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New Yorkers react to the sudden reopening

Only the NYT would have the gall to print the quote by Katheryn Wyld stating that being “on edge” is the only reason people are concerned about the recent spate of horrifying violent attacks, while also saying such worry is unfounded. Yes, let’s not blow those attacks out of proportion. Unbelievable.

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by Anonymousreply 27111 hours ago

What recent spate of horrifying attacks? Did I miss something?

by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

R1 We’ve been bombarded with stories of violent attacks on Asian Americans in NYC.

Also, random stabbings, sucker punching and shoved off subway platforms...but it’s “not fair” to be concerned about that.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

R2 have we? Maybe you’ve just over-exposed yourself to those stories. Idk what your ‘not fair’ bit is about, is there another thread this is referencing or something? Is this another race-bait thread?

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

R2 Me thinks R1 was being sarcastic. NYC shootings surged 200% last week with 49 people either killed or wounded and Cuomo said Monday that he wouldn't let his own kid ride the subway.

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

R4 I wasn’t honest. 200% in relation to when? Try not to link a NYPost article ;)

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

Just took a glance at some basic stats, and while it seems shootings are higher in comparison to the last 3 years, they’re still lower than the rates over most of the last two decades. I wouldn’t stress out too much. I’m guessing neither OP nor any of the other posters live in NY, so you can take a deep breath from your inhalers and move on to the next outrage topic.

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

Why not both? I hope it works. I’ll avoid theatres / concerts & eating in. I will go to museums & the beach / parks. I’ll hang with friends in open spaces. At least that’s the plan. I wonder about hunting for cock. Can’t say the idea of hooking up is high on my list. Is it a hold over from lockdown or covid heebie jeebies?

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

R5 R6 Well besides 49 people killed and injured in shootings over a week what about the people being attack with hammers in 2 separate incidents last week, a man sucker- punched for his watch in Greenwich Village, a 71 year old man stomped on early Saturday, a bus driver run over and killed in an intentional road rage incident, a rape in Central Park . . .the week that was. People celebrating their anniversary were shot at Peter Luger's Steakhouse, diners at West Bank Cafe watched as an Asian woman was attacked with a hammer right in front of the restaurant. It's very random and is happening in all boroughs. Even the Governor and the head of the MTA said they wouldn't feel safe letting their children ride the subway. How bad does it have to be?

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

R8 idk honestly in a city of 18m people crime will happen. Unless that’s a worrying 400% increase in sucker punches?!? Do you live in a small town? Is your expectation that in a city of 18m people that there would be no violent crime whatsoever? I’m confused, by you, you’re confusing.

Your “it’s all random and happening in all boroughs!!!1!!” bit makes you sound like you’re writing teen fiction.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

R9 So I take it you were never concerned about COVID either. After all 97.3 %of people infected recovered in a country over of 340 million . . Are you a COVID denier? You sound like one. And you are also easily confused because you misrepresented what I said. You responses are all over the place and even teen fiction is better written and more logical. And what does where someone is from have anything to do with it? You're easily triggered like so many New Yorkers it would seem.

by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

I've always hated finding myself suddenly reopened.

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

I thought the virus sets the timeline.

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

R9 Marisa Redanty a long time resident and advocate of Hell's Kitchen has described the neighborhood as a cesspool and a sewer as thousands of vagrants the city dumped in the neighborhood over the last year emerge from their homeless hotels like the Four Points Sheraton on West 40th and the Skyline on 10th Avenue day and are causing an increase in theft, drug abuse, public defecation, open-air sex and random violence making business and residents fearing a 'summer of the living dead'

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021

R10 girl 🙄 I’m not the one freaking out about a epidemic of sucker-punching / potential stomping. You’re clearly from some suburb of Nowhere - worry about your own cage.

by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2021

[quote] advocate of Hell's Kitchen

Wtf does this even mean. Advocate of Hell’s Kitchen? Is it a paid position? Is she a magazine? 😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2021

R9 are you a New Yorker or from LA?

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

R16 somewhere between vague question / none of ur business.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

R17 the population of NY is 8.40 million just to keep facts straight and since you got your COVID shot in South LA, me thinks you are a fabulous fabulist.

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2021

R18 metro pop is 18m - this feels like splitting hairs. I never claimed to live in NY. I literally said in one of my comments upthread that nobody commenting on this thread lives in NY, that includes me. Your gotcha moment isn’t so gotcha sorry. But lol that you were bothered that you went to all that block / unblock trouble. Not desperate at all.

by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

R19 So what does metro mean? Does it include parts of NJ and Connecticut?

An 'advocate' by the way as used in R13 is a person who supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. I don't believe it is a paid position and yes, it is also the title of a publication. And I suspect an actual resident of NY knows more about what's going on in her neighborhood than you do! Though you seem to think otherwise which is interesting.

Oh, and no trouble blocking and unblocking. Less painful than reading your uniformed rants.

And take your own advice and 'worry about your own cage' and clean it . It must reek of phony like you.

by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

From the comments:

[quote]The infection rate now is HIGHER than it was when we first shut down in March of 2020. At least 50% of the population hasn't even gotten ONE shot. And the variants are far more transmissible and deadly.

I don’t know how accurate this is.

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

The rape in Central Park was a date rape R8 - that would have happened pre-COVID. Not random. A woman in Harlem went with some guy she knew into the park after dark and he tried to rape her.

Oh and calm the fuck down. Your hysteria isn't helping. I ride the subway regularly. There are more homeless in the stations, but otherwise it has been fine.

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

R20 I think you do your own research on the confines of what’s termed the metro area.

My point still stands whether it’s 18m or 8m, a certain amount of crime is expected, and not to be whinged about and dramatized.

I know what advocate means, it was terribly used in that instance. Wow you’re boring to reply to. I can’t do the rest sorry. You’re just going to misunderstand again and again, it’s not worth it.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

There has been a nationwide increase in violent crime.

Chicago has 201 homicides to date compared to 166 in 2020

NYC has 120 ytd compared to 2020’s 110.

Philadelphia has 176, up from 127 in 2020.

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by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

NYC is a city of fools. Have fun spending $2300 a month on a 300sq ft studio with a view of the crackhead shitting outside on your stoop 😂😂

by Anonymousreply 2505/04/2021

R23 Don't be discouraged and angry because someone saw through your pointless, baseless series of nonsensical rants. Next time stick to topics you know something about as limiting as that may be. And ironically you're the one who bothered to take the time to defend a 'cage' that has nothing to do with you and you're the one 'freaking out' And truly Jan, who'd take you seriously now? After all, if I'm so boring to reply to then why . . .?

by Anonymousreply 2605/04/2021

r25 - we see your type invade every single NYC thread and say the same thing.

It is so tired.

But sure MARY. Go off. You tell us how we are such FOOLS. And tell us all about the CRACKHEADS. And mock our 300 foot studios for $2300 (????).

by Anonymousreply 2705/04/2021

New Yorkers don't get "dizzy" about anything.

by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2021

[quote] NYC has 120 ytd compared to 2020’s 110.

Wow a 9% increase!!!! What will become of us?!?!?!?!?!?

by Anonymousreply 2905/04/2021

R22 Miss Yorkville it seems you are the one who needs to calm down and once again take you're own advice. If things are peachy keen in the bland, 76% white Snoozeville just enjoy and wander about.

by Anonymousreply 3005/04/2021

Oh please R27. Anyone who spends that much to live in a glorified storage closet is a fool. And spare me “but I pay for the city! For the culture!” NYC stopped being interesting 20 years ago. It’s basically a crowded, dirty, and obscenely expensive suburb now. You might as well live in CT or Westchester, at least you’d have a yard.

by Anonymousreply 3105/04/2021

Don't you know that everything that NYC does is exactly right and done at the perfect time for the correct reasons? If only you peasants in Flyoverstan would try to understand so you could learn from us.

by Anonymousreply 3205/04/2021

FWIW there are actually seem to be far fewer homeless around Penn Station, maybe because they’ve all been moved to hotels in Hells Kitchen and the UWS?

As for Cuomo’s comment, he lives to to twist a knife in the Mayor’s back so take with a grain of salt.

It is extremely disorienting to be on a sparkly clean subway with only two other people in the car at rush hour. I moved to the city in the eighties so I always have in the back of my mind a fear of mostly empty subway cars. But so far my subway experience had been super chill with much better mask adherence than the LIRR.

by Anonymousreply 3305/04/2021

R24 Is that supposed to make people feel safer, better. It would seem to suggest avoid urban areas and this summer many tourists will.

by Anonymousreply 3405/04/2021

Word, R28

by Anonymousreply 3505/04/2021

R27 And your defensive, over reactive type invades every thread as well. People are commenting on a topic and you are commenting on them. WHY?

by Anonymousreply 3605/04/2021

R26 and R20 are replying as if they’re the same person yet not on the same account. How funny.

by Anonymousreply 3705/04/2021

R32 We did learn from you. You are thinned-skinned and easily triggered.

by Anonymousreply 3805/04/2021

Dizziness is a common symptom of Covid infection.

by Anonymousreply 3905/04/2021

The woman who was attacked with a hammer on 42nd Street is returning to Taiwan until NY is safe again. At the rate it's going she may never be back.

by Anonymousreply 4005/04/2021

R40 that’s like going to Palm Springs from LA to get out of the heat.

by Anonymousreply 4105/04/2021

R41 Well Palm Springs is drier, less populated, cleaner, safer and more relaxed.

by Anonymousreply 4205/04/2021

R42 depends on where you hang out ;)

by Anonymousreply 4305/04/2021

R32 Maybe they should have lockdown sooner. It is serviced by three of the busiest international airports and being in the most densely populated area of the country lives would have been saved. The first outbreak in the Northeast was in Westchester County New York in mid-February and on March 9 De Blasio said he was not going to close the largest public school system and it took the threat from the head of the Teacher's Union to change his mind. Cuomo and De Blasio are bunglers.

by Anonymousreply 4405/04/2021

[quote]Is that supposed to make people feel safer, better. It would seem to suggest avoid urban areas and this summer many tourists will.

