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If you could move to NYC would you? If not why not?

no...i'm happy where i'm at in canada's third largest city. mountains and ocean just a stone throw away. it's expensive here too but it's cleaner and nowhere near as crowded..
@Ynotisay calgary is far from the middle of canada...still quite west
Ynotisay · M
@beermeplease Yeah. You're right. I should have said more isolated from the coasts.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
@beermeplease Mountains and the ocean........Can't beat that!!!.......Awesome!!!
Only as an illegal…
jackson55 · M
Hell no. Too many people, too much traffic, too many liberals.
@jackson55 🙄
Fungirlmmm · 51-55, F
No, too crowded, too polluted, and too many rats.
Fungirlmmm · 51-55, F
@Jennster sand fleas on some beaches. You have to deal. We wear repellent and our animals are vetted in the south to keep ticks off of us. However we still get them at times. We have mosquitoes too, but we keep standing water to munimim and burn coffee to keep them away.
Nevertooold · 56-60, M
@Jennster Sandflies!!!!
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@Fungirlmmm exactly! The rats!
Ynotisay · M
I would never, ever live in NYC. No matter how much money I had. I can handle it for like two days and then I'm out. Concrete and noise isn't my lane.
assemblingaknob · 26-30, F
No. Too much stimulation. Too chaotic for me.
It's a really nice place to visit though.
CJNature · M
Nope. I don’t like the city. Much happier in nature. 😊
@CJNature I like city life but I don't think I'd like NY. It's too crowded.
ArtieKat · M
An old friend of mine moved from England to NYC at the start of the 1980s. When he got divorced they sold their apartment and he now lives in a cabin in Up-state New York
Jennster · 18-21, F
@ArtieKat I love it up there
ArtieKat · M
Are you Anglo-American, or something similar, @Jennster?
accidentprone · 26-30, M
I would not, state taxes, city taxes, federal taxes.
Unless you are in illegal alien, I see no reason to live there. The illegals live for free off of all your tax dollars.
No. It's dead. Culturally it's nothing but an intravenous drip - putting people to work for the oligarchs. Sucking up everything we can produce.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
🤔.......Noway!!! Been there and it's not for me........Too many people....Too many buildings.........Too much trash bags piled up on the corners waiting to be picked.........

I can sit on my back pouch of my house and look at the mountains and a couple of 14,000ft. mountain peaks. I'm happy where I'm at..........
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
@KarenisKenziesmum Of course they have different meanings and spellings........
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@Jimmy2016 Yes, and you've corrected it now that I've pointed it out.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
@KarenisKenziesmum this is SW and I make typos and spelling errors all the time. Not to worried about it........Not the first time I have correct something in a
dale74 · M
NO it's a great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there
Jennster · 18-21, F
@dale74 I think the same
JoyfulSilence · 46-50, M

I do not like the smell of dumpsters and urine in August.
robertsnj · 56-60, M
It is fun to visit, mostly Manhattan but not so much for living. Too expansive, too conjested, I think lot of major cities people there take the train in for work but either live in upstate New York on across the Hudson in Jersey.

On a sidenote people near the city don't see all of NYC as one city but more of each burrough as a different place.
blackarcher256 · 61-69, M
Nope…too many people, the cost of living is to high
eli1601 · 70-79, M
I grew up in CT, about 60 miles from NYC. Used to love to take the train into Manhattan, walk around the city, go to Central Park, hit a few clubs (bars), get a pizza slice or a hot pretzel. But I haven't been there in thirty years and the city's reputation is not what it was. Plus they have winter which I mostly avoid in AZ.
DownTheStreet · 51-55, M
Nah. It’s a weekend visit kind of place for me
accidentprone · 26-30, M
If you can survive there, it must be a good place to live.

But unless you have a lot of money, it seems like a dismal place to live.

Most people are moving out because of taxes, crime, and just utter government incompetence, or utter government control.
I like where I live.
CactusJackManson · 46-50, M
Not in a billion years
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
What does it mean if I could? Would I make big money and live in a spacious apartment with awesome view or would I barely make it but live in NYC?
Jennster · 18-21, F
@CrazyMusicLover I mean like to go to college or a good job yes- let’s say quite well paid
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
@Jennster College - no. A very good job - I'd give it a try at this point of my life.
no; not if I could help it. if I somehow found the most amazing, high paying job ever, I'd possibly rent a place in nyc to work out of for some part of the week and a place in PA or upstate to spend time/work remotely.
DunningKruger · 61-69, M
Absolutely. I'd love to be able to live in one of the great cities of the world, at least for a while. Of course, that assumes that I have enough money to be able to live there properly.
come2gether · 51-55, M
I used to love going to nyc. Now I won't go at all. My house is just a few hours from there, but the city is far removed from the safety of the Giuliani era.
Morvoren · F
Absolutely not. I’ve only ever lived in small fishing communities by the sea and I would never swap it for a big dirty city.
Jennster · 18-21, F
@Morvoren wow that’s my kinda place
WillaKissing · 56-60
Hell no! Cost of living, crowded streets and I would have to give up my farm, Hell no!
Jennster · 18-21, F
@WillaKissing the farm sounds so nice
WillaKissing · 56-60
@Jennster Thank you it is! It is a forestry farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

used to love NYC, the restaurants, Broadway, Radio City, the Met. shopping 5th Ave, not anymore
Adogslife · 61-69, M
No. I use to commute in from Connecticut though when I worked on Wall St. It’s such a great city.
JesseInTX · 51-55, M
Pay me 100 mil a year and ok. Anything less hell no.
jackson55 · M
@JesseInTX Nope, not worth it.
JesseInTX · 51-55, M
@jackson55 post didn’t say how long you had to stay though. 100 mil a year, pay about 50% in taxes, live off 10 mil a year (rent, private security, driver service with police escort, etc) for 3 years means you walk away 120 mil to the good. Head back to Texas and I live like a king the rest of my days and my great grandchildren are set for life
DealingWithTrouble · 36-40, M
I would if there was a decent job lined up there.
Jennster · 18-21, F
@DealingWithTrouble I think I like a more rural life and near a beach
DealingWithTrouble · 36-40, M
@Jennster the quiet is nice, depending on your field it can be easier or harder to find work in different places.
exexec · 61-69, C
NEVER!!!! One of my worst nightmares is being stuck in a big city.
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
No, I am quite happy where I am. All my family and friends are here too.
scorpiolovedeep · 46-50, M
Technically I could as my son was born in US territory but heck no.
ronisme1 · 61-69, M
No, the thought of those crowds of people are too much for me
joe438 · 61-69, M
Not a chance. It’s crowded, not terribly safe and very expensive.
Strongtea · 22-25, M
It’s a cool place but I find cities a bit scary.
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
No. It is a dirty city filled with angry people.
jehova · 31-35, M
No i wouldnt. Way too expensive snd crowded.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
You couldn't pay me enough to move there.
Lilymoon · F
No I'm tired of big city life
Jennster · 18-21, F
@Lilymoon I like beach life near nature
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
No way. I avoid cities as much as possible.
No. Too much noise. Too many people. Pollution. Yuck.
WrngWlf · 46-50, F
I want to visit NYC at Christmas in the snow
LilRedGod · 31-35, M
Traffic would be horrible
younglovegay123 · 13-15
I lived in Long Island for a while
Natureman · 61-69, M
Australia is heaps better
PrestonJ · 36-40
Hell yeah, New York is so much fun.
One word, Expensive.
They're all liberals. @LifeIsShort
AbbySvenz · F
Are you going to put me up, there?
Nevertooold · 56-60, M
Chicago is plenty big enough for me!!!

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