Good Reasons To Hate New York

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I know you perhaps do not live in New York, but The Paris Review has some amazing mid-century observations (like the one above) from George Leonard Herter.

So. To fully appreciate this, you’re going to want to move here, establish a life in NYC, eat truffle cake balls at Momofuku, make conversation with people on the subway at 2 in the morning, walk from SoHo to Midtown on spring days, drink as you can drink no place else on earth except any city with public transit – basically, come to love the city as your own, and then you should read this article. So, do all of that. Also, call me! I’m heading to Momofuko right now, we can meet up for pistachio croissants and midday champagne since you’re here, now!

George is not invited for pistachio croissants. This is why George hates New York.

- Large doughy pretzels should be served with peanuts. Why no peanuts?

- This place was so much better when the Indians had it

- Some nice tee-pees would look great where all the buildings are

- Central Park is an unkempt wood

- The pies and cakes they are serving? They are so bad you would not give them to your worst enemy.

- What’s the deal with these poorly made mink coats?

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    • Cee

      Im going to New York in the summer…I think I’m just going to be shopping and crying. lol

    • Larissa

      New York says, Suck it, George.
      P.S. Pretzels with peanuts is absurd.

    • Amanda Chatel

      Momofuku’s Milk Bar is 5 blocks away from me. Coincidence? No. I’m addicted to their birthday cake truffles.

      Those alone are reasons to live here… and 565 other reasons that I will not list for sake of space.

    • Ellen W.

      New York drives me crazy because I’m sure it would be a great place if everyone who lived there stopped insisting it is the Best, the Most, the Biggest or whatever other superlative they feel like using that day. I once had a New Yorker hound me to agree with him that New York was the most laid-back and relaxed city in the US. So I feel I can’t ever experience the city just as me, I feel I’m always being told how to see it.

      • Jo

        Whatever, we’re proud of our city. I grew up here, I LOVE it and I think it’s important to love where you live. I have lived in other places and also have a great appreciation for them, but as they say “there’s no place like home.” What I love most about it is that I truly believe there is something here for everyone, and it’s possible to do a lot without spending a lot of money (contrary to popular belief).

        Also, there are people in every city who are assholes, so just cause some guy was forcing you to say New York is laid back doesn’t mean everyone is an asshole. Also ALSO, we’re just really excited about our city and want to share the awesome parts with others.