I live in Center City, Philadelphia, Philly being so much smaller than NYC & Chicago makes the homicide numbers that much more alarming.

I don’t know about NYC but a lot of people here are bracing themselves for wild west style lawlessness this summer.

The city is having a town hall webinar to discuss some of the “escalating safety issues” tomorrow night.

by Anonymousreply 4505/04/2021

R31 I didn’t say any of that shit you just wrote about paying for the culture etc. You don’t know anythint about the reasons I live here. Why do you care if I live in the city vs Westchester or Connecticut? Such judgment passed on strangers you will never meet.

It will never fail to amaze me the anger and bitterness New York inspires in some of you nasty old queens. I don’t comment or give one single fuck about wherever you all live - why do you give a shit about me having a YARD?

Every place has its own set of problems. Different things bother different people.

To me - New York is the greatest city in the world. A bunch of you think it’s a horrible shithole. Different strokes, different folks.

by Anonymousreply 4605/04/2021

[quote] To me - New York is the greatest city in the world.

Oh please. NYC is barely above Moscow in safety, and ranks right around Wuhan on the disease scale.

by Anonymousreply 4705/04/2021

I've been going into my office in Manhattan an average of twice a week since September. The first few months midtown was desolate. Once I get both vaccines I will probably increase going to the office to 3-4 days a week. I have observed starting last week more people walking around, so there is an uptick of tourists and workers. I would say about 95% of people outside a wearing masks, so at least the overwhelming majority are following proper protocol.

by Anonymousreply 4805/04/2021

I'm not sure that it's an entirely sensible move.

Your vaccination rate still isn't great (while moving in the right direction), it's not even as good as the UK's and they're still in partial lockdown.

by Anonymousreply 4905/04/2021

R47 what’s the ‘disease scale’? Is there a SI unit of disease? Like it’s decibels or something. Wow I wonder how some of you are able to walk out the door in the mornings you must have so much fear in your lives. Depressing!

by Anonymousreply 5005/04/2021

R6 Yes, I live in NY. Mt Vernon.

It’s annoying that the NYPost is conservative but it does report on NYC news. That includes crime.

by Anonymousreply 5105/04/2021

R 24 R29 Last week alone 49 people were killed or wounded by gun violence in New York NY you in trouble girl.

by Anonymousreply 5205/04/2021

R24 416 people have been shot citywide so far this year and increase of 72% from 2020. Fortunately most survived, but that's only small comfort. And there's been a 58% increase in pedestrians killed so far in 2021.

by Anonymousreply 5305/04/2021

R53 well you’ll get huge comfort out of the one most important statistic you failed to mention (funny that) that overall crime is down this year on last year. Great news :) also even if murders continue at the rate they are at for this year they’ll still come in at 20% of what they were in 1990 and 75% of what they were in 2001 so remember the grander historical context which is extremely significant. Factor in the year we’ve had which introduces huge potential for variation in the figures with more people exposed to emergency financial situations and you’ll see your cause for panic….well almost disappear. You’re welcome :)

by Anonymousreply 5405/04/2021

R48 Do people wear masks in your office as well?

by Anonymousreply 5505/04/2021

R51 what’s more annoying is that people come on here posting NYPost articles as if they’re not totally biased towards presenting a conservative misrepresentation of reality. And then what’s more annoying is that dumb uncritical people look at them and take it all at face value, and then we have thread after thread of dickheads falling over themselves declaring NY or LA or any larger city a warzone just like the conservatives want them to think.

by Anonymousreply 5605/04/2021

NY is much more exciting when it’s much more dangerous. Keep up the killing.

by Anonymousreply 5705/04/2021

R55 My office has alternate cubicles/desks closed so that there is more than 6 feet social distancing, so I don't wear a mask when I am at my desk. Only a couple of times when there were two or more people near me did I wear a mask. After I'm fully vaccinated I will be comfortable not wearing a mask at all in the office.

by Anonymousreply 5805/05/2021

R19- The NYC metropolitan area has a population of 20 million NOT 18 million.

by Anonymousreply 5905/05/2021

R56 Are you saying the NY Post writers are making up the crime stories? Or are you saying these crimes shouldn’t be reported at all? That’s bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 6005/05/2021

R51- Mt Vernon is practically a SLUM. No wonder you're concerned about crime. Mt Vernon was a nice place to live in 1928.

by Anonymousreply 6105/05/2021

R61 Well, according to R56, the crime reports are made up, so no, it’s actually really lovely here.

by Anonymousreply 6205/05/2021

I never understand the mania some flyover queens feel to compulsively shit on New York. Sure, it's got its flaws and its problems. Crime is going up and midtown commercial real estate is fucked.

But to post over and over and over how horrible it is here is just...weird. Like ...why do you care? Do you live here? Is where you live such a paradise that all your energy can be poured into shitting on a city you don't live in?

It's like if my whole life was consumed with screaming about how horrible Jacksonville, FL is. I mean - i bet it is horrible. I just don't care. And I have better things to do.

Switch to herbal tea? Get some rest?

by Anonymousreply 6305/05/2021

R63, it's New Yorkers who are posting terrible things about they city. The " flyovers" couldn't care less. But then, by blaming non-New Yorkers, you don't have to face the problem.

by Anonymousreply 6405/05/2021

not open for the performing arts, what ever

by Anonymousreply 6505/05/2021

As someone who has lived her for 35 years, I’m wholly unconcerned. The city got too safe. Then people started to complain about noise - shutting down clubs and arresting thousands for pot. Whatever - hopefully it keeps the pearl clutchers and SJP-wannabes away. I’m enjoying the new scene - younger, tougher, more dedicated to the urban experience.

by Anonymousreply 6605/05/2021

This is a very unpleasant discussion. But yeah, a friend said she told her Asian friend it's not a good time to visit.

by Anonymousreply 6705/05/2021

R54 Small comfort is right. Liker saying ingesting rubbing alcohol is safer than drinking bleach. Not a compelling reason for people to return to NY.

by Anonymousreply 6805/05/2021

R66 Sure Jan. Keep telling yourself that.

by Anonymousreply 6905/05/2021

R54 Where do you get your stats? I remember last March, April and May that NY was shut down due to something called COVID and crime was down because no one was around to hammer, shove, slash, shoot and assault. Crime was down in all major cities. In the last 2 weeks 99 people were shot in NY compare that to the same time last year?

by Anonymousreply 7005/05/2021

OK R64, let's pretend a cunt like you isn't totally full of shit (I think you are, but whatever). So it's a bunch of people who live in new york, compulsively and maniacally shitposting about their own home? Paranoid about crime and garbage? Whatever. It says more about their own self-loathing and personality flaws than whatever New York is going through. Maybe they should try some of that legal weed and calm the fuck down.

by Anonymousreply 7105/05/2021

R63 I am theOP and I live in Mt Vernon, which is located in NY (look it up).

Flyoverstans don’t care about NYC crime, why would they?

by Anonymousreply 7205/05/2021

Why do suburban queens give a shit about NYC crime either? It's not like any of you boring mallwalkers ever come to the city anyway. Please stay in Mount Shitberg and never leave. We'll all be happier.

by Anonymousreply 7305/05/2021

Mount Vernon is in Westchester County. It is in New York State and many people who live there commute into New York, but it is NOT part of New York City. Unlike the Boston area the NYC subway does not extend outside the city proper although some people from Mount Vernon might drive to the Bronx to hop on the subway to save $ since MetroNorth is much more expensive. OP I don’t want to accuse you of anything, but you seem either personally confused or purposely misleading.

by Anonymousreply 7405/05/2021

I KNOW it’s not part of NYC. I was born in the Bronx. I’ve lived in and out of NYC and Brooklyn my entire life. Currently I commute to the city which involves taking the subway, etc. Most of my friends live in the city, Brooklyn, or Astoria.

The crime in the city affects me as I (unfortunely) spend most of my time there.

by Anonymousreply 7505/05/2021

R60 / R62 I’m saying that the NYPost’s editorial slant is dishonest, and purely about deception. I’m not saying don’t report the facts of crime, but it should be reported on with proper historical context. For instance, murders might be up on last year, but have been falling since the early 90s so that they’re still relatively low, but the NYPost won’t mention any of that, and ignorant people like yourself fall into that trap and come on here bemoanining the mortal dangers of leaving your house in NY. It’s embarrassing. Don’t you feel embarrassed? What do you make of the statistic that total crime between Jan-April2021 is down 15% on that of Jan-April2020? Oh you didn’t read that statistic? How interesting.

by Anonymousreply 7605/05/2021

R76 More interesting is that last year people were sheltering in place due to COVID and that March-May crime across the nation was down for obvious reasons. And your saying that crime is down this year compared to the same time last year? Something's fishy about those stats.

by Anonymousreply 7705/05/2021

[quote]The rape in Central Park was a date rape


by Anonymousreply 7805/05/2021

R75 needs to invest in a map and a Metro Card (once he arrives for his first trip to New York, that is). Please don't overstay your Greyhound Bus special fare coupon.

by Anonymousreply 7905/05/2021

R78 Well, it wasn't rape rape! Date rape carries a penalty of up to a 2 month ban from Grindr!

by Anonymousreply 8005/05/2021

It is a relief to know you can walk through Central Park without being raped by a stranger.

by Anonymousreply 8105/05/2021

But back to hunting for cock. How's it going? Anything changed in that regard?

by Anonymousreply 8205/05/2021

Well if you hate NYC so fucking much that you feel compelled to compulsively shit on it, then may I suggest you fuck the fuck right off? Move to Pensacola where no crimes happen? Move to Tucson where you never leave your car? Move literally anywhere and complain about *there.

by Anonymousreply 8305/05/2021

There's NY tough for ya... the thick skin on R83.... lol... New Yorkers are as whiny, defensive as anywhere else... it's Yankee Doodle USA! USA! mentality with more choices for dining out.

by Anonymousreply 8405/05/2021

If Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and UWS are "cesspools" thanks to city dumping tons of homeless, drug addicts and so forth, they only have themselves to blame.

