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bailey
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Ok, I've been to the States twice, but I have never been to New York. But everyone always talks so special about that city that never sleeps, that it just "feels" different there than everywhere else...

So, I'm curious. What is it? I would love to read some thoughts from people who live there and also from those who were on vacation there.

Thanks!

P.S.: I'm thinking about taking a job in New York for 3 months, that's why I'm asking.

Ceze
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:20 PM
New York is a really nice guy :D And yeah, it seems he never sleeps and he is different from everyone else, even his way to post here is different, he's a poet, he has a great personality, that's why New York is so special :worship: He simply rocks :rocker2: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=13#)

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:24 PM
my sister says i should not respond because this cant be a REAL question.

new york city is the shit.

# museums per square mile (i would bet that we have more museums than any other city in the world)
the fact that you can get ANYTHING you want at ANYTIME. want tea at 4am? got it. want starbucks at 4am? got it. broke your computer and dont feel like calling india at 4am, you go have a trained specialist look at your computer at 4am if you need it.
the subway NEVER closes. (the only time in the 19 years i have lived in the city i remember the subways closing was during the black-out of 2003. )
most buses run 24/7
we are the only city in the USA to have 4 major accredited zoo's (most of which are open 365 days a year! come on, how many places in the USA can you go to get nose to nose with siberian tigers on Christmas day? )
New York City is a major college town with columbia, nyu and cuny.
new york city has central park (the best known park in the world)
we have a number of major botanical gardens
anything you want you can get.
we have wine courses, flower arranging courses, anything, you name it, we have it.

and the night life. there are bars and clubs abound here.

there are so many free events EVERYDAY here. its hard to keep up.

i could go on. and on and on.

Hurricane Lily
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:53 PM
the shit indeed! but, you forgot the theater district, jigglypuffy... Broadway, Times Squares like duh! all those pretty lights, tall buildings...ice skating in Rockefeller Center... window shopping in 5th Avenue... or shopping in Soho, getting wasted in the village... fine dining in Chelsea, mmmm, and NY hot dogs.. i'm hungry now... *hopping on the Metro North*

partbrit
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Manhattan was built over a geologic energy line, which is no surprise to anyone who has ever spent time there. It practically vibrates with life. Consider that the city was built around a huge and gorgeous park. Really, there is nothing quite like Central Park.

Add to that the art and theatre and music and great food. The city is stunningly beautiful, and many of the surrounding areas are also interesting and culturally splendid. I love New York!

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:20 PM
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

PointBlank
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:22 PM
I love NYC. I went to visit in May because Im going to college there next year at Fordham University. Its in Queens, but I dont mind. :p.

PointBlank
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:24 PM
I was surpised when I went there to find out it has more parks than any other city in the world, and that Central Park wasnt even the biggest.

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:28 PM
I am partial to San Francisco and Boston, but New York is the world city. There are only a handful of them on the planet, and this is the capitol of them all. I think it all comes down to food. Paris, of course, has the best cuisine, but New York is one of the finest natural harbours in the world, and the fresh food you get there every day from everywhere in the world is amazing, and food culture is the foundation of all of the rest it has to offer. It's so much more than Manhattan too- if you go, check out Brooklyn and the rest of the boroughs, and take a trip up the Hudson River.Do it- your life will be enriched by the experience!

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
the shit indeed! but, you forgot the theater district, jigglypuffy... Broadway, Times Squares like duh! all those pretty lights, tall buildings...ice skating in Rockefeller Center... window shopping in 5th Avenue... or shopping in Soho, getting wasted in the village... fine dining in Chelsea, mmmm, and NY hot dogs.. i'm hungry now... *hopping on the Metro North*
oh my god how could i forgotten that!!! :lol: :lol:

window shopping?? lol just kidding i cant afford to go inside.

oh yeah i forgot in nyc, for just a few dollars you can live the good life. High Tea at the waldorf=astoria is just $15-$33
Big ice cream for two at the World famous FAO schwartz is just $6
season tickets for the New York WNBA team for just $250 or less.
Broadway tickets for orchestra seats at less than 50% (same day only.)
Most Museums are free one day a week. same for the botanic gardens (i think there are 3 that are at least 15 acres maybe more) also on Wednesdays the 4 zoos and the NY aquarium are free.
Sony offers free movie screenings at its state of the theater. (first, second and even third run movies)
there are free movie screenings all over the city in the summer.
you can take a mini 3 hour cruise around the island of manhattan for $20-$40 bucks.

so many ways for "live the good life" for cheap.

