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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 8
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2013-10-14 08:09:53 PM
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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 07:52:23 PM
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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 06:34:48 PM
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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 06:23:46 PM
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After 12 years of Bloomberg  the middle class is gone.
2013-10-14 05:48:27 PM
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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 05:38:53 PM
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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 05:32:11 PM
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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 05:00:43 PM
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karnal: He hates him some liberals now


Pretty sure he doesn't think too highly of anybody (nttawwt).
 
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