Keep voting in woke, progressive, bleeding heart liberal democrats on city council and Albany.

by Anonymousreply 8505/05/2021

R77 🙄 I would say your ‘more interesting’ part is actually less interesting. I also said January to April - think about when lockdown occurred. Yes I’m saying crime this year is down on last year, by 15%. If you’re gonna start disbelieving basic general statistics then your need for drama in your life has allowed bias to overwhelm your rational faculties which is something you should figure out with a therapist. Maybe change up the sites you get your news from.

by Anonymousreply 8605/05/2021

I always find emoticons such a compelling argument.

by Anonymousreply 8705/05/2021

As a fellow suburban commuter who has recently returned to working in the City and who often takes the subway rather than walking from Penn Station to the office, it really doesn’t feel that scary other than the psychological issue of being on a nearly empty train R75. Now if I were Asian I’d be much more concerned, but I am not. Are you very young that you grew up in the Bronx and find the current situation scary? I ask because when I first moved to New York someone was stabbed next to me on a subway in mid-town and that was just something that happened then.

by Anonymousreply 8805/05/2021

R87 The title of this thread should be 'New Yorkers Overreact!' With all the 'random', 'unprovoked' violence maybe they should check what's in the water supply!

by Anonymousreply 8905/05/2021

R76 I don’t only go by the Post (and if there is another site with up to date NYC news, please tell me) but by what friends have told me. Some say the city is the same, some say they’re not comfortable riding on the subway.

I’ve noticed all of us have just gotten the same return to the office date, even though we work for different large companies. I suspect Di Blasio is offering incentives to bring workers back. I’m sure I’ll be told this is incorrect, but without commuters like me small businesses will close and empty/vacant storefronts lead to more crimes.

Just my two cents. I’m with those in the NYT article who aren’t happy about the sudden return. For me, isn’t so much the crime as the lengthy commute. I just found it disengenous that one week the Times is bemoaning all the anti-Asian violence and the next we’re being told such crimes aren’t significant. Can’t have it both ways....

by Anonymousreply 9005/05/2021

It has been said previously and am doing so again; there has been huge pressure on city's large employers and businesses to bring back their employees. Mayor ordered municipal employees back as of last Monday, now Goldman Sachs says they will begin that process in June, while JP Morgan and others have announced they will begin in September.

There are many reasons both political and for individual businesses to end remote WFH in whole or part. From city's view things cannot remotely begin to recover near 100% when, unless or until offices are once again filled with people. Lack of commuters, workers or whatever you want to call them is killing all sorts of small and even large businesses. Retail, restaurant, all sorts of services such as dry cleaning/laundries, shoe shine/repair... the lot are all hurting from lack of business.

The other bit is linked to social justice and equality (surprise, surprise) in that some people take exception with fact those who can and are doing WFH are often from higher income demographics. Meanwhile service and "essential" workers (who are largely minorities, and or from lower income demographics) don't have that luxury.

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by Anonymousreply 9105/05/2021

Thank you R91! I suspected as much.

by Anonymousreply 9205/05/2021

R90 I don’t know how many different ways I can tell you that crime is down this year on last year. If your friends are worried about leaving their houses then I’m sorry but that’s an emotional response to irresponsible news sources - there’s not much else to say. The reality is that crime is down, as borne out by statistics. You can choose to base your life on reality or a conservative smokescreen, make whatever choice you want but just reckon with the consequences.

I also am dreading a return to office, and will resist a requirement to go back mon-fri, it’s totally unnecessary. Maybe there will be a workers revolution. I won’t hold my breath. On your point re small businesses - business models have always historically evolved to address changing social structures within a city - if WFH becomes more of a thing (and that can only be a good thing) then the city will change as a result. Change is not to be feared, it’s a natural process in the built environment.

by Anonymousreply 9305/05/2021

R87 glad you have something to cling onto 😜

by Anonymousreply 9405/05/2021

public defecation? omg, how do they know it’s not pit bull shit?

by Anonymousreply 9505/05/2021

R86 The lockdown started March 16th 2020. Show your stats. Denial and anger have clearly overwhelmed your rational faculties. People who always respond with pointless nonsense like 'you need a therapist' don't have a logical response or facts and usually need a therapist themselves.

by Anonymousreply 9605/05/2021


There are other reasons including fact that all this free money (unemployment and federal extra money currently $300/week) comes to an end 6 September 2021. People have been sitting home collecting UI (in some cases pretty hefty sums) for nearly or over year and don't think even Biden will sign off on another extension.

All these people getting PUA/PEUC because they've been laid off due to their company shut down for covid-19 reasons need to get back to work. As it relates to R91 this includes cleaners and others who staff office buildings, hotels, etc....

In fact tons of various social efforts enacted in aid of covid-19 will begin expiring starting in June. Things like federal and or local moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures for residential or commercial businesses, and so forth.

NYC and NYS dodged a huge fiscal bullet in that Schumer, Biden and Pelosi stepped in and showered state and city with hundreds in billions of federal aid, but that's not likely to be repeated. City needs to open up, get tourists and office workers back and start functioning somewhat normally (whatever that is) in order to generate revenue.

by Anonymousreply 9705/05/2021

R93 What statistics? People were in lockdown March through May last year. Crime and traffic accidents were virtually nil. Subways were empty, schools and businesses were closed and the streets of NY were quiet and empty like a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. There was little activity anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 9805/05/2021

R96 here you go:

[quote] Even with the March uptick, the first three months of 2021 have proven successful for the NYPD in turning back serious crime. Between Jan. 1 and March 31 of this year, the department recorded 19,551 total major index crimes, which is down 15.8% from the number tallied in the same period of 2020.

The article is overwhelmingly negative and hysterically negative but the reality is (barely mentioned) that crime is down.

R98 same as above.

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by Anonymousreply 9905/05/2021

It's so tedious the way you nasty old grandmothers want to blame young social justice people for every fucking inconvenience in your life.

There's no way for DeBlasio to *make any private company end WFH. He can't even *make Goldman Sachs stay in NYC. If Goldman Sachs is phasing out WFH it's because they want to. It has nothing to do with progressives or AOC or "the woke!" or any fucking thing you dumb crotchety eldergays whine about.

Personally, I think corporate managers want office life to return because it gratifies their ego. It's fun to be a big shot in a big office and have a bunch of people jump when you say jump. You can't do that from home. It's not the same over Zoom. Your wife's not gonna run out and get your favorite lunch. Your kids won't follow you around, writing down everything you say.

They like it and miss it and want it back.

by Anonymousreply 10005/05/2021

R95 It's the smell. Just like the reek of bullshit in all the posts claiming that crime in NY is down this year! Pit bull shit is discernable with you sense of smell; bullshit you discern by using common sense and logic.

by Anonymousreply 10105/05/2021

R100 plainly wears a hairnet on the occasions she works. You know nothing of the office. There is nothing worse.

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by Anonymousreply 10305/05/2021

Who is blaming the young’uns?

They didn’t experience the extraordinary level of 1980s NYC crime, but that isn’t their fault.

by Anonymousreply 10405/05/2021

Hanging over all this is fact BdeB and large part of city government will be gone in 2021 after elections in November. Nearly entire city council will have new members, all the local borough presidents, controller, etc... will be new faces. Well in some cases not entirely "new" as term limits has produced a game of political musical chairs as those pushed out of one office run for something else, but you get the drift.

This means totally different complexion may govern city's covid response and fallout starting in January 2021, and people are already worried what form that may take.

There won't be much rest for wicked either as 2021 is statewide election year with everyone in Albany from Cuomo on down facing reelection bids.

by Anonymousreply 10505/05/2021

R90 How many different ways can a basement dweller from LA tell New Yorkers that crime is down in their city, but why bother you are thoroughly unconvincing always and in all ways!

by Anonymousreply 10605/05/2021

R17 somewhere between vague question/ none of ur business

Is that what your mother said when you asked who your father was?

by Anonymousreply 10705/05/2021

R54 one of the most interesting statistics you failed to mention is that you aren't a New Yorker! Worry about your own cesspool dear!

by Anonymousreply 10805/05/2021

R23 "I know wat advocate means, it was terribly used in that instance"

Just like your mother was terribly used by all those drunken sailors!

by Anonymousreply 10905/05/2021

[quote] I’m guessing neither OP nor any of the other posters live in NY,

Of course we don’t! Nobody does. NYC was destroyed with all the other major cities in the country when BLM burned them last summer. The remains are still smoldering. All the white people fled or are hiding behind closed doors, terrified.

by Anonymousreply 11005/05/2021

R66 'younger, tougher, more dedicated to the urban experience'

Are those the Adderall zombies dedicated to their phones I see walking around in oblivion?

by Anonymousreply 11105/05/2021

R110 Have you been to Mommouth or Ocean County NJ where there are a lot of transplanted New Yorkers and a lot of white people enjoying the boardwalk and the open air restaurants in Asbury, Spring Lake and Red Bank?

by Anonymousreply 11205/05/2021

I was really amused when I went home for christmas and my family confidently told me that NYC was a dangerous wasteland where no one lived and no one went outside. When I told that that I live in NYC and that's just not true, they told me I was wrong. That I couldn't believe my own eyes and ears because they knew the *real truth.

