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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: What is New York like? Reply with quote

I'm an Australian and don't really know what New York is like. I know what Tokyo is like (because of my addiction to Godzilla) and (of course) I know what cities are like in Australia, but what about NY?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York right now has got a bit of a funky smell, maybe it's garbage day, but that comes with the territory. Otherwise there's bodegas on every corner, huge ads on the sides of buildings, tall and skinny model chicks walking around in heels, construction scaffolding, sirens, and energy. Lots and lots of energy.

My kind of town!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the kind of town for Godzilla. He loves energy. Nuclear energy. He uses it to destroy things. And people.

Good old Godzilla
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about the food in NY? i'm Singaporean, and here it's like we have tastes of the four corners of the world Wink what about New York?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The four New Yourkian food groups: Plastic, Radioactive, Sentient, and Periodic Table of Elements.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says wrote:
The four New Yourkian food groups: Plastic, Radioactive, Sentient, and Periodic Table of Elements.


ohh goodies... which is safe for normal vampiric xenomorph consumption?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYC is a melting pot for a reason.
we are the EPITOMY of the AMERICAN WAY
we take the best that anyyother country has to offer and we IMPROVE upon it!
example
The french had one good thing going for them..
the CROSIANT...
and we TOOK IT
AND MADE IT BETTER
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol! thanks Grimmy, looking forward to that =P
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York-and the rest of the USA-follow the same rule as every nation

Expand its influence. Sometimes this means conquering, other times making deals or just growing ever further into a super nation (Tokyo is crammed full of so many people, you'd think god would send Godzilla to control it. But no. Because of the many people, the Japanese have been advancingto find ways to fix this.)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grimmy wrote:
NYC is a melting pot for a reason.
we are the EPITOMY of the AMERICAN WAY
we take the best that anyyother country has to offer and we IMPROVE upon it!
example
The french had one good thing going for them..
the CROSIANT...
and we TOOK IT
AND MADE IT BETTER
...now it is part of
THE CROSSANDWICH!!!


Behold the reason I hate overly-patriotic americans.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadians are never overly patriotic. In fact, they aren't very ovelry anything...

I like to pick on Canada, btw. But I really love Canada. Such a nice place.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gojira Destructicus wrote:
(Tokyo is crammed full of so many people, you'd think god would send Godzilla to control it. But no. Because of the many people, the Japanese have been advancingto find ways to fix this.)


But lukly we Merkins putta stopta that back in dubya dubya too.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York is kinda Dutch. It used to be called Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, but in 1667 the English forced the Dutch to give it up, but there are still a lot of Dutch influences... Harlem for example is named after the Dutch city of Haarlem. Breukelen became Brooklyn and Walstraat (straat is Dutch for street) is now called Wall Street.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grimmy wrote:
NYC is a melting pot for a reason.
we are the EPITOMY of the AMERICAN WAY
we take the best that anyyother country has to offer and we IMPROVE upon it!
example
The french had one good thing going for them..
the CROSIANT...
and we TOOK IT
AND MADE IT BETTER
...now it is part of
THE CROSSANDWICH!!!

LOL, Grimmy! Laughing

The British have fags, but we Americans took them and called them something much more politically correct..... cigarettes.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but no way is New York cleaner than Chicago. I don't care what Readers Digest says. The dirty part of Chicagoland is the outlying area, not the city. New York has inner ugliness. Very Happy There are not enough alleys in New York so everyone puts their garbage on the street. It smells. But there is a good blend of culture there. A lot of New Yorkers think their city is the center of the universe, but there are plenty of snobby yuppies in LA and Chicago too. Oh, and the Yankees Suck.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Furthering the cause of friendly relations between the two cities, huh?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just trying to do my part. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been to New York, but it seems like a pretty dirty place. I would like to visit there someday, nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno. I never saw that much garbage around the city, except when the garbage men went on strike.

Staten Island on the other hand...well, it's built on a freaking land fill. It stinks. If it's hot, it smells. If it rains, it smells. Hell, it pretty much smells all the time. And the drivers SUCK. I lived there for a year. I'd never live there again. Hell, I'd never drive through there again if I could help it.

I liked Astoria, in Queens. I had my car broken into a couple of times early on, as I had out of state plates (they stole my Advil for Pete's sake). Then I got a "family" garage. As in Greek mafia. I never had any more problems after that, even if I left my car on the street. And Crescent Corner (I wish I could remember the crossroad, but it's on Crescent street about a block from 30-63 which is where I used to live). I think my then boyfriend and I sent their kids to college as much as we ordered from them. But they delivered cigarettes! Gotta love that.

I miss NYC sometimes. Tho I am more of a suburb gal, I do need to get my ass back up there sometime for a lengthy visit. See all the stuff that I never saw cuz I was living there.

Speaking of... how many NYers have actually been to the Statue of Liberty? Broadway show? Empire State Building? etc? Just curious. Of all the friends I had up there, none had ever done any of the touristy things. Just curious if that's pretty much a universal thing, or if my friends are just lame. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time native new yorkers go to those places is when people from somewhere else come visit and they gotta take them.
I'd like to see more broadway shows, but i'm just poor, even for the TKTS tickets.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's like that in all major cities. I've never been to the Sears Tower (I used to walk by it every day though, but never to the observation deck), North Ave Beach, Navy Pier, Steppenwolf Theater, Millenium Park, The Botanical Gardens, who knows what else. I've been to Lincoln Park but that's just because I live across the street from it. I guess if I didn't have to work so much to live in this expensive-ass city I might have time to check these places out before I move away to a cheaper place.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW YOU AMERICANS ROCK!!!

I went to San Francisco and I had an amazing timeand I have never seen any city take pride in itself so much. London is good but its quite grimy, oh how I wish I lived in america!

So is New York the place to go then?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shinitra wrote:
Speaking of... how many NYers have actually been to the Statue of Liberty? Broadway show? Empire State Building? etc? Just curious. Of all the friends I had up there, none had ever done any of the touristy things. Just curious if that's pretty much a universal thing, or if my friends are just lame. Wink

New Yorkers (at least the rich ones) go to Broadway shows. Students too. A couple of school pals and I went to Mamma Mia recently (corny fun), and I've also seen The Lion King, which rules.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's weird, but when I lived in Manhattan and in DC, I usually did "tourist" stuff, like visit the museums and monuments, only when friends were in town needing a tour guide(except for the opera, I love the opera!). Last fall I had a friend who wanted to go up to the top of the Empire State and I realized I hadn't been up there since I was a kid.
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Macdaddy wrote:
BTW YOU AMERICANS ROCK!!!... Oh how I wish I lived in america! So is New York the place to go then?


Trust me, Canada pawns America in all things non-military.
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