:14 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 8:17 PM

R88 You are onto something regarding drugs

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by Anonymousreply 90August 27, 2023 8:24 PM

and the violence

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by Anonymousreply 91August 27, 2023 8:27 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 92August 27, 2023 8:29 PM

Perhaps it's the rats

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by Anonymousreply 93August 27, 2023 8:41 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 9:27 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 9:50 PM

New Yorkers have had more than enough

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by Anonymousreply 96August 28, 2023 12:51 AM

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 1:18 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 98August 28, 2023 1:56 AM

Concentrate on people!

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by Anonymousreply 99August 28, 2023 2:27 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 2:43 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 2:54 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 2:58 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 3:05 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 104August 28, 2023 3:13 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 4:01 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 4:07 AM

Says you honey!

by Anonymousreply 107August 28, 2023 5:25 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 8:52 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 109August 28, 2023 1:49 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 110August 28, 2023 6:12 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 9:10 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 112August 29, 2023 2:24 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 113August 29, 2023 8:54 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 30, 2023 12:25 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 115August 30, 2023 2:33 AM

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

Apparently not.

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by Anonymousreply 116August 30, 2023 2:53 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 2:00 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 6:01 PM

Not everyone is using a pipe for smoking

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by Anonymousreply 119August 30, 2023 6:07 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 7:19 PM

It's where people come to die

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by Anonymousreply 121September 2, 2023 8:52 PM

Was the Vessel at Hudson Yards closed?

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by Anonymousreply 122September 2, 2023 9:02 PM

Do look up

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by Anonymousreply 123September 2, 2023 9:15 PM

Leaping from tall buildings has become a trend

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by Anonymousreply 124September 2, 2023 9:22 PM

The new normal.

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by Anonymousreply 125September 6, 2023 6:51 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 126September 6, 2023 6:53 PM

Pushing strangers onto the subway tracks has become an unfortunate trend

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by Anonymousreply 127September 12, 2023 7:09 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 128September 13, 2023 5:33 PM

Urban decay

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by Anonymousreply 129September 13, 2023 5:36 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 6:26 PM

changed FOR me

by Anonymousreply 131September 13, 2023 6:26 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 6:51 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 9:47 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 10:07 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 1:19 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 1:37 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 1:42 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 2:50 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 7:00 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 9:10 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 4:46 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 5:06 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 143September 15, 2023 2:10 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 4:35 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 5:07 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 146September 16, 2023 5:40 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 8:42 PM

No city for old men

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by Anonymousreply 148September 18, 2023 9:02 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 149September 27, 2023 6:04 PM

The streets are more dangerous than I ever remember

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by Anonymousreply 150September 27, 2023 9:09 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 5:05 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 3:51 AM

unhinged people are everywhere

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by Anonymousreply 153October 6, 2023 6:02 PM

everything has become weaponized.

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by Anonymousreply 154October 14, 2023 9:54 PM

Don't worry. These assailants will be out the next day.

by Anonymousreply 155October 15, 2023 4:39 PM

NYers seem more easily provoked than ever

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by Anonymousreply 156October 16, 2023 7:18 PM

NYers are dropping like flies

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by Anonymousreply 157October 17, 2023 7:01 PM

The subways seem cursed

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by Anonymousreply 158October 17, 2023 7:03 PM

It's still one of the safest big cities in the US

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by Anonymousreply 159October 20, 2023 9:16 PM

R2 Is that a Subway ad, or a subway ad?

by Anonymousreply 160October 20, 2023 9:37 PM

This is a subway. Enter at your own peril.

CBS New York Police seek woman accused of kicking subway rider in face, hurling racial slurs in Queens

by Anonymousreply 161October 22, 2023 11:24 PM

It's quickly losing its edge. So much vacant office space that will probably be turned into apartments for migrants.

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by Anonymousreply 162October 30, 2023 6:13 PM

City of hate and bigotry.

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by Anonymousreply 163November 1, 2023 12:25 AM

So much for blue states

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by Anonymousreply 164November 1, 2023 12:26 AM

It's been going on for years

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by Anonymousreply 165November 1, 2023 12:28 AM

No neighborhood seems 'safe' anymore

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by Anonymousreply 166November 1, 2023 6:04 PM

NYC is an equal opportunity town, with a genuine concern with diversity - which group do we hate this month?

by Anonymousreply 167November 1, 2023 8:13 PM

Chicago is a better “big city” with hotter gay men.

by Anonymousreply 168November 1, 2023 10:00 PM

Trick or Treat

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by Anonymousreply 169November 2, 2023 12:51 AM

East Side West Side assaults are all around town

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A woman briefly blacked out after being strangled from behind on a Manhattan street, according to the NYPD.

The victim, 29, was walking near Houston Street and Avenue D in the East Village when a man came up from behind and strangled her at around 4:10 a.m. on Oct. 22, police said.

