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(Live Science)   No, New Jersey, you cannot have Staten Island back   (livescience.com) divider line 56
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2012-10-01 08:32:07 PM  

lilplatinum: Syphilis_Smile: lilplatinum: Giltric: I don;t understand why people are proud of their stupidity for shelling out over a million dollars for a 1500 square foot house with no yard and 9 foot wide rooms.....maybe its like gun owner inadequecy thing and the people paying top dollar for NY real estate have small penises.

I don't understand why people are proud of their stupidity for people living in boring ass suburbs in order to have far more house than anyone needs.

fark, 1500 square feet? We don't have kids, we don't even need that much. You pay for location, my joint in Brooklyn is near good bars, restaraunts, etc. and is 15 minutes door to door in the fidi. Thanks, I'll take that over having a farking Yard to deal with and a bunch of rooms I don't farking need to heat and having to have a car.

You sound poor and jealous.

Yeah, Park Slope is practically Haiti.


I actually spend most of my time looking at reports written about the various residential buildings throughout the five boroughs and, outside of Manhattan, I haven't seen a single building that looks clean enough for me to want to live in. Throw in the ubiquitous cockroach and bedbug population you invariably find when you look up HPD violations, the trash thrown freely on the streets, and you have a good image of Haiti for someone who hails from a neighborhood that has respect for itself.

But really, my comment was more aimed toward the complaint about having to heat a larger home, and even the weakly smug sense of self-satisfaction you display over not having to have an automobile. I guess if you're an enviro-hippie I could see it, in which case you probably belong in Brooklyn, so... good, stay there!
 
2012-10-01 08:39:57 PM  

ogie666: Manfred J. Hattan: Frank N Stein: I know nothing of New York. Why do people not like Staten Island?

OK, imagine an island populated entirely by the cast of Jersey Shore (in fact, three of them were actually from Staten Island). Now make it smell.

this is so not true it is not even funny. yes staten island has alot of Guidos but a lage chunk of the island is nothing like the ass clowns you see on TV. and as for the smell ... the dump has been closed since 2000, and there is no smell. The only smell that there is now wafts over the water from NJ. your generalizations of staten island are outdated, time to find some new material.


Correction: Imagine an island populated entirely by the cast of Jersey Shore (in fact, three of them were actually from Staten Island), but massively defensive about it. Now make it smell like it was downwind from a Jersey oil refinery.
 
2012-10-02 04:13:01 AM  
Please, God, give it to them. Staten Island needs to be evicted from NYC for getting Giuliani elected the first time.

/can't account for the 2nd time
 
2012-10-02 10:19:59 AM  

Syphilis_Smile: I actually spend most of my time looking at reports written about the various residential buildings throughout the five boroughs and, outside of Manhattan, I haven't seen a single building that looks clean enough for me to want to live in. Throw in the ubiquitous cockroach and bedbug population you invariably find when you look up HPD violations, the trash thrown freely on the streets, and you have a good image of Haiti for someone who hails from a neighborhood that has respect for itself.


You sound like you have a serious germaphobe problem with basic facts about living around humanity, I would see a therapist.

But really, my comment was more aimed toward the complaint about having to heat a larger home, and even the weakly smug sense of self-satisfaction you display over not having to have an automobile. I guess if you're an enviro-hippie I could see it, in which case you probably belong in Brooklyn, so... good, stay there!

The heat comment is related to someone bragging about how cheap their poorly made mcmansions are, as if there aren't hidden costs there, not to mention the costs of living in some suburban hellhole and having to commute everywehre.

Smug sense of self satisfaction over not having a car? The smug comments were those who began by mocking people who were civilized enough to live in urban areas. I don't give a fark about the environment, but I did have to farking commute for much of my life and driving is farking awful, traffic is awful, even living in Germany and being able to speed more freely did not make it enjoyable, and not having to drive yourself around like a plebian when you can just pay people to haul your ass around is far superior.
 
2012-10-02 03:29:54 PM  
Why would Nj want it, we have to deal with that trash in the summer time.
 
2012-10-03 03:43:15 PM  
Once upon a time, the northernmost point of Manhattan Island in New York City was an enclave called Marble Hill, which was separated from the mainland Bronx by a twisted, fairly narrow water channel. In this area, the Long Island Sound, the Hudson River and the East River came together--but not cleanly. Maritime traffic was impeded by the tight turns.

Solution: lop off the upper tip of Manhattan Island, creating a new water channel to the south, and landfill the old channel's northern course.

Result: Maritime traffic from the north and west (Hudson River and Erie Canal, touching upstate NY, southern Canada, Great Lakes region) and from the south (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey and the whole friggin' Atlantic Ocean) was more-or-less unimpeded.

AND: There is a chunk of the south Bronx that's part of Manhattan, politically.
 
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