has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Freddy is living in Mahopac, NY and has a little something to say:
Live in Ny, lived in queens, worked in Manhattan when I was 17, lived in Westchester, Kingston,Saugerties,time in Buffalo, Albany,Oneonta, so I covered pretty much all of NY. Was married, lovely brilliant 10 year old daughter (love of my life),Date all ethnic types= race never an issue with me. Love the gym and "trying" to stay healthy. Love city life, love country life. Try to be balanced in every way. Empathetic, caring. Love music, love everything from metel to reage to R&B. Saying I like...."its not how one lives their life, it's what you do with the life given to you."
|Life Stage:||Mature Single|
|Occupation:||Installation, Maintenance, and Repair|
|Email:||Contact Freddy via email |
Any advice..... Posted On: 5/27/2012 12:57:21 PM
I have a 6 year plan as of now (hope its a 5), I worked at an early age and will be able to retire earl(ish) and want to move once daughter is in college. I am from NY and grew up in Queens,Brooklyn, and been almost every where here at one time or another, lived or temp. for work reasons. NOW- I get peoples opinions on "lousy" and "great" for the same place....all states are huge and neighborhoods are just a small piece to a big picture. My sister lived in Alamogordo NM, she and her hubby miss it, but complained also....same for everywhere I lived, theres good and bad points. Crime= gangs, dont phase me, I worked in areas we had to take "escorts", (a second pair of eyes), guns, drugs, 4 families in a basement apartment....dont agree with it, dont like it, but I am saying is nothing phases me......SO my question to all out there is, I am wanting to relocate to a different place to relax, enjoy life, with culture, beauty, cheaper to live, 45 minutes aprox from bigger city (cities)even less, arts, diverse, i like warmer weather, like cool too....I am white, date outside my race and inside as well (i am not prejudice), and want to be around decent people (no-one is perfect) so decent is good. NM i have been too, I like mountains, but not too much snow, even to see them in a close distance is OK. I have been looking at Raleigh NC, but hear its too southern mentality as far as mixed dating (but not sure), Santa Fe NM, Albuquerque NM, Austin TX, Virginia beach, San Diego Ca (Ca is expensive tho). I like exercise, being active, arts, fairs, good conversations, and most importantly...down to earth people....what would you recommend?, As I said....I have 5-6 years (or less), and want to plan now so IO may visit some suggested places. Thank you so much, you may email me as well, its in my profile. Thank you again!!!
Everything Posted On: 5/27/2012 7:48:46 AM
New York is extremely diverse, but like any other state , its a big state with different areas, and big differences in those areas. Manhattan, everything you can imagine to see, eat, shop etc. expensive to live, the boroughs outside,queens is the most nationally diverse area, there is and are areas where you can meet anyone from anywhere in the world that lives here,brooklyn has wonderful areas, bronx, staten is= but every town/borough/neighborhood has some crime ridden areas, need to check out. There are beaches all around the coast lines (Rockaway is great from 100 street up), but you have upstate as well, beautiful catskill mountains, hiking,skiing,boating,kayaking etc, view points from people will change in every county=buffalo is a dead or dying city, most industry closed down long ago, the "hood" is very bad with crime, people tend to be friendly tho, but the races seem to be divided when i was there. I am white and date black woman, I didnt see that there at all, not saying it does not exist, but not as much as in The nyc area. Taxes are avg. to holey moley....1 acre in westchester on a 300 thous. dollar house can be 15g a year or more, kingston area alot less and the further north the better.do homework on whats important, again crime around and in NYC is bad=depending on neighborhood (can be real bad for 20 square blocks then fine outside of that....better the further you go), schools overcrowded in city areas, subways dirty some stations clean(er), its a place you can find anything to do (within 100 miles of NYC), and quieter and country(er) outside that radius, with beauty and 4 seasons, and a great balance of weather- winter nov-end of mar. Oh, and NY'ers are perceived as rude by out of state people, not so, if you ask for directions, we give with a smile and an update on local news, if your broke down, we help-and try to fix it if possible, if your from the south...we don't care, we love your accent and are friendly, and nothing more. everyone for the majority of the people here accepts everyone. But you do have the individual here or there that may not agree, like anywhere else.