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by Anonymousreply 170November 2, 2023 4:56 AM

Walking around at 4 AM on Avenue D?

I recall us locals had the following thoughts on where you are in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side:

Avenue A, you're Okay Avenue B, you're Brave Avenue C, you're Crazy Avenue D, you're Dead.

by Anonymousreply 171November 2, 2023 12:09 PM

The city is filled with tens of thousands of extra tourists right now—family groups, here to enjoy the sites ahead of their family member(s) running in Sunday’s marathon. It’s a great vibe.

by Anonymousreply 172November 2, 2023 12:46 PM

During the pandemic the empty Midtown Manhattan streets were eerie and sad. But this year tourism appears to be back to pre-pandemic numbers. The last two weeks it's a nuisance trying to walk around with so many tourist around, and this is before the holiday spike, which is from Thanksgiving week to New Years week.

by Anonymousreply 173November 2, 2023 12:52 PM

So, R173, do what New Yorkers do to display welcome - stab them.

by Anonymousreply 174November 2, 2023 2:31 PM

Wow —that’s flyover quality humor. How about something actually funny, is that too much to ask?

From you I’d say yes.

by Anonymousreply 175November 2, 2023 2:52 PM

I've lived in NYC for 28 years. I love it. I live on a rather nice block in midtown and have not noticed any uptick in crime. No one's throwing up in front of my building. I also have a dog and she loves it here. She knows where she lives. Twice, while walking her, she has slipped out of her leash blocks away from home but there was nothing to worry about. She ran right home and waited for the doorman. No joke. No problems with aforementioned chicken wing bones. I also take the subway to and from work everyday and haven't witnessed any crime.

by Anonymousreply 176November 2, 2023 5:51 PM

I'd be more scared working as a teacher in Omaha or Little Rock.

by Anonymousreply 177November 2, 2023 5:53 PM

Oh I forgot to mention the marathon. It's a fun week in town. I've run it twice and will be cheering on a friend this year. It's a blast.

by Anonymousreply 178November 2, 2023 6:04 PM

and I don't know anyone who died from COVID and I never got sick, but I was still concerned, aware and cautious. R176

by Anonymousreply 179November 2, 2023 6:40 PM

R175. I guess truth hurts, but not as much as getting sucker-punched, stabbed, or shot.

by Anonymousreply 180November 2, 2023 6:47 PM

a sign of the times

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by Anonymousreply 181November 2, 2023 6:57 PM

Getting ready for the 2023 marathon

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by Anonymousreply 182November 2, 2023 7:18 PM

much ado about nothing. it's saint louis, Memphis and Peoria that are rotting from the inside out

no one needs to worry about NYC

by Anonymousreply 183November 2, 2023 7:19 PM

[Quote] I'd be more scared working as a teacher in Omaha or Little Rock.

or being a high school student in NY

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by Anonymousreply 184November 2, 2023 7:22 PM

The Blackboard Jungle 2023

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by Anonymousreply 185November 2, 2023 7:24 PM

Straphanger Shoved onto Tracks in Random NYC Subway Attack, Police Say

This is why my coworkers who take the subway to midtown feel unsafe.

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by Anonymousreply 186November 2, 2023 7:27 PM

R176 is probably not an MTA worker

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by Anonymousreply 187November 2, 2023 7:32 PM

Do you post this shit everywhere 24-7? Maybe YOU are the crime source.

by Anonymousreply 188November 2, 2023 8:31 PM

Not me R188 I swear!

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by Anonymousreply 189November 2, 2023 10:58 PM

Wasn't anywhere near Brooklyn. I have witnesses R188

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by Anonymousreply 190November 2, 2023 11:00 PM

I work at 28th and Madison but no it's not me.

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by Anonymousreply 191November 2, 2023 11:02 PM

Wasn't in NY on Sunday R188

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by Anonymousreply 192November 2, 2023 11:04 PM

Zzzz zzzz

Get some rest, or help.

by Anonymousreply 193November 2, 2023 11:25 PM

Get 8 hours sleep R193 Thanks. You sound easily triggered. You must be a New Yorker.

by Anonymousreply 194November 2, 2023 11:33 PM

I noticed the last two weeks that the tourist crowd numbers are what one normally sees during the holiday season. Can anyone help explain this phenomena?

by Anonymousreply 195November 3, 2023 1:11 AM

[quote]Do you post this shit everywhere 24-7? Maybe YOU are the crime source.

[quote]Get some rest, or help.

It's a poster known as FormerNewYorker, r188 and r193. Yes, he posts a LOT, mostly about crime in NYC. Lives in Weehawken, yearns for his youth in the East Village in the 80s-90s. Since he can't have that, he vilifies the NYC of today.

In some older threads, he has been known to post up to 40 posts back to back. Repetitive, full of childish insults. "Meth, methinks" is a common phrase. "You sound easily triggered. You must be a New Yorker" is another

No one ever posts NYC threads anymore, because he will rush to infest it. I haven't bothered, but if you ignoredar him, I'd bet that 50 to 30% of this thread is his. Possibly more. It's an obsession.

