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Yep, that's the attitude that they usually have. I'd give you less then 1/4 of a block. Just because you say your not afraid of anything and are just dumb enough to act like that in the D.
Not sure the point you're trying to prove. We INVENTED street smarts. Kids here grew up as wise guys, knowing things at 11 years old others learn at 30. I was running slips for a bookie out of Brooklyn when I was 11. You think I didn't know more than the average kid about how the streets work? I know who to check at times, when to do it, where, where my outs are, who has my back, etc etc etc... I wouldn't just walk up to random people and smash them into a wall.... LOL!! I knew a lot of cops in times square walking to work. Anybody gave me a problem, they not only would be physically embarrassed, they would be paying a big fine to get out of a midtown jail for insubordination and public disturbance.
Somebody wants to pull a gun? I don't do that. I have others that will for me. BIG DIFFERENCE.
This post was edited by CoachGomez214 12 months ago
btw, I like ALL cities. There's a lot they ALL have to offer, but nothing is like NYC.... nothing. I've been all over Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, the USA and nothing compares to New York.
Never been to Asia, but I have no desire to go there. I'm not big fans of the Asians. China is personally destroying the environment and Japan is ruining the sea.
So, I have no idea how the comparison to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and the like would be...I still don't think I can get insanely good Italian, but I can get top of the line sushi in Manhattan.
Yeah, you take a paragraph to explain streetsmarts. Do they teach you the best speech on a street is one not given? If you've been on Woodward and McNicols past 6 pm and want to shoulder somebody and put that tough guy act on, you'll be doing it alone. And not very long. The loudest "badasses" in the D aren't there very long, but you knew that, right?
That's an unfair assessment IMO. Many parts of the city are fine to hang out in (Lakeview, Five Points, etc.) and they're doing a lot to revitalize many other parts. It'll take some time, but it's looking up in the 'Ham.
Yes, I live in Manhattan. Remind me again where you live?
Granted I may be mildly retarded but anyone with 2 functioning neurons can see that your grasp on reality is tenuous at best. Like I'm envisioning guys in lab coats and clipboards following you around and furiously scribbling notes.
The best BBQ in NYC is RUB* hands down imo. I will believe you if you've heard of it, but is that good? Quid pro quo... Best French restaurant in the world in NYC is..?
And calm down. I want to hear the answer before the nurses race in and plunge your drip with thorazine.
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Did someone REALLY say that NYC has the world's best BBQ? REALLY?!
I've lived in Manhattan for three years and frankly, growing up in KC and Alabama, the BBQ here sucks. The only places that are even somewhat okay are John Brown Smokehouse in LIC, Georgia's Eastside BBQ on the LES, and Rub in Chelsea. And even then, it's only because they're owned and operated by transplants from the South and Midwest.
Any BBQ spot in KC pretty much shits on any place here. And I love NYC.
When I visited NYC, I ate lunch at a place that had the worlds best cup if coffee. I didn't try it, but they had a sign and everything.
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
And RUB I just found out last night closed a couple of months ago (RIP). They apparently never recovered after a stolen Hummer drove straight through the place last fall.
It's the double edged sword of NY. Shit comes in huge waves but it doesn't necessarily last. About 3-4 years ago there was a new BBQ joint popping up every 20 minutes. Every pitmaster in the country wanted a piece of the action. But it was a fad. 3/4 of those places are done or never got off the ground. It wasn't sustainable. Especially because the overhead and zoning issues of having pits and mondo smokers is nuts.
Blue Smoke is still quality. And Fette Sau in Brooklyn is also pretty good. I was never bullish on Georgia's but I only went once. I'll check it out again. Do you ever do the Big Apple BBQ in June? Epic.
That's what so fvckin funny about NY. Every place labels themselves "THE BEST!" Pizza places are the worst. "Voted the best!" "The best!" "Bestest best!".
Of all the talk about NY pizza being so amazing I think I can count on one hand the places that aren't complete dog shit.
So wait, are they lying? That's dishonest.
Zombie apocalypse imo
Dang, that sucks about Rub. Yeah that's one of the major differences between NY BBQ spots and anywhere else in the country: the lack of a huge, imposing smoker that has had years to get beat up and get the right flavor. Blue Smoke is pretty good but mad pricey. Never been to Fette Sau but my friends have recommended their meats.
