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84% of New Yorkers OK with NYC (Vast majority satisfied or very satisfied with New York City Life)
New York Post ^ | 10/19/2012 | David K. Li

Posted on 10/19/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The ultimate Big Apple life would have New Yorkers raising kids on Staten Island, doing retail therapy in Manhattan and picking up groceries in Brooklyn.

A poll of Gotham dwellers released yesterday found that 84 percent of New Yorkers said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with city life, matching the same 84 percent number from the 2011 and 2010 surveys.

But this New York love story takes a wild turn, based on borough of residence.

For example, 89 percent of Staten Islanders said they “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that their neighborhood would be good to raise kids, topping Queens (83 percent), Brooklyn (76), Manhattan (68) and The Bronx (67).

Manhattan respondents, though, were the most happy with shop-till-you-drop options.

That’s because 71 percent said they had “excellent” or “good” retail options, outpacing Brooklyn (67), Staten Island (66), The Bronx (57) and Queens (55).

Brooklyn appeared to be the best borough to score groceries, with 75 percent saying they had “excellent” or “good” access to markets and grocery stores.

Staten Island (73 percent), The Bronx (70), Manhattan (69) and Queens (68) followed.

Even an esoteric measure like optimism about the city’s future varied greatly by borough.

As a whole, 81 percent of New Yorkers said they were “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the future of Gotham, up slightly from 76 percent in last year’s survey.

Residents of Manhattan had the most optimistic view of life, at 87 percent, followed by Brooklyn (85), Queens (80), The Bronx (75) and Staten Island (69).

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1 posted on 10/19/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The country’s full of New Yorkers that weren’t.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy

There are actually New Yorkers who have lived their entire lives without ever having left the city - not even for a visit.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 5:39:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I better not go there {comment wise} i might get into trouble


4 posted on 10/19/2012 5:40:29 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: SeekAndFind

Moved out in 1964. Happiest day of my life.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 5:41:47 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: tsowellfan

LOL thats ok they can stay there if they want i ive in the boondocks and i’m just fine with never visiting a city ANY city for that matter !


6 posted on 10/19/2012 5:42:50 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: SeekAndFind
For example, 89 percent of Staten Islanders said they “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that their neighborhood would be good to raise kids, topping Queens (83 percent), Brooklyn (76), Manhattan (68) and The Bronx (67).

Insanity.
7 posted on 10/19/2012 5:45:01 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I can’t blame you. Especially now. It was much better when Rudy was Mayor and I hear rumors he may run again. New York City is my favorite city in the world. It’s Los Angeles and the State of California I’ve refused to go to.

I lived in Phoenix and Tucson and I loved Arizona (especially Phoenix). I love the culture of Texas and much of the south including Tennessee. The Real America is what I think of them.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 5:47:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: tsowellfan
There are actually New Yorkers who have lived their entire lives without ever having left the city - not even for a visit.

C'mon.Never having left Texas or Hawaii...maybe.Never having left NYC...sorry,doesn't sound plausible.Except,maybe,for the disabled.

9 posted on 10/19/2012 5:49:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is a testimony to the virtually infinite adaptability of the human organism. An illustration of the attributes that enabled us to transcend adversity and rise to the top of the food chain.
10 posted on 10/19/2012 5:52:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of the rest of the USA would be pleased if NYC was excised and parted from the rest of us. Keeping all the MSM HQ with them of course, they suit each other so well......


11 posted on 10/19/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: rightwingcrazy
The country’s full of New Yorkers that weren’t.

I left in 1976. Been back a few times and I'm always glad I left when I did.

12 posted on 10/19/2012 5:58:40 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Gay State Conservative

Jeff Cooper, the firearms instructor said that when he was in the military he dated a girl from Manhattan who had never been off the island.

I was in NYC a few months ago. Loved it! I met lots of people from there who loved it! They all wished they lived somewhere else, but they loved NYC.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 5:58:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: rightwingcrazy
The country’s full of New Yorkers that weren’t.

I left in 1976. Been back a few times and I'm always glad I left when I did.

14 posted on 10/19/2012 5:58:53 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: SeekAndFind
I would never voluntairily live in such a huge, crowded city. I'll stick to the Rocky Mountains...
15 posted on 10/19/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: SeekAndFind

Just wait for the big bank layoffs to accelerate. Also, salary and bonus cuts.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 6:00:11 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SeekAndFind
I visited NYC for a weekend in 1967 and that was enough for me. I never want to go near the place again. I found the average New Yorker very insular, uninformed, yet arrogant.

The average New Yorker knew very little about the real world outside of NYC and some thought that visiting New Jersey was going to a foreign country. Some New Yorkers even wondered if they needed a visa to visit states in “flyover country” — the Midwest and South.

17 posted on 10/19/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SeekAndFind

84% Don’t worry, be happy.

This is what happens right before a meteor hits or something.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 6:04:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Yep!