He used to be authenticated as brandonjoseph before he got redlined as a troll.

by Anonymousreply 196November 3, 2023 2:30 AM

Yep. Just checked.

Former New Yorker aka FNY aka Brandonjoseph has posted 114 times in this thread - well over half of it - and that isn't counting any other devices that he might be using.

It's an illness. Too bad. I'd love to post about goings on in NYC, but he makes it impossible.

He posts so often that blocking him slows scrolling down to a crawl - and I don't block posters anyway - so I just avoid NYC threads.

by Anonymousreply 197November 3, 2023 2:40 AM

[Quote] I noticed the last two weeks that the tourist crowd numbers are what one normally sees during the holiday season. Can anyone help explain this phenomena?

Maybe they were migrants, protestors people here for the marathon or commuters . . . How did you know they were tourists?

by Anonymousreply 198November 3, 2023 7:45 AM

Trust me, as a New Yorker, I know who is a tourist on sight 90% of the times.

by Anonymousreply 199November 3, 2023 12:48 PM

Sorry I don't trust New Yorkers

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by Anonymousreply 200November 3, 2023 5:28 PM

Another pedestrian killed by 2 vehicles. WTF!

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by Anonymousreply 201November 3, 2023 5:33 PM

I wonder how the creep knew they were lesbians?

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by Anonymousreply 202November 3, 2023 5:44 PM

City of hate!

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by Anonymousreply 203November 3, 2023 5:53 PM

r203 = loser

by Anonymousreply 204November 3, 2023 5:56 PM

(^.^) that term could apply to New Yorkers as the city is in decline and doesn't take care of its own

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by Anonymousreply 205November 3, 2023 6:05 PM

New Yorkers here's the real problem. Consider yourself warned.

[Quote] 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.

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

[Quote] 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.

[Quote] It's a poster known as FormerNewYorker, r188 and r193. Yes, he posts a LOT, mostly about crime in NYC. Lives in Weehawken, yearns for his youth in the East Village in the 80s-90s. Since he can't have that, he vilifies the NYC of today.

[Quote] In some older threads, he has been known to post up to 40 posts back to back. Repetitive, full of childish insults. "Meth, methinks" is a common phrase. "You sound easily triggered. You must be a New Yorker" is another

[Quote] No one ever posts NYC threads anymore, because he will rush to infest it. I haven't bothered, but if you ignoredar him, I'd bet that 50 to 30% of this thread is his. Possibly more. It's an obsession.

[Quote] Former New Yorker aka FNY aka Brandonjoseph has posted 114 times in this thread - well over half of it - and that isn't counting any other devices that he might be using.

by Anonymousreply 206November 3, 2023 9:26 PM

Areas of the city still feel empty post Covid. Businesses that relied on commuters are hurting.

A researcher for the study suggested the societal shift to remote office work has caused a dramatic drop in foot traffic in Gotham’s business districts.

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by Anonymousreply 207November 5, 2023 7:55 PM

The rise of vicious unprovoked attacks may also factor into the decrease of foot traffic in NY

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by Anonymousreply 208November 5, 2023 11:13 PM

All of the mentally ill need to be shipped to a deserted island. Survival of the craziest.

by Anonymousreply 209November 5, 2023 11:42 PM

(^.^) sounds like a good premise for a reality TV show.

by Anonymousreply 210November 6, 2023 12:18 AM

[quote]All of the mentally ill need to be shipped to a deserted island.

If that were done, how many people would be left in the city?

by Anonymousreply 211November 6, 2023 2:20 AM

Good news. They don't share the road or follow the rules of the road.

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by Anonymousreply 212November 6, 2023 11:21 PM

Death Wish 2023

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by Anonymousreply 213November 8, 2023 6:07 PM

Good for bystander. Too bad he missed

by Anonymousreply 214November 9, 2023 4:45 AM

R179- First of all, two of my close friends died of COVID and I got COVID as well. The death per capita by COVID is a lot higher than death per capita in NYC which is very low.

R184- That was one kid slashing one other kid. The teacher wasn't harmed. There has never been a mass shooting at a school in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 215November 10, 2023 4:15 PM

I meant crime per capita in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 216November 10, 2023 4:16 PM

Quote] That was one kid slashing one other kid. The teacher wasn't harmed. There has never been a mass shooting at a school in NYC.

The man was randomly stabbed with the tool twice – in the head and face – while seated on a southbound 1 train around 9:40 p.m. at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, authorities said.

stay in school and avoid he subways, I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 217November 10, 2023 5:23 PM

[Quote] First of all, two of my close friends died of COVID and I got COVID as well. The death per capita by COVID is a lot higher than death per capita in NYC which is very low.

Nonetheless take caution when walking as hit and runs abound.