I see a lot of people just like them on this thread.

Thank god neither you nor they come to NYC ever.

by Anonymousreply 11305/05/2021

R113 Your family didn't know that you lived in NY!!!! You sound fishier than an aquarium. Talk about the real truth!!!!

by Anonymousreply 11405/05/2021

And R113 they'll probably get to NY before you ever do! LMAO!

by Anonymousreply 11505/05/2021

R113 'let's pretend a cunt like you isn't totally full of shit'

But YOU are Blanche, YOU are!!

by Anonymousreply 11605/05/2021

R112 = Edwin

by Anonymousreply 11705/05/2021

R99 I didn't realize news traveled so slowly between NY and LA. It's May, and April saw shootings more than double-skyrocketing by 166% in NY compared to the same time last year and anti-Asian crimes skyrocketed as well. Same old NY story: I step forward 2 steps back.

by Anonymousreply 11805/05/2021

Y-o-Y numbers are of dubious relevance anyway, but 2019, 2020 and 2021 numbers would be more informative than just this year and the last.

by Anonymousreply 11905/05/2021

What an utter pile of bullshit bucket this thread has devolved into. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

by Anonymousreply 12005/05/2021

R120 You should say the same to Lurch De Blasio. Just replace the word 'thread' with city.

by Anonymousreply 12105/05/2021

Of course they know I live in NYC. They live in the NYC suburbs and never ever ever come into the city for any reason. But they know - JUST KNOW! - that the city is a shithole mess, despite someone who lives there telling them they're wrong.

Like I said, just like a lot of people on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 12205/05/2021

I am baffled by why so many people who don’t even live here give a fuck. Really.

by Anonymousreply 12305/05/2021

R122 the only reason people live in Westchester is for access to the city. Rents and housing costs more for this reason. Why pay that if you aren’t going to visit or work in the city?

by Anonymousreply 12405/05/2021

R99 - thank you for being the only one to inject sanity to these pearl clutching grandmothers sitting at home watching the news and assuming they will be mugged just walking down the street. Because, you know, they saw a story about it on TV so it is happening everywhere. Let them stay home - I’m enjoying NYC with the young, vibrant, urban stalwarts who remain. Thank God this is getting rid of the urban wannabes and people more focused on taxes than lifestyle.

by Anonymousreply 12505/05/2021

Funny R99 lives in LA and has probably never been to NY.

by Anonymousreply 12605/05/2021

[quote] So I take it you were never concerned about COVID either. After all 97.3 %of people infected recovered in a country over of 340 million . . Are you a COVID denier? You sound like one. And you are also easily confused because you misrepresented what I said. You responses are all over the place and even teen fiction is better written and more logical. And what does where someone is from have anything to do with it? You're easily triggered like so many New Yorkers it would seem.

Are you “FormerNYer” as well as the unhinged loon from the Texas Chain Saw Massacre thread?

by Anonymousreply 12705/05/2021

My prediction: Eric Adams will be the next Mayor of New York. The non New Yorkers probably have no idea who he is. But he’ll win because crime is seen is a key issue in the mayoral race.

by Anonymousreply 12805/05/2021

R127 Sorry Detective Tinkerbell, but I don't know what your point is and WTF you are referring to or why?

by Anonymousreply 12905/05/2021

[quote]New Yorkers Dizzy and Divided

Literal vertigo!

by Anonymousreply 13005/05/2021

R128 And non New Yorkers don't probably know who Andrew Cuomo is just like non Californians don't know who Gavin Newsom is. Welcome to the 'Global village' of the modern world granny.

by Anonymousreply 13105/05/2021


[quote] I would say about 95% of people outside a wearing masks, so at least the overwhelming majority are following proper protocol.

“Proper protocol” is not to wear a mask outside unless you’re gathered in a dense group for a period of time. Jesus fucking Christ.

Oh and “95%” of New Yorkers are not still wearing masks outside, thank god. Where I roam, in the EV and north Brooklyn, at least half of us appear to have gotten familiar with the new CDC guidelines, and now it’s possible to check people out, see whole faces, etc.—just in time for gray sweatpants weather.

And I ride the subway 5 days a week. It is neither dangerous nor deserted. I’m not scared anywhere, either. Never was.

by Anonymousreply 13205/05/2021

R132 And you keyboard courage is awe inspiring Tinkerbell. Is Yorkville really that boring that you spend your time worrying about what people on DL think and keep responding to someone you kept announcing to a disinterested world that you were ignoring?

by Anonymousreply 13305/05/2021

Okay everyone name the current Boro President of Brooklyn, extra points for naming the City Comptroller. Probably not as well known as Andrew Cuomo. You think.

by Anonymousreply 13405/05/2021

R125 glad to assist. Hoping to take a trip up there later this year. Had a lot of fun the last time but now that the tech-bros are moving to the country and pearl-clutchers hiding indoors afraid for their lives, the expectations for a good time have gone up a notch!

by Anonymousreply 13505/05/2021

R134 Who cares about them, but I do know they aren't doing their jobs because the city is out of control. Even when I lived in NY I couldn't have named the people in those positions.

More interesting: What was the name of the famous coat check girl at the recently closed Pyramid? Where was the Tuesday night party 'Beige' held? Name one or all 3 of locations that Wigstock was held? Where was the now defunct Splash Bar located? Where was Escuelita located? What play revival did Tom Hiidleston appear in in 2019? What was the flagship store in The Hudson Yards that closed in September?

by Anonymousreply 13605/05/2021

Better keep those masks on, and avoid crowded places.

I haven't heard heard the Fat Lady sing yet.

by Anonymousreply 13705/05/2021

[quote] [R132] And you keyboard courage is awe inspiring Tinkerbell. Is Yorkville really that boring that you spend your time worrying about what people on DL think and keep responding to someone you kept announcing to a disinterested world that you were ignoring? —FNY

Fuck are you talking about? R132 was my first post in this entire thread. And I LIVE IN NORTH BROOKLYN, freak.

by Anonymousreply 13805/05/2021

Sorry and sorry that New Yorkers are so angry. Must be stressful.

by Anonymousreply 13905/05/2021

Datalounge is a worse place than NYC. Truly.

by Anonymousreply 14005/05/2021

Point is .. the current Boro President of Brooklyn is leading Andrew Yang in the mayoral race . So get ready for a black former cop to be the new Mayor. Not sure what effect that will have on all the NYC doomsayers. I think he’s a decent choice.

by Anonymousreply 14105/05/2021

I live and work in Hell's Kitchen, I even know who Marisa Redanty is, yet I don't know where these hordes of homeless, or this "cesspool" are hiding?'

"Spare a DALLAH fer a CUPPAKAWFEE? guy has recently died, so there's actually one fewer!

by Anonymousreply 14205/05/2021

Sorry R127 but you sound like so many other easily triggered New Yorkers who are over reactive in fact you all sound scripted and the same. Have all the educated, interesting, cultured and sophisticated people left NY? And what's left is a group people venting on DL? That might explain why there's so much 'unprovoked' and 'random' violence in the city.

by Anonymousreply 14305/05/2021

R142 Well the Skyline Hotel on 10th for one. The woman hammered outside of West Bank Cafe on 42nd Street was probably attacked by a homeless person and the Asian woman attacked outside of the building on 43rd and 9th as the cowardly doorman did nothing was from a homeless shelter. Sounds like you're not too familiar with what's happening in you neighborhood. How do you like the Target boutique that opened up on Tenth between 44th and 45th? That used to be a busy Hess Station when I lived in HK always filled with cabs 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 14405/05/2021

R142 If you know Marisa Redanty why don't you just ask her? She would seem to be the best source.

by Anonymousreply 14505/05/2021

I’d like to sign the petition to move FNY back to NYC so he can get hammered.

by Anonymousreply 14605/05/2021

I kid, I kid, FNY.

Seriously, though, you’re an asshole

by Anonymousreply 14705/05/2021

R147 I live 10 minutes from midtown across the Hudson and still visit and have friends in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen and they are concerned as they never were in all the years and they go out of their way to avoid certain areas in their neighborhoods and I used to take the Subway to BAM and visit friends who lived on Carroll Street in Brooklyn, but now I wouldn't chance it at night especially. The real asshole is a Mayor who doesn't address the concerns of New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 14805/05/2021

R141 Crime is the problem not the naysayers!

by Anonymousreply 14905/05/2021

I've lived on 10th Ave for 18 years, and 40 years in Manhattan neighborhoods as well as one in Brooklyn, r144.

That Hess station has been gone a number of years, I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.

