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(Pocono Record)   Anonymous resident of one of New York's trendiest neighborhood puts notes on light poles informing tourists how to behave properly. And New Yorkers wonder why the rest of the country think they're elitist jerksnobs   (poconorecord.com) divider line 253
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2012-05-28 10:50:06 AM

bwilson27: henryhill: You can find a similar sign in any decent neighborhood of a major city anywhere in the world.

But. please, keep hating NYers.

DERP


Well. To be fair. Most new yorkers consider their city to be the only major city in the world. So he probsbly is being sincere.
 
2012-05-28 10:50:30 AM

Ikam: Coco LaFemme: I'd MUCH rather deal with Bed-Stuy or even Chelsea's problems than be surrounded by shiatheads wearing ironic facial hair.

I've never had a hipster mug me or break into my car/apartment/etc. shoot that one teenager (yes, gang related) in the park just up the street or stab that one guy in my courtyard (thankfully I don't live there anymore). So while they may be annoying, I'd rather live around them and their ironic facial hair than the assholes who engage in the aforementioned behavior.


I grew up in Chicago, I've lived in really urban areas before. I'm not afraid of places like Bed-Stuy. Yes, crime is dangerous, and I'm not discounting the obvious problems that come with living in those areas. I'm saying I'm not afraid to live there. If you said, "I have this great apartment for you, you don't have to pay a dime in rent, everything is provided.....but it's on Bedford Avenue", I'd take it.
 
2012-05-28 10:57:37 AM
Chelsea is not a particularly trendy neighborhood.
 
2012-05-28 10:59:42 AM
This seems akin to living near the airport and complaining about the noise.

Gothnet: As an ex London Resident, who has had many Japanese tourists ambush him to take photographs*, I'd like to say "Get over Yourself".
*(does anyone know why this happens? It's really weird. They sidle up to you slowly while their friend pretends not to be lining up a shot)


maybe they never seen a (__fill_in_the_blank__) before

henryhill: You can find a similar sign in any decent neighborhood of a major city anywhere in the world.

But. please, keep hating NYers.


And here we have our sign maker

off topic:

we'refromthesamestory: Has anyone told this guy he's aloud to move?


Coincidentally, just last night I read a note from the neighbors drug addled daughter wondering if she was "aloud" to come home.
 
2012-05-28 10:59:47 AM
We should be thankful that they just posted notes on light poles. They could've decided to go out and just start mugging people like a normal New Yorker would.
 
2012-05-28 10:59:59 AM

Coco LaFemme: I grew up in Chicago, I've lived in really urban areas before. I'm not afraid of places like Bed-Stuy. Yes, crime is dangerous, and I'm not discounting the obvious problems that come with living in those areas. I'm saying I'm not afraid to live there. If you said, "I have this great apartment for you, you don't have to pay a dime in rent, everything is provided.....but it's on Bedford Avenue", I'd take i


I totally get it. I just spent the last ten years living within spitting distance of Wicker Park after living in much less desirable neighborhoods when and where crime was much higher, and I've been down Bedford Ave. more than a few times, so I can appreciate the annoyances (I like to say that Wicker Park is the less cool, more laid-back, Midwestern version of Williamsburg, which makes it a bit less annoying in my book).
 
2012-05-28 11:01:34 AM
I lived next door to Yellowstone Park for many years, and I still live in a tourist town. You get used to it. And at the height of the season, you can get stoned, go downtown and sit on a bench and just watch them all. "Wow...look at those people. And those. What are they wearing? Damn, is that how city people dress? Holy fark, look at all that cheap touristy crap they just bought!"
 
2012-05-28 11:01:50 AM

JosephFinn: Damn straight, anonymous resident. Hey, Visitors to Chicago! Yeah, you! Walk on the right side of the sidewalk! Don't walk three across! Stand on the right of the escalator and walk on the left! Have your order ready before getting to the cashier! (OK, that's more general.)