Spunky83
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Iīve been to Hong Kong, Berlin, London a few times and I absolutely adore London which is my fave city but the difference with New York is probably the energy the city has. NY is definetly not the nicest looking city but itīs so full of energy, itīs really amazing.

Plus...doesnīt matter where you are in the city, you make a turn and instantly recognize the building/street/shop from some pop cultural book or movie. You donīt even need to visit the MoMa, Times Square or whatever, itīs already entertaining enough to just sit somewhere and look at the people and everything that happens around you.

You should check out Coney Island in the winter, itīs so calm and beautiful.

NyCPsU
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:53 PM
new york is amazing....all you got to know
im from nyc and i went to college in pennsylvania this year and was so newyork-sick it wasnt even funny. I couldnt eat any food there because it was nothin like New York and I just missed everything about the city. Take that job, you will fall in love!

Monica_Rules
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:54 PM
There is just something about the place. I went in march 2002 and loved it only spent a few days there but loved it. There is some kind of buzz there.

Hoping to go again at the start of september.

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:56 PM
I am partial to San Francisco and Boston, but New York is the world city. There are only a handful of them on the planet, and this is the capitol of them all. I think it all comes down to food. Paris, of course, has the best cuisine, but New York is one of the finest natural harbours in the world, and the fresh food you get there every day from everywhere in the world is amazing, and food culture is the foundation of all of the rest it has to offer. It's so much more than Manhattan too- if you go, check out Brooklyn and the rest of the boroughs, and take a trip up the Hudson River.Do it- your life will be enriched by the experience!
yep!!!
you are right manhattan is ONLY the beginning. the brooklyn botanical garden is bar none one of the best gardens IN THE WORLD, and its free on tuesdays!! :eek: you cant bet that. (i am a member so its free everyday for me but i digress). its cherry blossom festival is THE best outside of japan. as a matter of fact, every year the cherry blossom festival produces the longest lines in the city! :lol: :lol: of course as a member i get to straight to the front :p

the brooklyn museum of art is right next door to the BBG, and right behind them is the beautiful prospect park.

oh my god i love this place. i will post some pics i took too.

Harju.
Jun 15th, 2006, 06:59 PM
NY is da shit :yeah:. Been there and definately want to go back again.

Spunky83
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:02 PM
NY is da shit :yeah:. Been there and definately want to go back again.

Your av :lol: Oh I love her :hearts:

Andy_
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:06 PM
I absolutely :hearts: NYC. Really, I don't even know where to begin with the list of what I adore about it...

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:16 PM
these are all images that i took of the city
http://static.flickr.com/40/82448072_0888ac026f_o.jpg
at the american museum of natural history's living butterflies exhibit

http://static.flickr.com/42/83287016_3014bd4720_o.jpg
a siberia tiger in the bronx

http://static.flickr.com/32/46489970_195b42016a_o.jpg
people waiting overnight outside the nintendo world store for a chance to meet the creator of mario and zelda and donkey kong and so many others

http://static.flickr.com/32/46006707_99000ac063_o.jpg
mommy, daddy and of the 2 baby red pandas. taken late last summer.

http://static.flickr.com/21/29676892_cf996b13fb_o.jpg
bryant park in midtown at 6am.

http://static.flickr.com/23/29676748_013663d352.jpg
siberia tiger in the bronx, only now in the summer.

http://static.flickr.com/23/29676680_7720d57a26.jpg
polar bear as he tries to attack jigglypuff, the bronx

http://static.flickr.com/21/24273316_2ae7f02e37.jpg
macy's 4th of july fireworks.

