NYC GAF |OT| We get around in a hole in the ground

fallengorn

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#52
I saw a women pee on the subway this week. Great city or greatest city?
I saw a bum drop a deuce at my local train station this week. Sucks for the MTA guy who had to clean that up.

Edit: Hey Jipan, you should get rid of Feed Your Hole from the Food Truck section. They've been out of commission for awhile now.
 
#61
I hope this thread will be of some use for me this month. My calendar is super empty for July and I plan on filling it by checking out events/areas around the city.

I saw a women pee on the subway this week. Great city or greatest city?
I saw a bum drop a deuce at my local train station this week. Sucks for the MTA guy who had to clean that up.

Edit: Hey Jipan, you should get rid of Feed Your Hole from the Food Truck section. They've been out of commission for awhile now.
What line do I have to be on to see shit like this? Not once have I encountered anything weird outside of the usual homeless person.

Shake shack is so overrated - beyond overrated
I have to admit, I tried to tell myself its the best burger but I'm not really seeing it. It is pretty good though.
I'd rather have chipotle anyway
 
#63
So, what's this I hear about New York City smelling like urine?

Seriously, not trying to thread derail, I actually hear it from people who live there.
Is that actually true? >.>

P.S. I'm in central Connecticut now, where they seem to like to pretend they're part of New York >.>
No, Manhattan does not smell like urine.

Fucking out of towners need to stop slandering the good name of this city.

Great job on the OP Jipan.

Shake shack is so overrated - beyond overrated
From the man who thinks Pizza Hut chain pizza is better than NYC Neopolitan style pies.

Lol

Shake shack is pricy shit for mediocre food though.
 
#66
How old are you? 23.
What is your occupation? Student, tutor.
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Latina.
What part of the city do you reside in? Manhattan.
How long have you lived in the city (native, moved here, etc.)? About 4 years.
If you moved to the city, where are you originally from? Medellin --> Miami --> Gainesville --> NYC.
What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Boyfriend and sister.
Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? The Uncommons if you wanna play boardgames, get a drink, and a Colombian arepa.
Anything else that's on your mind? This might be my last year here. I dunno, I think my boyfriend and I don't really go out enough to really justify the price of living here. We're pretty happy staying at home most of the time.


Nah, I get it, you're too cool to hang. :p
Sure when you have the option to go anywhere, staying home is fine, but when you lose that option then you will be dying to go out
 
#67
How old are you?
42

What is your occupation?
College advisor

What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin?
Norwegian, English, Welsh

What part of the city do you reside in?
Greenpoint

How long have you lived in the city (native, moved here, etc.)?
15 years

If you moved to the city, where are you originally from?
California

What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other?
Married and 1 babby

Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should?
Checking out the list of Brooklyn parks, you should also include East River and Transmitter parks. Great views of the skyline above the Financial District. Also Fort Greene Park near downtown Brooklyn.

For restaurants, I would recommend Bamonte's, Five Leaves, Spritzenhaus, Karczma. Supposedly DiFara is the best place for pizza, haven't been myself since the hours are a little odd, and they usually have a wait.

For the other parents, Brooklyn Children's Museum is a must, took little dude there earlier this year, and he had a blast. They have a special play area for kids 5 and under.

Brooklyn Museum is also great. Their Egyptian wing is unmatched in the city.

Anything else that's on your mind?
Batman: Arkham Knight is actually a comedy video game.
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
#68
Sure when you have the option to go anywhere, staying home is fine, but when you lose that option then you will be dying to go out
I lost my mind while I was living in the cold desolation of Rochester.
 
#69
So I haven't popped into this thread for fear that it would be horribly received but after checking it now, you guys are all chock of suggestions to add to the OP! That's pretty fantastic so thank you guys so much! I really appreciate it and please keep the suggestions coming.

I'm updating the OP with the new stuff since some of the places listed are still a bit antiquated or have expanded at the very least such as Halal Guys. I'm feeling pretty damn good about this thread being active in the long run under my watch.

Also, I saw some interest expressed for a mini 4th of July meet up tomorrow that initially began in the Online Dating thread which I'll be down to organize as I don't have any plans set for tomorrow. If anything, I'll be happy to get out the house as opposed to stay indoors like I usually have in the past. It's just a matter of picking a place and a time.
 
#70
Semi-random question:

I'm currently in the middle of an internship at a bank in the financial district. Is there anywhere good and semi-cheap to eat there?

Like... any dollar pizza places, sandwich places, Mexican, etc.? I found one Chinese restaurant on Chambers St. that's normal priced, and there are also halal carts, but besides those places, I feel kind of lost in the area, food-wise, lol. Everything else seems to be ultra fancy and/or expensive, and costs more than $7 or $8 for a good lunch.