I could say this every day on my commute to the office. Except I'd probably say Toronto, since I'm not in Chicago.

/please add a side of when you step on/off escalator/elevator, move aside so people can get past you. You can make up your mind on which way to go from there.
 
2012-05-28 11:02:40 AM

Fissile: Coco LaFemme: Ikam: "Dear Chelsea, Nice problem to have. Wanna trade? Sincerely, Bedford-Stuyvesant"

And we are done here.

Williamsburg ain't in much better shape. Place is so farking overrun by hipsters, you can't spit in the wind without hitting some goofy dork in jeggings and a scarf sipping a latte. Or they're tooling around (emphasis on the word "tool") on a "fixie", being complete dangerous farkwits. The boyfriend has a lot of family that live there (he's a Jew, you see), and the last time we were up there to see them, it was nigh impossible to get around without running into one of these motherfarkers.

I'd MUCH rather deal with Bed-Stuy or even Chelsea's problems than be surrounded by shiatheads wearing ironic facial hair.

================

Motherfarking Bike NSWF


Being a dickhead's cool
 
2012-05-28 11:04:01 AM
lifelong ny'er and will bet you dollars to donuts that person is not from ny. don't know when my city became soft, we used to be tough around here and now, well now we have mayor mike telling us how to do things. I guess we deserve it.
 
2012-05-28 11:08:55 AM

Mad Scientist: /I visit Manhattan often. Next time I'm going to the High Line and taking lots of pictures of buildings.


I'll be there in July - I've added it to my must see list.
 
2012-05-28 11:09:10 AM

soia: lifelong ny'er and will bet you dollars to donuts that person is not from ny. don't know when my city became soft, we used to be tough around here and now, well now we have mayor mike telling us how to do things. I guess we deserve it.


When Times Square turned respectable.
 
2012-05-28 11:09:23 AM

T.M.S.: Chelsea is not a particularly trendy neighborhood.


This. Chelsea is just another rich Mecca in the Manhattan machine. If you want to see the real New York, get the hell out of Manhattan. It's just filled with rich people.
 
2012-05-28 11:09:57 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: IIt's a status symbol. It gets to you sometimes but I just tell myself "these people are coming from around the world to take pictures of where I already am!" and the ego boost gets me through the rage.

You choose to live in places that have, as a necessary part of their make up, components that will cause you to be upset and uncomfortable. You do this to project some sort of "status" to impress the very people that upset you, and who don't care about you or your life to begin with. And that makes you feel good about yourself. Wow. Sad life, bro. No. Seriously. That's legitimately sad.


Sorry you're so bummed out all the time, hope trolling helps with the pain.
 
2012-05-28 11:10:21 AM
I really need to move somewhere that's not a goddamned beach town.
 
2012-05-28 11:14:36 AM

henryhill: You can find a similar sign in any decent neighborhood of a major city anywhere in the world.

But. please, keep hating NYers.


Where's your proof?

we'refromthesamestory: Has anyone told this guy he's aloud allowed to move?

Don't want tourists? Don't live in a touristy spot. Problem solved.


FTFY

I think the douche thinks he/she is entiltled to moan coz they are paying stupid prices to live there.

As you said, don't like it? Move.

Find out who this idiot is and have a flash mob camp outside and take photos all week.
 
2012-05-28 11:18:04 AM

bluehubcap:

/please add a side of when you step on/off escalator/elevator, move aside so people can get past you. You can make up your mind on which way to go from there.


Oh, god yes. Also, going through doors. Seriously, who steps through a revolving door and then just stops?
 
2012-05-28 11:18:58 AM

Julieahni: T.M.S.: Chelsea is not a particularly trendy neighborhood.

This. Chelsea is just another rich Mecca in the Manhattan machine. If you want to see the real New York, get the hell out of Manhattan. It's just filled with rich people.


Chelsea is just as much NY as anywhere else. I don't consider It particularly wealthy either.
 