http://static.flickr.com/23/24273129_a5d1a1eb67.jpg
people looking at the fireworks

http://static.flickr.com/22/24273075_55b7e16300.jpg
manhattan at night.

http://static.flickr.com/7/10606711_fd15c259cb.jpg
central park in the summer

new-york
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:38 PM
New York is a really nice guy :D And yeah, it seems he never sleeps and he is different from everyone else, even his way to post here is different, he's a poet, he has a great personality, that's why New York is so special :worship: He simply rocks :rocker2: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=13#)

is it for both me & the city? :hearts:

btw, new york city is just everything. good & bad side, it has a personality, you meet life there, you meet diversity, you discover.

nyc is just too beautiful, even when sad & dirty. that's new york city.

Master Lu
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Don't kill me but I actually didn't like it. *ducks*
Everybody calm? Good now we can continue. ;)
First thing I have to say is that I'm sure that if I went there with a couple of friends now I'd like it much better. But since I won't be dropping there anytime soon... Thing is I puked when I left the bus the first time I was in New York. It was summer, and there was some fair or something and the stench was just waaaaay too much. It also didn't help that we just tured the city's highlights and didn't even go out come nighttime. That's why I'm pretty sure I didn't get a complete picture. Still that's what I'm left with.

Someone mentioned Paris... Now there's a city that swept me off my feet. ;) Seriously, I think I could just live on the street in the Latin Quarter.

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Don't kill me but I actually didn't like it. *ducks*
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NyCPsU
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Don't kill me but I actually didn't like it. *ducks*
Everybody calm? Good now we can continue. ;)
First thing I have to say is that I'm sure that if I went there with a couple of friends now I'd like it much better. But since I won't be dropping there anytime soon... Thing is I puked when I left the bus the first time I was in New York. It was summer, and there was some fair or something and the stench was just waaaaay too much. It also didn't help that we just tured the city's highlights and didn't even go out come nighttime. That's why I'm pretty sure I didn't get a complete picture. Still that's what I'm left with.

Someone mentioned Paris... Now there's a city that swept me off my feet. ;) Seriously, I think I could just live on the street in the Latin Quarter.

well i just dont think you had a good experience, and you should definitely try it again.
and paris, blahh, i didnt like it to much :p
but Rome I loved!!! :hearts:

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:01 PM
I was surpised when I went there to find out it has more parks than any other city in the world, and that Central Park wasnt even the biggest.

More than London? I find that hard to believe. Maybe if you are including the outer boroughs.

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:10 PM
More than London? I find that hard to believe. Maybe if you are including the outer boroughs.

Why not? London has been including the outer boroughs for decades and calling itself bigger than Paris. Factiod- there are 7.5 million people in London's 400+ square mile city limits. There are 3 million people in Paris' 24 square mile city limits, and nearly 16 million if you stretch that to the same 400+ that London counts.

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:21 PM
More than London? I find that hard to believe. Maybe if you are including the outer boroughs.
of course they are including the "outer boroughs" because NYC IS MADE UP OF FIVE BOROUGHS.

i cant say it enough or loud enough. new york city proper is divided into five boroughs of which manhattan is only one. the smallest one at that.

and i HATE it when people act as if brooklyn, queens, bronx and staten island are suburbs. its NO, NO, NO all FIVE BOROUGHS ARE PART OF THE CITY PROPER.


fun facts.
Government
Counties
(Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx)
New York (Manhattan)
Queens (Queens)
Kings (Brooklyn)
Richmond (Staten Island)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R)
Geographical characteristics
Area
City 1,214.4 kmē (468.9 sq mi)
Land 785.5 kmē (303.3 sq mi)
Water 428.9 kmē (165.6 sq mi)
Urban 8,683.2 kmē (3,352.6 sq mi)
Metro 30,671 kmē (11,842 sq mi)
Population
City (2004) 8,104,079
Density 10,316/kmē (26,720/sq mi)

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:32 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/5_Boroughs_Labels_New_York_City_Map_Julius_Schorzm an.png/280px-5_Boroughs_Labels_New_York_City_Map_Julius_Schorzm an.png

i like this map. The five boroughs: 1: Manhattan, 2: Brooklyn,
3: Queens, 4: Bronx, 5: Staten Island

i also remember in school they told us that new york county (manhattan) is the smallest county in the USA. dont know if true but it is the smallest boroughs.