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by Anonymousreply 218November 10, 2023 5:29 PM

I ride from and to the 59th Street-Columbus station every single day and haven't even witnessed anything like this. Not scared to ride the subway at all.

by Anonymousreply 219November 10, 2023 5:32 PM

[Quote] That was one kid slashing one other kid. The teacher wasn't harmed. There has never been a mass shooting at a school in NYC.

In a New York minute.

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by Anonymousreply 220November 10, 2023 5:33 PM

My theory is that you have to act crazier than the crazies, and then they'll leave you alone.

by Anonymousreply 221November 10, 2023 5:34 PM

[Quote] I ride from and to the 59th Street-Columbus station every single day and haven't even witnessed anything like this. Not scared to ride the subway at all.

and I never got Covid but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. What's your point? It only happens to others?

by Anonymousreply 222November 10, 2023 5:36 PM

Maybe I do, r221.

by Anonymousreply 223November 10, 2023 5:36 PM

r218- Do they? How many people out of the 8-10 million people in NYC at any given time get hit? Seems VERY rare to me.

by Anonymousreply 224November 10, 2023 5:38 PM

The vigilante arrested for opening fire during a robbery attempt in a Manhattan subway station yelled “Get away from her!” at the would-be mugger — just before he pulled a pistol from his backpack and sent a couple rounds flying down the platform, sources said Thursday.

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by Anonymousreply 225November 10, 2023 5:41 PM

[Quote] Seems VERY rare to me.

Define 'very rare'

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by Anonymousreply 226November 10, 2023 5:45 PM

You're talking to the obsessed FormerNewYorker, r224. Posting crime stats is most of what he does. He has posted 130 times in this thread.

Well over half of the thread.

You won't get any reasonable conversation out of him.

by Anonymousreply 227November 10, 2023 5:49 PM

[Quote] First of all, two of my close friends died of COVID and I got COVID as well.

I don't know anyone who died from Covid so I guess it's rare.

by Anonymousreply 228November 10, 2023 5:50 PM

Another vehicular fatality in Manhattan.

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by Anonymousreply 229November 10, 2023 9:55 PM

The electric scooters and mopeds in NY have grown out of control these last 5 or so years. I don't know if the accident was the SUV's fault of the teen's fault, but they have become a serious hazard. When I walk on the sidewalk or cross the street my biggest concern for my safety isn't cars, it's scooters and mopeds.

by Anonymousreply 230November 10, 2023 10:19 PM

(^.^) See R212 What are the rules of the road for scooters, mopeds and bikes? It's not at all clear.

by Anonymousreply 231November 10, 2023 10:57 PM

Welcome to Manhattan's newest neighborhood Manhattan West.

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by Anonymousreply 232November 11, 2023 6:00 AM

R232 I find that location totally soul sucking.

by Anonymousreply 233November 11, 2023 2:32 PM

it's actually a good location situated between 9th and 10th Avenue one block west of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and just north of Chelsea. It's much more conveniently located than Hudson Yards which is further west and not near anything.

by Anonymousreply 234November 11, 2023 6:16 PM

Manhattan's first beech:

Gansevoort Peninsula, a 5.5-acre park between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District, opened last month. It's a public beach, sports field, an ecological salt marsh, a dog run, a boardwalk, manicured lawns and a beachfront landing for non-motorized boats. The project took about two years and cost $73 million.

Gansevoort Peninsula in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan has been transformed from a landfill into a 5.5-acre park, complete with a sports field, a salt marsh, a dog run, a boardwalk, manicured lawns, and Manhattan's first public beach.

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by Anonymousreply 235November 28, 2023 10:35 PM

beach (^.^)

by Anonymousreply 236November 28, 2023 10:36 PM

It’s not a new neighborhood numnut. It’s just a different developer—i.e., not Related. It is contiguous to Hudson Yards. You people believe anything from some dumb PR story.

by Anonymousreply 237November 28, 2023 10:46 PM

of course, it's not a new neighborhood; it's a new development situated behind the post office. I remember when it was largely a parking lot at 33rd and 9th Who said it was a new neighborhood R237

by Anonymousreply 238November 29, 2023 4:08 AM

Why so angry R237?

by Anonymousreply 239November 29, 2023 4:12 AM

Nothing new about subway violence

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by Anonymousreply 240November 29, 2023 4:27 AM

R238 see R232 👀

by Anonymousreply 241November 29, 2023 4:35 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.

R136 you didn't read my post correctly. I used 2006 as a timeline of when I lived in NY not as a timeline for the increase in collisions.

[Quote] 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 242December 3, 2023 11:48 PM

What a pussy R242 the sud way? At night! I might die—

by Anonymousreply 243December 4, 2023 12:05 AM

Not just at night

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by Anonymousreply 244December 4, 2023 12:19 AM

those bikes will get you one way or another

As of Nov. 20, the city Fire Department had recorded 243 fires, 124 injuries and 17 deaths so far this year related to the highly flammable lithium-ion batteries, the Daily News previously reported.