Marisa is, or used to be an actress, her brother has been a legit agent for decades. I know who they are, but don't really pal around with them, tbh. There have always been dicey blocks and some unsavory action here. I mean it's called Hell's Kitchen. These crimes were committed by unhinged psych ward types. Building doormen are instructed for liability reasons to call cops and not physically attempt to stop crimes.

by Anonymousreply 15005/05/2021

R150 I was thinking of Wendy Wild she not only worked the coat check at Pyramid but was a performer who can be seen performing in the movie Wigstock (1993) I believe that doorman was fired. And you don't sound like my friends or Marisa they say the homeless are a problem not only for the residents but for the outdoor restaurants. I lived across from the Hess Station and some of my former neighbors said the construction of the building on that space with the Target was a nightmare with trucks constantly beeping and construction starting early in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 15105/05/2021

R151 I thought you were responding to a question I asked upthread about Pyramid. Ignore the first sentence.

by Anonymousreply 15205/05/2021

R142: Is that the guy who used to pace outside Amish Market asking for coffee money? How did he die?

by Anonymousreply 15305/05/2021

R128 = Concern Troll working for the Adams campaign

by Anonymousreply 15405/06/2021

The richest part of all this is that when New Yorkers bother responding to the trolls screaming about how horrible NY is - the troll response is always "oh you're so DEFENSIVE."

Sure Jan.

And no - it's not New Yorkers writing these hysterical anti-NYC posts about "crackheads" and 300 foot studios. No one I know uses the term "crackhead." That sounds like eldergay flyover speak.

Enjoy Tucson or Tampa or Cleveland or wherever you live. I'm sure it's lovely.

by Anonymousreply 15505/06/2021

R155 Your response is typical? What are you so triggered? I've seen so many posts use the term 'pearl clutching' to describe those concerned that shootings, subway assaults, and anti-Asian attacks has reached unacceptable levels and is a concern. Last summer people weren't hiding indoors but being cautious as the number of deaths and cases of COVID were rising and there was no vaccine and even now people are still wearing masks. No one is hiding indoors but going about their lives and are being cautious. What make generalizations and rant about people who see things differently. And no I don't live in Tucson, Tampa or Cleveland.

by Anonymousreply 15605/06/2021

[quote]What [sic] make generalizations and rant about people who see things differently. And no I don't live in Tucson, Tampa or Cleveland. —FNY

I'm not r155, but it is because you go on and on and oh dear God on about it, FNY, brandonjoseph, RonaldMcDonald. Cindy Adams, Dade County Here. Jealous in Jersey, sugar coated pill, philadelphia, and whatever else you are calling yourselves these days. You troll obsessively.

You posted nearly 200 posts in the linked DL thread. Over 30% of the thread was yours. The same listing of crime stats. The same insults to those who respond ("fishier than an aquarium", etc). You aren't getting the reaction you need in part 2 of the "is new york city bouncing back?" thread, so you're infesting this one.

Have you no life in New Jersey that you post so frequently here - and almost exclusively about how awful New York City is?

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by Anonymousreply 15705/06/2021

"And no - it's not New Yorkers writing these hysterical anti-NYC posts about "crackheads" and 300 foot studios. No one I know uses the term "crackhead." That sounds like eldergay flyover speak.Enjoy Tucson or Tampa or Cleveland or wherever you live. I'm sure it's lovely."

And you wonder why people pile on New York. It's the arrogance, sweetie, and the disdain that New York Dlers have been piling on for years.

by Anonymousreply 15805/06/2021

R157 I'm 10 minutes away from mid town and my old HK neighborhood and I still have friends in NYC and my chiropractor of over 20 years is on W46th street and have gotten my haircut for decades at a salon in Chelsea. I've said it before I live closer to Manhattan than people in the Bronx, parts of Queens and Brooklyn. And my insults were responding in kind to people who attacked me. And once again you are questioning my spending time on DL. Why are you?

by Anonymousreply 15905/06/2021

PS R157 My life in Jersey includes working from home which I'm doing now and I never posted on DL until recently. Working at home is great as it gives me time to do lots of things I could never have done while working in the office. And virtually everyone I work with doesn't want to return to the office if and when that happens. Saves time, money and reduces stress. Pandemic silver lining.

by Anonymousreply 16005/06/2021

actually I meant it r158. You jaded bitch.

Tucson IS lovely - I've visited in the winter and loved it. Beautiful hiking. I have family in Cleveland. And Tampa is supposed to be fine too - I don't know - a family friend lives there and seems happy. My point, SWEETIE, is that I don't really give a fuck wherever you live - it's hopefully lovely for you - if it's not - sorry to hear it. The bigger question is why do you care so much about us in NY? And immediately scream "arrogance" and "defensiveness" no matter what we say?

Everyone accuses New Yorkers of being nasty cunts, but I've found on DL that we are actually a lot less cunty than the rest of you.

And I maintain that no one in NYC says "crackheads." Maybe in the 1980s?

by Anonymousreply 16105/06/2021

[QUOTE] at a salon in Chelsea

tee-hee! he goes to a ‘salon’, does Madge soak your nails while you’re there?

by Anonymousreply 16205/06/2021

R162 Well butch not everyone wants to go to the Barbershop at 23rd and 7th with clients like you who are so easily amused and sound like 12-year olds with arrested development.

by Anonymousreply 16305/06/2021

it’s ok Mary, I’m sure frosted tips look great on you.

by Anonymousreply 16405/06/2021

"And immediately scream "arrogance" and "defensiveness" no matter what we say?"

Does the term " flyovers" mean anything to you? Arrogance? Dismissiveness? That's what we get from you. So, good luck with your new mayor; this one pretty much made you a " flyover" city.

by Anonymousreply 16505/06/2021

It's this weird thing - out of towners get really defensive and rude when they ask for directions, as if it's the only way New Yorkers talk to each other. And no one from New York compulsively shits on other American cities unless goaded. Well, except maybe LA.

by Anonymousreply 16605/06/2021

I said crackhead back in 1990 when I briefly lived on 38th and 9th and I had to shoo them out of the way to get inside the door, but are there crackheads anymore? It seems such an old-timey drug like laudanum or angel dust.

Speaking of old-times and random item on this thread, it doesn’t seem right to me that Wigstock should be held anywhere other than Tompkins Square Park.

Anyway the City is lovely and I am so happy to be back. There were 8 people on my 7 train car this morning! People are returning by the day.

by Anonymousreply 16705/06/2021

[quote]Better keep those masks on, and avoid crowded places. I haven't heard heard the Fat Lady sing yet.

Sounds like Broadway houses will be requiring masks and proof of vaccination in September.

by Anonymousreply 16805/06/2021

R167 Wigstock was originally held at Union Square, then moved to Tompkins Square Park and finally to the pier on the Hudson River below 14th Street.

by Anonymousreply 16905/06/2021

What is North like in New York? Is North a good neighborhood?

by Anonymousreply 17005/06/2021

Ah R169 I guess I am just too beholden to my particular slice of experience then. Thanks

by Anonymousreply 17105/06/2021

R171 I preferred Tompkins Square Park also. The pier seemed too crowded.

by Anonymousreply 17205/06/2021

ElderLez is speaking my mind in this thread and I was born here and have lived here all of my life. 😊

by Anonymousreply 17305/06/2021

[quote] insults were responding in kind to people who attacked me.

We both know that's a lie, r114 / FNY, brandonjoseph, RonaldMcDonald, Cindy Adams, Dade County Here, Jealous in Jersey, sugar coated pill, philadelphia, and countless other names you use. You attack people for no reason, and you're astonishingly lame about it - you actually responded to two different people with "fishier than an aquarium" on two different threads. I mean, vary your insults, or at least update them, Aunt Bea ("Mayberry" references being another favorite insult of yours).

[quote]And once again you are questioning my spending time on DL. Why are you?

Why am I what. r157 / FNY, brandonjoseph, RonaldMcDonald, Cindy Adams, Dade County Here, Jealous in Jersey, sugar coated pill, philadelphia? I've posted here from last century. I post from time time time on a variety of subjects. I miss the NYC we shared in our youth, too.

What I don't do is post 200 times on the same thread, nor have I ever posted TWENTY posts in a row, as you have - and all on the same. Damn. Subject. Any sane person might question that level of obsessiveness. Just a PSA for fellow DLers to pay you no heed.

Anyone who understands how ignordar works can see that you are trolling, or unhappily, that you are truly disturbed. You only post negative things.

...and now, off for a beer and a pizza under the stars!

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Oh dear-ing myself!

"Why am I what, r159?"

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by Anonymousreply 17505/06/2021

"And no one from New York compulsively shits on other American cities unless goaded. "

Unless they are posting on DL? You sound like a Deplorable trying to re-write history.

by Anonymousreply 17605/06/2021

Girls, girls! Just listen to yourselves! This isn't who you are!

by Anonymousreply 17705/06/2021

R1 Here's the latest you might have missed. The number of murders in NY were up from 38 in April of 2020 to 44 of April 20121 while the number of shooting incidents saw a huge uptick with 149 compared to 26 April 2020 and from January 2021 to May 2 the NY has seen a 73% increase in hate crimes compared to the same time last year. What a difference a month makes. Just look at the March report you cited a R99!

And this is how May is shaping up so far:

An off-duty MTA worker was slashed in the face while riding the subway Wednesday night while over the weekend a woman was punched in the head and robbed leaving the subway station and a naked man barricaded himself in the conductors cabin of the J train shutting down service for hours and the West Side Highway was shut down for 6 hours Thursday morning due to a carjacker shooting at police during a chase Thursday and a knife wielding man was shot by security guards at Bronx Macy's today and earlier a police officer opened fire on a carjacker who deliberately slammed onto a police cruiser in Midtown and the man who has been robbing people at gunpoint in Central Park is in custody and they are investigating a shooting that left one man dead outside of a neighborhood lounge in the Bronx last night as well as looking for a man caught on video following a 69 year old man into his apartment building attacking him and robbing him in Brooklyn Tuesday Never a dull moment!

by Anonymousreply 17805/06/2021

^^^ Joyful [psychopath] in Joisey

You are positively gleeful about posting this stuff. You're a sick pup.

by Anonymousreply 17905/06/2021

r178 is a whole bunch of words in a run on sentence with 4 punctuation marks. Two of them are EXCLAMATION MARKS!