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM
Yeah, no fucking shit. I still have a hard time believing that NYC has more parks than London - it's a blown-up "fact". The part that people actually visit definitely has less green than the part of London that people actually visit.
They aren't a suburb, no. That's NJ and the rest of Long Island. But no one really gives a shit about the outer boroughs except the people that live there.

Central Park is kind of shit compared to some of the parks in London.

NyCPsU
Jun 15th, 2006, 08:35 PM
hey im from staten island and we are certainly part of the city
we may not have the tallest buildings, but we definitely got the traffic and overcrowding :lol:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:01 PM
Yeah, no fucking shit. I still have a hard time believing that NYC has more parks than London - it's a blown-up "fact". The part that people actually visit definitely has less green than the part of London that people actually visit.
They aren't a suburb, no. That's NJ and the rest of Long Island. But no one really gives a shit about the outer boroughs except the people that live there.

Central Park is kind of shit compared to some of the parks in London.
well if its "no fucking shit" why would say that the "outer boroughs" should not be included. clearly it wasnt.

and the fact that you say "no gives a about the outer boroughs" only shows just how ignorant you are. which would be fine. but dont be trying to act like you know stuff because you clearly dont. and yes your disdain for "the outer boroughs" (nevermind that there is no such place) is clearly linked to your ignorance.

i have already talked about the world renowned bronx zoo and brooklyn botanical garden. i could go on about how the BZ has been featured in less than 3 national television specials in the last year alone, but you wouldnt care because you are too busy being an ignorant dumbass. :wavey:

bis2806
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:08 PM
And don't forget this: At least one cute guy at the turn of every street. Be prepared to be surprised!

J-Baby
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:08 PM
The GREATEST City in the World! :hearts:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/NYC_Top_of_the_Rock_Pano.jpg

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:13 PM
hey im from staten island and we are certainly part of the city
we may not have the tallest buildings, but we definitely got the traffic and overcrowding :lol:
:lol: plus we need your staten island tax dollars! :hearts: :tape:

~{X}~
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:14 PM
well if its "no fucking shit" why would say that the "outer boroughs" should not be included. clearly it wasnt.

and the fact that you say "no gives a about the outer boroughs" only shows just how ignorant you are. which would be fine. but dont be trying to act like you know stuff because you clearly dont. and yes your disdain for "the outer boroughs" (nevermind that there is no such place) is clearly linked to your ignorance.

i have already talked about the world renowned bronx zoo and brooklyn botanical garden. i could go on about how the BZ has been featured in less than 3 national television specials in the last year alone, but you wouldnt care because you are too busy being an ignorant dumbass. :wavey:


:worship:

Totally true. I live in Queens, which is said to be the most diverse place or county in the world. I live in Astoria which has the largest amount of Greek population in the world outside of Greece. ;) Queens is no suburb or borough to pass over. It has many historic neighborhoods, like oh Astoria which was Hollywood before Hollywood existed. We also have one of the largest cemetaries in the nation in Queens, 2 of the regions 3 airports, the largest outside pool in the city, Flushing Meadows Park, with Shea Stadium, the USTA National Tennis Center, many diverse neighborhoods such as Sunnyside, Jamaica, Elmhurst, new television and movie studios going up in Long Island City. We are the largest borough in New York City and certainly have the cultural diversity New York is known for. There is much more to do and that is just in Queens. ;)

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:15 PM
j-baby, where was that picture taken(well its a few pictures stitched together)?

~{X}~
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:17 PM
j-baby, where was that picture taken(well its a few pictures stitched together)?


