New York

Sorry to ruin the fantasy but Sex in the City is 99.9% fiction. Friends is 100% fiction. Sinefield is 95% fiction. Good Morning America is total bull shit.

NYC is the epicenter of corruption and poverty. Unless you make six figures and up, you live in the ghetto. Even if you make six figures and up, you may have a nice pimp apartment but your street is still dirty, the air still polluted, and there are homeless in your alley. Blue collar workers are all x-cons or illegal immigrants. Everyone has a hustle. Anything you say can and will be used against you.

The only “happy people” here are the super rich or the tourist. The super uber rich can afford to live in heavily guarded areas or they live north of the city along the coast and drive in and pay 35 – 50 dollars a day to park their cars. Everyone pays 8 dollars just to enter Manhattan and they want to charge another 8 to get to lower Manhattan. My commute cost 8-10 dollars a day depending on which way I go.

Most people in Manhattan have 2-3 roommates or more living in the smallest apartments you can imagine. Studios in the “bad” areas start at 1300, 1BR 1600, 2BR 2000… in the better areas Studios are 2k, 1BR 3k, 2BR 4k and up. My friend lives with 5 guys and they all pay 1k per month plus utilities.

It’s whacked.

But on a positive note, I will survive to fight another day. I got myself into this mess and I will get myself out.

…..and now for a song from Fear that I’ve loved since 1986 and now realize just how true it is.

New York’s alright, New York’s alright
New York’s alright if you like saxophones

New York’s alright if you wanna get pushed in front of the subway
New York’s alright if you like tebirculosis
New York’s alright if you like art and jazz
New York’s alright if you’re a homosexual

New york’s alright, New York’s alright
New York’s alright if you like saxophones

New York’s alright if you like drunks in your doorway
New York’s alright if you wanna freeze to death
New York’s alright if you wanna get mugged or murdered
New York’s alright if you like saxophones

New York’s alright, New York’s alright
New York’s alright if you like saxophones

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