And yes, Big Apple BBQ is the best time of year in NYC. Weather's great, sun's out, and I can buy Big Bob Gibson's in Madison Square Park. What's not to love? I do get pissed when I see people in a long ass line at Shake Shack when some of the best 'cue from around the country is right there, but oh well. Tourists.
Not lying. Gomez'ing
NY pizza is solid, but not Jersey pizza. Wes gots the best. And it's not even close. Rub is open, smart guy.
Dude, you can't tell me Rub sucks. the guy has won over 400 awards worldwide. Yeah, you know why he's a transplant???
HE WANTS TO BE PART OF NUMBER 1. You guys are mystifying to think that NYC doesn't have the best of everything.
Pizza better in jersey as is breakfast and staten island has best sandwiches on earth. That being said, we're all one entity here. Jersey, the boroughs...it's all the NY feel.
btw, anybody saying NYC isn't the best place on earth is either mentally retarded or just jealous. You can't tell me Austin, Memphis, LA, Seattle or any of the combined have what NY and the surrounding area has to offer.
I use surrounding area because when I went to school in the midwest, people would say they were from a city and live 30 miles outside of downtown. With that rationale, New Brunswick is part of NYC.
LA isn't a city, it's a suburb. There's 4 big buildings. Shanghai is a city. Tokyo is a city. Beijing is a city. Detroit is not. Nor is cleveland or buffalo or charlotte or.... c'mon guys, when I see rows of houses and people call that a city, they're TRYING THEIR BEST to say they live in one. You don't, you won't...end of story.
I just looked up tallest building in birmingham and it's 34 floors. I live in Jersey city in a 38 story tower. LMAO!! Trump is 55 2 blocks from me....
blown away by what people constitute a city and what has better things to offer. No place on earth is like here.
If that's not the case, then why is the ENTIRE WORLD trying to open up shop here and lay claim to being number 1?
I'd love to see a cook off in EVERY category with NYC vs. the rest of America. LOL... You realize our lineup of executive chefs are the best in the world, correct???
You're a moron. And typical of an ignorant New Yorker. Have fun making mortgage like payments to live in property you will never own... idiot.
NYC is a great place to visit. There are obviously a lot of things to do and see. I think it takes a certain type of person to want to live there though. Not everyone wants to deal with it on a daily basis. The deal breaker for me would be getting up every morning and waiting for the elevator so I could go down and wait for the subway. Nothing wrong with that just not for everyone
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly write anything dumber...
All you had to do was open google and type RUB to instantly verify, but noooo...
Here's their number: (212) 524-4300 Give it a go.
Chelseas RUB BBQ Shuts Down the Smokers After Eight Years
This post was edited by brem22 12 months ago
Hey now, I've said ITT that I love what NYC has to offer (and what many cities do) but just because Birmingham =/= NYC doesn't mean it's a bad place. We've had a sh!tty history and a lot of political mishandling, but it's on the way up and people actually care about it again. There are plenty of places to go and enjoy in the 'Ham. Just like any city, you've just got to know where they are.
No, I didn't say Rub sucks. I said it's a rare example of a NYC BBQ joint that doesn't suck.
Guarantee you any NY "pitmaster" trying to go up against the greats in KC, Memphis, Texas, etc., would get laughed out of the room. That's a fact, jack. Those places invented BBQ... then NYC copied it. The BBQ is better in other parts of the country. Sorry.
EDIT: don't get me wrong, I love NYC (see my username). But your NYC fanboyism is over the top. You're why everyone outside of NYC thinks New Yorkers are obnoxious.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by SweetHomeNYC 12 months ago
Cries the chump that lives in.... Jersey City.
There is no amount of money you could pay me to live in Jersey City. No city on earth I wouldn't rather live. Actual "New Yorkers" laugh at you a millions times daily.
You "use the surrounding area" because you do not live in NYC. And until such time as you aren't such a pussy, living on the periphery, wishing, waiting, 'someday I'll have the balls... someday"... You really ought to STFU.
"Because I live here! That's right, I live here. Yes, we're full of crap. Yes, we pretended to be from out of town so we could sleep with you and leave in the morning. But you know what's even worse than that? Saying you're a New Yorker when you're not. Because this is the greatest city in the world, and you have to earn the right to call yourself a New Yorker. So why don't you girls crawl into the open sewer pipe you call the Holland tunnel and flush yourselves back to 'pretty much New York.' Because I will do a lot to get laid, but I am NOT going to New Jersey!"
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