2012-05-28 11:19:31 AM

JosephFinn: Seriously, who steps through a revolving door and then just stops?


I once overhead a family of tourists express amazement at revolving doors. I thought that was particularly amusing.
 
2012-05-28 11:22:59 AM
I grew up in a nice area of Seattle, and my parents have a distinctive pink house. We have often had people take pictures of it, especially when the pink cherry trees are in bloom, but once we even looked outside to see some sort of art class sketching it. This person should count their blessings that they are lucky enough to live a place that is historically relevant. right now I live on an army post adjacent to a civil war battle field and I love being immersed in the history.

/buildings aren't tourist attractions!? Rofl.
 
2012-05-28 11:23:43 AM
I'd rather have people wanting to hang around taking pictures rather than opening the curtain really late one night and seeing a guy with a FBI vest and a large dog with a FBI vest walk by. Hell I'll take nonstop construction work in front of the apartment building instead of that shiat.

/I don't live in a cool place :(
 
2012-05-28 11:25:53 AM
Well, imagine seeing signs similar to this in a fair amount of public bathrooms.
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-28 11:25:54 AM

we'refromthesamestory: Has anyone told this guy he's aloud to move?

Don't want tourists? Don't live in a touristy spot. Problem solved.


Yup, this, particularly here on Fark.

Traffic problems? MOVE!
Problems finding a job? MOVE!
Property values? MOVE!
HOAs? MOVE!

If you don't like tourists, move to Des Moines.
 
2012-05-28 11:29:21 AM

skinink: Please come to Boston, tourists, just be nice.


I decided a long time ago that I'm not allowed to go to Boston.

My natural hatred for the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox (and to a lesser degree, the Celtics) will be just too much to take for the residents of your town, and therefore, my own personal welfare will be at stake.

I'm sure it's lovely there though.
 
2012-05-28 11:35:32 AM

Nexzus: Well, imagine seeing signs similar to this in a fair amount of public bathrooms.
[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


I like how the guy actually sitting on the toilet looks really relaxed and kinda stoned.
 
2012-05-28 11:38:58 AM
what's far worse than tourists coming and sitting on your stoop?

as*clowns like the author who arrived in NYC three months ago and think they're natives.

/born on 14th st. and LOVE tourists- they're cute!!
 
2012-05-28 11:42:39 AM
As a Westchester County resident, I might speak for a lot of us around here when I say that we also hate these farking clowns and their buddies on the Upper East Side.

They brag and brag and brag about how everything is so accessible (even though I can get to half of Manhattan faster than them) and so beautiful ... then they complain when others want to enjoy those same qualities.
 
2012-05-28 11:45:22 AM

mccallcl: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: IIt's a status symbol. It gets to you sometimes but I just tell myself "these people are coming from around the world to take pictures of where I already am!" and the ego boost gets me through the rage.

You choose to live in places that have, as a necessary part of their make up, components that will cause you to be upset and uncomfortable. You do this to project some sort of "status" to impress the very people that upset you, and who don't care about you or your life to begin with. And that makes you feel good about yourself. Wow. Sad life, bro. No. Seriously. That's legitimately sad.

Sorry you're so bummed out all the time, hope trolling helps with the pain.


It's not trolling. I really do feel bad for you. I'm kind of hoping that a view from an "outside" perspective might give you a bit of a jolt and maybe prompt some self examination. I bet you would be a lot happier if you thought more about what you truly want out of life rather than basing your sense of self worth on the opinions of strangers.
 
2012-05-28 11:48:44 AM

Gunderson: "Dear Chelsea, Nice problem to have. Wanna trade? Sincerely, Bedford-Stuyvesant,"

Lol, Try and get you pic taking on the steps of a building in Bed-Sty,and make sure you're wearing a blue or red bandana while you're at it.


Its not 1980, Bed Stuy is not particularly scary anymore. I know multiple small white girls who live there because its cheap rent. I probably wouldn't traipse around shiatfaced at 3 am on a dark side road, but it still is far less hardcore than other places in BK and ccertainly less than other places in other cities.
 
