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2014-01-18 01:36:27 PM
Ambient background noise is a wonderful way to drive up blood pressure and pulse rate in humans.
So, we have that going for us.
Which is a good demonstration of human stupidity.
 
2014-01-18 04:37:50 PM
WHAT??
 
2014-01-18 04:42:03 PM
It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?
 
2014-01-18 04:42:58 PM

Bathia_Mapes: WHAT??


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I SAID...
 
2014-01-18 04:52:23 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: WHAT??

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Heh!
 
2014-01-18 05:14:26 PM
You mean, other than you live in NYC?
 
2014-01-18 06:20:26 PM
The noise drove me crazy when I first moved here  now I find the absence of noise disturbing when I leave.

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Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?


Actually, that's all good.  It's why I came.
 
2014-01-18 06:28:56 PM
Not the pollution?
Not the apartment cost?
Not the traffic jam?

But noise?
 
2014-01-18 06:30:11 PM
Weird. I figured just living in New York would be the biggest negative in one's quality of life.
 
2014-01-18 06:30:30 PM
Move.
 
2014-01-18 06:33:49 PM
Q: What does a New York echo sound like?
A: HEEEEEELLLLOOOOO........ ... .... SHUT THE FARK UP!

\nothing to add
 
2014-01-18 06:38:06 PM
I hear that a lot. People moved to NYC and the "never sleeps" part was really testing.
 
2014-01-18 06:39:06 PM
In Manhattan, car horns are the substitute for brakes, steering, shifting, rear-view mirror adjustment, gas pedal, antenna, car seat adjustment, trunk release and glove box opening switch.
 
2014-01-18 06:44:25 PM
Wait. It's noisy in a city? I call bullshiat

/citation please
 
2014-01-18 06:44:27 PM

Ennuipoet: The noise drove me crazy when I first moved here  now I find the absence of noise disturbing when I leave.

.Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?

Actually, that's all good.  It's why I came.


What are you, a dementor?

/fark that noise
 
2014-01-18 06:44:47 PM
That guy has worked 20 years handing out flyers? Awesome.
 
2014-01-18 06:46:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: WHAT??

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I love that there are old people like myself on these pages.
 
2014-01-18 06:47:21 PM
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YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!
 
2014-01-18 06:48:13 PM

Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?


The weird thing is that the assholity is like a sort of ongoing initiation that outsiders aren't privy to. When serious shiat goes down that affects the whole city, all those assholes come together like Super-Voltron-Asshole to kick the ass of anything or anyone that might be a threat to you or yours or them or theirs. NYC is weird that way.
 
2014-01-18 06:52:00 PM

Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?


Hey, fark you, buddy!

/it's just those first four things
 
2014-01-18 06:55:38 PM
Noise pollution and light pollution are actually serious issues. The health effects are very real, though they are not always as easy to trace. The catch is that they seem to be a hazard of industrial society that is hard to stamp out. That said, they could put noise limits on vehicles and other engines (like leaf blowers and stuff), and actually enforce them, but it would be painful in the short term for a lot of businesses. Those 2 stroke landscaping engines honestly should be banned for the pollution, not just air pollution but noise too.

Even those of us who DON'T live in NYC mostly have hearing damage; we just rarely experience near silence so we rarely notice how farked our hearing is. I have noticeable damage, and intermittent problems with tinnitus. Too late to do anything now but try to prevent more damage.
 
2014-01-18 06:57:37 PM

Ennuipoet: The noise drove me crazy when I first moved here  now I find the absence of noise disturbing when I leave.

.Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?

Actually, that's all good.  It's why I came.


If your main reason to move somewhere is a high crime rate, overcrowding, pollution and traffic, then you're an idiot. I understand everyone has their own qualities they look for in a place, but to specifically seek out a place with a high crime rate is absurd.

White background noise however, is proven to help with relaxation
 
2014-01-18 07:01:16 PM
No shiat??? That is what you get for living in a place with so many folks crammed in together.  Humans are not meant to live that way.  There should be a rule that every residential structure provide at least one acre of free space per family of 4.  If less/more than 4 then scale linearly.
 
2014-01-18 07:01:27 PM

Nick Nostril: I love that there are old people like myself on these pages.


Well I don't know why you'd direct that comment at me, but I'm glad you enjoyed the post

/I prefer "seasonally adjusted"
//*cough*
 
2014-01-18 07:03:31 PM

bigsmellypenis: If your main reason to move somewhere is a high crime rate, overcrowding, pollution and traffic, then you're an idiot. I understand everyone has their own qualities they look for in a place, but to specifically seek out a place with a high crime rate is absurd.


