seven days in new york: observations.

here are a few observations i’ve made since i’ve made this city my new home:

– there are train routes that are solely ugly, solely short, and solely smelly. (i see you, D train!!! no eye candy at ALL.)
– people in this city really don’t go anywhere they don’t have to. this includes to other sides of their very own boroughs. i am slightly perplexed by this. (aka, if i move to bay ridge, don’t fucking complain about coming to see me. either do it or don’t. i’m not opposed to traveling.)
– the ‘neighborhood’ supermarkets, in most areas, are shit.
– if you speak a little spanish when you move here, you’ll leave here speaking a lot of spanish. win!
– too many kids are selling candy on the train to feed themselves. it stings a little.
– there are too many train stations without elevators and escalators. too many folks w/ strollers are navigating these stairs alone, w/ impatient & inconsiderate assholes rushing them down the stairs. no bueno.
– the 4 train, once you hit the bx, is WAY FAR ABOVE GROUND. geez.
– there’s more to life than brooklyn. you can’t tell the brooklynites that, though.

i’ll be missing philly in approximately 6 weeks when i have a cheesesteak craving at noon on a saturday and realize that i’d have to make a 3 hour trip just to get one. oy.

Advertisements

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelocalguide
    Jan 11, 2010 @ 09:08:03

    Nice observations :)
    Good to know you didn’t hide the unpleasant details.

    Reply

  2. bishop
    Jan 11, 2010 @ 11:16:48

    Don’t front: a brutha will quadruple wrap and ziplock bag up a cheesesteak and meet you in The City for assuage that triflin craving. True.

    Love you, Booboop!

    Reply

  3. BrooklynSoul
    Jan 11, 2010 @ 15:30:43

    I’ll admit, I’m guilty of not wanting to go to the other side of my borough (Brooklyn). Some parts of it are a pain in the ass to get to from where I am. Funny enough I’d travel to other boroughs before I’d go to some parts of BK.

    Reply

  4. Nyc Psychic
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 14:48:48

    new york isn’t soemtimes a nice place to look at, the tourist always see the good parts. new yorkers don’t want to be bothered with anything or anyone.

    Reply

Say Something.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: