Review of New York, New York


The land of opportunity not quality
Star Rating - 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 me.
Eric | New York, NY
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A very pessimistic and narrow-minded review Joe. Assuming that social media has taken over and ruined a place as magical as NYC is your problem. I choose to move here 10 years ago because I wanted to escape the problems you describe, and I did. Being stuck on your laptop in Springfield looking at NYC is a far worse fate than living here..It's a paradise for people with intellect and creative minds! Nowhere on earth provides a more deep and enriching experience of humanity at it's most diverse and capable than NYC. If you can learn to survive here, it's the best..
m | New York, NY | Report Abuse

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 me. But, it has ZERO to offer at this point. The restaurants suck, are overcrowded and overpriced even by NYC standards, the people hate each other, and there's nothing to do other than sit in your apartment and brag to your friends back in Springfield that you're in NYC. What's the point? If you're young and want to start your career, you can do that anywhere now and you don't have to give up your entire paycheck for a crappy apartment as the price of entry. Start your life elsewhere. I'm off to Miami (Feb 2021).
Joe | Chelsea - Village, NY | Report Abuse
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