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Just saw a freaking mouse walk leisurely in my $2,000 apartment!!!! this city is so god damn filthy. I walk around and it smells like dog piss everywhere, everyone is so rude, subways suck a**.....eh, that was me just venting, but I will probably live here for the next couple of years. Tomorrow I will just walk into a CVS while smelling the fresh piss and trash, buy some mouse traps and hope to catch the little sucker.

Good night!

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  • lookatmycock's picture

    lol i've been thinking about moving out as well. think about it:

    $120k salary in NYC
    minus living expenses and other filthy crap = left with ~30k.

    $100k salary in DC/Boston/Penn doing same shit
    = left with ~50k and higher standard of living.

    my opinion is, unless you're an associate banking real money, living in nyc with 3 roommates cramped to a studio is stupid as fuck.

  • ivoteforthatguy's picture

    yeah fuck that town

    nothing like the huge swarms of rats in the subways or on the streets near NYU

    memories to last a lifetime

    and don't even get me started on the rodents

  • wanderer's picture

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't in love with this city. I just moved here in June, and so far I think the place is a fucking dump.

    I don't understand the native New Yorker's unconditional love of NYC.

  • In reply to wanderer
    lookatmycock's picture

    wanderer:
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't in love with this city. I just moved here in June, and so far I think the place is a fucking dump.

    I don't understand the native New Yorker's unconditional love of NYC.

    i think it comes from the attention and superficial "prestige" that non-New Yorkers associate NYC with. Yes, Manhattan and the upper east/west sides are filled with wealthy bankers and lawyers and hedge fund MDs but that isn't the REAL nyc.

    honestly I was in Miami once - and this waitress asked me where I was from and I said "New York City" and her eyes lit up and was like "oh! wow so you must be very rich then! I can't imagine possibly ever living there - just don't have that kind of money!"

    retarded.

  • Brady4MVP's picture

    Living in NYC is awful unless you're rich. The rent is outrageous for the substandard piece of crap apartment you get, there's trash and filth everywhere, and for a single guy, there just aren't that many attractive girls. It's probably the most overrated city in the world.

  • TNA's picture

    Yeah cause Philly or Boston isn't filled with piss and homeless people. NYC is expensive but worth it in many regards. Put a mouse trap out and go get laid. Every city is a shit hole.

  • In reply to TNA
    wanderer's picture

    ANT:
    Yeah cause Philly or Boston isn't filled with piss and homeless people. NYC is expensive but worth it in many regards. Put a mouse trap out and go get laid. Every city is a shit hole.

    Just came from spending four years in Boston. Boston is about 10x cleaner than NYC and doesn't smell all the time. Please don't compare Boston to Philly...not really close at all.

    Two things I don't like about Boston:
    1) The subway sucks (but you can usually just walk to where you need to be)
    2) The homeless people, while fewer per capita than NYC, are more aggressive

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  • GJones_08's picture

    I'm honestly SO glad to read this. I have hated NYC for a while now. What gets me the most is when the random smell of dog p*ss and trash is unexpected. You'll be walking down the street, everything smells fine and then the smell just hits you right in the face. And the random drops of water that fall on you as you walk down the street (I've been told they are from air conditioning units) I hate that so so much. Also, my apartment sucks, especially for its ridiculous price.

    If I didn't need to live close to the office, I would move out of this city in a heartbeat.

  • In reply to TNA
    Brady4MVP's picture

    ANT:
    Yeah cause Philly or Boston isn't filled with piss and homeless people. NYC is expensive but worth it in many regards. Put a mouse trap out and go get laid. Every city is a shit hole.

    Philly is a shithole, but boston is pretty nice, especially if you're a student. MUCH cleaner than NYC. Of course, Chicago beats all of them.

  • TNA's picture

    Yeah, Boston doesn't smell like piss because it is 1/10th the size of NYC. Philly is twice the size of Boston and a fucking shit hole.

    I don't know, I go to NYC very regularly and never have an issue. I think it is more the person than the city. Unless you go to Pittsburgh or some other micro city , you are going to deal with homeless people and pissy subways, etc.

    Deal with it and enjoy yourself.

  • In reply to Brady4MVP
    TNA's picture

    Brady4MVP:
    ANT:
    Yeah cause Philly or Boston isn't filled with piss and homeless people. NYC is expensive but worth it in many regards. Put a mouse trap out and go get laid. Every city is a shit hole.

    Philly is a shithole, but boston is pretty nice, especially if you're a student. MUCH cleaner than NYC. Of course, Chicago beats all of them.

    Chicago is just as much of a ghetto and shithole as every other city. You guys are fucking nuts. Boston is small as shit.