2012-05-28 11:48:48 AM

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Funny. I wasn't having any trouble reading TFA until that popped up...


Yup.. now I will never know how to behave properly when i visit Manhattan. Thanks for nothing Pocono Record!
 
2012-05-28 11:51:04 AM

Julieahni: This. Chelsea is just another rich Mecca in the Manhattan machine. If you want to see the real New York, get the hell out of Manhattan. It's just filled with rich people.


Yes, because hanging out in Greenpoint and looking at Hipsters who are too poor to afford Williamsburg is what most people visiting the city would want to see....
 
2012-05-28 11:51:15 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: IIt's a status symbol. It gets to you sometimes but I just tell myself "these people are coming from around the world to take pictures of where I already am!" and the ego boost gets me through the rage.

You choose to live in places that have, as a necessary part of their make up, components that will cause you to be upset and uncomfortable. You do this to project some sort of "status" to impress the very people that upset you, and who don't care about you or your life to begin with. And that makes you feel good about yourself. Wow. Sad life, bro. No. Seriously. That's legitimately sad.

Sorry you're so bummed out all the time, hope trolling helps with the pain.

It's not trolling. I really do feel bad for you. I'm kind of hoping that a view from an "outside" perspective might give you a bit of a jolt and maybe prompt some self examination. I bet you would be a lot happier if you thought more about what you truly want out of life rather than basing your sense of self worth on the opinions of strangers.


Sounds to me that he just wakes up from being annoyed to remembering why they're living there, and being grateful they live in such a cool place.

/love your Fark tag
But that's just me! :)
 
2012-05-28 11:52:24 AM
I used to live in the middle of a very noisy tourist district in Dublin (Temple Bar). Some nights, when the mood took me, I'd make a few spliffs, go up to my roof garden and throw balloons filled with water and a mild (horrific smelling) anatiseptic (TCP), on drunks walking the street shouting and singing as they moved between clubs. The idea being that with a smell of TCP off them they may as well just give up and go home to bed, because they won't be pulling.

/csb
 
2012-05-28 11:52:38 AM

SweetSilverBlues: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mccallcl: IIt's a status symbol. It gets to you sometimes but I just tell myself "these people are coming from around the world to take pictures of where I already am!" and the ego boost gets me through the rage.

You choose to live in places that have, as a necessary part of their make up, components that will cause you to be upset and uncomfortable. You do this to project some sort of "status" to impress the very people that upset you, and who don't care about you or your life to begin with. And that makes you feel good about yourself. Wow. Sad life, bro. No. Seriously. That's legitimately sad.

Sorry you're so bummed out all the time, hope trolling helps with the pain.

It's not trolling. I really do feel bad for you. I'm kind of hoping that a view from an "outside" perspective might give you a bit of a jolt and maybe prompt some self examination. I bet you would be a lot happier if you thought more about what you truly want out of life rather than basing your sense of self worth on the opinions of strangers.

Sounds to me that he just wakes up from being annoyed to remembering why they're living there, and being grateful they live in such a cool place.

/love your Fark tag
But that's just me! :)


...Grateful he lives...

Mixed pronouns.

I haz them.
 
2012-05-28 11:53:24 AM

hbk72777: Liberals love to tell others how to live


Republicans love to tell others how to worship
 
2012-05-28 11:55:01 AM

The Envoy: Being a dickhead's cool


Does it make me a nerd that I misheard the line "I play synth" as "I play Sith"?

I mean, sure, Force Lightning is cool, but smugglers get a Wookie.
 
2012-05-28 11:55:30 AM

Trance750: hbk72777: Liberals love to tell others how to live

Republicans love to tell others how to worship


*sigh*
 
2012-05-28 11:55:48 AM

megalynn44: If you don't want to be constantly surrounded by lots of people including right outside your home then MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T LIVE IN farkING NEW YORK CITY!!! I'm sorry you're spending an exorbitant amount of money to live in the "greatest city ever" but this is what you signed up for.