That picture was taken from the new observatory on top of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center. Its called Top Of the Rock and its amazing. :hearts:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:18 PM
:worship:

Totally true. I live in Queens, which is said to be the most diverse place or county in the world. I live in Astoria which has the largest amount of Greek population in the world outside of Greece. ;) Queens is no suburb or borough to pass over. It has many historic neighborhoods, like oh Astoria which was Hollywood before Hollywood existed. We also have one of the largest cemetaries in the nation in Queens, 2 of the regions 3 airports, the largest outside pool in the city, Flushing Meadows Park, with Shea Stadium, the USTA National Tennis Center, many diverse neighborhoods such as Sunnyside, Jamaica, Elmhurst, new television and movie studios going up in Long Island City. We are the largest borough in New York City and certainly have the cultural diversity New York is known for. There is much more to do and that is just in Queens. ;)
:worship: :worship:
dude that area with flushing meadows park is HOT SHIT!!! isnt that where they have the air and space museum?

i have never been to usta nation tennis center. i want to go though. this year or next.

J-Baby
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Top Of the ROCK!

~{X}~
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:22 PM
:worship: :worship:
dude that area with flushing meadows park is HOT SHIT!!! isnt that where they have the air and space museum?

i have never been to usta nation tennis center. i want to go though. this year or next.


Yep they have the New York Hall of Science museum there, also the Queens Museum of Art which has the largest model of New York City available. The National Tennis Center is great, its open to the public all year and you can actually play on the courts, of course you have to pay but its still a great experience.

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:24 PM
That picture was taken from the new observatory on top of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center. Its called Top Of the Rock and its amazing. :hearts:
wow that does seem amazing. do you know how much it is to go up there? or a link to somewhere that would know?

bis2806
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:25 PM
So no one agrees with me on hot guys ;)

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Yep they have the New York Hall of Science museum there, also the Queens Museum of Art which has the largest model of New York City available. The National Tennis Center is great, its open to the public all year and you can actually play on the courts, of course you have to pay but its still a great experience.
wow! thats pretty nifty. i definitely have to go!!

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:26 PM
So no one agrees with me on hot guys ;)
i agree that there are lots of hot lesbians everywhere. :hearts: :hearts: :drool: :drool:

J-Baby
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:28 PM
I'm not sure how much it cost, but it just opening in December after being closed since 1986! It's the GE Building btw!

~{X}~
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Hot guys are everywhere in New York City...thats why I love it. So much variety ;)

~{X}~
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:29 PM
http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/

Website for Top of the Rock

bis2806
Jun 15th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Hot guys are everywhere in New York City...thats why I love it. So much variety ;)

Haha, right on! And all the yummy gay guys in Greenwich villageee.... :drool:

Dawn Marie
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:17 PM
I love New York. Yet I bet I would love Toronto, Canada. Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Other places I want to visit is San Diego, California and San Fran. I also would love to visit Vancouver.

Back to New York. I love the diversity and the buzz in the air. Not so sure I would love to live there but I love to visit. Just so much to do in NYC.

ico4498
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:38 PM
great city to visit!

LeRoy.
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:52 PM
i hope to live there one day :hearts:

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:03 PM
I'm in total agreement. Maybe you have to actually visit London to appreciate this...there is one good thing about all that rain there...the green. loves it. Prospect Park imo is also understimated.

I also sometimes feel like New York is so overhyped. The fact that the city is always awake and the energy might be the most unique things about it.

I agree, I do think it's something that you can't appreciate until you visit.

And yeah, sometimes I feel the city is overhyped. I love it, but in terms of beauty, it ranks pretty low to me. Architecturally speaking, it's falling behind and not progressing like other cities are.

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:09 PM
well if its "no fucking shit" why would say that the "outer boroughs" should not be included. clearly it wasnt.

and the fact that you say "no gives a about the outer boroughs" only shows just how ignorant you are. which would be fine. but dont be trying to act like you know stuff because you clearly dont. and yes your disdain for "the outer boroughs" (nevermind that there is no such place) is clearly linked to your ignorance.

i have already talked about the world renowned bronx zoo and brooklyn botanical garden. i could go on about how the BZ has been featured in less than 3 national television specials in the last year alone, but you wouldnt care because you are too busy being an ignorant dumbass. :wavey:


They shouldn't be included because they skew the fact for tourists (to impress them - it doesn't take a genius to see this), and it becomes misleading. Take someone who has never been to London and NYC. They're told NYC has the most parks in the world. They go there and find a fucking concrete jungle. They go to London and find a park like every other block.

