ITT: NYC bros talk about how great NYC is and how great they are for living there

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  1. Space

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    Posted on virus thread but FYI—

    Hearing a rumor from someone that would know: nyc will be “officially shutdown” come Monday
     
  2. jawsthegreat

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    More details?

    May wife and I left the city last night to her parents place in CT for that very fear
     
  3. Fancy

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    Really cool that my company (2,000 people worldwide) is refusing to take a stance on COVID-19. Main messaging is stay home “if you feel afraid” which is basically a fear tactic. Insanely irresponsible considering every employee can work remotely.

    Very good things.
     
  4. Menelaus

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    I gotta get the fuck out of this god foresaken city
     
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  5. CC

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    My company is still optional WFH, but our main client right now is Google and they have a mandatory, month-long WFH policy for all 100k of their employees, so this week has been way more calm than usual.

    Flying to New Zealand tomorrow. So curious to what I will be coming back to at the end of the month
     
  6. Space

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    If I had more details I’d share them homie. All I got.
     
  7. Fancy

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    Rumors be going around that NYC will institute some kind of quarantine but I call bullshit. I could see public transportation getting axed bc of how absolutely disgusting and crowded it is.
     
  8. TDCD

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    wonder if its a full quarantine blocking all ways in/out
     
  9. Fancy

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    I always wondered what the doors on the battery tunnel were for
     
  10. Space

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    I did not get that info from a rumor but I hear ya. I wasn’t told the word quarantine, no idea about that.
     
  11. Nelson

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    Sad to see this thread on page 6

    We got a car

    driving around Manhattan is harrowing right now
     
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  12. Fancy

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    Getting Sal's pizza in Mamaroneck tonight. Supposed to be legendary
    https://www.salsmamaroneck.com/
     
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  13. ANTWONE

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    grab me a Sicilian slice while you’re at it
     
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  14. Nelson

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    bro did you bounce?

    :congrats you played yourself.gif: Red Hook Tav and Lucali dishing out the goods easier than ever before
     
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  15. Fancy

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    In-laws are in Westchester :yousoright:

    I've been cooking up a storm here. I'm very fortunate that I love my in-laws :-)
     
    #3515 Fancy, Apr 23, 2020
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  16. Fancy

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    Done
     
  17. TDCD

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    I was the only car in the holland tunnel last weekend at like 2pm on a sunday. Got to try out sport mode
     
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  18. BrickTamland

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    What would happen if the subway system was closed? Is that possible or even being discussed?

    How else would people be able to commute to work, say from Brooklyn into Manhattan? Doesn’t seem realistic that people could walk or bike those distances.
     
  19. ANTWONE

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    It won’t close but as it warms up people will lean more on biking/walking obviously.
     
  20. Nelson

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    A guy in my building just preordered an electric VanMoof bicycle. Things like that are going to become increasingly popular.

    but in general, yeah there’s been talk of closing the subway but never from any elected official nor anyone who actually lives here (that I’m aware of). Even in a lockdown, it’s the lifeblood of a very dense city. You can’t do it.

    Manhattan is only 1.6 million residents but more than doubles during a normal workday. 5.5 million people rode the subway at peak ridership before this.
     
  21. Owsley

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    Get some beers at Wolf & Warrior for me. Love that place.
     
  22. Killy Me Please

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    Any of yous desperate to GTFO out of the city Warwick Drive In Movie theatre got permits to open. I'm going Friday.
     
  23. Nelson

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    we were planning the same this weekend. Think it may be a clusterfuck to get in though
     
  24. Fancy

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    went back to BK yesterday to get some stuff from the crib and was excited to get some F&F for lunch

    closed M-W

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Nelson

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    a couple days ago I ate an entire pie by myself while my wife looked on in abject horror
     
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  26. Nelson

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    FYI their site is selling now, I would get after it quickly
     
  27. Killy Me Please

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    Yeah. Looking around every Drive in has online tix sales. Dutchess has a few so for a little bit longer drive you can try them.

    Cuomo is allowing them to open but with less spots cars have to keep a space in between. I think they will do well.
     
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  28. Nelson

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    I’ve literally discussed investing in a drive-in in Jersey with a friend
     
  29. Killy Me Please

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    What are the profit margins. Its kinda crazy but atm it's going to be great for them. I doubt they don't sell out every weekend this summer.
     
  30. LittleBroPeep

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    Anyone else not paying rent? Good friend hasn't paid April or May rents for his nice 1 bedroom $4K place in the W Village. He works at a big bank that is basically saying they won't go back until September at earliest. His lease isn't up until Oct but he's working from his family vacation home in the Midwest so why pay / go back?