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by Anonymousreply 245December 4, 2023 6:24 AM

Ban all bicycles. Bicyclists are assholes.

by Anonymousreply 246December 4, 2023 8:34 AM

Teens are frequently victims

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by Anonymousreply 247December 17, 2023 4:22 AM

- A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck on a busy Bronx street corner.

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by Anonymousreply 248December 17, 2023 4:24 AM

13-year-old dragged by car

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by Anonymousreply 249December 17, 2023 4:26 AM

Two teen boys were hurt in stabbings in the Big Apple Friday — with one attacked during a violent Staten Island robbery and the other knifed twice in Queens, authorities said.

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by Anonymousreply 250December 17, 2023 4:29 AM

A teenager was shot multiple times in a broad-daylight Bronx attack Monday – one of at least three bursts of gun violence in the span of 15 hours in the Big Apple, authorities said.

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by Anonymousreply 251December 17, 2023 4:35 AM

Deliberately caused fires in the subway system, some reports claim this was by pro-H demonstrators. Happened on Christmas Eve in Brooklyn.

E bike batteries are very flammable, throwing them on the 3rd rail is something I hope does not become a thing.

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by Anonymousreply 252December 25, 2023 10:29 PM

Defacto is proving he knows how to google. Meanwhile NYC continues to be the safest large city in the country.

And meanwhile Defacto’s own hometown Pittsburgh still has a crime rate comparable to Chicago — the rates between the two are almost identical — see ranking below.

But Defacto, perma-lying rightwinger (and indeed is there any other kind?) is posting links to suggest otherwise. But the facts don’t lie. New York is barely even on the list, ranked 96 out of 100. Pittsburgh? 62. 😱

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by Anonymousreply 253December 25, 2023 10:41 PM

but is it safe, safe?

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by Anonymousreply 254December 26, 2023 7:36 PM

Those nutjobs on the trains could be just like him.

by Anonymousreply 255December 27, 2023 2:42 AM

The suspect is known to both MTA police and NYPD as an emotionally disturbed person with 17 prior arrests.

Hutcherson was arrested twice in the last six months. The latest arrest came just last month after Hutcherson threatened someone with a knife.

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by Anonymousreply 256December 27, 2023 4:12 AM

[Quote] Those nutjobs on the trains could be just like him.

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by Anonymousreply 257December 27, 2023 7:42 PM

[Quote] Those nutjobs on the trains could be just like him.

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by Anonymousreply 258December 27, 2023 7:48 PM

Gives new meaning to 'drive by'

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by Anonymousreply 259December 27, 2023 8:01 PM

The demographics are changing rapidly

More than 7,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City in last 2 weeks, mayor's office says

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by Anonymousreply 260December 28, 2023 9:10 AM

2024 gets off to an inauspicious start

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by Anonymousreply 261January 2, 2024 3:50 PM

2024 same old same old

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by Anonymousreply 262January 2, 2024 3:53 PM

after the ball drops

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by Anonymousreply 263January 2, 2024 3:55 PM

more bad news for The Color Purple

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by Anonymousreply 264January 2, 2024 3:57 PM

not such a Happy New Year

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by Anonymousreply 265January 2, 2024 3:58 PM

Rent!?! Are we children?

by Anonymousreply 266January 2, 2024 5:16 PM

Shaky start to the New Year

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by Anonymousreply 267January 2, 2024 9:47 PM

1.7 is close to nothing as far as earthquakes go.

by Anonymousreply 268January 3, 2024 12:44 AM

but on Roosevelt Island where the buildings are not built to seismic or earthquake code it was strongly felt and as the saying goes "Earthquakes don't kill people-buildings do" Residents said it felt like a series of small explosions and was felt from Astoria to Roosevelt Island. 911 calls flooded dispatchers with reports of a boom and buildings rocking. A resident of Roosevelt Island said it was so strong that her husband fell out of bed.

by Anonymousreply 269January 3, 2024 1:13 AM

Police say a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the neck on a subway platform in the Bronx on New Year's Day.

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by Anonymousreply 270January 3, 2024 1:39 AM

This is wild

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by Anonymousreply 271January 10, 2024 2:08 AM

[quote] Post Pandemic comparisons. Rent, entertainment, tourists?

Lived in NYC for twenty years now. I've been in a rent- stabilized decent apartment in a multi-unit building in Astoria for the last ten years, so my rent has not increased much more than a few percentage points the last few years. That said every day I see another building being demolished. They're mostly older decrepit standalone houses and are being replaced by these awful ugly monstrosities that look like Soviet prisons. They are all luxury housing but no one seems to be moving in. They are insanely expensive and cheaply built. If I left my current apartment I think I would have a very hard time finding something comparable.

