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re: best place to live????? - 4/4/2011 Posted On: 5/17/2011 1:06:25 PM

Yeah, I hear you on that one. I'm a person of color, a nice guy too at that. Educated, respectable. Within two weeks, I got my car stolen, I called the police, and they asked if I had been drinking. Of course I did, while I waited in the store with my storeowner friend, for an hour for Sgt. Redneck to finally show up to the scene.

But basically if you're white GO FOR IT. The Cards are in your favor BIG TIME. This is also the capital of the Confederacy so knock yourselves out. I moved down there for a job, in which after I started, they hired some manager who I pretty much showed the ropes to, for her to only lay me off because I posed a threat. And i was actaully the 'smart one' there due to my extensive educational background. I didn't even act rowdy or anything as I'm sure some of you are assuming. No loud music either. Afterward, her boss recommended I move back up North because people like her operate w/out impunity. Needless to say, I slapped these rednecks with a suit to move my stuff back up. how do you move me down there to start an office, then lay me off a year later after I've done that. i'm sure the white people here are like, cmon you did something really black, you're just not telling us, cmon. But no, this chick was a pill-popping drunk with a crmimal record who well operated w/out immpunity.

So if are a person of color and want a taste of that, come on down. I remember there was this drunk white guy loitering outside the gas station/store. I remember I go in the store, and the cops start harassing me. What in the hell? You all can keep it. But I guess that was the goal all along. Only thing I got out of this was the 25K I sued them for, so it wasn't a total loss. What kept me sane is all the newly white crackheads that the hoods created down there since there's a bit of a crack problem. They used to come from miles around for that crack. Must have been some real Charlie Sheen type quality.

re: best place to live????? - 4/4/2011 Posted On: 5/17/2011 1:06:10 PM

Yeah, I hear you on that one. I'm a person of color, a nice guy too at that. Educated, respectable. Within two weeks, I got my car stolen, I called the police, and they asked if I had been drinking. Of course I did, while I waited in the store with my storeowner friend, for an hour for Sgt. Redneck to finally show up to the scene.

But basically if you're white GO FOR IT. The Cards are in your favor BIG TIME. This is also the capital of the Confederacy so knock yourselves out. I moved down there for a job, in which after I started, they hired some manager who I pretty much showed the ropes to, for her to only lay me off because I posed a threat. And i was actaully the 'smart one' there due to my extensive educational background. I didn't even act rowdy or anything as I'm sure some of you are assuming. No loud music either. Afterward, her boss recommended I move back up North because people like her operate w/out impunity. Needless to say, I slapped these rednecks with a suit to move my stuff back up. how do you move me down there to start an office, then lay me off a year later after I've done that. i'm sure the white people here are like, cmon you did something really black, you're just not telling us, cmon. But no, this chick was a pill-popping drunk with a crmimal record who well operated w/out immpunity.

So if are a person of color and want a taste of that, come on down. I remember there was this drunk white guy loitering outside the gas station/store. I remember I go in the store, and the cops start harassing me. What in the hell? You all can keep it. But I guess that was the goal all along. Only thing I got out of this was the 25K I sued them for, so it wasn't a total loss. What kept me sane is all the newly white crackheads that the hoods created down there since there's a bit of a crack problem. They used to come from miles around for that crack. Must have been some real Charlie Sheen type quality.

This place is horrible.. Posted On: 5/17/2011 12:40:28 PM

Read Colin post. Basically this is my post deja-vu style. The people are HORRIBLE and flaky. I moved there cuz I thought hey I could use a break from the awesomenes of NY and still save money.

WRONG! Everyone smokes PCP out there, so they're crazy. Hey ride by the conders, you'll hear a menu of drugs and you wonder, what happened to the cops? Did they abandon this place to leave these undesirables to their own devices.

in a nutshell, you have small center city which is decent for a city. but it's small. the surrounding area is basically slums, lower -middle class..and surrounding that are rednecks and deer and trash. this whole state is drug-infested and the crime is through the roof. This is one place where I thought why is there so much trashy people around me.

it's also a very non-cultured city, despite what you've thought as these people have never been to NYC and it's a few hours away.

You 'can' live in Center City but well there aren't much jobs in the downtown area, despite being called downtown. You'll probalby end up working somewhere where you have to drive 2 hours in crappy traffic just to get tehre to work with non-cultured people who can only talk about sports.

I can go on and on, but this place is horrible. There's a BBC documentary on youtube about Phily. I suggest you check it out. Everyone was high on PCP in the documentary too. Everyone I met in this state was so backwards and so undependable, and everyone was to them too.

From a Native New Yorker Posted On: 5/17/2011 11:03:49 AM

I'm a native NY'ker and have been here during the the 80's..most of the 90s (college was in upstate NY, so I was still around), and most of this century, with 1 year in NC and 2 years in PA.

I am NOW back in Manhattan in the East Village. Expensive. You betcha. But it's worth it if you are young, making decent money (60K BARE MINIMUM), and looking for your mate, and also looking to start your career or REALLY enhance it. Bike lanes are now EVERYWHERE, so I really have no transportation costs as I bike to work, then this is the place for you. There's so much to do, I've been here most my life and I'm still not bored, and still have tons of options probably for the rest of my entire life.

I can walk outside my apartment and there's tons of stuff going on. A theatre on my block, historic bar, art gallery, and this is a side street. I love it to DEATH really. Only thing that would make me move is the weather. I'm pretty sure I'll find my soul mate here for sure, as you'll find hip, brilliant, and well connected people here who are into their careers and whatnot.

Here's the thing. If you are NOT career-oriented, don't have a lot of money or the potential to get that, got connections, you will probably be miserable here. People aren't nice, very stuck up, your neighbor definitely does NOT want to know you. however, I grew up here so I have a strong friend-base which helps. There's a reason NYU, which I live by, has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. There's competition for EVERYTHING. Even who is the most non-generically fashionable. A lot of people have a hard time walking around a campus where all the girls looks like smart models. It could make an above-average looking person, looks just average in comparison, so if you're young, you have to keep up.

It will also make you look at things very differently. I now run everyday and lift weights as most people here are fit and I'm on the dating scene, so if you are NOT, you SURE will stand out as the people here have become quite pretentios, and most likely won't turn many heads. I've seen people move here and experience defeaning isolation in a sea full of people due to these very facts. Most people come here with BIG aspirations, only for reality to hit a couple years later. It's HARD to make it here.

Honestly, I wish I made around 90K a year so I could really be comfortable, but hopefully I will be soon. Also taking into account this place is a terrorist target, this may not be the place for the feint of heart. Someone I work with just had a kid, and as soon as he popped out, well he's relocating. Not much of a place for a family as we have the least kids per capita; I think San Fran is second; so it's not really a family place. Your kids will be lucky to have their own room much less a yard to play in.


It's also filled with transplants as most people have moved there from elsewhere, as you'll probably never buy a place in Manhattan unless you are a millionaire or close.

Here's the thing about NYC. You have to have the ability to get a nice sum of money and the ability to get more, or you probably won't like it. Having tons of things to do is worthless if you don't have money to do them.