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So the girl and I headed to New York City and Hofstra for the weekend. I have been there a few times and she went to Hofstra University down there last year. What a place during Christmas time. Had to rely on the subways and taxi's because I still can hardly walk but it was still a good time. Got some sympathy for it afterwards anyway. I'm easily annoyed and such but if anyone ever gets the chance to go for a day or two (any more than that maybe too much), go. I have been to most big U.S. cities and this place is just something else. It truly is a different world.

As for Hofstra, WOW. The money involved there is just sick. There is no such thing as a poor college student there. The freshman parking lot was loaded with Mercedes, Lexus SUV's, and Hummers, just crazy. The building and such were pretty amazing as well. A beautiful campus, but you cannot even walk on the lawn on the sides of the walkways. You do and you get in trouble.

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but you cannot even walk on the lawn on the sides of the walkways. You do and you get in trouble.

I would walk around with a squirt bottle of RoundUp in my pocket.  

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STRANGE: A thread with the word CULTURE and Burley is on it

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Also something down there reminded me of the "Happy Holidays" thread. Go to the malls on Long Island and there are 4 Menorah's to every one Christmas tree. Quite interesting

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STRANGE: A thread with the word CULTURE and Burley is on it

Hey redneck, I got more culture in my big toe than you got in your whole body.

Just ask my podiatrist.  ;)

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The closest you have come to culture is when the doctor sticks that wooden stick down your throat.

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STRANGE: A thread with the word CULTURE and Burley is on it

Hey redneck, I got more culture in my big toe than you got in your whole body.

Just ask my podiatrist. ;)

More like your proctologist DR>INUENDO ;D

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Got some sympathy for it afterwards anyway.

Interesting....

She bought me an ice cream. ;)

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I can't stand New York City. I could never ever live there. It's a good time I guess, but I need some grass and trees and ponds - more of those than of buildings and crowds.

Last time I was there was for a friend's bachelor party. I actually paid twenty dollars for a pack of smokes. To be fair, it was in a gentlemen's club, but still. Ten dollar drinks. Can't even imagine what Lucky Crafts cost there  ;)

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Yup, prepare to spend some money on food. A burger at the ESPNZone place will cost you a bunch. But it was the thickest burger I have ever ate. I just wish they would go over to B&J instead of that Hagen-Daz crap. There are Hagen-Daz every 10 feet.

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I can't stand New York City. I could never ever live there. It's a good time I guess, but I need some grass and trees and ponds - more of those than of buildings and crowds.

Last time I was there was for a friend's bachelor party. I actually paid twenty dollars for a pack of smokes. To be fair, it was in a gentlemen's club, but still. Ten dollar drinks. Can't even imagine what Lucky Crafts cost there ;)

 You didnt come to Brooklyn, a whole other world of really cool neighborhoods, each with their own personality.

 As Far as Manhattan: Gretest Jazz clubs in the world, The Met,Lincoln Center,The Beacon Theater, Broadway and many more musems. You go to a gentelmens club you know you are getting   one way or another

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That's true - I was in Manhattan. However, I'm just not a city person. The whole feel is wrong for me. I just feel anxious the whole time and need to get to some open space. There's probably a name for that "condition".

I will say that there is a very high percentage of beautiful women in that city. And I'm talking in the streets and bars and restaurants - not just in the aforementioned clubs...although the same phenomenon applies there.

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Hey Tony; America as a whole is filled with the most beautiful woman from all over the world!

You should see the ladies of New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!

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That's true - I was in Manhattan. However, I'm just not a city person. The whole feel is wrong for me. I just feel anxious the whole time and need to get to some open space. There's probably a name for that "condition".

The condition you refer to is called SANITY.

I like visiting NYC... and driving in Manhattan is a real hoot.  You have to turn into a driving animal if you want to get anywhere.  (I like it better though when I leave.)

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OK I accept the fact that this has turned into a country boy trashing the big  city thread. I know it is upsetting to you fellas that there is no place to park your horses and yaks in front of the Copa Cabana!

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Leaving can be the worst part. We got stuck on the Throg's Neck for a while and the traffic in southwest Connecticut was awful.

The only thing I did't like were some real crazies down there that hang in the subway stations, pretty scary. Penn Station also smells like a sewage treatment facility.

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A cab ride in NYC is an adventure everybody should experience at least once in their life.

Falcon

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Many years ago while in New York City on business, I pulled the classic

tourist blunder. Caught a cab on a red light and after a few minutes

got dropped off across the intersection. I don't recall the actual bill,

but I gave the cabbie a 5 and just laughed at myself!

::)

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A cab ride in NYC is an adventure everybody should experience at least once in their life.

Falcon

I'm going to go spend a week there, doing nothing all day but hopping in and out of cabs, trying to find the cash cab.

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I'm going to go spend a week there, doing nothing all day but hopping in and out of cabs, trying to find the cash cab.

Just keep a lookout for a taxi license plate with the cab medallion number 7N78 (the number is also plastered all over the cash cab, including the light on top of the cab).

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Hey Tony; America as a whole is filled with the most beautiful woman from all over the world!

You should see the ladies of New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!

You're right Muddy. Although there are some places much better than others. I grew up in Miami, FL, whose women are just ridiculous-looking. And I mean that in the best sense. Moved to CT before high school. Huge drop, but liveable. Went to college in NH at a school where the females are notoriously not-awesome-looking -- another large drop. Now I'm back in CT, and in a few years back down to FL. I think after that maybe Brazil or Argentina?  ;D

Actually, I heard that Minnesota women can be absolutely gorgeous. Can any Minnesotans attest?

I went to Mardi Gras when I was about 10. What were my parents thinking?  ;D I don't remember the girls' beauty so much, but I do remember some boobs I mean things.

Ok, back to topic: NYC  

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