    Jesus, some people can't handle living in a city at all. Sucks that you chose finance.

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  • deal_mkr's picture

    I live in a west coast city. it is very clean and smells great all the time. cost of living is approx same as new york however my apt is much much nicer than what i would get in ny for the same price. have plenty of friends who live in new york and am planning on moving back there once i can afford to get a baller place in the west village.

    that said, I took the bus home tonight (before cab expense time), and a blackout drunk homeless man got on and pissed himself and started yelling about it. hysterical

    homeless people are in every city, comes with the territory

  • TNA's picture

    Well I agree that homeless people are an issue. The police should be tougher on them and push them to the outer fringes. No reason that homeless people should be in the middle of the city ruining things. I mean c'mon, piss yourself on the bus. Put that fucker in jail and in hard labor.

  • Kenny Powers's picture

    NYC is boss all other answers are false

    My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

  • In reply to TNA
    lookatmycock's picture

    ANT:
    Well I agree that homeless people are an issue. The police should be tougher on them and push them to the outer fringes. No reason that homeless people should be in the middle of the city ruining things. I mean c'mon, piss yourself on the bus. Put that fucker in jail and in hard labor.

    in a country where you can get away with killing your baby daughter and *almost* land a $1 Million book deal off of it...i think homeless people should get PAID by tax payers for committing pissing crimes and other public acts of indecency.

  • TNA's picture

    Homeless people should be put to work in exchange for room and board. They are basically human rats, making a city shitty.

    And Casey Anthony is hot. Fact.

  • In reply to deal_mkr
    lmb1234's picture

    deal_mkr:
    I live in a west coast city. it is very clean and smells great all the time. cost of living is approx same as new york however my apt is much much nicer than what i would get in ny for the same price. have plenty of friends who live in new york and am planning on moving back there once i can afford to get a baller place in the west village.

    that said, I took the bus home tonight (before cab expense time), and a blackout drunk homeless man got on and pissed himself and started yelling about it. hysterical

    homeless people are in every city, comes with the territory

    San Francisco is a gross city too

  • awm55's picture

    Grew up outside NYC, live in London now. NYC is easily the most overrated city I have ever been to. At street level most of Manhattan seriously lacks character, the whole of Midtown is a dump full of chain restaurants and offices, and I HATE the fact that you are no more than a 3 min walk from a road that resembles a bloody highway. In London I want to walk around neighborhoods and explore the city, in NYC I just don't find myself that drawn into many of the areas. Some of downtown is great, but I think I only think that because they are the neighborhoods that closest resemble London.

  • ivoteforthatguy's picture

    Boston and SF are beautiful, clean cities

    Chicago and NYC are feral shitholes

    Don't even conflate them. No comparison at all.

  • In reply to TNA
    Edmundo Braverman's picture

    ANT:
    Homeless people should be put to work in exchange for room and board. They are basically human rats, making a city shitty.

    And Casey Anthony is hot. Fact.

    There is so much fucking wrong with this. +1 ANT, you outdid yourself that time.

  • In reply to lmb1234
    deal_mkr's picture

    lmb1234:
    deal_mkr:
    I live in a west coast city. it is very clean and smells great all the time. cost of living is approx same as new york however my apt is much much nicer than what i would get in ny for the same price. have plenty of friends who live in new york and am planning on moving back there once i can afford to get a baller place in the west village.

    that said, I took the bus home tonight (before cab expense time), and a blackout drunk homeless man got on and pissed himself and started yelling about it. hysterical

    homeless people are in every city, comes with the territory

    San Francisco is a gross city too

    Thanks for calling me out, however if that is your opinion you have probably been spending too much time in the Mission.

    Also, where would you rather be hungover? SF with overcast skies and crisp cool air or new york with 110 degree heat in the subway stations and festering piles of garbage bags on the sidewalks?

  • r.arora's picture

    I live in Berlin and was thinking of moving to New York. I think this convinces me enough to not move to NYC. Anyone else has idea how would be Tokyo in comparison to NY cos I am going there soon for 5 months. I hope I will have good experience and won't have to smell dog piss on streets.

  • In reply to r.arora
    lookatmycock's picture

    r.arora:
    I live in Berlin and was thinking of moving to New York. I think this convinces me enough to not move to NYC. Anyone else has idea how would be Tokyo in comparison to NY cos I am going there soon for 5 months. I hope I will have good experience and won't have to smell dog piss on streets.

    in Tokyo, not only will you be smelling dog piss on the streets, in some select alleys you'll also smell the amazingly deliciously zesty rotting human flesh from the earthquakes. i recommend the alley on 17th and hamukuma st. i heard they got great deceased humans of the former samurai family class.