Entertainment... some gay bars have kinda come back, but a lot of people got used to not going out so much during the pandemic and the scenes have changed A LOT. When I first moved to NYC if it was a weekend you HAD to go to some club in Manhattan, but nowadays all of those Manhattan megaclubs are gone and the scene has moved more to the boroughs. Other entertainment... every theater die-hard that I knew (including myself) goes less. It's a combination of pricing and a general shittieness of the offerings.

Tourists, they're still here I guess. I don't know why they come, they could green screen their social media posts from the comfort of their living room.

It's not as much of a danger zone as the media would like you to believe, but there's less people going into offices and going out and the homeless are more aggressive and less hidden. Also independent of NYC it does seem like everyone went a little insane during the pandemic.

There's A LOT empty storefronts and it seems very lazy of our supposedly progressive politicians to keep colluding with the real estate industry to pretend that these storefronts (and office towers) are ever going to come back. In my midtown office building only two lunch spots survived the pandemic. The rest are entirely empty though there are about a dozen food trucks that line up on 6th avenue. It seems insane to me that all these storefronts are empty and someone would rather make fish and chips in a truck but they can't afford the rent and the real estate lobby has made it more profitable to have empty stock than to be reasonable.

There's a ton of chain stores which is something that I fucking hate. NYC used to be all about one-of-a-kind stores and experiences but now blocks look like the food court at a suburban mall.

by Anonymousreply 272January 10, 2024 2:36 AM

…the real estate lobby has made it more profitable to have empty stock than to be reasonable.

^^ that part is just incorrect—woefully inadequate explanation.

by Anonymousreply 273January 10, 2024 3:00 AM

If you say so, without any explanation, than it has to be true R273.

by Anonymousreply 274January 10, 2024 3:09 AM

The other week someone asked me for money in the subway station. Not a homeless person, just a younger guy (late teens maybe?). When I told him that I don't carry cash, he asked if I had CashApp on my phone to send him something that way. First time that's happened to me.

by Anonymousreply 275January 10, 2024 3:15 AM

R274 lame projection. You made the initial assertion without any reference or citation whatsoever. What did these lobbyists do to keep storefronts empty? Where’s your beef?

by Anonymousreply 276January 10, 2024 3:41 AM

RATS!

"Some people say it takes a decade in New York City to become a real New Yorker, but I think it takes accidentally kicking a rat while going about your daily business. Please clap — I have done this twice."

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by Anonymousreply 277January 10, 2024 5:54 AM

and more rats!

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by Anonymousreply 278January 10, 2024 5:58 AM

ANy cruising in the various parks like Central, Fort Tryon and Prospect? I dropped so much cum in those places...

by Anonymousreply 279January 10, 2024 6:02 AM

R272 Astoria Queens is basically a Plan B version of Williamsburg Brooklyn. Yuppies who have trouble affording Manhattan find it convenient and trendy. The only real sustainable business are the restaurants. Hipsters go there for all the eateries. Most of the construction is by real estate investment LLCs who buy 1-3 family homes, demolish them, replace it with ugly inferior built 6-12 unit multi level buildings. Rents for single bedroom begin at $2,500. Long term residents don't recognize their own neighborhood.

R273 NY State laws allow real estate owners to but vacant stores and a offices down as a loss to unrealized profits and get tax deductions for it. There is a proposed bill still kicking around in the state senate that will impose a commercial vacancy tax for empty units in populated locations, which would effectively negate the tax deduction.

by Anonymousreply 280January 10, 2024 12:39 PM

Still more rats!!

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by Anonymousreply 281January 10, 2024 6:40 PM

R280 there is no tax benefit derived from vacant commercial space, other than reduced income results in lower taxes. You can try to get a property tax assessment lowered based on diminution of value, but that won’t offset the economic loss.

Note that, unless the lease has expired or the tenant has filed bankruptcy and rejected the lease, rent is still due and owing even if the space is not open for business.

The federal tax regs for depreciation of assets, including real estate, are a separate issue altogether.

by Anonymousreply 282January 10, 2024 6:51 PM

Off on the wrong track for 2024

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by Anonymousreply 283January 11, 2024 6:58 PM

Sinking Ship?

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by Anonymousreply 284January 15, 2024 4:54 AM

Believe it or not the weight of all the massive buildings in concentrated areas are a contributing factor.

by Anonymousreply 285January 15, 2024 12:34 PM

The numbers the trolls want to ignore.

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by Anonymousreply 286January 15, 2024 1:40 PM

There are other crimes other than murders.

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by Anonymousreply 287January 15, 2024 2:05 PM

Defacto doubling down when schooled shows what children rightwingers are. (It’s not “the trolls,” by the way, it’s one balloon-snouted specimen with a Breitbart agenda.)

