things you miss about nyc

Old Jan 10th, 2004, 04:53 PM
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things you miss about nyc

The things I miss most about the big apple are,what does everyone else miss?

-central park,I was there in late oct and saw the trees change colours,absolutely beautiful.

-times square-as busy and commercial as it is I still miss the buzz and the energy.

-canal street-where else can you buy a gucci watch rip off under $8

-the subway,I love how it took me everywhere and is quite cheap with the week pass.
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Broadway, musicals, the naked cowboy (you have to respect a man that came up with that idea to make money), the energy in Time Square, the MET, art, cab drivers, and the people.
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Old Jan 10th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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The cheap fares to get there for all those things and more.
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Zabars, bagels, the people (they are great talkers), the energy of the streets, clam chowder, fried clams, musicals and plays, walking, archetecture, the feeling that anything is possible in NYC...
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How could I have forgotten to mention the bagels! There is nothing like a NYC bagel.

Thanks for reminding me about them.
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Oh, the energy! And the feeling that somewhere not that far from you are people from every corner of the world, almost any food or item you'd want to buy, treasures artistic and historical, people being creative in every possible human endeavor. The absolute miracle that all that old, overtaxed infastructure just keeps on keepin' on!

I'm just marking time in this stupid boring suburb until my kids finish high school -- then this house goes on the market and I buy a Manhattan condo with the proceeds!
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Old Jan 10th, 2004, 05:20 PM
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also

-chicken kebabs from street vendors

-paninis from any cafe

-east village

-msg,not a bad seat for rangers games
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Old Jan 10th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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Gee, anon, can I visit?
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Yes, sure! You live in my old stompin' ground, I believe -- I lived at 888 Mass Ave back in the late 60s when THAT was where all the energy was.

I just don't understand why people would want to be tied down to lawn mowers, snow shovels, and long commutes when they could be living among wonderful bagels and theater.
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I've been gone 10 yrs. - long enough to really miss so many things. I always said, I had a better chance of meeting a life-long friend walking up to a total stranger on the streets of NYC than even nurturing a friendship anywhere else in the country. It's always proved to be the case in my life. So my real answer is the people.....I was there in Oct. up early (jet-lagged) just walking the streets, feeling at home again.
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I guess I'm the exception. I'm originally from NYC but moved away 23 years ago and I don't miss anything except a few friends. I always disliked the crowds, and being stuffed like a sardine into a subway car to get to and from work. I enjoy going back for a visit every few years, but would never live there again.
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Moved in 1991 to the Adirondacks but visit NYC often. I miss the Metropolitan Museum and so many wonderful restaurants. However, I do not have any regrets.
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The boat ride around Manhatten at night or on a beautiful Fall day!!
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- seeing and visiting the majestic twin towers of the World Trade Center and how so many people walked with their faces tilted up to witness the awe of its presence.

- feeling the pride citizens had in being "New Yorkers" no matter where they were in the world.

- living REAL diversity in the workplace, schools, streets, restaurants, etc., and having the benefits of everyone's great food, customs, experiences. One does not need to feel "different" in NY.
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Can I participate even if I never lived in NYC? If I did, I'd miss the Strand Bookstore and the Metropolitan Museum.
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I know the cynics will laugh, but I miss the SMELLS of NYC--------both good and bad!!
The person who wrote that they miss the "buzz and the energy" hit it on the head for me.
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I've been missing the pizza since I moved away in 1980 (I've lived in Florida for the past 18 years) There's just nothing like it. And bagels, and coffee houses in the Village, but most of all, yes, the people. I will proudly consider myself a New Yorker till the day I die, no matter where I live, and luckily my kids love it as much as I do!
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yes the pizza!I totally miss the brick oven cooked pizzas from lombardis in little italy.

also nathans hot dogs from coney island
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Yes, miss the World Trade Center. That is true.

And also pizza, good pizza, by the slice.

And one of my favorites: cannolis.
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