  • In reply to lookatmycock
    r.arora's picture

    lookatmycock:
    r.arora:
    I live in Berlin and was thinking of moving to New York. I think this convinces me enough to not move to NYC. Anyone else has idea how would be Tokyo in comparison to NY cos I am going there soon for 5 months. I hope I will have good experience and won't have to smell dog piss on streets.

    in Tokyo, not only will you be smelling dog piss on the streets, in some select alleys you'll also smell the amazingly deliciously zesty rotting human flesh from the earthquakes. i recommend the alley on 17th and hamukuma st. i heard they got great deceased humans of the former samurai family class.

    Scary but I guess we need more opinions before I decide to change my plans to go to Tokyo. I think as of now I will have to go to Tokyo because going to NY is not available anymore.

  • TNA's picture

    Whoa, what was wrong with my statement? Casey Anthony is pretty hot.

    And homeless people who piss and shit on public transportation, who hassle people all day, who rummage through trash and make a mess, who pass out on drugs or drunk in the middle of the side walk, they are not just doing their thing. They are injecting themselves into your life and into everything you do. Why should people who contribute to society not be able to use the subway or a bus because some cracked out dude shot himself. I've seen a woman piss on the wall of the building of a nice resturaunt during broad daylight.

    Round them up and put them to work cleaning the city or something. If they don't want to do that either arrest them or send them packing.

    I feel like if I shit on a city bus I would go to jail, but because someone is homeless it becomes kosher.

  • In The Flesh's picture

    There's nothing wrong with you if you aren't in love with New York City. It isn't for everybody; you don't have to like it. I lived there for four years during school and by the time graduation rolled around I just couldn't stand it anymore. The biggest reason is that I like being able to have peace, solitude and relaxation once in a while, and you can't get it when you're sharing a concrete island with 1.2 million other people.

    Also, I'd rather not live like a rat in a shoebox.

    This article, while tongue in cheek, pretty much seals the deal for me:
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/84-million-new-yo...

    Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    From the onion article:

    ""This is no place to raise a kid, that's for sure," said 32-year-old Brandon Rushing, a lifelong New Yorker. "I grew up here and I turned into a giant asshole. Why would I want that for my son?"

    LOL.

  • tupsi22's picture

    Yes, NYC is disgusting. But it toughens you up and you can live anywhere after that.

    That being said, I had a major mouse problem over the Fall. I literally caught 7 of those MFers in one day.

    The only thing that worked? Glue traps. Inhumane? Yes. Gross? Yes. But NYC mice are not your ordinary mice. They are clever and eat the food right out of a snap trap and go along their merry way and laugh at you. It sounds terrible, but the most humane thing to do is drown them afterwards. I used a garbage can full of water. It is disgusting but you will eventually get rid of them. For those people who say it is cruel: mice (or in this case, most likely baby rats) spread disease.

    So. Glue traps along the wall. Fill every hole and crevice with an expandable spray foam/steel wool combo. I mean EVERY HOLE that is bigger than your pinky nail. Those f-ers can flatten their rib cage and squeeze thru the smallest spots. The main places they were getting in for me were 1) behind the fridge (nice and warm and my dumb landlord left a frigging HOLE there) and 2) the radiators. You can ask your super to do this because technically the landlord is supposed to keep the place vermin free and you can stop paying rent if they don't.

    And almost every place in NYC has them, regardless of how much you pay. A friend pays 4K and they had them. Maybe some of the newer buildings don't (yet). But they will. Ohhh... they will. Just think. All those fancy old pre-war buildings are full of them, and I guarantee they pay more than you. There is some justice in the world...

  • Iplaygoodguitar's picture

    Sounds like you're living on Canal Street! lol! Perhaps you didn't pick the right neighborhood moving here first time from the outside.

    Sorry my brother - you need to grow some thicker skin if you can't take the big apple. This place is fast paced up in your face and raw. I've worked in Corp Fin around the globe and you're not going to find a place in the middle of it all (and as diverse, authentic or electric) as New York.

  • In reply to sharks9022
    Conan Sobroen's picture

    sharks9022:
    Benjammin822:
    Come to the South.

    The south has all the ladies

    God Bless.

    "Now watch this drive." -W.

  • okay24's picture

    Interning here this summer, I can relate to this thread. Chi FTW

  • awm55's picture

    People who think NYC is great are generally fresh faced college students who have never lived in a city before. As far as cities go, the quality of life in Manhattan is terrible. Almost no quiet neighborhoods and an utter lack of green spaces. I want the city I live in to be interesting, yet there are only maybe 3-4 neighborhoods in NYC I actually want to walk around.

