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(Guardian)   David Byrne says he's almost through with New York City. He's checking them out, he's checking them out   (theguardian.com) divider line 36
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2013-10-14 04:26:53 PM
He hates him some liberals now
 
2013-10-14 04:32:29 PM
There are a lot of rich people in Birmingham
 
2013-10-14 04:34:31 PM
Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 04:36:06 PM
This is not his wonderful life.
 
2013-10-14 04:37:28 PM
 
2013-10-14 04:50:31 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 04:51:46 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 04:52:37 PM
Good points, some bad points. You know, it all works out.

I'm a little freaked out!
 
2013-10-14 04:52:57 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 04:54:12 PM
He couldn't get used to that lifestyle
 
2013-10-14 04:55:15 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 04:55:32 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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Dupe?  Dupe.
 
2013-10-14 05:00:20 PM

buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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2013-10-14 05:00:43 PM

karnal: He hates him some liberals now


Pretty sure he doesn't think too highly of anybody (nttawwt).
 
2013-10-14 05:12:25 PM
Most overrated person in the history of rating people.
 
2013-10-14 05:32:11 PM
I'm wondering if he's finally hit that wall that so many older British expats hit where they realize that what they really want to do is go home to the English countryside.  It's happened from everyone from WH Auden to David Hockney.
 
2013-10-14 05:38:53 PM

Texas Gabe: He couldn't get used to that lifestyle


It was Texas, man. Just Texas.

CSB:
I was living in the D/FW metroplex when True Stories came out.

End CSB.
 
2013-10-14 05:48:27 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Texas Gabe: He couldn't get used to that lifestyle

It was Texas, man. Just Texas.

CSB:
I was living in the D/FW metroplex when True Stories came out.

End CSB.


True story?
 
2013-10-14 06:23:46 PM
After 12 years of Bloomberg  the middle class is gone.
 
2013-10-14 06:34:48 PM
New York is a dying city.  New York in 2013 is Detroit from 30 years ago.  New York's engine was banking and investments.  30 years ago, you needed physical proximity to trade today you don't.  The fact that banking and investments are located there is simply due to history and much like the auto factories around Detroit they are falling into ruin.  In a generation We'll be joking about New York the way Detroit is mocked today.
 
2013-10-14 06:51:51 PM

Mr. Eugenides: New York is a dying city.  New York in 2013 is Detroit from 30 years ago.  New York's engine was banking and investments.  30 years ago, you needed physical proximity to trade today you don't.  The fact that banking and investments are located there is simply due to history and much like the auto factories around Detroit they are falling into ruin.  In a generation We'll be joking about New York the way Detroit is mocked today.


NYC isn't a one horse boom town like Detroit.
 
2013-10-14 07:40:53 PM
 
2013-10-14 07:52:23 PM
He is not wrong. NYC is quickly becoming unlivable for just about everyone. It's just than most don't see it yet. (and it has nothing to do with money)

Frank Zappa called artists the world's canaries in a coal mine. People should pay attention when they start disappearing.
 
2013-10-14 08:03:18 PM

Mr. Eugenides: New York is a dying city.  New York in 2013 is Detroit from 30 years ago.  New York's engine was banking and investments.  30 years ago, you needed physical proximity to trade today you don't.  The fact that banking and investments are located there is simply due to history and much like the auto factories around Detroit they are falling into ruin.  In a generation We'll be joking about New York the way Detroit is mocked today.


But what about Brooklyn being taken over by rich hipsters?
 
2013-10-14 08:09:53 PM

BATMANATEE: Mr. Eugenides: New York is a dying city.  New York in 2013 is Detroit from 30 years ago.  New York's engine was banking and investments.  30 years ago, you needed physical proximity to trade today you don't.  The fact that banking and investments are located there is simply due to history and much like the auto factories around Detroit they are falling into ruin.  In a generation We'll be joking about New York the way Detroit is mocked today.

NYC isn't a one horse boom town like Detroit.


Exactly what some folks would say about Detroit 30+ years ago.  Over the next generation New York is going to lose most of its tax base.  More tax base than Detroit lost.  It may not be as large as a percentage of the total as with Detroit or Pittsburgh or New Orleans, but it's still most of the tax base and it's still going to hollow out the city.
 
2013-10-14 08:21:04 PM

Mr. Eugenides: Exactly what some folks would say about Detroit 30+ years ago


If they did they were liars or idiots.

Detroit started its long slow downhill slide when the auto industries started moving out of Detroit and into other, surrounding communities.

And that started with the opening of Ford's River Rouge plant.  In 1927.
 
2013-10-14 09:49:15 PM

Dwight_Yeast: I'm wondering if he's finally hit that wall that so many older British expats hit where they realize that what they really want to do is go home to the English countryside.  It's happened from everyone from WH Auden to David Hockney.


So he's going to head back to...Maryland? Scotland? Hamilton, Ontario?
 
2013-10-15 12:23:51 AM
NYC born and raised.

fark that place. Got out quite a while ago.
 
2013-10-15 08:31:57 AM
Home is where I want to be
 
2013-10-15 08:39:22 AM
Where, where is his common sense?
 
2013-10-15 08:40:04 AM
Mr Byrne and I are pretty much on the same page. I could easily leave NYC for the last time without batting an eye. There are other cool cities out there and I've quite had my fill of this place.

But I don't think NYC will die. There will always be a flood of immigrants and youth from the countryside who come here seeking what NYC has to offer. And it offers a lot, both good and bad. The comparison to Detroit is off base, simply because it's not the same kind of city. NYC is a world city, in the same class as Los Angeles, Mexico City, Rio, Tokyo, HK, London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Mumbai etc.

Detroit was never in the same league, and when the big three's oligopoly on the US auto market was broken, it never recovered.
 
2013-10-15 09:15:19 AM

69gnarkill69: buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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Stop Making Sense!

Seriously though, I introduced my kids to that movie a few weeks back, my 7 year old now sings along to Found a Job whenever I play it for her.
 
2013-10-15 09:52:12 AM
He's washed his hands of NYC. If you don't believe me, just TAKE A LOOK AT THESE HAAAAANDS
 
2013-10-15 09:52:29 AM

mjones73: 69gnarkill69: buckeyebrain: Same as it ever was

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Stop Making Sense!

Seriously though, I introduced my kids to that movie a few weeks back, my 7 year old now sings along to Found a Job whenever I play it for her.


Take them to the current NIN tour to see how far those ideas have come.
 
2013-10-15 10:52:40 AM
He's becoming more and more like Andy Rooney every day just a bit broader.
 
2013-10-15 02:24:10 PM
He'll find a city, find a city, find a city to live in. I wonder if he's heard of Memphis, home of Elvis and ancient Greeks.
 
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