After 57 years in Fun City, I was finally able to move to America in ‘02.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: tsowellfan

There are actually New Yorkers who have lived their entire lives without ever having left the city - not even for a visit.”

That’s true in other places though. I have business phone contact with many people in Dallas who were born and raised there and never taken a vacation or been anywhere else. Not sure why. Seems rather boring. We have such a big wonderful country with lots to see and do.

Re the 16% of New Yorkers who are not OK with NYC, I swear they have all moved to Texas. Having been to NYC a few times, I can understand why they would want to leave. Big city life is not my cup of tea. Too many people, too much noise, too much concrete.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 6:06:42 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Birds of a feather flock together


21 posted on 10/19/2012 6:08:35 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: MasterGunner01

8 million people in the city, you were there for one weekend and you can speak of the “average New Yorker.”

I LOVE FR


22 posted on 10/19/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

“LOL thats ok they can stay there if they want i ive in the boondocks and i’m just fine with never visiting a city ANY city for that matter !”

Look up “Heimo Korth” on YouTube and watch the vid. You’ll love it.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 6:11:20 PM PDT by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: SeekAndFind

84% of New Yorkers are psychotic too!


24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Grams A
A taxi driver in Phoenix once asked me if I ever noticed that many people in New Orleans have an accent like Brooklyn. I did! And I thought I was the only one that ever noticed it! He then explained to me why that's so.

He also mentioned something else to me (but without explanation). He said that Phoenix is actually larger in area than the city of Los Angeles some years depending on the annexing of communities from year to year. But what he said that was interesting was that despite how large Phoenix is, from one corner to the city to the other everybody speaks the same dialect whereas in New York City (which is not spread out as much) there are sections of the city which has its own dialects and accents such as Brooklyn, Queeens...etc.

I have an idea why but I never mentioned it to him.

Also, when I said I love NYC I only mean to visit. I would never want to live there. Way too busy for me. One hour there seems like 24 hours because everything just happens to fast.

By the way, I’m trying to remember the name of the show where local High School students would compete with each other on local TV channels with academia questions. Anybody remember the name of that show? I remember they used to wear their graduation hats during the program. Anybody? I’m trying to remember the name.

25 posted on 10/19/2012 6:15:34 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: rightwingcrazy

“The country’s full of New Yorkers that weren’t.”

That’s right; it should say “84% of remaining New Yorkers”...


26 posted on 10/19/2012 6:17:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A poll of Gotham dwellers released yesterday found that 84 percent of New Yorkers said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with city life...”

What did you expect? Toilets attract turds...


27 posted on 10/19/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: doorgunner69
Buck Owens - I Wouldn't Live In New York City.
It ain't nothin' but a concrete jungle with people packed like sardines
Where everybody's tryin' to live beyond their means
Where all the natives hurry and scurry too and fro
And like a fleas on a puppy dog they got no place to go

I wouldn't live in New York City if they gave me the whole dang town
Talk about a bummer it's the biggest one around
Sodom and Gommorah was tame to what I found

I wouldn't live in New York City if they gave me the whole dang town
Well I ain't seen the sunshine since the day that I arrived
Cause brother I've been busy a tryin' to survive
Nobody knows you've been here till you're six feet under ground
Than you become a statistic if they remember to write you down

28 posted on 10/19/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: kearnyirish2
That’s right; it should say “84% of remaining New Yorkers”...

...and how many of them (especially in Manhattan) aren't from NY, but somewhere else in the US? ;)

29 posted on 10/19/2012 6:22:17 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
Sorry, but some folks like to live in vertical hives and I don't. I listened to New Yorkers, watched their media, and observed their ideas about their surroundings. You are most welcome to NYC, but there are more people who look at its culture, shake their heads, and walk away. See ya.
30 posted on 10/19/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Roccus

The US? I go there as infrequently as possible, and every time it seems there are less and less Americans there.

It is like a modern version of the Tower of Babel; I guess that is what happens when the mayor declares it a “sanctuary city”.

Time to return it to Holland...


31 posted on 10/19/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MasterGunner01

I was stationed there for a short period in 1967, the women were willing and the food was good, but I volunteered for another tour in VN to get the hell out of the place.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: SeekAndFind

Give it back to the native tribes.


33 posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: MasterGunner01
People have a tendency to think they “know” New Yorkers because they walk through Times Square and maybe hit a couple of tourist traps. Others, having scant or no contact with New Yorkers also draw “conclusions.”
I left NYC more than 10 years ago. I'm now in rural WV. The start of each summer, a snowbird visits me on her way back from FL. About the third year, while at a neighbor's BBQ, we were told by my buddy's wife, “You two, you're not like New Yorkers.” I smiled and asked her, “Oh, how many New Yorkers do you know? What you see on Law & Order, Friends, Sienfeld and the rest of TV are NOT New Yorkers.”
Sure, you hear and read stories about some pretty weird stuff that goes on in that town, but you jam 8 million people into 5 small counties ANYWHERE and you'll prolly see the same. Plus, NYC has the added benefit of all those from around the country who come there and after 3 months call themselves New Yorkers.