    We negotiated a $1300 reduction in our rent the past 2 months from $5300 to $4K. Thinking about exiting permanently when our lease is up in July.
     
  31. Nelson

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    Lots of people doing this stuff

    I am continuing to pay rent because I’m still in our apartment and it’s great

    city is going to be hurt badly by everyone leaving, especially manhattan
     
  32. ANTWONE

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    We’re paying half our rent because 2/4 still have jobs and we let our landlord know. They have made zero effort to work with us and send an email every week asking when our rent will be paid in full. Bunch of assholes.
     
  33. LittleBroPeep

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    yeah, the corporate landlords and large commercial real estate companies are replying with form letters and denying most peoples hardship or reduction requests. Even heartfelt personal requests. If we weren’t renting a condo from a nice couple that reduced our rent, we would have stopped paying too. And our lease ends in July so we are definitely skipping town for 3-6 months and working remotely from somewhere else
     
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  34. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    Hey what’s the name of the real good taco place in NYC I almost went to and people recommend
     
  35. Lip

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    What’s your friend’s end game here? He’s not concerned about being sued for 25k in unpaid rent?
     
  36. Fancy

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    Los tacos #1. Their seafood joint is Los Mariscos and it's tremendous
     
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  37. LittleBroPeep

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    Good question. He’s done a lot of digging to find out how to handle the situation in preparation for his move this weekend. Which, since I am now back in the city as of yesterday, I am being asked to help. Last thing I want to do is to be moving shit in the west village this weekend.

    But according to real estate attorneys, low probability the real estate company will be able to get this through the courts in the foreseeable future and even lower probability that they will spend the money to try and track him down out of state to serve papers. His social media is scrubbed and his credit background won’t reveal where he is holed up for the next 6 months. On top of that his bank just said work from home most likely through the year, so he would unlikely renew in October.

    Why pay rent from April through October if you are not going to be here? Legally, perhaps. Morally? Ambiguous, given the money his locally owned building has made over the years and unwillingness to work with him on temporary rent reduction in a time of crisis and unuse.
     
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  38. THE REAL GUBBERJK

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    you have no recourse . your fucked buys .
    look who is leader ?
    any to bad go protest without masks and get sick we need you to get sick ok so you can sit in Arkansas or minnisota , ky .and protest so everyone else can get some space and thin out the stupid fucks .
     
  39. THE REAL GUBBERJK

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    send your kids you don't care about also it shows look at them protesting .
    thing should start soon .
    the protesters that get sick from protesting we will be shure not oto mgive a damn what you say and do , lol!
     
  40. THE REAL GUBBERJK

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    the fucked up world of Joe Biden -------
    thanks nancey.
    is nancey going to be there for you ?
    Obama ?
    biden on TV ?
    GO STAND WITH THE PROTESTERS PLEASE .
     
  41. Lip

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    I’m way too risk averse to try to pull something like that off. I would pay it because I signed a contract saying I would. Interested to see how it plays out though.
     
  42. ANTWONE

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    I’m doing something similar. We’ve paid a little over half our rent beginning in April because 2/4 occupants lost our jobs. Our lease ends before the eviction moratorium is lifted and we’ll owe $7k after they keep our security deposit.

    It’s hard for me to feel bad when they own 30 buildings across NYC and the same lease has been going for 7 years with minimal repairs. They’ve made plenty of money off of us.
     
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  43. LittleBroPeep

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    Come on you wuss. Do it. He’s also a fellow spartan Dawg. Going back to chill in northern Michigan for the summer. I’m kind of jealous, truth be told, with his nice nyc salary.

    We’ve gotten into the legal and practical legal weeds on this for the past few months. He was more conservative at first than I was, but when the building company blew him off with form letter responses and a bunch of bureaucratic bullshit, that put him over the edge. He’s got a clean paper trail and also he sent a certified termination letter that arrives this weekend at their office. They will certainly keep his deposit so it’s 20 grand during a pandemic, laden with a national race crisis layered on top. Will they really take the effort to chase him down in northern Michigan for 20k?
     
    #3543 LittleBroPeep, May 30, 2020
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  44. Fancy

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    Well this sucks
     
  45. ScFan27

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    ??
     
  46. Evil Homer

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  47. Nelson

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  48. Fancy

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    I’m very interested in this. Obviously you like em?
     
  49. Fancy

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    COVID MY GUY
     
  50. Evil Homer

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    love it. Got Nelson to join too

    basically they get produce from a bunch of local spots and then you choose what you want in your weekly box but can also go a la carte. Really relies on seasonal selections so you get something different every month
     
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