Dumbass


Someone who lives on the Gulf Coast willingly should not be condescending about anyone elses choice of residence location.
 
2012-05-28 11:56:06 AM
animal900: I have nothing against NYC or those of you who call it home, but please know that people are not impressed by the mere fact that you live there. Residents of New York seem to need to tell you that as quickly as possible when you meet them.

Goddamn motherfarking THIS.
 
2012-05-28 11:56:14 AM
"Buildings are not tourist attractions:"

Yes, they are. People love architecture. Deal with it.
 
2012-05-28 11:57:13 AM

Cormee: I used to live in the middle of a very noisy tourist district in Dublin (Temple Bar). Some nights, when the mood took me, I'd make a few spliffs, go up to my roof garden and throw balloons filled with water and a mild (horrific smelling) anatiseptic (TCP), on drunks walking the street shouting and singing as they moved between clubs. The idea being that with a smell of TCP off them they may as well just give up and go home to bed, because they won't be pulling.

/csb


I like your style.
 
2012-05-28 12:00:34 PM

ultraholland: "Buildings are not tourist attractions:"

Yes, they are. People love architecture. Deal with it.


This
 
2012-05-28 12:05:04 PM

Bob16: Yeah you new yorkers sure wouldn't want americans to have a low opinion of you cause americans have such high standards and are really perceptive people that are never wrong.


I have a low opinion of people with the Fark handle Bob16. Because, you know... Stuff.
 
2012-05-28 12:05:22 PM
This is the sort of thing that makes 9/11 and the South splitting from the North a little bit more understandable. New Yorkers deserve eachother in a way nobody else could.
 
2012-05-28 12:06:29 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Perhaps he should've put up these signs instead...

/silly resident - he should know that tourists clump when they don't know where to go next
 
2012-05-28 12:08:03 PM

lilplatinum:
Someone who lives on the Gulf Coast willingly should not be condescending about anyone elses choice of residence location.


The condescension was in response to the NYers condescension. Fair is fair.

I'm 29 and can afford to live in a 3br house on the water, complete with sunroom and boat dock. I get to kayak from my backyard, and boat to an undeveloped, pristine barier island when I want to go to the beach. I wouldn't trade places with a New Yorker for all the money in the world.
 
2012-05-28 12:10:05 PM

T.M.S.: Chelsea is not a particularly trendy neighborhood.


This.

I seriously don't know what all the biatching is about. SoHo or TriBeCa maybe. But Chelsea? No.
 
2012-05-28 12:11:02 PM

megalynn44: I wouldn't trade places with a New Yorker for all the money in the world.


To be fair thats roughly what rent runs in NYC.
 
2012-05-28 12:16:43 PM

megalynn44: lilplatinum:
Someone who lives on the Gulf Coast willingly should not be condescending about anyone elses choice of residence location.

The condescension was in response to the NYers condescension. Fair is fair.

I'm 29 and can afford to live in a 3br house on the water, complete with sunroom and boat dock. I get to kayak from my backyard, and boat to an undeveloped, pristine barier island when I want to go to the beach. I wouldn't trade places with a New Yorker for all the money in the world.


Does a kayak make it more difficult to reach the gym in 26 minutes? :D
 
2012-05-28 12:17:01 PM

megalynn44: I'm 29 and can afford to live in a 3br house on the water, complete with sunroom and boat dock. I get to kayak from my backyard, and boat to an undeveloped, pristine barier island when I want to go to the beach. I wouldn't trade places with a New Yorker for all the money in the world.


Yeah, and you have to deal with Humidity, Hurricanes, long commutes, crappy towns (when Houston is the best of the Gulf Coast cities you know you have a problem) etc.

/grew up in Htown
//couldn't get out of that area quickly enough
 
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