posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 04:12 PM
You couldn't get me to live in NYC right now for anything. Not that I would want to any time really...
How many people live in NYC? I think they a greater population than my whole state of Virginia, crammed into a single city. All their food has to
be shipped in to them. It goes without saying it's crowded as hell and traffic is a nightmare. New Yorkers down here are often amazed at the fact
that at intersections we actually willingly give up right away and let them go on. That's because it takes a whole 2 seconds and you go right after
them, instead of waiting for minutes up there for endless streams of cars if you don't take your opportunity when you have it. When disasters happen,
natural or man-made, it's an awful mess there. Remember everyone crowding onto the bridges out of Manhattan on 9/11, and they couldn't get anywhere.
Everything is as expensive as hell. People won't even look at you as you pass them on the streets, and give you awkward looks if you actually wave at
them or nod your head, acknowledging that they are there. I just don't see why people are drawn to this. It's like I read in another thread, they
have built their own prison, a massive tragedy just waiting to happen, and often have too much pride in it at this point to relocate to a safer and
more down-to-Earth area.
I don't smoke but cigarettes down here are $3-$5 a pack now. I've heard that up North in some places they're $8 a pack or more. I know truckers that
come through and buy cartons and cartons of them and take them up North and sell them and make a lot of money. And gas and groceries are all more
expensive too. But I bet minimum wage is the same there as it is here.
But mainly I would just be worried and anxious all the time if I lived there. There is too much fragility and too much that can go wrong when you
cram that many people into such a small area and depend on all your food being shipped to you, and there are too many people to even escape quickly
when something happens. And because of its size and vulnerability it is an obvious target for all sorts of mischief.
I would recommend all the more cautious and responsible New Yorkers relocate too, at least to the more rural parts of their state which are very
beautiful and much different than the massive urban areas. Just for all the reasons given, not just any given disaster like a storm. You never know
what is going to happen up there.
edit on 13-9-2010 by VirginiaRisesYetAgain because: (no reason given)