He just can't wait to tell you how awful NYC is.

by Anonymousreply 18005/06/2021

Here's a tip for you R164 stop watching so much ME TV! Madge? Really granny!

by Anonymousreply 18105/06/2021

R180 Just ignore the content like your Mayor.

by Anonymousreply 18205/06/2021

[quote]Here's a tip for you [R164] stop watching so much ME TV! Madge? Really granny!

^^^says the grandpa who calls NYC's mayor "Lurch DeBlasio, r121/ r181/r182.

Practice what you preach. The Addams Family ran for two years in the 60s.

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R183 Thanks for the ancient history lesson gran but did you ever did you ever hear of a movie called Adams Family Values (1993) And I didn't download that on r520 some other poster did. Lurch is a cultural icon!

by Anonymousreply 18405/06/2021

r167 - Alas, not a Redbird, I trust,...

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R174 After your rant I suggest a beer and a Xanax with your slice err I mean pie. And are you taking a telescope to see the stars?

by Anonymousreply 18605/06/2021

[quote] are you taking a telescope to see the stars?

Not me personally, no, r186/brandonjoseph/FNY, etc, but this group decided to have a little early get together tonight. They are nice and are sharing their telescopes.

I brought the beer and pizza,

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by Anonymousreply 18705/06/2021

R187 Wow! That was a quick meal and fast little get together and here you are right back on DL! Hmmm! What do you eat besides pizza?

by Anonymousreply 18805/06/2021

Perhaps the story of Carole Dowling says it best. A nurse set to start a new job was here two days and was sucker punched in the head on the corner of 34th and Ninth. The incident sent her packing home. She and her husband visited the city in June 2019 and had a great time, but they said this trip was dramatically different. "We have seen everything. We've seen people shooting up drugs. The first time we were in New York it was never like that" CBS News May 6, 20121

by Anonymousreply 18905/06/2021

^ Taylor Dowling

by Anonymousreply 19005/06/2021

No not a redbird R185! Oh how wonderful, but decrepit they were. I think they are all finally at the bottom of the sea now as artificial reefs.

by Anonymousreply 19105/07/2021

I live in queens and I have no clue what the fuck goes on in Brooklyn. I noticed the subway has started to get dirty and now there are panhandlers in almost every train asking for money. I have to say most of them do not smell bad but I just want peace and quiet without some mentally ill person asking for a dollar.

by Anonymousreply 19205/07/2021

they also standing at the turnstiles waiting for someone to swipe them in, OR waiting to see if their cardboard one-ride Metro-card they received for free at the HHC clinic will pick up additional rides if they bend it just so and swipe it seconds after another person swipes a yellow card ahead of them. An old trick, on its way out since the MTA is wise to it, but they still try.

by Anonymousreply 19305/07/2021

a “onesey” they call it

by Anonymousreply 19405/07/2021

[quote]I said crackhead back in 1990 when I briefly lived on 38th and 9th and I had to shoo them out of the way to get inside the door, but are there crackheads anymore?

They mostly died off. Meth has taken its place. 38th and 9th in 1990? You are a brave ElderLez.

[quote]Speaking of old-times and random item on this thread, it doesn’t seem right to me that Wigstock should be held anywhere other than Tompkins Square Park.

I still love Tomkins Square. Remember the "riot" there in the late 80s? Cops beating the hell out of anyone they could lay a baton on? I got caught up in it, but ran to Aztec Lounge, where a bunch of us sheltered til things cooled down. Clayton Patterson, who took the photos in this article about the Pyramid, took a lot of photos that night.

[quote]Anyway the City is lovely and I am so happy to be back. There were 8 people on my 7 train car this morning! People are returning by the day. —ElderLez

I ended up travelling to and from 3 boroughs yesterday. The A and F trains had plenty of room, but the C was pretty crowded. Clean, though, and no crazies.

Sorry for the length of the preview, but I thought you might enjoy the blast from the past:

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by Anonymousreply 19505/07/2021

Those subways better be clean! New York City Transit spent an additional $322M for cleaning and disinfecting in 2020.

by Anonymousreply 19605/07/2021

[quote]Only the NYT would have the gall to print the quote by Katheryn Wyld stating that being “on edge” is the only reason people are concerned about the recent spate of horrifying violent attacks,

Mary! They DASSN'T!

by Anonymousreply 19705/07/2021

Cuomo definitely caught Broadway off-guard by announcing that it was re-opening. It was always going to be a staggered start, but Cuomo goosed them, so they had to start scrambling. There is one Broadway show being filmed before a live audience this weekend, but that was already planned.

Anyone who thought that NYC, or anyplace else, was going to "bounce back", or return to the way it was before Covid and the shutdown, was deluded. Things are and will continue to change, slowly, all over the planet as a result. Broadway will catch up, NYC will catch up. No, it won't go back to the way that it was, and it shouldn't. Change is an inevitable part of life. New York City has reinvented itself many times, and it will again.

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Thank you so much R195! There’s an enforced bravery in poverty so I can’t take too much credit, but that was one scary block. The pimps used to beat their girls across the street. I could never understand how it could be so close to the police station and yet so wild.

And oh the names from that article - Hapi Phace- what a blast from the past! I only went to the Pyramid a few times, I knew no one, had no money, looked like I was an 11 year old and was completely uncool, so I have no great stories to tell sadly. But I treasure that period of my life. I loved all the gender queer people doing their own thing. It was a really joyful time amidst a lot of sadness.

I moved to New York the year after the Tompkins Square riots and right right after the cannibal feeding his roommate to the homeless there. Meanwhile it’s a beautiful park.

OK back to New York today. The Macy’s flower show windows are great and protesters are back in front of Cuomo’s Manhattan office on Third Ave. (although from the momentary lack of yelling they may be breaking for lunch)

by Anonymousreply 19905/07/2021

;quote]The Macy’s flower show windows are great and protesters are back in front of Cuomo’s Manhattan office on Third Ave. (although from the momentary lack of yelling they may be breaking for lunch)

You're welcome, and thanks for that reminder, ElderLez! I love that flower show. Maybe on Monday, I'll swing by and take a peek. Central Park is blooming like crazy right now, too.

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by Anonymousreply 20005/07/2021

R1 While you were sleeping 4 people were killed and 7 others wounded in 9 shootings from late Thursday afternoon through early Friday across NYC. It's a spate within a spate.

by Anonymousreply 20105/07/2021

[quote]What do you eat besides pizza?—JJ

Aren't you a nosey one, r188/r201, JJ, Brandonjoseph, FNY, etc? Yesterday, for lunch, I had oysters, a house made pate with bread fresh from the oven, and a salad at a French bistro in Manhattan. From my table, I watched people walk, drive and bike along the avenue. Ran a few errands. It was an enjoyable and productive afternoon. Stopped off at my local joint afterwards for a coffee, before heading out for a night of star-gazing.

[quote][R187] Wow! That was a quick meal and fast little get together and here you are right back on DL! Hmmm!

I was posting to DL while the astronomers set up their telescopes, silly. Once they had assembled them, I stopped posting. I didn't get home til just before dawn.

We all survived the night, miraculously, and had a great time, though it wasn't a particularly auspicious night for sky-watching. We did see Mars set, and Saturn and Jupiter rise. We were able to see a couple of Jupiter's moons, and Saturn's rings. The constellations Perseus, Cassiopeia, and Orpheus. The moon was rising by the time Ursa Major began to appear, and then we were near sunrise. I caught a ride home, watched the sun rise from my stoop, then went to bed.

A pretty good  NYC day and night, by my accounts. I travelled mostly by subway, quelle horreur! I hung out with nice people that I learned from and had pleasant conversations with. We danced, sang, and watched the sky until almost dawn. Almost like the good old days at Pyramid, without the drugs and drag queens

I could hope your day/night went half as well, but you were probably too busy doom scrolling to find your crime stats to post here to enjoy anything much.


Here's some flowers for ElderLez's enjoyment (and anyone else who is bored with brandonjoseph/jj/FNY's unrelenting negativity).

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by Anonymousreply 20205/07/2021

R202 Did you happen to see any UFOs from Uranus?

by Anonymousreply 20305/07/2021

[QUOTE] No, it won't go back to the way that it was, and it shouldn't.

Yes, let’s wear masks forever.

by Anonymousreply 20405/07/2021

R6 Why WOULD you stress out about it? You don't live here! And what are you inhaling besides the crotch rot in your mother's basement?

by Anonymousreply 20505/07/2021

When Mayor Wiley takes over, the city will be able to run much more efficiently. Crime will be a thing of the past.

by Anonymousreply 206Last Saturday at 3:28 AM

Well maybe what we should do is take the panicky advice of all the paranoid racists on the DL and introduce police-state-rule in NYC. White residents in suits can go about their business but anyone looking *suspicious to a panel of resentful, pudgy suburban queens who never leave their homes get tossed in prison for life!!

They'll have to find a new thing to complain about. But in Tucker We Trust.

by Anonymousreply 207Last Saturday at 5:56 AM

Maybe some people are just a little anxious? I know I am, but that doesn't mean I won't be happy when things get back to normal in my area.

by Anonymousreply 208Last Saturday at 6:02 AM

Thank you R202! I used to work near the conservatory gardens and would often have lunch there. The odd summer-warm April day was my favorite time to go. Did you do any stargazing last night?