No one ever says "I want to visit New York City for Staten Island", cos it's fucking shit there.

Hurricane Lily
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:17 PM
what's so special about New York City? meeting Dahveed under the Rockefeler Center christmas tree and freezing our ass off... :D :hug:

I havent been to Botanical or Bronx Zoo for like ages... Botanical Garden is awesome... *must visit soon*

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:20 PM
They shouldn't be included because they skew the fact for tourists (to impress them - it doesn't take a genius to see this), and it becomes misleading. Take someone who has never been to London and NYC. They're told NYC has the most parks in the world. They go there and find a fucking concrete jungle. They go to London and find a park like every other block.

No one ever says "I want to visit New York City for Staten Island", cos it's fucking shit there.
you're full of shit and have no idea what you are taking. yeah no one goes to the us open :retard: . keep believing your own stupidity. i am so done with you.

NyCPsU
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:20 PM
They shouldn't be included because they skew the fact for tourists (to impress them - it doesn't take a genius to see this), and it becomes misleading. Take someone who has never been to London and NYC. They're told NYC has the most parks in the world. They go there and find a fucking concrete jungle. They go to London and find a park like every other block.

No one ever says "I want to visit New York City for Staten Island", cos it's fucking shit there.

wow, have you ever been to staten island?
i mean i wouldnt visit nyc for staten island, but there are definitely lots of historic and fun things to do here. I commute to manhattan everyday for work on the Staten Island ferry. And you wouldnt believe the amount of tourists going to and from staten island on it.

Hurricane Lily
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Let's Go Mets!!! :bounce:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:27 PM
wow, have you ever been to staten island?
i mean i wouldnt visit nyc for staten island, but there are definitely lots of historic and fun things to do here. I commute to manhattan everyday for work on the Staten Island ferry. And you wouldnt believe the amount of tourists going to and from staten island on it.
well before you even talk about what these is to see in staten island the ferry alone is listed in every good guide book of nyc as a must see/do no matter how short the visit. lonely planet, frommer's, fodors they all list it.

and without exception i always tell people to go on that ferry, its simply amazing. so dont even stress that child no more she dont know what she talking about. she just trying to up her post count. :lol:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Let's Go Mets!!! :bounce:
ewwwww

i am all about the yanks!! (and by all about i mean, if i watched baseball i would like the yanks better just because) :lol:

Hurricane Lily
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:33 PM
ewwwww

i am all about the yanks!! (and by all about i mean, if i watched baseball i would like the yanks better just because) :lol:

:eek: eewww yankees!

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:37 PM
you're full of shit and have no idea what you are taking. yeah no one goes to the us open :retard: . keep believing your own stupidity. i am so done with you.

LMAO. I never said no one goes to the US Open. Don't put words in my mouth.

My point is valid. It's a fact twisted to impress tourists. I find it funny that you aren't addressing the actual point, but just going on and throwing insults around like crazy people are supposed to do. Are you capable of having an adult discussion with someone without calling them names, or did your interpersonal skills stop developing at the age of eight?

No Name Face
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:41 PM
i'm there. and i'm all that ;)

Josh
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:41 PM
Why not? London has been including the outer boroughs for decades and calling itself bigger than Paris. Factiod- there are 7.5 million people in London's 400+ square mile city limits. There are 3 million people in Paris' 24 square mile city limits, and nearly 16 million if you stretch that to the same 400+ that London counts.

Those facts are wrong!

Paris (city) : 2,2 million - 40.69 milesē
Paris urban area : 9,9 million - 1,051 milesē
Paris metropolitan area : 11,7 million - 5,605 milesē

Hurricane Lily
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Those facts are wrong!

