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    Does anyone here live in NYC, Would you recommend it?

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    I used to live in NYC - in Manhattan, specifically. I don't know, it depends on your personality, what you're looking for in a location, and which borough you've chosen. I hated it. I do love cities but Manhattan is very homogenous, very pretentious, and exceedingly expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hel View Post
    I used to live in NYC - in Manhattan, specifically. I don't know, it depends on your personality, what you're looking for in a location, and which borough you've chosen. I hated it. I do love cities but Manhattan is very homogenous, very pretentious, and exceedingly expensive.
    Old Money Socialites... I was thinking of moving to Bushwick

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    Old Money Socialites... I was thinking of moving to Bushwick
    I took the train over to Brooklyn a couple of times. I'm not overly familiar with the area but I liked what I saw. Definitely better than Chelsea, I'd imagine.
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    I think cities are fine for a visit, ok to go to if you have to work there, but if I can avoid it I don't want to live in any.

    The idea of being surrounded by millions of people, all huddled together in a relatively small area of space, and the pressure of all those different lives is just a horrible thought. I don't like crowds as it is, but a city is like one big crowd and it's around all the fucking time.

    The insanity and pressures just leap from person to person like an electric shock until it erupts in some form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    I think cities are fine for a visit, ok to go to if you have to work there, but if I can avoid it I don't want to live in any.

    The idea of being surrounded by millions of people, all huddled together in a relatively small area of space, and the pressure of all those different lives is just a horrible thought. I don't like crowds as it is, but a city is like one big crowd and it's around all the fucking time.

    The insanity and pressures just leap from person to person like an electric shock until it erupts in some form.
    I love the city for the privacy it provides

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    I love the city for the privacy it provides
    I guess I'm biased against the notion of privacy in cities, when living in England with a ridiculous number of CCTV cameras, particularly in the cities. Also while some small towns and villages often have gossipy *we know everyone round here* social cultures, there are plenty who don't.

    Having been to many removed and small country areas, I've found them particularly private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    I guess I'm biased against the notion of privacy in cities, when living in England with a ridiculous number of CCTV cameras, particularly in the cities. Also while some small towns and villages often have gossipy *we know everyone round here* social cultures, there are plenty who don't.

    Having been to many removed and small country areas, I've found them particularly private.
    That's another thing I can't do without... I love to party there is nothing that makes me happier then a cocktail with LSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    That's another thing I can't do without... I love to party there is nothing that makes me happier then a cocktail with LSD
    *Shrug*

    Parties can be ok I suppose. I'll take or leave the cocktail though.
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    I spent about 5 weeks in NYC a couple of years ago. I liked it a lot. I don't know what it would be like if I actually lived there though...I was just vacationing.

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