As a white, suited, pudgier than I was 30 years ago currently living in the suburbs poster, I find your comments kind of strange R207. New York City area suburbanites, like New York City residents are a pretty diverse bunch; although nothing compares to the City proper. The suburbs are very expensive so people who don’t appreciate NYC enough to pay the premium mostly move to other parts of the country I think.

by Anonymousreply 209Last Saturday at 6:38 AM

NYC still storing COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks

New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store bodies of coronavirus victims, more than a year after they were first set up as temporary morgues as deaths surged at at the height of the pandemic.

The city’s medical examiner’s office said Friday that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier while family members sort out plans for their final resting places.

Dina Maniotis, a deputy commissioner with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, told a city council committee on Wednesday that many of the bodies held at the 39th Street Pier could end up buried in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island.

by Anonymousreply 210Last Saturday at 6:41 AM

You're welcome, r209/ElderLez. I love the conservatory gardens. I had gone to Central Park week before last using the guide at r202 for the best blooms. It was pretty spot on. Didn't stargaze last night, but there are a few viewings coming up this month, all visible with the naked eye:

May 11th: New moon May 12th: Mars and the waxing crescent moon set together in the west. May 13th: Mercury will pass near the crescent moon. Venus will be just below them. Mercury is visible in the northwest sky in the early evening from now until around the end of next week May 15th: Mars will be paired with the moon as they set together around midnight. May 26th: A full "flower" moon. I like to go to Coney Island, Brighton or Rockaway Beach to watch it rise over the ocean May 31st: Another conjunction, with Saturn and Jupiter positioned near the moon.

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by Anonymousreply 211Last Saturday at 10:09 AM

[quote]No, it won't go back to the way that it was, and it shouldn't.

[quote]Yes, let’s wear masks forever.

Masks are not mentioned at all in the post at r198, r204.

by Anonymousreply 212Last Saturday at 12:11 PM

Some of them are not taking it well.

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by Anonymousreply 213Last Saturday at 2:30 PM

And on a happier note the Neil Diamond bio-musical "A Beautiful Noise" is set to open on Broadway in the summer of 2022. It's seen by some as a move to get those 'pearl clutching grannies' back to Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 214Last Saturday at 3:53 PM

NY can look forward to 'a summer of love'

by Anonymousreply 215Last Saturday at 4:20 PM

If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere, it's up to you New York, New York!

by Anonymousreply 216Last Saturday at 5:49 PM

R213 that is a fake story. The New York Post must be behind it!

by Anonymousreply 217Last Saturday at 6:22 PM

Does anyone have their return to the office schedule yet?

by Anonymousreply 218Last Saturday at 6:23 PM

I hope the Naked Cowboy is all right!

by Anonymousreply 219Last Saturday at 6:43 PM

^ Maybe he just shit in his pants which always looked like they need a good washing anyway!

by Anonymousreply 220Last Saturday at 6:54 PM

Wendy Magrinat who was one of the 3 innocent bystanders shot in Times Square said "I was screaming, 'I don't want to die, please help me!-and people were just recording, they weren't helping" Probably just a bunch of deplorables from flyover states!

by Anonymousreply 221Last Sunday at 9:31 AM

"Probably just a bunch of deplorables from flyover states!"

No doubt. New Yorkers would have helped immediately.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Sunday at 10:02 AM

Like the doorman that watched as the woman was attacked and then went and closed the doors on her, R221?

by Anonymousreply 223Last Sunday at 10:05 AM

Yes, exactly! R223

by Anonymousreply 224Last Sunday at 10:24 AM


It has been said previously and am doing so again, King Cuomo had no other choice but to ease up on remaining covid restrictions including performing arts/Broadway.

First and foremost the governor is in a weakened position politically with state senate and assembly running things because they can.

Two, NY state averted major fiscal disaster thanks to Chuck Schumer funneling hundreds of billions in aid but there's no certainty more aid will flow again. A surprisingly strong Wall Street in 2020 also poured money into state's coffers, but who knows how long that will last into 2021....

Other states are opening up, cancelling unemployment, etc.. leaving King Cuomo and Albany in a tough spot. If they continue keeping state and NYC economy locked down in whole or major part then New York alone may be left holding that economic bag from fall out. People need to get back to work or find other jobs especially as all sorts of covid related things start coming to an end, and will do so by first week of September. Eviction/foreclosure moratoriums, that generous federal unemployment scheme, etc....

For all the grumbling about them tourists and tourism pump huge sums into NYC and NYS economy. Broadway and other performing arts are major reasons why people come into New York. Their absence has turned Times Square into nearly a ghost town, emptied out hotels and had other horrible effects on economy.

by Anonymousreply 225Last Sunday at 11:28 AM

R14 Unlike you I do care because I work and pay federal taxes and billions of federal dollars is being poured into these declining urban cesspools that have failed programs and leadership and we are all paying the price. In 2019 NY received $55.7 billion and $64B in May of 2020 in COVID aid.

by Anonymousreply 226Last Sunday at 12:27 PM

New York State pays more in federal taxes than it receives back, but nice try with the whole fake grievance messaging R226!

by Anonymousreply 227Last Sunday at 12:40 PM

R227 Stats hon?

by Anonymousreply 228Last Sunday at 12:47 PM

I’m not your hon R228, but since you don’t seem to be fromthe United States I’ve taken pity and done a google search for you.

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by Anonymousreply 229Last Sunday at 1:08 PM

And what about Chirlaine McCray De Blasio's fishy 'Thrive' program which the Mayor recently and quietly signed an executive order shifting the program into city hall and renaming it ? The $1.5 billion spent has been the subject of a number of city council hearings due to the lack of information on the overall goals of the program.

by Anonymousreply 230Last Sunday at 1:09 PM

Do you get Voice of America where you live R228? Or does your government block it?

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by Anonymousreply 231Last Sunday at 1:13 PM

R227 Thanks, but that's from January 2019. What a difference a year and a half makes! And un

by Anonymousreply 232Last Sunday at 1:13 PM

R227 I do live in the US and from Jan. 2019 to May 2020 NY received $110 Billion before the pandemic, homelessness and crime really took its toll.

by Anonymousreply 233Last Sunday at 1:17 PM

R226 = Boris, I can tell by how she writes

by Anonymousreply 234Last Sunday at 1:37 PM

R234 Oh, Madge! How do stay so au courant? I bet that barbershop you go to has magazines from 1998!

by Anonymousreply 235Last Sunday at 1:46 PM

Nope, no magazines. You sit there on a hard bench and wait your turn like a man.

by Anonymousreply 236Last Sunday at 1:55 PM

R236 Wow! What a test of manhood! What other manly pursuits are offered at this shop?

by Anonymousreply 237Last Sunday at 1:59 PM

R231 Elderlez Those studies are from data collected between 2015 and 2017 and the imbalance is due to the fact that the tri state is home to some of the highest household incomes in the country and therefore pay more in federal taxes in a state that has along with CA the highest tax rates in the country. And in NYC alone less than 1 million households are responsible for 50% of the city's personal income revenue. No wonder NY and California saw population decline starting in 2016/17 NY spends more per student than almost any other state which is great if you have kids in public schools 65% of whom receive breakfast and lunch and yet are NY public schools successful? Maintained? Air-conditioned? Safe? Were students given Google Chrome Books as many were in school districts around the country? Educators were reluctant to return last fall because of the conditions where windows were nailed shut and rooms had poor ventilation and would be potentially over-crowded. And what happened to all the money the Lottery was supposed to generate for education?

by Anonymousreply 238Last Sunday at 3:02 PM

Hi R238 I was replying specifically on the federal tax issue to R226. So many welfare (not that there is anything wrong with that) state residents and assorted bot and trolls are under the misguided impression that New York State is a drain to the rest of the country. You are absolutely right that it is because New York State has so many wealthy residents that it has historically been able to subsidize states like Oklahoma. May it always be so.

You won’t get any argument from me on the horrible mismanagement of the New York City public schools. That’s a real multi-decade scandal! It’s a shame too given that NYC has some of the most extraordinary specialized public schools. Clearly if there were the will all NYC schools could be all at least adequate. My wife went to Performing Arts and how many places in the world have a school like that as a public option?

by Anonymousreply 239Last Sunday at 3:46 PM

New York state ratepayers are the ones who fork over huge sums in federal taxes. That is largely a reflection of how many high income households, businesses and other enterprises are based in NYS for tax purposes, and nothing else. Same for Conn, NJ, etc.....

NY gets back "less" if you will due in large part the state does not have a large amount of federal agencies, offices, etc... There are only a handful of things connected to military for instance which is where many other states (especially in the south) rake in money.

New Yorkers at least downstate historically don't want large numbers of military or other federal agencies such as immigration, so there you are.