By the way:
How old are you? 25
What is your occupation? Student, computer science
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Black
What part of the city do you reside in? Washington Heights
How long have you lived in the city (native, moved here, etc.)? Native
What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Family
Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? Dollar pizza on 50th st. and 9th Ave. Best I've ever eaten, and they have a large variety of toppings. I love the vegetable pizza for $2.50.
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
#71
There is a bunch of food trucks/carts that congregate on Pearl Street near Hanover Square. You could try that.
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
#73
I work literally right there...

I never go to the trucks cause there is always a line
I only drop by once in a blue moon during off peak hours so no lines for me.

There's a similar food truck oasis on Whitehall Street but that might be too far from where most people work...
 
#74
That's rather far from me (I'm closer to Chambers St. on the west side) but thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely go there anyway to check it out, but I'll walk there after work instead of making a mad dash to and from during lunch.
 
#76
That's rather far from me (I'm closer to Chambers St. on the west side) but thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely go there anyway to check it out, but I'll walk there after work instead of making a mad dash to and from during lunch.
Youre probably not going to get anything really decent for under $7 lunch. Other than halal carts, these food truck are usually 7+
 
#78
Sure when you have the option to go anywhere, staying home is fine, but when you lose that option then you will be dying to go out
I think you underestimate how much of a homebody/loser I am. :p

I do think the biggest thing I would miss is the amount of people out and about at any time of the day/night. I feel safe walking home or taking the subway at any hour.
 
#79
How old are you? 33 soon to be 34 in August.
What is your occupation? Work at a law firm, artist/painter on the side
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Dominican, nuff said!
What part of the city do you reside in? Bay ridge, Brooklyn
How long have you lived in the city? 25 years
If you moved to the city, where are you originally from? Dominican Republic

What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Brother and mother.

Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? Salty dog is a fun bar but don't piss off the firefighters. Brighton, Germiston, Manhattan beach are nice spots to hang out at.

Anything else that's on your mind? Really getting tired of people blaming DiBlasio for the homeless problem when it was Bloombergs fault. I wish the N train ran express in Manhattan again and go Yankees!
 
#83
Good timing on this OT. I'm actually going to be in NYC next week-end. I probably won't have that much time to visit though. But I'll be checking this thread for sure. It'll be my first time in the city, too. Going with 2 friends. We're staying in an AirBnB in Jersey City and we'll be commuting because they don't want to drive in NYC (I don't blame them).

Before I read the whole thread, I guess I should ask: anything I should really really know? :)
 

Judderman

drawer by drawer
#84
Hey guys. I always try to will myself to go to a meetup, but I always flake out. Next time it will be different! (Maybe.)

How old are you? 26
What is your occupation? Office Manager/Executive Assistant at an Employment Agency in Midtown. It pays the bills.
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Dominican. (I was born here, parents were from the island.)
What part of the city do you reside in? Washington Heights, Manhattan.
How long have you lived in the city? Native. Spent a couple of my formative years in the Bronx, that wasn't fun.

What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Apartment w/ Mother, brother & sister.

Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? If you're into soccer, check out Legends. The Football Factory (Downstairs level of the bar.) is awesome during match day.

Anything else that's on your mind? I want to start going to more concerts.
 
#85
Having fun here is expensive

I'd rather go to montauk Connecticut and start a bonfire and get drunk on the beach
Umm, Montauk is part of Long Island. Unless something changed while I wasn't looking it's still part of NY.

Anyway hello all, Long Islander here. I'll be in NYC tonight, already looking forward to the drunk train home.
 
#90
Youre probably not going to get anything really decent for under $7 lunch. Other than halal carts, these food truck are usually 7+
I see, well thanks. I'll still check it out, though, because I want to explore the area. (Financial District is one area in Manhattan I pretty much have never been to, outside of South Ferry.) Then there's the fact that food carts seem to secretly have some of the best food, lol.

Is that the spot down the block from Coldstones? I love that place.
Huh, there's a Cold Stone right near it? How did I not notice that...?

Better than two bros?
Pretty much anything is better than 2 Bros, lol. But the place I'm referring to is actually better than some normal pizzerias. If you're in the area and want pizza and/or something inexpensive, definitely consider checking it out.
 
#92
I actually helped a woman find a spot in a subway station to pee

as a guy, i understand the stuggle
This women was drunk or high or something. She was sleeping on the train car and two cops came up and tried to get her to sit up. They got her up they left and then she got up pulled down her pants and started urinating in front of everyone. This was not just some women who had to go.
When the hell does this type of weird shit happen?
What line do I have to be on to see shit like this? Not once have I encountered anything weird outside of the usual homeless person.
10 am uptown train. I've heard horror stories about other crap too. The city has some messed up people
 
#94
Hey guys. I always try to will myself to go to a meetup, but I always flake out. Next time it will be different! (Maybe.)

