Originally Posted by ksteezy
That's my whole point....dudes hiding behind the idea that public/transport is the single most amazing thing about ny,
Originally Posted by frshstunna
I know ppl from all over, and dont know anybody that doesnt own/ want a car just to have that option instead of relying on public transportation only
you would think is some sort of teleportation device...at the end of the day, you still have to walk to the station, you still have to adjust YOUR schedule to theirs, you still have to jump in a crowded *** train, you still have to feel like you are being cooked in an oven waiting on the train in a summer month....YOU still have to be extremely aware of your sorroundings because you just never know what can happen sharing such a small space with so manyyyyy people....only time I don't drive is when I must head into the heart of manhattan during a weekday, which is rare, simply because of the parking regulations...
.weekends you are good on parking, I always find parking, lower manhattan which his where most of the nice spots are is usually good on parking as well, uptown is good on parking also...
ya need to stop playing games, having a car IS NOT A BURDEN no matter how hard you wanna push that agenda Ninja....it gives you options, sure you can rent...but why go through the inconvenience each time?...imagine picking up a female you are into for a date in a car with "zip car" decals all over it, the jokes will be had by her and her friends behind your back.
my man, not for nothing, you WILD delusional on what whats NYC one of da best cities in da WORLD.
here's a hint: its not because da west side highway, and FDR drive. NYC's 24 hour Mass transit system is da blood that keeps da city working.
i KNOW you was around when da MTA went on strike for a week or 2 back in 2005-2006, da city was CRIPPLED, it couldn't support da massive
population hitting da streets and trying to wave down cabs, all da traffic gunked up, it was chaos. you OBVIOUSLY was a witness to what happened
to NYC when hurricane sandy disabled da trains past 34 street and flooded all da underground tunnels that led to outer borough hoods, da
city was paralyzed, people couldn't go to work from queens, brooklyn, and da bronx into manhattan. it was awful.
and you're DEFINITELY not gonna tell me about parking b
i ive in washington heights, parking is HORRIBLE after 7pm...atrocious, if you're car isn't parked before da sun goes down you're going to circle
da same 5 blocks for a good HOUR until something frees up. parking for a garage isn't something da average dude with a bull **** honda is gonna afford.
changing da street cleaning laws to once a week made it WORSE, cuz you can have a car lamp in da SAME SPOT WITHOUT MOVING for a damn week.
Fewer alternate side of the street headaches for upper Manhattan, but dirtier streets might result
New rules go into effect Monday. Other neighborhoods have seen mixed results.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6:39 PM
Alternate-side-of-the-street parking will be restored in this area Monday.
Uptown drivers rejoice — but fans of clean streets, be warned.
Starting Monday, Washington Heights and Inwood parking restrictions will be eased as street sweeping schedules are reduced — thanks to the neighborhoods’ improving cleanliness.
The alternate-side parking rules, a bane to many city driver, were suspended uptown this spring as the Department of Transportation changed nearly 2,000 parking signs.
Next week, the regulations are back — with a big difference: Drivers on residential streets north of 181st St. will be forced to move their cars only once a week to accommodate street sweepers, down from twice a week.
Street cleaning on commercial streets will not be changed.
“Many people in the district advocated for this change,” said Ebenezer Smith, the district manager of Community Board 12, which includes both neighborhoods.
RELATED: A LIGHT PLIGHT: PARK SLOPE GRIEVES LOSS OF ALTERNATE-SIDE PARKING
The reduced alternate-side regulations has swept across the city since beginning in 2008 in Park Slope.
Community Board 12 is sixth community to get the reduction — but the first area in Manhattan.
The reduction in driver hassle comes at a great cost, however.
“Our cleanliness ratings are down in certain parts of the community now,” said Jeremy Laufer, district manager of Community Board 7 in Sunset Park, which implemented the reduced street cleaning last year.
And, Laufer added, “parking has gotten more difficult (because) people move their car less.”
Street cleanliness ratings also took an initial dip in Park Slope, but its community board’s district manager said eventually the streets got cleaner as residents adjusted.
And there’s one major upside: Fewer traffic tickets for forgetting to move one’s car in time.
like i said before, if you're in manhattan, you dont need a car, and in many cases you're DISCOURAGED from driving anywhere with it, like you said
try actually USING a car to drive to places like time square and 34 street on a weekday, its IMPOSSIBLE, there's commercial driving regulation spots
RIVER TO RIVER from da 60's to da 20's. you leave your car parked on a commercial spot and its a $120 fine and possibly your car towed on top of it.
these are everywhere....i mean afterall, steezy admitted it himself, its impossible to park in downtown NYC. trains are way more convenient.
i drive so i know, alot of ya tend to forget i got acess to a hooptie when i absolutely NEED to drive, otherwise i drive for a living.
and if there's 1 thing i KNOW about having a car in da city is that IT WILL BE ****** UP...you seen all da bumpers in NYC?
you got cars running around looking like
having your car looking like surgeons in da operating room
aye..its better that then...