  • In reply to tupsi22
    UFOinsider's picture

    tupsi22:
    Yes, NYC is disgusting. But it toughens you up and you can live anywhere after that.

    That being said, I had a major mouse problem over the Fall. I literally caught 7 of those MFers in one day.

    The only thing that worked? Glue traps. Inhumane? Yes. Gross? Yes. But NYC mice are not your ordinary mice. They are clever and eat the food right out of a snap trap and go along their merry way and laugh at you. It sounds terrible, but the most humane thing to do is drown them afterwards. I used a garbage can full of water. It is disgusting but you will eventually get rid of them. For those people who say it is cruel: mice (or in this case, most likely baby rats) spread disease.

    So. Glue traps along the wall. Fill every hole and crevice with an expandable spray foam/steel wool combo. I mean EVERY HOLE that is bigger than your pinky nail. Those f-ers can flatten their rib cage and squeeze thru the smallest spots. The main places they were getting in for me were 1) behind the fridge (nice and warm and my dumb landlord left a frigging HOLE there) and 2) the radiators. You can ask your super to do this because technically the landlord is supposed to keep the place vermin free and you can stop paying rent if they don't.

    And almost every place in NYC has them, regardless of how much you pay. A friend pays 4K and they had them. Maybe some of the newer buildings don't (yet). But they will. Ohhh... they will. Just think. All those fancy old pre-war buildings are full of them, and I guarantee they pay more than you. There is some justice in the world...


    Bookmarked this, fucking awesome, thank you sir

    This post really does remind me of Nathan Lane's psychotic obsession with killing 'the mouse' in the movie Mouse Hunt........

    Are west coast cities THAT much nicer???

    Get busy living

  • TNA's picture

    AWM-in light of the riots, you sure London is THAT much better than NYC. I mean the tube is great, but NYC isnt that bad.

  • ColumbiaKid123's picture

    I definitely think NYC is one of the best cities to begin your business career if you take enough time to meet people and take advantage of all that's around you -- but in terms of quality of life, I'd definitely say it's subpar if your income is not very high

  • In reply to TNA
    awm55's picture

    ANT:
    AWM-in light of the riots, you sure London is THAT much better than NYC. I mean the tube is great, but NYC isnt that bad.

    Grew up just outside NYC, to me it really lacks character compared to London. When I judge a city I generally consider what it would be like to live there, and in all honesty I struggle to find a neighborhood in NYC I actually want to live in. In London, I am spoiled with a shit ton of beautiful quiet neighborhoods that don't have highways running through them.

    However, I fully admit London is shit if you are not earning good money. Its a very expensive city, and a city that has been plagued with forced mixed housing in many neighborhoods meaning many normal people are victims of crime. The British are too PC to voice discontent over this issue, but I am happy to do so. Luckily I can afford to live in an area of London that does not have this problem, but the riots obviously indicate London (or perhaps the whole of the UK) has some major problems it needs to address.

  • NorthEastIdiot's picture

    I've lived in Boston, Philly, and NYC. Actually lived in the cities themselves (not the burbs).

    Philly is by far the worst. Most homeless, most crime, worst public transport, worst job market.

    NYC was the most expensive and had the best job market. Homeless were nothing after Philly.

    Boston was the 'nicest' but also the smallest, although if you include Cambridge and Brookline/Allston, with their bars/restaurants/jobs, it's considerably bigger and more of an appropriate comparison to NYC than without them (less skyscraper-y though).

    Boston's also expensive as shit. Far closer to NYC than Philly in cost. The subway/T works better than Philly (it's just further reaching) but it's slow, breaks down, and completely underfunded. Way worse than NYC.

    Cities, in general, suck if you're looking for a quiet, lower cost, safer lifestyle. If that's what you want, snag a F500 finance job at Merck in suburban NJ.

  • spaceagecowboy's picture

    Having lived in DC, Tokyo, and NYC, I can say without a doubt that DC was the best place to live in terms of quality of life. Now that Im in NYC though, Im really getting accustomed to everything and dont see myself moving anywhere else for at least another 5 years.

    and Boston is crap BTW. Much rather live in New York.

  • WonderWoman's picture

    don't you just love the subways in the summer? when it's 90 degrees outside, it's 100 in every Manhattan subway station. it smells like hot p*ss and garbage. there's no ventilation and it's full of rats. People wipe their sweat with their hands and then hold on to the pole inside the train. FUN! At times i find myself breathing into my shirt or napkin that i prepare before leaving the office because it's that disgusting. as a native new yorker, the filth of the city shouldn't surprise me but it does.

    anyways, it's all tourist fault.

  • In reply to wallstdj
    UFOinsider's picture

    blasiose's last job was the Revlon hair model, who knew?

    Get busy living

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