Despite his becoming the police blotter for nyc, the numbers at r253 don’t lie. All the most dangerous cities in America are flyover cities like his native Pittsburgh. NYC is 96 out of 100, barely on the list at all.

by Anonymousreply 288January 15, 2024 2:28 PM

That's comforting R288

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by Anonymousreply 289January 15, 2024 8:07 PM

There are other crimes other than murders.

and so many vehicular homicides, and hit and runs

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by Anonymousreply 290January 15, 2024 8:11 PM

Lol, r289, it's really too bad that you couldn't make it in the big city, but do get over it.

by Anonymousreply 291January 15, 2024 8:13 PM

So many vehicular mishaps. The streets are so dangerous!

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by Anonymousreply 292January 15, 2024 8:15 PM

Oooh, scary, r292...you best stay away.

by Anonymousreply 293January 15, 2024 8:18 PM

Wrong-way driver injures 7 pedestrians, 1 officer in New York City

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by Anonymousreply 294January 15, 2024 8:20 PM

R293 as so many are!

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by Anonymousreply 295January 15, 2024 8:24 PM

[Quote] There are other crimes other than murders.

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by Anonymousreply 296January 15, 2024 8:33 PM

Seek professional help, r296. Better yet, do something productive with your life.

by Anonymousreply 297January 15, 2024 8:39 PM

R297 why so triggered Pete Repete? What are you doing here that's so productive? You'll be missed . . .

by Anonymousreply 298January 15, 2024 8:49 PM

[quote]Pete Repete?

*That's* rich coming from you.

by Anonymousreply 299January 15, 2024 8:52 PM

This thread is beyond stupid. The crime in NYC comes and goes in various waves and levels for over 200 years. You can go back year after year, decade after decade, and see comparable incidents on an almost daily basis. This is life in the big city.

by Anonymousreply 300January 15, 2024 9:42 PM

I don't remember a decade or so ago there being as many incidents on a 'daily basis'

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by Anonymousreply 301January 15, 2024 10:28 PM

[quote]I don't remember a decade or so ago there being as many incidents on a 'daily basis'

That's because you weren't trolling and spastically linking on DL, r301.

by Anonymousreply 302January 16, 2024 12:30 AM

^^

by Anonymousreply 303January 16, 2024 12:32 AM

Make mine a double!

Witnesses say a yellow SUV, possibly a taxi, hit one person pushing a stroller - and then sped away and hit another person, also hitting that stroller.

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by Anonymousreply 304January 16, 2024 3:06 AM

Real New Yorkers know not to get involved.

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by Anonymousreply 305January 16, 2024 1:19 PM

Shootings may be down, but knives are the preferred weapon

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by Anonymousreply 306January 16, 2024 5:15 PM

Random, unprovoked violent assaults are up

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by Anonymousreply 307January 16, 2024 5:32 PM

police officers are leaving in droves.

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by Anonymousreply 308January 16, 2024 10:01 PM

The police are targeted

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by Anonymousreply 309January 16, 2024 10:03 PM

The bad cops in the NYPD are very much a minority, however, the good cops are turning a blind eye and/or are silent, giving all of law enforcement a very bad image.

by Anonymousreply 310January 16, 2024 10:19 PM

Many are leaving for better pay in safer surroundings

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by Anonymousreply 311January 16, 2024 11:04 PM

[Quote] it's really too bad that you couldn't make it in the big city, but do get over it.

does that apply to the police as well

by Anonymousreply 312January 16, 2024 11:23 PM

Knives out!

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by Anonymousreply 313January 17, 2024 6:21 PM

Shootings may be down . . .

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by Anonymousreply 314January 17, 2024 6:22 PM

Any wonder why police officers are leaving the NYPD!

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by Anonymousreply 315January 18, 2024 3:35 AM

Even the rats are leaving!

Rat sighting complaints in the city’s “rat mitigation zones” last year decreased by 20%, according to Adams’ office.

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by Anonymousreply 316January 18, 2024 7:16 AM

[quote]Rat sighting complaints in the city’s “rat mitigation zones” last year decreased by 20%, according to Adams’ office.

Where did they go? The rat choir explains.

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by Anonymousreply 317January 18, 2024 10:31 PM

In a NY minute

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by Anonymousreply 318January 19, 2024 2:50 AM

Immigration is an issue that everyone feels deeply, no matter which side of the political spectrum you fall on. The mainstream media reports on the border crisis constantly, and the newest story on overflowing immigration only makes it more clear exactly how dire the situation really is.

Communities are becoming outraged.

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by Anonymousreply 319January 19, 2024 3:00 AM

the attitude of some people!

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by Anonymousreply 320January 20, 2024 1:05 AM

Run over a regular citizen, you get off with a warning. Run over a police officer, you are going to get time.

by Anonymousreply 321January 20, 2024 2:29 AM

she'd get more than a warning; she was driving the wrong way for starters

by Anonymousreply 322January 20, 2024 9:04 AM

Unfortunately most NYPD cops go out of the way to avoid paperwork.

by Anonymousreply 323January 20, 2024 4:42 PM

Perhaps because of revolving door justice with the perps right back on the street.

