50 Reasons to Love NYC

Old Mar 31st, 2012, 02:40 PM
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50 Reasons to Love NYC

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runnin...asons_to_b.php

Feel free to add your own.
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Those are great. Thanks for posting.
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Actually this is my favorite recent Village Voice Cartoon
http://www.villagevoice.com/slidesho...-men-36454360/
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 05:05 PM
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This is my favorite:

26. Smart people are the norm, not the exception. (Which doesn't mean they're sane, but at least no one's boring.)

But - they forgot a major item:

The New York Yankees - heading for # 28 - who proudly play the them from the "Empire Strikes Back". They are not afraid to BE the evil empire (or actually the team that takes baseball the most seriusly). (Why is losing ever good?)
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OH - and our crazy people seem to have a much harder time geting hold of guns.
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I am here and you are not.
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Fear the Angels and Dodgers.
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See, y'all don't say the F word the same as we do. It always sounds like "Fock" and I never think it's swearing.
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Fear the Angels and Dodgers.

We are not afraid of drug dealers, do you think we are afraid of overpaid prima donnas who dress in costumes from California?
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suewoo - I haver never heard that pronunciation - nevuh!

Maybe we have different ears here
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Is the corollary to number 26 that when you meet a fellow New Yorker, you do not assume you are smarter than him or her?

Just wondering.
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Is the corollary to number 26 that when you meet a fellow New Yorker, you do not assume you are smarter than him or her?

There was no comparative in number 26, but it is like the cliche about inquiring about the price of a yacht, if you must ask, than you do not understand.
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A good reason to love NYC: your awesome Mayor Bloomberg!
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Where was "Occupy Wall Street" on the list?
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A fan from Detroit---what? be afraid in NY? Finally made it there in December for my first ever holiday visit. Great! Saw the production of "War Horse" at Lincoln Center.
side issue: Also use NY as jump-off for travel abroad---saves me about $300 compared to flying out of Detroit. I go into LaG for $5 and reward miles redemption. Can one of you New Yorkers explain how to get around the $40-50 cab fare to JFK for my international flight? I've heard there's a way--- take a Queens bus into the city and back out?
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So glad they included the market at Union Square -- and Russ & Daughters.

But here's a new one to include ... "Pie Face." I LOVED the meat pies at Pie Face in Sydney. Could hardly believe it when I found one had just opened (around 53rd & B'way) -- and two more are getting ready to open!!! These taste exactly like the ones I got addicted to in Australia.
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You can take the subway line all the way to JFK as I recall. And then transfer to the Air Tran.

A line is it, and also the C line?

For more info - see: http://gonyc.about.com/cs/airlinesai.../getto_jfk.htm

You can also take a bus to Le Guardia, from 125th St is it?
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To go to JFK you take the "E" "J" or Z" subway train to the Sutphin Blvd stop or Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Jamaica and then take the Airtrain from there to JFK.

Or

You can take the "A" train to Howard Beach and take the Airtrain to JFK from there.
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If you mean how to get from LGA to JFK - there is a shuttle bus that runs very frequently and is cheap.

If you mean from Manhattan to JFK - either subway to Air Train ($7 and a litte) or LIRR to Jamaica to Air Train (about $13). Dpends on how much luggage you have and how much you mind schlepping it around.
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Hey nytraveler, I think I just found out about this shuttle from you on another thread. Clarification: I need to go directly from one airport to the other. Got any ideas for narrowing my search down to schedule and location? Do I search for airport ground transportation services? Or is shuttle a part of the NYC public transportation system?
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