As I said, I'm living in WV for a little over ten years, but no way would I make any such blanket statements about West Virginians as you and others, with far less experience, have made about NYC.

34 posted on 10/19/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: kearnyirish2
You don't have to tell me. I spent most of those 57 years in Queens. I was gonna mention that, but I couldn't find the words to make people fully appreciate it. FReepers seem to think that our only immigration problem is Mexican.
...and yeah, that sanctuary city crap was one BIG mistake of Rudy's.
35 posted on 10/19/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Gay State Conservative
...doesn't sound plausible. Except, maybe, for the disabled.

Does just living in New York qualify? Gotta be fairly close. Should garner a person some dispensation.

Frankly, I've got nothing against New York, but I've never heard a group of people in my life sound more like they needed to convince themselves what a swell place they lived in.

These days, if your home is nice, you just shut up about it. Not New Yackers. Start spreadin' the manure news...

Gag me!

36 posted on 10/19/2012 6:52:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: Gay State Conservative; tsowellfan

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Woody Allen once traveled to Washington to testify at some kind of Congressional hearing related to the movie industry (it may have been a legislative issue regarding copyright protection for black & white movies). According to the article I read, it was the first time he had left New York City in years.


37 posted on 10/19/2012 7:03:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC is a great place, but few Manhattanites would dream of raising their kids on Staten Island.


38 posted on 10/19/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Roccus

I think most of the leaders in “sanctuary cities” know that only this designation will save them from becoming ghost towns. When taxpaying Americans flee these places, they either accommodate illegals or go the way of Detroit. Any “sanctuary city” should be treated in the same manner as other countries’ embassies; they are no longer US soil.

Look at how many people killed in the WTC didn’t even live in NYC; a lot of them were from NJ and CT.


39 posted on 10/19/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DoughtyOne

Texans talk up Texas even more than new york residents from my experience.


40 posted on 10/19/2012 7:07:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Many of them think USA ends at the Hudson River


41 posted on 10/19/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I have a friend in Brooklyn who comes to visit Chicago every chance he can. (Yes, he considers it an improvement!) He will actually work OT and be comped in the form of time off rather than cash, just so he can come here more often.

Me and my friends joke that he lives here and commutes to NYC on extended business trips.


42 posted on 10/19/2012 7:14:40 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: napscoordinator
Texans talk up Texas even more than new york residents from my experience.

Oh, I could easily believe that.

43 posted on 10/19/2012 7:15:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t mind visiting NYC for short periods of time. Just don’t ask me to pay for NYC through my taxes. That goes for any city in the US. Their subsidized lifestyle is the only reason the place is reasonable. I have as much desire to go to NYC as watching a good episode of Nova on PBS. While I may watch Nova or occasionally go to NYC, I can easily live without both.


44 posted on 10/19/2012 7:29:12 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hmmm, interesting perspective.”


45 posted on 10/19/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: re_nortex

My feelings exactly .... I’d rather eat freshly dug worms from a manure pit with a dirty fork before I’d live in NYC, Chicago, Detroit, SF, LA .........


46 posted on 10/19/2012 7:55:02 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t that special....the rest of the state is dying, business have closed or moved out of state due to high taxes and over regulation.....when I lived in upstate NY I used to think they would put devices on us to monitor our breathing and call it a breath tax......living there for 4 years started me down the path of my conservative journey........raised our sons in IN and now live in TX....both states doing well because of Republican leadership.....not perfect but a lot better than NY


47 posted on 10/19/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Roccus

Some people love the NYC and some don’t. I’m not a high density population city lover. [I can’t stand Chicago either for the same reason and I lived there for a month.]

WV is a great place as far as I’m concerned, but I’d go bonkers in NYC [or Chicago]. It’s a personal preference.

One of the things I noticed was the places I considered living were very high cost areas to live. That’s a limiting factor when you’re starting out. Now I’m laid back and comfortable in my small corner of paradise. Life is good and more or less serene.


48 posted on 10/19/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Malone LaVeigh
I left in 1976. Been back a few times and I'm always glad I left when I did.

Same here, left in 1980 and I'm glad I left when I did. It was a sewer back then and from what I hear, it still is.

49 posted on 10/19/2012 9:05:01 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some of the nicest people I have ever met are from NYC - when they are thousands of miles away from home. I had to drive through Queens in August, after renting a car at JFK, to pick up a family member who arrived before me, staying at a Howard Johnson’s. We were ultimately destined for Connecticut. I kid you not, every block had a screaming loud sign telling you what you could NOT do, because it violated some local ordinance. EVERY BLOCK ! No wonder they think outlawing a Big Gulp is no big deal. Too bad, I have fond memories of the olden days.


50 posted on 10/19/2012 10:22:09 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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