Paris (city) : 2,2 million - 40.69 milesē
Paris urban area : 9,9 million - 1,051 milesē
Paris metropolitan area : 11,7 million - 5,605 milesē

but Josh, what's the capital of San marino? :o

decemberlove
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:44 PM
wow, have you ever been to staten island?
i mean i wouldnt visit nyc for staten island, but there are definitely lots of historic and fun things to do here. I commute to manhattan everyday for work on the Staten Island ferry. And you wouldnt believe the amount of tourists going to and from staten island on it.


Yes, thousands of times. It's just like the rest of the surrounding areas of Manhattan. There's a lot of historic and fun things to do on the east coast in general, but none of them are anything like Manhattan itself.

Sorry if I offended you as a resident of Staten Island - that's not what I intended, nor was I saying that I didn't think Staten Island should be included as NYC - I just think the parks should be excluded from tourism facts. It's really that simple.

NyCPsU
Jun 16th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Yes, thousands of times. It's just like the rest of the surrounding areas of Manhattan. There's a lot of historic and fun things to do on the east coast in general, but none of them are anything like Manhattan itself.

Sorry if I offended you as a resident of Staten Island - that's not what I intended, nor was I saying that I didn't think Staten Island should be included as NYC - I just think the parks should be excluded from tourism facts. It's really that simple.

oh ok i see now, i guess i misunderstood
and as a side note, the development problem on staten island is at such a rate right now that if they dont slow down staten island wont be contributing to that park count at all in a few years :o

meyerpl
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:34 AM
The city so nice, they named it twice. When you buy crack there, it comes with a money back guarantee.

switz
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:07 AM
New York is a great city but i feel like the obsession New Yorkers have with it ruins it in some ways. there are other cities that can compete with it IMO. i think sex and the city is what has turned me of it a bit - yes we get it you love New York!!

The whole melting pot thing is good though. I plan to spend some time there again when i start my post uni studies in September :bounce:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:10 AM
its so open...just about anything goes, many places to shop, very diverse, people are very upfront and to the point, lots of celebreties...its just very fast paced....*plus all the sexy black and puerto rican thugs* :worship:

Wigglytuff
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:08 AM
LMAO. I never said no one goes to the US Open. Don't put words in my mouth.

My point is valid. It's a fact twisted to impress tourists. I find it funny that you aren't addressing the actual point, but just going on and throwing insults around like crazy people are supposed to do. Are you capable of having an adult discussion with someone without calling them names, or did your interpersonal skills stop developing at the age of eight?

liar, you CLEARLY said many times that there is no reason to go the "outer boroughs" and that "no one goes to nyc to see the outer boroughs" unless of course you are too stupid to know the USO is in queens, you are CLEARLY saying no one goes to the uso. which is utter idiocy. just like the rest of your stupidity. no one goes to NYC to go to queens to uso, or brooklyn to see the BBG or the bronx to see best the zoo in the nation, is FUCKING bullshit. (and dont lie, you clearly said "no one goes to nyc to see gardens" another bullshit lie, every year people come from around the world to see the BBG's Cherry Blossom Festival).

there is nothing adult about saying that no one goes to nyc for queens and its uso, or that no one goes to see the world famous BBG or bronx zoo. i am talking to a fucking idiot. and no i dont baby idiocy like yours. its a waste. you should know better than to say or believe such shit. but you do it anyway. clearly you and your ilk are dense. and yes that is the actual point that because you are too stupid to know what queens, brooklyn, the bronx and staten island have to offer and why they are the greatest parts of NYC you think they should not be included. yeah you did say no one goes to nyc to see anything of the "outer boroughs" (like the us open in queens for example). that queens, the bronx, brooklyn and staten island are only included to "twist the fact". newsflash :retard: thats not twisting the facts, the FACT is queens is part of NYC. and yes everything in those five boroughs is part of nyc. its not that complicated. and no i dont have coddle you like a child to explain to you what every 3rd grader in nyc knows... new york has 5 boroughs. deal with it.

to other posters i apologize for this mess, i did try to explain nicer, but some people just want to be :retard: .

