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Overly ugly city, way too expensive, AND BORING! - 4/29/2021
I lived here my whole life, ugly city, rude people, even rude neighbors! Everyone is overly worked and there is NOTHING fun to do! I couldn't even find an arcade or nice place on my birthday! ABSOLUTELY NOT child friendly! They think all kids need is a crappy overcrowded playground! Real city of sin! My daughter is 10 years old and I can see the depression in her from living here! Go move to a nice vacation spot or something with all your money and don't listen to the hype, New Jersey is way better, more fun to do! If you only love bars, this is your place because that's the ONLY thing they offer for you to do here, drink! And not even have fun while you're doing it! Miserable people, miserable city, I'm going to Jersey to buy my house! No thanks NYC! Read More

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Don't Fight The Last War by Moving to NYC - 3/3/2021
As our culture becomes more atomized, NYC - the singles capital of the world - is the showroom for the rest of the US of what's to come. It USED to be a great city... back when there was such a thing as culture in this country, true friendship existed, and romance was a real possibility. Now that social media has removed any possibility for a counterculture to exist and form new trends, the only culture phenomena that form are created by corporate committees with a profit motive. Friendships are useless in NYC unless they can be documented for social media. And, romantic entanglements are as meaningful as the swipe of one's thumb. Consequently, it's no surprise that NYC has become a cultural and spiritual wasteland - unless you think seeing the Broadway version of The Lion King is culture. Friendships are fleeting and dating is a total nightmare. I've lived in NYC for nearly 20 years. I'm rich. I moved here broke and made it in NYC. I have nothing to complain about. It's been good to Read More

Don't Move Here...and Here's Why...... - 2/17/2021
I've lived here my entire life and in the last year, since the moronic mayor partially defunded the police by $1,000,000,000.00, and his wife stole $850,000,000.00 to allegedly do something about the homeless/mentally ill problem we have, CRIME HAS NEVER BEEN DO AWFUL. Broad daylight gun point robberies in good neighborhoods - in fact, there have been at least 3 bank robberies in Flatiron/Union Square/Chelsea in the last 6 months alone - you can be assaulted on any street in Manhattan....it is no longer the well known "bad neighborhoods" that you seek to stay out of...the crime has now spread across the entire city. And, the homeless population has grown and many of these are clinically insane - and, they are violent, as well. The streets are not safe, even during the day. Just yesterday, gun point robbery for bike and another one for a cell phone. The other problem is TRASH...New York is DIRTY AND DANGEROUS...oh, and the genius that is the mayor took 100,000,000 from the budge Read More

The land of opportunity not quality - 12/14/2020
Born and raised in queens. if you don’t know how to hustle and aren’t prepared to work multiple jobs/multiple incomes you won’t do well in NY. Unless you’re a doctor or something, This is a dog eat dog city. As awful as that sounds that’s what makes NYC so great. The natural average resident understands that. Frank Sinatra saying if you can make it here you can make it anywhere is absolutely fact. The food options are amazing as it’s one of the most diverse places on earth. I want to move as I’m done with it to be honest. I want a nice house, vegetables and other things that come with quality of life. Quality of life in NY is based on how smooth your commute time is and if you can avoid paying tolls. Too expensive for young people like me even on a good salary. I would have left years ago if it wasn’t for my family. It gets a 2 for food and family for Read More

NYC Both Good & Bad - 2/22/2020
I was born & raised in NYC. During the time I grew up there is was a GREAT place to live & grow up. However, over the years it changed.

It is expensive to live, but so are a lot of other places with far less to offer. NYC has so much to do it is nearly impossible to be bored unless you are broke. There is seemingly nothing that you can't get there. Transportation is plentiful and affordable. If you don't think so, try living some place like NC or Baltimore. While Baltimore has a train & bus system it is not comprehensive at all.

NYC is quite crowded, but for some that is the attraction. People draw energy from other people so this is what makes NYC so electric!! If you are not a people person or you have a phobia of crowds then I suppose NYC is not for you.

The NYC public school system sucked out loud as I can recall which is why in 1997 my ex-husband and I decided to leave with our 3 kids. That was 23 years ago, so I am uncertain what it is Read More

NYC Both Good & Bad - 2/22/2020
I was born & raised in NYC. During the time I grew up there is was a GREAT place to live & grow up. However, over the years it changed.

It is expensive to live, but so are a lot of other places with far less to offer. NYC has so much to do it is nearly impossible to be bored unless you are broke. There is seemingly nothing that you can't get there. Transportation is plentiful and affordable. If you don't think so, try living some place like NC or Baltimore. While Baltimore has a train & bus system it is not comprehensive at all.

NYC is quite crowded, but for some that is the attraction. People draw energy from other people so this is what makes NYC so electric!! If you are not a people person or you have a phobia of crowds then I suppose NYC is not for you.

The NYC public school system sucked out loud as I can recall which is why in 1997 my ex-husband and I decided to leave with our 3 kids. That was 23 years ago, so I am uncertain what it is Read More

Save yourself, visit maybe but don't live. - 1/19/2020
I've lived here for the past 20 years, NY has not changed, the minor changes are things for attractions for tourists nothing has been done for the people living here. Crime is still crazy, Housing/living is a major scam, New York is a dream killer, not a maker. Read More

new pork city - 12/21/2019
NY's always been rubbish. It was rubbish 30 years ago, and it;s rubbish now. I am not a huge fan of NY or it's surrounding suburbs. It's where being mean is the norm. If someone's nice to you, you start asking yourself, why's this person being nice. Does he have an alterior motive? It;s like the worst people from all over the world all decided they would move to NY. The people of NY are what makes the area so bad. New Yorkers are a bunch of savages. I injured my foot once, and took the elevator in the subway, and a crazed New Yorker with a heavy New York accent was harasing me about not being old or in a wheel chair. Aparently to them, only permanently disabled, or seniors can take the elevator. Another crazed New Yorker kept banging on the door of the bathroom in a medical building. And when I didn't open the door for him, he became very triggered. My first impression of New Yorkers is that they are greedy, and selfish. Not all, but that's the impression they give me when compared Read More

Biggest wasted opportunity in the USA - 8/9/2019
I moved to new york when I came to the USA from Dominican republic, and it took for my parents and me to move to FL to see how bad NYC is. I unfortunately find myself here again because in my line of work, it's a lot easier to find work in NYC and then transfer to a better place.

1. prohibitively expensive: obviously any city is gonna be more expensive than the surrounding area, but oh my god living here is expensive. housing is the biggest part of that, no doubt in big part to all the gov't regulations on rent control making it very risky to build here, which leads to my second problem:

2. oppressive, bloated ineffective government: NYC has to have the biggest, most overreaching state and local government in the country, besides maaaaaybe San Francisco. the burden of regulation is a big reason living here is so expensive, and it makes opening up a business unnecessarily difficult. basic american rights like firearm ownership are effectively nonexistent, and Read More

New York Rocks - 12/4/2018
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