How old are you? 26
What is your occupation? Office Manager/Executive Assistant at an Employment Agency in Midtown. It pays the bills.
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Dominican. (I was born here, parents were from the island.)
What part of the city do you reside in? Washington Heights, Manhattan.
How long have you lived in the city? Native. Spent a couple of my formative years in the Bronx, that wasn't fun.

What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Apartment w/ Mother, brother & sister.

Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? If you're into soccer, check out Legends. The Football Factory (Downstairs level of the bar.) is awesome during match day.

Anything else that's on your mind? I want to start going to more concerts.

Which agency do you work at?
 
#95
How old are you? In my 20s
What is your occupation? I'm an organizer
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? white
What part of the city do you reside in? brooklyn
How long have you lived in the city (native, moved here, etc.)? moved here
If you moved to the city, where are you originally from? florida
What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? roommates
Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? not off the top of my head
Anything else that's on your mind? go mets
 
#97
Anything else that's on your mind? Might end up leaving NYC to go back to China for work. I'm both excited and sad.
You can take the New Yorker out of city but a New Yorker will always be a New Yorker. Sometimes maybe change is good...as long as you keep that Brooklyn accent.
So, what's this I hear about New York City smelling like urine?

Seriously, not trying to thread derail, I actually hear it from people who live there.
Is that actually true? >.>


P.S. I'm in central Connecticut now, where they seem to like to pretend they're part of New York >.>
Hahaha, you're hilarious as always so it's welcome. The city does stink like garbage in places (usually from storm drains) but it's mostly in the subway where all the odd odors seem to come from. Jersey on the other hand smells god awful every time I pass through there.
it's so humid I hate summers here I want to die

i might as well be in louisiana for all the moisture around me in july
I always get you confused with Halcyon. The key thing is not to go out at noon when the sun is strongest. Although my local Planet Fitness sucks for ventilation.


Christopher said:
I always try to make a meet or two and get fucked with overtime all the time ...
Does that overtime include saving cats from trees?

Good timing on this OT. I'm actually going to be in NYC next week-end. I probably won't have that much time to visit though. But I'll be checking this thread for sure. It'll be my first time in the city, too. Going with 2 friends. We're staying in an AirBnB in Jersey City and we'll be commuting because they don't want to drive in NYC (I don't blame them).

Before I read the whole thread, I guess I should ask: anything I should really really know? :)
The NYC subway turns into the Twilight Zone between the hours of 2AM-7AM where you see all kinds of odd but fascinating people either passed out, spouting nonsense, or the occasional lone car with one stinky person in it. Also, alcoholic drinks are consumed in styrofoam cups, paper bags, or in flasks/aluminum bottles when out in public.
Hey guys. I always try to will myself to go to a meetup, but I always flake out. Next time it will be different! (Maybe.)

How old are you? 26
What is your occupation? Office Manager/Executive Assistant at an Employment Agency in Midtown. It pays the bills.
What is your ethnicity/ethnic origin? Dominican. (I was born here, parents were from the island.)
What part of the city do you reside in? Washington Heights, Manhattan.
How long have you lived in the city? Native. Spent a couple of my formative years in the Bronx, that wasn't fun.

What is your living situation like e.g. roommates, family, alone, or with your significant other? Apartment w/ Mother, brother & sister.

Can you name a spot/place/event in the city that people haven’t checked out but should? If you're into soccer, check out Legends. The Football Factory (Downstairs level of the bar.) is awesome during match day.

Anything else that's on your mind? I want to start going to more concerts.
Another Washington Heights native, nice. It would be funny if you work out in Planet Fitness as well. It seems like we have ton of people living up here. Can't wait for the GWB Bus Terminal to be finished so people can migrate to Blink Fitness.

I added in a social media section with the start of Yencid's Instagram account as well as my Twitter handle. Most of the suggestions have been added in addition to museums and other additions.

Oh and by the way, heads up guys, the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest is tomorrow. Weather conditions aren't looking too good though. So much for a beach day eh?
 
#99
My lease is up in a little over a month or so and I need to find a new place to live. Is Craig's list the best place to find a room at a decent price?

I also am having a hard time deciding where I want to live. I love my current neighborhood but since I have to leave the option of mixing it up is appealing. I'm looking at my current area in Brooklyn (on the r), Astoria, upper Manhattan (Washington heights), other areas of Brooklyn (bushwick?). Ive heard good things about all. I'm just not sure if I should stay put or explore a new park of the city
 

Judderman

drawer by drawer
Another Washington Heights native, nice. It would be funny if you work out in Planet Fitness as well. It seems like we have ton of people living up here. Can't wait for the GWB Bus Terminal to be finished so people can migrate to Blink Fitness.
I have a membership at Planet Fitness (The one on 177th & Broadway), haven't really used it much. I need to get off my ass and just start going. The first step is always the hardest and all that.

Which agency do you work at?
Greenhouse Agency. It's a small domestic staffing agency for nannies, housekeepers, etc.