Except, of course, the crime rate in NYC is extraordinarily low.  So, that is probably not the reason.
 
2014-01-18 07:07:45 PM
We'll I didn't see that coming.
 
2014-01-18 07:16:18 PM
Hey, suburbia ain't no picnic either. Everyone is lazy, so you have poor Mexicans with horribly outdated and illegally loud lawnmowers and leaf blowers going all day. I can't imagine NYC is much worse.

/ok, it's worse
 
2014-01-18 07:19:55 PM
I live so far out in the country that I can't see my nearest neighbor, so getting a kick...
 
2014-01-18 07:20:59 PM
I'm annoyed that sometimes I can hear the noise of the interstate, four miles down the hill.
 
2014-01-18 07:27:13 PM
Hey guys.  Is this the thread where a bunch of people who have never lived in NYC tell everyone what a horrible place NYC is?
 
2014-01-18 07:29:57 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nick Nostril: I love that there are old people like myself on these pages.

Well I don't know why you'd direct that comment at me, but I'm glad you enjoyed the post

/I prefer "seasonally adjusted"
//*cough*


Takes one to know one.

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2014-01-18 07:30:51 PM
Ironically, the #1 quality of life issue in Florida is all the transplant New Yorkers.
 
2014-01-18 07:47:45 PM

Joe Peanut: Hey guys.  Is this the thread where a bunch of people who have never lived in NYC tell everyone what a horrible place NYC is?


Three months, I got the gist.
 
2014-01-18 07:53:57 PM

snocone: Ambient background noise is a wonderful way to drive up blood pressure and pulse rate in humans.
So, we have that going for us.
Which is a good demonstration of human stupidity.


let's see, in the "city that never sleeps," people are complaining about noise

/ironic much?
 
2014-01-18 07:55:06 PM

Mugato: Joe Peanut: Hey guys.  Is this the thread where a bunch of people who have never lived in NYC tell everyone what a horrible place NYC is?

Three months, I got the gist.



Where and when?

Been here for 30 years.  Tried to live in the burbs (Ossining NY for 2 years and Westport CT for 1).  Hated it.  Happy to be back in NYC.
 
2014-01-18 07:58:39 PM

MBrady: snocone: Ambient background noise is a wonderful way to drive up blood pressure and pulse rate in humans.
So, we have that going for us.
Which is a good demonstration of human stupidity.

let's see, in the "city that never sleeps," people are complaining about noise

/ironic much?


I complaint when my downstairs neighbor lent her place to a friend for a few months, and this woman would play very loud dubstep music 24/7.  Tried talking the old banging on the floor, tried living her a polite note, tried talking to her.  Nothing worked.  One day I called the local precinct when the "music" was still going full-blast at 3 AM.  Dubstep stopped after that.
 
2014-01-18 08:00:11 PM

Joe Peanut: Where and when?


The city, decent apt, about 10 years ago. Got used to the traffic, just couldn't stand the people, mostly.
 
2014-01-18 08:02:34 PM

Mugato: It's not the traffic, pollution, crime, overcrowding and just the general ashhole-ity of New Yorkers?


I actually find New Yorkers to be pretty pleasant, but I live in Philadelphia.

Noise seems to be becoming a major issue in post-industrialized counties.  I know it's a major issue in the UK and apparently, it's such a big deal in Germany that noise-reduction was in the platforms of all the major parties in the last election.

Personally, I grew up in the city, so it doesn't bother me,  though I like how quiet the city becomes at 3AM.
 
2014-01-18 08:13:04 PM

Ima4nic8or: No shiat??? That is what you get for living in a place with so many folks crammed in together.  Humans are not meant to live that way.  There should be a rule that every residential structure provide at least one acre of free space per family of 4.  If less/more than 4 then scale linearly.


That's nonsense.  Since humans evolved, they've been living together in cities.  Our earliest ancestors formed clans of family and realized that living together would give them a benefit in obtaining food and for protection from other clans.  Then they realized that they could live with this clan for even more protection and ultimately tribes were formed and so on.

We've been cramming into cities forever.

Loads of people don't like it and live in a more rural or roomy setting but just b/c you may fall into that category, it doesn't mean that we are not meant to live in cities.


Also,   you can't hear planes coming to or going from LaGuardia in Jackson Heights.
 
2014-01-18 08:21:10 PM

susler: That's nonsense. Since humans evolved, they've been living together in cities. Our earliest ancestors formed clans of family and realized that living together would give them a benefit in obtaining food and for protection from other clans. Then they realized that they could live with this clan for even more protection and ultimately tribes were formed and so on.


