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(Jalopnik)   Come to NYC and see the lovely cascading waterfalls in Trump Tower, Central Park, the 23rd St. subway station   (jalopnik.com) divider line 30
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2013-02-03 10:12:14 AM  
where's all the elite TFer comments to start my thread?  I've never seen a green with 0.
 
2013-02-03 10:12:16 AM  
They need to clean that city up, but that's not the way I would go about it.
 
2013-02-03 10:19:11 AM  
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2013-02-03 10:29:23 AM  

jtown: [tidewaterliberty.files.wordpress.com image 400x285]


He did say they needed one.
 
2013-02-03 10:30:22 AM  
Ban Water!!!
 
2013-02-03 10:31:39 AM  
Well, clearly they need to put a ban on water main's. They are an endangerment to the public, and frankly why does someone need a water main to hold that much water?

Oh god, there's one everywhere.
 
2013-02-03 10:34:16 AM  
I was in NY recently and we bought cupcakes at Magnolia. There weren't any seats so we went into the playground and sat down on a seat there to eat them. Apparently that's one of those "touristy" things people do that yank NYer's chain. Now I wish I had thrown the wrapper on the ground, too.
 
2013-02-03 10:35:32 AM  
FTFA  "Impatient New Yorkers were probably livid that they were somewhat inconvenienced."  www.otmentertain.com
 
TWX
2013-02-03 10:42:53 AM  

jtown:


It already had one, this is more like swampass...
 
2013-02-03 10:43:03 AM  

emersonbiggins: Well, clearly they need to put a ban on water main's. They are an endangerment to the public, and frankly why does someone need a water main to hold that much water?
Oh god, there's one everywhere.


We need to ban speech!  All of our problems seem to come from our ability to speak.  What's the one thing all criminals have in common?  They speak!  If we ban speech, than there will be no more violence.
 
2013-02-03 11:10:00 AM  
Water main is two words.
 
2013-02-03 11:24:52 AM  
FTFA:
"This should be another quick cleanup, but for now it sucks."
pffff lol
Who's writing this? College kids?
 
2013-02-03 11:34:12 AM  
www.mileanhour.com
 
2013-02-03 11:36:09 AM  
That station smells like poop and piss. I hope this didn't just spread it around and make it worse.
 
2013-02-03 11:38:54 AM  

Mad Scientist: Water main is two words.


I read it as "watermelon" break
 
2013-02-03 12:25:58 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I was in NY recently and we bought cupcakes at Magnolia. There weren't any seats so we went into the playground and sat down on a seat there to eat them. Apparently that's one of those "touristy" things people do that yank NYer's chain. Now I wish I had thrown the wrapper on the ground, too.


Was it "screaming 30something woman"? I met her. She threatened to sic her husband on me, who ended up being a calm, reasonable guy.

There are crazy people with secret rules for shiat everywhere else, they just act passive-aggressively about it. Try any combination of "so?" or "so what?" That really grinds their gears.
 
2013-02-03 12:27:36 PM  
It amazes me NYC just doesn't collapse on itself.
 
2013-02-03 12:32:41 PM  
Lazy blogger was "probably" too busy imagining what it must be like to be a real journalist to make any attempt whatsoever to substantiate his hyperbolic suppositions.
 
2013-02-03 12:40:50 PM  
in before the inevitable "where are all the lovely sandwiches?  like meatball marijuana"
 
2013-02-03 01:19:20 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: poop and piss


Relevant.
 
2013-02-03 01:31:27 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I was in NY recently and we bought cupcakes at Magnolia. There weren't any seats so we went into the playground and sat down on a seat there to eat them. Apparently that's one of those "touristy" things people do that yank NYer's chain. Now I wish I had thrown the wrapper on the ground, too.


Really?  I've lived in NYC for most of my life and have always enjoyed getting food from really crowded places and finding somewhere outside to eat on nice days.  One of the best is getting  pizza from Grimaldi's in Brooklyn and eating it in the park under the Brooklyn Bridge.  You avoid the 1.5 hour wait and get to enjoy it sitting on the grass with a bottle of wine.  Not technically legal, but if you use plastic cups, keep the bottle hidden, and are respectful no one bothers you.  The only touristy thing that really bothers me is walking slowly with your head up and taking the entire sidewalk.
 