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by Anonymousreply 240Last Sunday at 4:23 PM

R239 But what NY isn't going to have is many tech and finance companies returning and the $60 billion dollar a year tourist industry because of the dreadful leadership particularly a mayor who hasn't a clue. Even since yesterday's shooting in Times Square there's been another spate of shootings with at least 2 people dead, a man stabbed to death at a midtown hotel, another subway incident where a woman was punched and robbed and another woman was punched by a man on the LES who was demanding money and 2 more incidents of anti-Asian attacks! An all to the good, NY has received $810 million for vaccine distribution as well as testing, tracing, isolation support and migration more than $20 billion from the Small Business Administrations Paycheck Protection Program for the state, $4 billion in emergency transit relief for the MTA and NY will get the lion's share of the $15 billion Save Our Stages program allocated nationally benefiting Broadway and other entertainment venues ,why not, but will people be returning in such a dangerous climate? All the boxes for reopening and recovery have been checked except one: public safety. And that's where leadership comes in.

by Anonymousreply 241Last Sunday at 4:34 PM

It's funny that the MAGA nazis who infest this board, like the semi-informed typist at R241, think the mayor of NYC is more powerful that the President of the US.

by Anonymousreply 242Last Monday at 3:32 AM

The mayor is more powerful when it comes to the daily operation and tenor of the city. The president has much more important business to do.

by Anonymousreply 243Last Monday at 3:51 AM

R241 is a cunt

by Anonymousreply 244Last Monday at 3:51 AM

The "tenor" of the city?? Not the soprano of the city but the tenor? What the fuck is the "tenor" of NYC? When did DeBlasio (who I don't like) get behind defunding the NYPD? What is the name and number of the budget deal that did it? It doesn't fucking exist. It's a figment of Fox News and Murdoch fever dreams and trolls and dum dums like R243 repeat it.

by Anonymousreply 245Last Monday at 4:01 AM

Oh for God's sake, I am the tenor of the city, bitches.

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by Anonymousreply 246Last Monday at 4:57 AM

“Tenor” is in to “gauge the tenor of the group.”

Unless there is an alternate spelling?

by Anonymousreply 247Last Monday at 5:46 AM

I don’t think people realize how the scarcity and cost of space has hindered the growth and diversification of New York City industry. Many businesses will be able to take root or expand in New York because their office footprint can be smaller and less expensive. And workers coming in once a week or less can comfortably live in places like Duchess county which might reverse some upstate population declines.

And as the outer boroughs clear out with the middle class remote workers moving further away and with the Biden child tax credit we might actually see positive movement on reducing homelessness amongst working families.

by Anonymousreply 248Last Monday at 6:04 AM

Yes, we are all familiar with the spelling and the meaning of the word "tenor," but it's beyond stupid to think it can apply to a place as big and diverse as New York. It's also childish and ill-informed to think the Mayor of NYC has anything to do with it, if it even exists. What "tenor" did Abe Beame impart? Dinkins? None. You can repeat the fairy stories that the NYC media sold to the rest of America but if you actually lived here, you'd know it's utter bullshit.

And you're stupid and credulous enough to fall for it.

by Anonymousreply 249Last Monday at 6:56 AM

R113 R242 What's Trump got to do with it? You do know that Biden is President! Cluelessness seems to run in your family. You type TDS

by Anonymousreply 250Last Monday at 7:52 AM

New York is not for childless single people since I am tired of paying more in taxes and getting very little in return. Rent is effing high and the food prices has increased.

by Anonymousreply 251Last Monday at 8:12 AM

Just another day in De Blasio's NY:

A tourist from Ecuador was stabbed by a man with a screwdriver while riding the subway in downtown Manhattan and in yet another subway incident a man was slashed in the face and Le Sak Paris on Fifth Avenue was robbed at gunpoint It's time to 'sak' the Mayor!

by Anonymousreply 252Last Monday at 8:42 AM

"It's also childish and ill-informed to think the Mayor of NYC has anything to do with it, if it even exists. What "tenor" did Abe Beame impart? Dinkins? None. You can repeat the fairy stories that the NYC media sold to the rest of America but if you actually lived here, you'd know it's utter bullshit."

So then, why are there endless threads complaining about deBlasio, if he has nothing to do with setting the atmosphere of the city and prioritizing what is necessary to let the citizens have a safer, more prosperous life? Why have a mayor at all? And the others you cited were just another indication that New Yorkers can't pick a leader.

by Anonymousreply 253Last Monday at 10:36 AM

There are endless threads complaining about DeBlasio because the Murdoch media has brainpoisoned a generation of angry old white men (some of whom are gay and post on here) to hate and fear anything other than a police state.

There was fearmongering panic before Covid when the city's crime rate was historically low and there's fearmongering panic now that crime rates have ticked back up to a medium year during Bloomberg. So far, at least, we haven't experienced anything as bad as Giuliani's best year.

But beyond that, it's stupid, peasant thinking to say that a leader in a democratic society imprints himself on citizens beyond idle chatter while waiting for a haircut. The Mayor of New York doesn't have much power and doesn't impact the thinking of New Yorkers all that much. People who think he does are gullible fools who believe the NY Post and don't live in New York.

by Anonymousreply 254Last Monday at 10:55 AM

R254 New Yorkers may be in the same waters, but they are not in the same boat. And not everyone is on board with your conspiracy theories. Interim NYC transit president Sarah Feinberg called De Blasio 'out of touch' and accused City Hall of hiding subway police numbers while leading mayoral contender Eric Adams says he'll use Kendra's Law to get dangerously mentally ill people off the subways. Times Square workers slammed the Mayor for suggesting the recent triple shooting wouldn't hurt tourism in NYC and Randal Weaver a subway shoving attack victim said he wants De Blasio to do a better job protecting commuters on the subway! And r254, I'll bet that you're not Asian!

by Anonymousreply 255Last Monday at 3:25 PM

Oh, and speaking of Asians R254 Det. Vincent Cheung, a 16 year veteran of the NYPD, said that the rising racism is something that he 'never witnessed in my life' But what would he know!

by Anonymousreply 256Last Monday at 3:49 PM

Not sure how you got "denying anti-Asian violence" out of my post but I would just observe that there's a pretty good chance you got your quotes about this or that person SLAMMING deBlasio from....a Murdoch property.

But enjoy hate-posting. I wonder why you're ignoring the violence in Dublin? There's a whole thread about it. Hmmm. I wonder?

by Anonymousreply 257Last Monday at 4:03 PM

R257 This thread isn't about Dublin or Israel for that matter. And the quotes were from bona fide New Yorkers who don't seem to think that the rise in shootings, subway assaults, homelessness and racist attacks are about Murdoch or fear mongering. Like you apocryphal story about your family, I never said 'denying anti-Asian violence'. So why the quotation marks? And why are you asking me about something I never said.

by Anonymousreply 258Last Monday at 6:57 PM

I'm so grateful for this article and also for this thread, because I so deeply care about the emotional states of New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 259Last Monday at 7:00 PM

No links to the stories tho....

by Anonymousreply 260Last Tuesday at 2:13 AM

Another day another random act of violence. Likely unintentional but still sad as it involves a child......

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by Anonymousreply 261Last Tuesday at 11:39 AM

It's terrible that that happened. I guess if Giuliani were mayor and racism were cool again, it wouldn't have happened?

by Anonymousreply 262Last Tuesday at 3:14 PM

WTF does racism have to do with it? No, it has everything to do with the large number of mentally ill people walking the streets of New York.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Tuesday at 4:48 PM

R261 Sounds similar to the story of Taylor Dowling R189 who visited NY in June of 2019 with her husband and returned a week ago to start a job as a nurse and was here for a couple of days when she was punched out of nowhere on 34th and 9th and decided to leave NY. She and her husband both noticed how dramatically different NY has become. What's scary is the number of people on DL who like the Mayor don't see a problem and attack those who do.

by Anonymousreply 264Last Tuesday at 6:33 PM

New York, New Yuk!

At least half a dozen more victims of gun violence overnight in NY including a NYPD member shot 3 times. Another hammer attack on an Asian woman and another slashing in Times Square subway station. And NYC bus drivers are demanding cops in their vehicles amid surge in assaults. This is what a typical day in NY looks like now.

by Anonymousreply 265Yesterday at 12:01 PM

Just in the past few days I am noticing the return of the rich and stylish. Is there some fashion event going on? Today I noticed more tourists and bigger crowds. I’m surprised the Times Square shootings didn’t have more effect. I dread the return of tourists. It’s much nicer without them. I also hate the rich people but once it’s hot they leave.

by Anonymousreply 266Yesterday at 12:14 PM

Two friends moved back to NYC from Australia. They had tons of money to spend and got outbid on three different places they wanted on the UWS. Meanwhile all the deals to be had on rents are evaporating.

Not sure what to tell you FNY. Besides maybe take that energy and try and improve your own city?

by Anonymousreply 267a day ago

R267 Fortunately, my city across the Hudson is fine. I'm 10 minutes from Midtown and like many people in my neighborhood we have a connection to NY, but many like me aren't going like we used to and that's a loss. One of the owners of a restaurant in Times Square said that on the night of the shooting reservations were canceled and on a typical Saturday night he had many customers from Westchester and New Jersey. New Yorkers aren't the reason shows like Phantom ran for 3 decades nor are they enough to keep all the restaurants, hotels, parking lots, vendors, shops. . .operating.

by Anonymousreply 26819 hours ago

I can acknowledge an increase in crime but also realize it’s nothing to worry about - as it is still half of what it was a few years ago when I lived here and didn’t worry about crime. Worry if you want - and stay away if you want - but don’t be all Fox News that NYC is dead and crime is out of control by focusing only on a 3 year span instead of 20-30 years that many of us have experienced - and loved.

by Anonymousreply 26918 hours ago

R269 Not everyone feels as you do including members of the MTA, PBA, Times Square Business Association, Asian Americans and other citizens. And for me Fox News has nothing to do with it. Poor leadership and policies are more the problem. No one is forcing you to read this thread.

by Anonymousreply 27017 hours ago

Well sure FNY but no one is forcing you to post on it. Merely your kind of sad compulsion. It must be frustrating to have your life and psyche totally dominated by a thing you can't control and have no say over.

And I'm not sure how DeBlasio is responsible for a rise in anti-Asian assaults? I guess you just get a weird satisfaction on blaming him for everything.

Is he why you're single?

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