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

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  1. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    sorry seeing this late. They change the menu up a lot but the legendary items are the potatoes, clam soup (off the menu right now), leeks, and cake. But everything good.
     
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  2. Space

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    No worries. Did potatoes, leeks, anchovy butter, ham and cheddar, rabbit and lobster sausage, socca crepe, and cake. It was fucking lovely
     
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  3. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    that ham and cheddar dish is outrageous too
     
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  4. roc

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    Finally made it to Thai Diner today. Shortrib curry, Pad Thai, crab fried rice :lovelove:
     
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  5. Menelaus

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    Did Sushi Yasuda with a client Wednesday night. Holy shit. Just did dinner service instead of omakase and it was outrageous. Glad it wasn't on my dime.
     
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  6. Space

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    Everyone doing ok? It's unfortunately madness out there today
     
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  7. ScFan27

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    Really just a horrific thing that happened, my great grandmother had an apartment right there. I was already extremely alert in the subways, now it’s another level.
     
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  8. teel

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    Is La Pecora Bianca popular for good food reasons or instagram culture reasons
     
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  9. ScFan27

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    I’ve been there twice because girls I dated wanted to go, I’d say it’s 35% good food and 65% instagram culture.
     
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  10. joe-

    joe- the air is thick with hotdog flavor
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    flying in for work tomorrow-Thursday. gonna be in the financial district for most of the time. any recs on:

    -a bar/coffee place I can bring my computer and work tomorrow afternoon?
    -a breakfast place I can hit before my flight on Thursday?

    -bonus: a good place I can grab a drink after a company dinner on Wednesday
     
  11. ANTWONE

    ANTWONE Hello
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    I don’t know anything in FiDi unfortunately
     
  12. Space

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    Gregory’s coffee
    Leo’s Bagels
    Dead Rabbit
     
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  13. ScFan27

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    Not sure where exactly you will be down there but Five and Dime is one of the coolest coffee shops in the area, they also serve booze.
     
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  14. joe-

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    it doesn’t look too far. I’m closer to seaport
     
  15. Space

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    yea I should add i dont love gregorys or anything, but i know they have wifi and wont care about you posting up there
     
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  16. Hank Scorpio

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    <3 Dead Rabbit

    There's a couple pretty neat bars in that area.
     
  17. joe-

    joe- the air is thick with hotdog flavor
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    looks like this is about 6 blocks or so south of my hotel

    which I’ll never see because I’ve been sitting on the tarmac for what feels like an hour
     
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  18. The Guglia

    The Guglia I Work in the City, and I Work Long Hours.
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    Just had a nice quick $55 lunch at KazuNori hand roll bar

    good to be back
     
  19. Hank Scorpio

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    WTC Hilton?
     
  20. joe-

    joe- the air is thick with hotdog flavor
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    four points
     
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  21. joe-

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    just stumbled into a cool little place called cedar local? it may be a gay hangout idk but it’s dimly lit and chill
     
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  22. Lip

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    Good luck catching some dick bro
     
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  23. joe-

    joe- the air is thick with hotdog flavor
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    there’s a picture of young thug on the wall next to me and the burger was very good so make of that what you will
     
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  24. ANTWONE

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    Best bao buns and/or dumplings around Manhattan? RIP Lan Zhou
     
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  25. BellottiBold

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    How is that? I've shied away based on interweb chatter over the last couple of years...
     
  26. joe-

    joe- the air is thick with hotdog flavor
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    The fire alarm went off at around midnight and the hotel was evacuated and you’re not allowed to take stairs back up to the room so the entire hotel then crammed into the lobby to then pack in one of the three elevators to go back up to their room

    idk what the internet chatter is but I’m not gonna stay here again
     
  27. Space

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  28. mal630

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    Well my last couple trips to NYC has created a monster. My fiance now really wants us to move there. She has a nice job prospect but she isn't quite grasping how a 30k pay bump from Birmingham, AL isn't going to be great in NYC. Best I can figure to have some semblance of a life in a decent location rent is going to be 5k.
     
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  29. Menelaus

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    Don’t do it. $30k isn’t shit in the city. $100k pay bump, maybe.
     
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  30. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Yeah for sure 30k won't cover the difference in cost of living.
     
  31. jawsthegreat

    jawsthegreat Roll Tide, go Hoos.

    What's your combined total income going to be? Unless you've got line of sight to like $400k+ combined you're gonna have a bad time.
     
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  32. mal630

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    About 250 ish. We could survive, live in a decent place in Hoboken or something. It's just not going to be blowing money in soho and going out to every meal like we do on vacation to NYC.
     
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  33. Yung/Embree

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    I lived here on less than $60k with roommates and then my wife and I made less than $160k combined for like 3 years. We had a 1br in Crown heights that wasn't big but served us plenty well and we still had more than a good time. We're much higher now than we used to be and have a 5br 3ba with a backyard in Bushwick.

    All this is to say, you can do it if you want to. Saying you need $300k-500k to enjoy living here is bullshit IMO
     
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  34. Lyrtch

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    That's plenty to have a really great time living in ny
     
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  35. jawsthegreat

    jawsthegreat Roll Tide, go Hoos.

    Of course you don't...but if your wife wants to move here because they have fun when they vacation to NYC it's not because they want to live with roommates in Bushwick...
     
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  36. joe-

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    now that young thug is in prison I will look back at this moment even more fondly
     
  37. Space

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    Geez maybe I’m off but I think y’all would be totally fine. I know plenty of people that make that combined and are happy here
     
  38. ScFan27

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    My gf and I make about $275k combined and it’s very doable. Rents right now are insane and we are lucky to be at $3,500 a month in midtown Manhattan area but things will come back down sooner than later.
     
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  39. Flagpole

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    Start checking out some apartments on streeteasy. Could be a wake up call that you don’t want to do this or help you figure out how you can make it work.
     
  40. Lip

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    If you’re not each pulling in over mil annually, you might as well live in West Virginia.
     
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  41. The Guglia

    The Guglia I Work in the City, and I Work Long Hours.
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    I had a really nice one bedroom in a doorman building with a gym, laundry service, and rooftop between Gramercy Park and Peter Cooper village for $4k a month.

    We didn’t own a car or pay for insurance, though. If I lived there again full time I would want a car and parking adds up quickly.
     
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  42. BellottiBold

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    Just curious, why?
     
  43. The Guglia

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    Maximize convenience. I have a 3 year old now and we would probably get a house upstate for the weekends near some other friends who have recently done the same.

    Also to just go to Boston, Portsmouth, Newport, Hamptons, Portland whenever. We used to use the train a lot but much harder with a dog and child.
     
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  44. Yung/Embree

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    Which at $250k, they won't need to. You can live in Hells Kitchen, LIC, Astoria, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bedstuy, RedHook, or any number of other places without roommates at that kind of combined income.
     
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  45. Fancy

    Fancy thanks, i hate it
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    If anyone has connects for Barclays concert tickets I’m gonna be in the market for those Kendrick/Keem tix. Will gladly compensate for some help securing tickets.
     
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  46. Fancy

    Fancy thanks, i hate it
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    And by compensate I do mean F&F pizza ofc
     
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  47. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    Smashed Llama San tonight
     
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  48. teel

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    Looking to go to Brooklyn after the Mets game on Thursday and will be driving, is there any parking in the Randolph Beer area or is it not even worth trying
     
  49. Space

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    Wburg I assume? Or dumbo?

    I don’t have a car but either way feel like it will be annoying as hell unless you pay for a garage
     
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  50. Menelaus

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    We bought a car in Nov 2020 right as our daughter was turning 2. One of the best decisions ever. Parking does fucking suck though.