Bingo.  The car-centric post-war suburbia that so many Americans grew up in in the last 60 years is actually the unnatural condition.  People aren't supposed to be spread out at density where you can't get supplies without transport but you don't have enough acreage to be self-sufficient.  For thousands of years of human history, the edges of cities is where the poor lived and where animals were grazed, and you'll still find that to be the case everywhere but in the US and UK

And slowly, the tide is turning people are moving back into urban areas and older suburbs are declining.
 
2014-01-18 08:30:12 PM

Ennuipoet: bigsmellypenis: If your main reason to move somewhere is a high crime rate, overcrowding, pollution and traffic, then you're an idiot. I understand everyone has their own qualities they look for in a place, but to specifically seek out a place with a high crime rate is absurd.

Except, of course, the crime rate in NYC is extraordinarily low.  So, that is probably not the reason.


Now, Chicago on the other hand......... or Detroit. Far higher numbers, far lower population.
 
2014-01-18 08:41:18 PM

Dwight_Yeast: And slowly, the tide is turning people are moving back into urban areas and older suburbs are declining.


I have a different take, suburbs are choking on their own success. When you take a patchy set of suburban tracks and then infill you get an unholy amount of congestion. And as a social space suburbs suck. And at least in the Suburb I grew up in, people were quite wary and fearful of random strangers in a way that rural and city people are not.
 
2014-01-18 09:12:01 PM

Ima4nic8or: No shiat??? That is what you get for living in a place with so many folks crammed in together.  Humans are not meant to live that way.  There should be a rule that every residential structure provide at least one acre of free space per family of 4.  If less/more than 4 then scale linearly.


Why does there need to be a rule? If you want an acre, there's nothing stopping you from buying one. If other people don't want an acre, leave them alone.
 
2014-01-18 09:34:38 PM

Mugato: Joe Peanut: Where and when?

The city, decent apt, about 10 years ago. Got used to the traffic, just couldn't stand the people, mostly.


Define "the city".  And are you trying to bunch a population of over 8 million as "the people'?  There are just as big a concentration of a-holes in this city as there is anywhere else.  Just as there is just as big a concentration of wonderful people.  It really depends on whom you chose to associate with.  Will one find a-holes in NYC?  You bet.  You'll also find a lot of great wonderful folks.  it is just that with a concentration you'll find more of both.  The trick is to ignore the few bad ones, and concentrate on the good.
 
2014-01-18 11:11:13 PM

Joe Peanut: Hey guys.  Is this the thread where a bunch of people who have never lived in NYC tell everyone what a horrible place NYC is?


Pretty much. Also most of the horn honkers are from nj and ct. They believe its OK to lean on tour horn constantly because they're in NY and have to act tough.


Assholes.
 
2014-01-19 01:06:58 AM
I would love to live in a city where I wouldn't need a car, I could walk to get necessities, there would be tons of things to do all the time, and taking a trip out of the country doesn't involve 1 to 2 domestic flights to finally gtfo.
 
2014-01-19 01:11:36 AM

Bathia_Mapes: WHAT??

 
2014-01-19 02:20:41 AM

Ennuipoet: bigsmellypenis: If your main reason to move somewhere is a high crime rate, overcrowding, pollution and traffic, then you're an idiot. I understand everyone has their own qualities they look for in a place, but to specifically seek out a place with a high crime rate is absurd.

Except, of course, the crime rate in NYC is extraordinarily low.  So, that is probably not the reason.


All those poor people committing suicide by tying themselves up and then shooting themselves in the back of the head is pretty sad, though.
 
2014-01-19 03:10:40 AM

Molavian: Ennuipoet: bigsmellypenis: If your main reason to move somewhere is a high crime rate, overcrowding, pollution and traffic, then you're an idiot. I understand everyone has their own qualities they look for in a place, but to specifically seek out a place with a high crime rate is absurd.

Except, of course, the crime rate in NYC is extraordinarily low.  So, that is probably not the reason.

All those poor people committing suicide by tying themselves up and then shooting themselves in the back of the head is pretty sad, though.


Recent news story that I missed?
 
2014-01-19 03:51:10 AM
Almost asleep in my 2nd floor, street facing apartment in Astoria, so I'm getting a kick! I'm used to construction, horns, ambulances, and planes. I sleep past noon typically, and the most irritating sound I hear is from the school children (2 blocks from PS 85, mentioned in the story) who use the parking lot adjacent to my back window. The shrieks of children permeate my nightmares.
 
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