The man has been arrested at least a dozen times before, the latest being in November for criminal possession of a weapon for carrying a knife, according to a law enforcement source.

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by Anonymousreply 324January 20, 2024 7:24 PM

The big crapple!

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by Anonymousreply 325January 20, 2024 9:03 PM

If they don't have an available place to pee and poop, where are they going to go? They should place a few port-a-potties there.

by Anonymousreply 326January 21, 2024 2:18 PM

Don't piss people off

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by Anonymousreply 327January 22, 2024 8:56 PM

The mayor, during a press conference with Police Commissioner Edward Caban, railed against the “How Many Stops Act,” claiming again that it will mire cops in extra paperwork and drive up overtime.

[Quote] Unfortunately most NYPD cops go out of the way to avoid paperwork.

they're going to need stenographers R323

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by Anonymousreply 328January 22, 2024 9:02 PM

Another officer attacked responding to 911 call.

NYPD officers responded to a 911 call of an emotionally disturbed person inside an apartment located at 1151 New York Ave. in Flatbush just before 3:30 p.m. When officers were inside the apartment speaking with family, a sergeant was slashed to the right side of the head with a machete.

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by Anonymousreply 329January 23, 2024 12:35 AM

Slashing seems to be a new pastime in New York.

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by Anonymousreply 330January 23, 2024 7:59 PM

New Yorkers are screwed!

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by Anonymousreply 331January 25, 2024 3:39 AM

R331 Nicotine is a hell of a drug.

by Anonymousreply 332January 25, 2024 12:50 PM

NY and national candidates need to run on bringing back mental institutions. They will create jobs. They’ll serve the underserved. They’ll house the unhoused. They’ll provide job training. They’ll be funded by BIG PHARMA!

by Anonymousreply 333January 25, 2024 2:24 PM

[quote]NY and national candidates need to run on bringing back mental institutions. They will create jobs. They’ll serve the underserved. They’ll house the unhoused. They’ll provide job training. They’ll be funded by BIG PHARMA!

And they will provide housing for politicians.

by Anonymousreply 334January 25, 2024 2:30 PM

R332 should switch to vapes. No one bums vapes, do they?

by Anonymousreply 335January 25, 2024 6:09 PM

The US went from being overly dependent on mental institutions, and often committing people improperly, to the other extreme of not institutionalizing those who desperately need it.

by Anonymousreply 336January 25, 2024 7:23 PM

It's a shit hole that gets worse by the day. Stay away. Spend your vacation money elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 337January 26, 2024 12:36 AM

R337 = NYC Director of Tourism

by Anonymousreply 338January 26, 2024 2:11 AM

NYC Director of Tourism=Director of migrant busses

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by Anonymousreply 339January 26, 2024 2:36 AM

I just found out that two former co workers and a friend I lost touch with a few years ago all moved far away from NYC. I'm just adding them to the list. The very long list.

by Anonymousreply 340January 26, 2024 3:15 AM

The hotel business is booming

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by Anonymousreply 341February 3, 2024 2:59 AM

NYC inks another set of emergency hotel contracts to house migrants — at $137M price tag

Good for business but not necessarily tourism

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by Anonymousreply 342February 3, 2024 3:11 AM

[quote] New York City - What is it like in 2023

It’s a whole lot better than that shit show on the west coast - San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 343February 3, 2024 3:49 AM

but essentially, it's becoming San Fran East

by Anonymousreply 344February 3, 2024 4:11 AM

Crime wave: here are the top U.S. cities where shoplifting has jumped

Biggest increases in shoplifting (from midyear 2019 to midyear 2023):

New York: increase in incidents by 64% Los Angeles: increase in incidents by 61% Virginia Beach, Va.: increase in incidents by 44% Dallas: increase in incidents by 20%

by Anonymousreply 345February 3, 2024 6:37 AM

NYC spent almost $2.5B providing welfare checks to over 720K residents – the most it’s paid out in over a decade

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by Anonymousreply 346February 3, 2024 8:31 PM

The inmates and the migrants have taken over in 2024

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by Anonymousreply 347February 6, 2024 12:21 AM

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/the wretched refuse of your teeming shore

Let's strike that last part

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by Anonymousreply 348February 11, 2024 7:03 AM

Subway violence is at a 25 year high.

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by Anonymousreply 349February 20, 2024 12:46 AM

[quote]r12 Many streets and neighborhoods feel MT

#MeToo ?

by Anonymousreply 350February 20, 2024 12:56 AM

This made me sick.

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by Anonymousreply 351February 20, 2024 1:14 AM

The daily news

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by Anonymousreply 352February 20, 2024 6:48 PM

An increase in robberies

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by Anonymousreply 353February 20, 2024 6:52 PM

Are all criminals in NYC black/brown, or just the ones in the Post?

by Anonymousreply 354February 20, 2024 7:03 PM

the answer is as easy as ABC R354

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by Anonymousreply 355February 21, 2024 12:12 AM
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