First time to New York! Page 2

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  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 15 Mar 2010 16:48:52 8,934 posts
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    NYC is like a European city about as much as my foot is, otto.
  • Lukus 15 Mar 2010 16:49:34 19,475 posts
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    Bill has weird feet.

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  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 15 Mar 2010 16:51:26 8,934 posts
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    my feet are topped with a spire and offer a great view
  • Goban 15 Mar 2010 16:54:17 9,107 posts
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    NY is a new world city designed with an old world ideology.

    LA is a new world city through and through.
  • wizbob 15 Mar 2010 20:15:05 788 posts
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    How do you even go for a drink in LA? Everything is miles apart, there's no public transport and very few taxis. It's the only place I have ever agreed to take a lift from someone who was obviously drunk.
  • Hunam 15 Mar 2010 20:17:40 20,674 posts
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    Is everything in LA really that far away or is it that everyone is just really lazy?
  • Deleted user 15 March 2010 20:24:45
    wizbob wrote:
    How do you even go for a drink in LA? Everything is miles apart, there's no public transport and very few taxis. It's the only place I have ever agreed to take a lift from someone who was obviously drunk.
    Dude, never go to Canberra! :D
  • Trafford 15 Mar 2010 20:27:37 5,975 posts
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    I took the kids to Nintendo World,near Times Square.Much disapointment,I was expecting trampolines and mushrooms,but no ,just a frickin shop.

    Brooklyn bus tour is good.Use the subways to get around.
    I love NYC as the saying goes.
  • Deleted user 15 March 2010 20:51:52
    This thread is making me want to go back to NY again. I have no idea what otto is on about with his negativity, i was there for two weeks and i loved every second.
  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 17 Mar 2010 03:51:54 8,934 posts
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    I remember the first time I visited New York. I nearly shit my pants it was that amazing. Manhattan is the most amazing man-made place on Earth, by FAR. It blows every other collect achievement humanity has produce.

    I can't even imagine what it'll be like 50 years from now, assuming it doesn't get nuked.
  • Dirtbox 17 Mar 2010 04:02:27 79,210 posts
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    Er, right. I've been to other more impressive cities. Hong Kong, as otto mentioned, is vastly more impressive and beautiful, with some amazing extremes of wealth and poverty which make it one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. Proper Blade Runner stuff.

    Manhattan is impressive in it's way though, tiny compared to most other cities, but what there is of it is tall, famous and therefore impressive.

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  • Tonka 17 Mar 2010 07:52:24 21,354 posts
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    Nevermind, I'll make a new thread.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • boo 8 Apr 2010 10:33:49 11,936 posts
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    Off tomorrow!! \o/

    A mate's asked me to pick up an iPod classic for him in NY, as he hates the EU volume limiter.

    I suppose I can ditch the box and packaging and just chuck the iPod in my rucksack.
    If I don't, what's the likelihood of being stopped by Customs on the way back in to the UK? It's 20 years since I last went to the US.

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    Eh, you'll be absolutely fine.
  • CosmicFuzz 8 Apr 2010 10:37:18 25,637 posts
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    I've been stopped a couple times (once was escorted down to be questioned in a small room...must look like a terrorist) but just take it out the box to be sure. That's what I did when I bought my PS3 in America. Just stuck it on my bag.

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  • figgis 8 Apr 2010 10:42:17 7,382 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Off tomorrow!! \o/

    A mate's asked me to pick up an iPod classic for him in NY, as he hates the EU volume limiter.

    I suppose I can ditch the box and packaging and just chuck the iPod in my rucksack.
    If I don't, what's the likelihood of being stopped by Customs on the way back in to the UK? It's 20 years since I last went to the US.

    Keep it in the box you'll be fine. If you're going through JFK keep a pen on you as the passport control is one of the worst in the world, make sure you fill your slip correctly.
  • Red-Moose 8 Apr 2010 10:58:01 5,345 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Er, right. I've been to other more impressive cities. Hong Kong, as otto mentioned, is vastly more impressive and beautiful, with some amazing extremes of wealth and poverty which make it one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. Proper Blade Runner stuff.

    Manhattan is impressive in it's way though, tiny compared to most other cities, but what there is of it is tall, famous and therefore impressive.

    Thank you for that pic of Hong Kong - it makes me want to visit. I have heard fantastic things about it in the past year, but had no idea it was all Bladerunner at night!
  • Zidargh 8 Apr 2010 10:59:33 1,692 posts
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    New York is shit except for Manhattan. I went to Brooklyn and nearly had to go to therapy afterwards.
  • localnotail 8 Apr 2010 11:07:32 23,093 posts
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    I stayed in Brooklyn for a week and loved it :) Can't wait to get back one day. NYC is like a City themepark, but I liked living outside of it.

    Subway pass rules too, easy to get to and from the airport with it as well.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Zidargh 8 Apr 2010 11:55:54 1,692 posts
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    The delis are AWESOME.
  • figgis 8 Apr 2010 12:06:23 7,382 posts
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    I liked Hoboken. It's just across the bay and feels like a small town .
  • CosmicFuzz 8 Apr 2010 12:10:13 25,637 posts
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    Zidargh wrote:
    The delis are AWESOME.

    So, so true.

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  • mrpon 8 Apr 2010 12:14:39 29,579 posts
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    Zidargh wrote:
    The delis are AWESOME.
    Correct. The one on the corner of 49th and Lexington I think, was amazing. Fresh coffee, every possible muffin you can think of, delicious hot food, fantastic salad bar, iced cold juices and obviously a great grill with loads of hot breakfast options.

    /drools

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • ProfessorLesser 8 Apr 2010 12:15:44 19,417 posts
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    Personally I'd visit San Francisco and Boston over LA and NY any day. Much nicer cities. And Japan Town in San Francisco is lovely (although I didn't get to see Little Tokyo in LA)!

    The one thing I'll say about NY is that the pizza there is like no other pizza. It's like drinking Guinness in Dublin.
  • localnotail 8 Apr 2010 12:29:31 23,093 posts
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    I liked SF a lot when I was there in 2001 but I thought Boston (last year) was really quite dull. Philly was really great though, and I liked Baltimore, if only for our Wire pilgrimage.

    NYC pizza is awesome, agreed. By the slice, anytime. Mmm.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • sirtacos 8 Apr 2010 12:47:32 7,378 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Hong Kong... one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. Proper Blade Runner stuff.

    Love NY, but...

    :o
    /desktop backgrounded
    Screw Tokyo, I want to go to Hong Kong now.
  • localnotail 8 Apr 2010 13:01:13 23,093 posts
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    It was even better when they still had the airport in the middle of town and you got to land and take off in between the buildings.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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