2013-02-03 01:34:26 PM  

moothemagiccow: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I was in NY recently and we bought cupcakes at Magnolia. There weren't any seats so we went into the playground and sat down on a seat there to eat them. Apparently that's one of those "touristy" things people do that yank NYer's chain. Now I wish I had thrown the wrapper on the ground, too.

Was it "screaming 30something woman"? I met her. She threatened to sic her husband on me, who ended up being a calm, reasonable guy.

There are crazy people with secret rules for shiat everywhere else, they just aren't the heart and soul of the local culture.


FTFY. New York runs on negativity the way America runs on Dunkin'™.
 
2013-02-03 01:55:17 PM  

Coronal mass ejection: FTFA  "Impatient New Yorkers were probably livid that they were somewhat inconvenienced."  [www.otmentertain.com image 800x600]


Hell, I'm working just south of there for the month, and we had no running hour in the office for about 5 hours. The subway stop is a minor inconvenience. The unflushable toilets were.. less minor by about hour 3.

i upped my meds-up yours: There are crazy people with secret rules for shiat everywhere else, they just aren't the heart and soul of the local culture.

FTFY. New York runs on negativity the way America runs on Dunkin'™.


CSB: The other day, I got off the subway at Union Square and found only an endless stream of incoming passengers. It was not possible to cross the platform and get to another stairway, so, while I've not mastered the nuance of subway etiquette, I did what I suspect most people with somewhere to be would do: entered the nearest stairwell on the right side and barged up, "stay to the right" being a universal norm of American culture (and some stations having stairs marked accordingly), and me being of the mind that if you're going down the wrong side of the stairs, getting trampled is a risk you've chosen to take, so move over.

The seas parted, except for this one skeevy looking douche who plays chicken with me until the last moment, then finally dives into the people on the other side and yells "JESUS, FARKING CANADIAN!"

I don't really know what that meant, but I wish I'd had a chance to shove him. I'm about eight inches taller than nearly everybody in this city, and I could have shouldered him right in his dumbass face.

/ Dumb assface. Still works.
 
2013-02-03 01:56:14 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: That station smells like poop and piss. I hope this didn't just spread it around and make it worse.


Don't most stations?
 
2013-02-03 02:04:29 PM  
meh.

NYPP
 
2013-02-03 02:47:34 PM  
So, at this point, being that the system has been flooded out so much, shouldn't they just flood it a few times in quick succession just to finish cleaning it out?
 
2013-02-03 03:51:56 PM  
I saw this on my news feed on friday.  water pressure was f'd at my office because of it, which doesn't make any sense because my office is about 25 blocks away from there.  however the water pressure (and water) at my apartment were fine, and that it is like 4 blocks from where this happened.  So how the city's water system work is a total mystery to me (and i'm sure to everyone but about 3 people on the planet).  Made for a really great friday for me, though, what with that and the phone system being down and another company moving out of the shared office space we have and because of the water situation only having bathrooms on the 8th floor of the building (again, water systems, how do they work?)  and it is all about to start again tomorrow.

Also, people started noticing the water in the station at like 7:30 that morning, yet i feel like no one really cared until the street actually started flooding at 10:30.  So that doesn't make any sense either.

/i {heart} nyc
//i really do
 
DB
2013-02-03 05:36:50 PM  

freewill: CANADIAN


I think it's code for blah. Either way he was wrong and a dick.

/New Yorker
 
2013-02-03 06:27:31 PM  
Eh. It probably cost quite a bit less than when they intentionally built waterfalls all over town.
 
2013-02-03 08:09:24 PM  

Another Government Employee: PC LOAD LETTER: That station smells like poop and piss. I hope this didn't just spread it around and make it worse.

Don't most stations?


This one is especially ripe.
 
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