>>krew<<
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:09 AM
The City Never Sleeps!

Wigglytuff
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:15 AM
The City Never Sleeps!
sleep is over rated. :lol: :lol:

just got in. bought more tea tonight. :bounce: :bounce:

Wigglytuff
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Sorry if I offended you as a resident of Staten Island - that's not what I intended, nor was I saying that I didn't think Staten Island should be included as NYC - I just think the parks should be excluded from tourism facts. It's really that simple.
you are so full of it you know that.

No one ever says "I want to visit New York City for Staten Island", cos it's fucking shit there.
the full of it, i can deal, but how you can straight up lie from one minute to the next. how you gonna say some place is "fucking shit" and then right around minutes later and didnt mean to offend? that you were saying SI, brooklyn, the bronx, queens should be counted but not the parks within SI, brooklyn, the bronx, queens? is you for real? :lol: :lol: naw you can't be? i was starting to think you were serious now i know you just fucking with jiggly. i have to say you got me good. i really thought you were for real. :o :eek: i feel silly now. :o

saniafan2005
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:40 PM
I would say its all in yr mind...Once you start living in a place and stay there long time, u kind of develop affection for the place and u dont like any other place in the world....so new yorkers will love their city....and we love our native city....
thats the deal...

decemberlove
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:45 PM
liar, you CLEARLY said many times that there is no reason to go the "outer boroughs" and that "no one goes to nyc to see the outer boroughs" unless of course you are too stupid to know the USO is in queens, you are CLEARLY saying no one goes to the uso. which is utter idiocy. just like the rest of your stupidity. no one goes to NYC to go to queens to uso, or brooklyn to see the BBG or the bronx to see best the zoo in the nation, is FUCKING bullshit. (and dont lie, you clearly said "no one goes to nyc to see gardens" another bullshit lie, every year people come from around the world to see the BBG's Cherry Blossom Festival).

there is nothing adult about saying that no one goes to nyc for queens and its uso, or that no one goes to see the world famous BBG or bronx zoo. i am talking to a fucking idiot. and no i dont baby idiocy like yours. its a waste. you should know better than to say or believe such shit. but you do it anyway. clearly you and your ilk are dense. and yes that is the actual point that because you are too stupid to know what queens, brooklyn, the bronx and staten island have to offer and why they are the greatest parts of NYC you think they should not be included. yeah you did say no one goes to nyc to see anything of the "outer boroughs" (like the us open in queens for example). that queens, the bronx, brooklyn and staten island are only included to "twist the fact". newsflash :retard: thats not twisting the facts, the FACT is queens is part of NYC. and yes everything in those five boroughs is part of nyc. its not that complicated. and no i dont have coddle you like a child to explain to you what every 3rd grader in nyc knows... new york has 5 boroughs. deal with it.

to other posters i apologize for this mess, i did try to explain nicer, but some people just want to be :retard: .

LMAO. Brooklyn inferiority complex, much?

Andy_
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:55 PM
I've been to NYC three times, though the first time I only stayed a couple of days, so that probably doesn't really count.
I've spent most of my time in Manhattan, the reason being that's where everything has to begin, if you wanna get familiar with the city... and no matter how long you stay there, there's always going to be something round the corner you've been missing, and you wanna keep exploring!
I've been to Queens, coz I've been to the US Open, and I also got off the 7 just over the East River, to have a better look at some graffiti art which is quite amazing! Also, I've crossed the Brooklyn bridge and went for a short stroll over there... haven't seen much of it, but the whole area round Williamsburg is pretty lively and interesting, for instance.
I've taken the ferry to Staten Island... and I may not have explored the area, but even just the ferry trip is quite an experience, especially if you take it at sunset... the sun setting over the Liberty Statue, Manhattan's skyline seen from out there... they're views definitely worth seeing!

Wigglytuff
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM
LMAO. Brooklyn inferiority complex, much?
where the fuck did you get that from, queens is part of NYC and you are a liar and an ignorant jackass, therefore i have a brooklyn inferiority complex? :lol: :lol: seriously... :rolleyes: