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  • craig

    The quote “The funny thing is, is that a lot of people feel this way and don’t even follow baseball” where the heck did that statistic come from? Stupid.

  • I have to agree with the author about the overcrowded state of NYC. I heard that in order to get the closest to the tree at Rockefeller center when they light it, people have to come at NOON. Which means they have to go 10 hours without going to the bathroom, missing lunch and dinner, not sitting down, being squshed against millions of other people, and etc. Also, New York City is the lifeline for the state. It has the tourism, entertainment, food, cultural diversity, people, business, tall buildings and landmarks, history, transportation and many other industries that run the state. It’s almost like it is saying ” PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!! I HAVE TALL BUILDINGS AND HUGE PARKS AND SUBWAYS AND IM BASICALLY THE ENTIRE STATE BECAUSE I BASICALLY OBSCURE ANY OTHER PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN THIS STATE! WHO CARES ABOUT THOSE LOWLIFES LIVING IN SHANTYTOWNS LIKE BUFFALO, SYRACUSE, AND ROCHESTER, WHO CARES ABOUT THEM!”

    And also, they don’t seem to care about anything except money, the Yankees, and getting MORE money, cleaning out tourists’ wallets, and how they are the greatest city in the world. They have a selfish and rude demeanor and they look at southerners the way the Pharisees look at Jesus. I am not saying these things are true, but other than FDR, name ONE New York City citizen who contributed to the common good of all. Also, some of them are rude and think that they should tell any random stranger on the unforgiving streets what they think. I was having an ice cream one day and all of a sudden this random lady started yelling at me for how I was disgustingly eating the ice cream which I had not had since I moved from Queens 7 years ago. At least I think that’s what she said. They are also sometimes stuck-up. Like the Yankees bit. There was a Red Sox Fan who was RUN OVER by a crazy Yankees fan and who also injured two of his friends.

    And since so much media is basically making the rest of the state seem like it disappeared into an endless void of space along with George Lazenby, Atari, and the Montreal Expos. people who want to live in New York City have to live in apartments because houses have to be super-expensive because since it’s in a big city EVERYTHING has to cost 10x more than it should.

    I really love New York City, but I defend this countdown maker because he pointed out baseful facts and he only focused on New York City because that’s where most people want to move to and basically, their is a reason it’s called NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

  • Jennay

    K SO,

    I live in Long Island…That island that no one knows about east of NYC.

    I have been going to NYC all of my life, and since I was a kid, its become a lot safer (Im 23).
    I lived in Baltimore for a little while, and damn, I missed being able to walk around past 10pm in NYC and not worry about being robbed or shot. At least in NY, people are always around. At least in NY, there ARE cops on the streets everywhere you go.
    The crime here is outta control. Baltimore was scary next to NYC.

    The #1 reason not to move to NYC (Manhattan Specif.) is if you CANT MAKE IT THERE! Its way too much money for the average American salary to live comfortably in.

    Thats just MY opinion, you know, after practically spending every weekend there since I was 15.

  • n

    I’m a New Yorker (don’t worry, I’m not offended! If anything, I agree with most of these things…) and I’m just sort of confused – I had no idea that we had accents. I guess we speak fairly fast sometimes, but I didn’t know that we had an entirely separate accent. Huh…I guess you learn new things every day.

  • Raymond

    I was visiting ny (with my car) no too long ago. I checked out of my hotel real early at 2:30am and was driving up 12th ave (or westside pkwy i don’t remember) because I knew the gwb is i-95. In morningside heights near the university cops in an unmarked black car pulled me over. I wasn’t rude but I wasn’t friendly either because you’re not supposed to smile at cops. He kept throwing questions at me not really expecting an answer and wouldn’t look at me and gave some bs excuse as to why he pulled me over. He never once asked where I came from or where I was going or why I was out that time of night. He then asked if I had drugs or weapons on my. I was in shock. I don’t really remember what happened after that because I mumbled I didn’t give an answer I was so much in shock. Ironically he just left it at that never recieving and answer from me. It’s not that I didnt want to answer I just COULDN’T because I was in so much shock. He and returned with his partner to his car with his partner and zoomed off very quickly. I went further north and saw that they pulled over an suv questioning him. I felt a little bit better but was still traumatized. I’ve been to ny many times and that was my 2nd time driving there so I’m not naive but damn.

  • bob

    i still want to live there i see only beutifull things coming from the city

  • Aniello

    I’m from the Bronx and this is the most ridiculous article I have ever read. First off for the size of our city, it is actually safer then most other US cities per capita. The only thing somewhat correct about the article is about the police and the tourists. And the tourist part only applies to Manhattan, not the outer boroughs or the rest of NYS. Yes we have the mafia, but they don’t bother normal citizens and they keep the street gangs under control. We don’t have a 10th of the street gang problem that cities like LA and Chicago have. Part of the reason we don’t have that problem is cuz of the mafia, they are soldiers they only hurt other members and keep women and children out. Look at all the ppl killed in LA and Chicago, that would never ever happen here.We do have accents but that makes us unique and it sounds better then most of the accents across the country (stupid southern and boston accents). If you don’t like it here stay the hell out, nyc isn’t meant for the weak hearted. This is the city where dreams are made and the best city in the country hands down. We are the financial capital of the US and there are more opportunities here then anywhere else in the US. As for the rest of NYS it’s beautiful and has great recreational rural areas and other small cities. In the city, everything you need is on your block, you know everyone that lives around you and the food is the best In the country by a long shot. Iv been all over the country and the food isn’t even comparable to what we have over here. To make a long story short, if u hate this city so much don’t come here. Noo Yawk is the best city in world and if yew dawnt like it, get da hell oudda he-ah (nyc accent)!!!!!!!

  • Ahana

    It’s funny that one of you’re problems is that the state is judged by New York City, and then all your other arguments are based off New York City. A little hypocritical i would say.

  • Nana Lenore

    This list should be titled Top 10 Reasons (mostly gleaned from movies and TV) Not To Live in New York CITY.

    I live in New York, 400 MILES from New York City. There are more cows in the township I live in than there are people. On clear nights I can see the Milky Way in the sky.

    I am not unfamiliar with New York City, having lived less than 20 miles from Times Square (on Long Island) the first 33 years of my life. As a teenager my friends and I thought nothing of going ‘into the City’ for ball games, museums, and to see touristy things like Radio City Music Hall and the Statue of Liberty and we were not accompanied by adults.

    It is true that New York City has problems today (and so does the very small town I live in), but they are not problems unique to New York City. The crime rate is dropping and has been for a number of years. There are problems with the NYC Police Department, partly caused by budget cuts that reduced the pay scale, which reduced the quality of new recruits, and also partly caused by lack of proper leadership.