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(so is LA)
Who is Charlamagne again?
QBN is TOAST
- yeah new york looks like it used to be fun.ben_
- spent a lot of time skateboarding there in the 90's and it's changed so much.ben_
- Do you ever wish you could go back in time to different places and experience them, like a time tourist? I'd love to wander around 70's NY – The Warriors vibesBaskerviIle
- Nope, never.
I'd love to visit 1905s metropolises - LDN, NY, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Calcutta, Constant...just, everyfuckingwhereNairn
- ...Berlin! And then do the same but 1925, then 1880, then.. Jesus.
The reason we don't have time travel is bound to our not yet being immortal.Nairn
- I want to see my hometown across all of its ages, from before the Neanderthals had caves there. Timetravel would be the ultimate timesuck.Nairn
- @Nairn there is a scene in the movie Lucy in which you see a timelapse since the ancient Lucy to current Times Square...grafician
- Last pic, Brazil Terry Guilliami_was
- Amazing photos.. Where they from? Is there any more?dee-dubs
- I'd love to go back to the early 80's new york, birth of hiphop, handball court graffiti, downtown scene, paint a subway car.PhanLo
- Last time I was there I got to see Pete Rock DJ in a tiny bar, which was cool. Folk were dancing like crazy, but we'd not long arrived and had to leave earlyPhanLo
- as we were jetlaggedPhanLo
- Some more flicks
- @ Dee-Dubs I got them here, there's a few more too https://allthatsinte…PhanLo
- Poor dogs and all those kids making fun of them, who is the animal ?i_was
Having met loads of NY graffiti writers that grew up that era, modern NY sounds like a breeze. Folk forget how easy they have it.
Some more here:
- That second one could be easily be in Glasgow in the 70's too.PhanLo
- Apart from the crazy rent, maybe the exodus of people will make the rents a bit less ludicrous in NY.PhanLo
- Rents have gone down a little but not that much. Hopefully, this will purge the city of a lot of people who belong somewhere else.CyBrainX
- That fourth one is very close to where I live. It's on Delancey St. on the north side of the WIlliamsburg bridge entrance...CyBrainX
- ...I was reading in a Lower East Side Facebook group how that record store had a great Caribbean and Latin selection of music.CyBrainX
I hope LA is done. Go on... get out of here.
As someone who's from LA, I can do without all the dreamers pushing beachfront property so high the average person can't live there anymore. I was raised by the beach by a totally normal middle-class family. The beach was my back yard and my summertime baby sitter. Come home when the lights come on.
Not even asking for a lot of frills -- but It's a shame that giving that kind of life to a family requires a single or dual income of 500k or more a year to own something, 250k or more to rent and have a separate bedroom for 1 child (or 2 if they share), maybe a home office, a good range of kid activities (sports, dance, tutors, summer camps), possibly private school for pre-school at least, K-12 maybe, savings if the world blows up, a retirement plan so you don't have to work until your 75, and one 5 day family vacation a year. My mother raised me on between 65-80k by the beach in a single-family home, as a single mother, worked the system to get me into the magnet arts schools for free as well as keep me in gymnastics. That is impossible now.
- It really sucks. Problem is worldwide. Real estate just isn't something for the middle class anymore.inteliboy
- Waaaay more people with money, much less beach to go around.nb
- "It's a big club and you ain't in it"Maaku
- Good old timesi_was
- hear hearPonyBoy
- Try London. Same problem but fucking shite weather, terrorist attacks and Boris.shapesalad
- Oh and no beach. Just the muddy river Thames.shapesalad
- Beach life is where its at, that's how I'm raising my daughter now, fuck the states, so many other choices out there, US is just a ghetto.moldero
- what does the world look like when middle class families can't afford children or the enrichment it takes to replicate what their parents provided?shellie
- Who you telling. My rent is 2k and that’s a bargain for a two bedroom decently nice spot. Been saving for a spot and shits slipping out of reach slowly.ArmandoEstrada
- Friend just moved to a new place for 4K month and I’m tripping, for that leave and make life elsewhere.ArmandoEstrada
Next Year’s Covid?
(NYC IS DEAD)
Photos in this thread are dope
It's the lesser-heralded cities where the action is happening- where you can still find walkable, urban areas at affordable prices. I have been living in Sacramento for nigh on 8 years now and I've watched it transform.
People are fleeing LA and SF to come here. No doubt people are leaving NYC and moving to Cleveland as well.
Rents in the SF Bay Area actually went down 9% in the last year https://www.sfchronicle.com/busi….
Maybe Altucher is right.
All the main stuff in NYC is closed until at least January.
People are leaving the city en masse.
This is really spooky.