HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The "All Things NYC" Thread

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-28-2014, 11:28 AM
  #976
boyle2boyle
Registered User
 
boyle2boyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Queens via London
Posts: 750
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
I work in the city every day, commuting from Long Island (lol kill me, please). The prospect of having to spend a paycheck and then some on rent per month is astounding.

**** this city.
Would you really be paying that much more in the city though? Whenever I think about moving out to NJ or LI, the calculations come up just about even.

For example, if I moved out of NYC I'd have to make car payments/car insurance payments, as I have no need for a car where I am currently. That right there would almost make up the rent difference. Not to mention paying for the LIRR or NJ Transit on top of the Metro Card. When you start doing calculations, you might find yourself surprised at how little of a difference it would make.

boyle2boyle is offline  
Old
04-28-2014, 11:30 AM
  #977
broadwayblue
Registered User
 
broadwayblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 15,642
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Valuating View Post
Would you really be paying that much more in the city though? Whenever I think about moving out to NJ or LI, the calculations come up just about even.

For example, if I moved out of NYC I'd have to make car payments/car insurance payments, as I have no need for a car where I am currently. That right there would almost make up the rent difference. Not to mention paying for the LIRR or NJ Transit on top of the Metro Card. When you start doing calculations, you might find yourself surprised at how little of a difference it would make.
Depends on whether he's living on his own in LI.

broadwayblue is offline  
Old
04-28-2014, 11:46 AM
  #978
GordonGecko
Stanley Cup 2015
 
GordonGecko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York City
Country: United States
Posts: 3,722
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Yeah, for every first year lawyer earning 150-175k there are 9 recent college graduates earning 50-70k.
and 15 delivering pizza

GordonGecko is offline  
Old
04-28-2014, 12:00 PM
  #979
silverfish
Mr. Glass
 
silverfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Standing on a Train
Country: United States
Posts: 14,746
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
You must be loving the LIRR
If I ever needed to breed a super villain, I'd make him spend a day on a rush hour train from penn station to Long Island, or have him stand for an hour at the deli at my supermarket. Boy do people suck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
So on the one hand you want to die from the commute, but on the other hand you find the cost of living in NYC astounding. Hard to have your cake and eat it as they say. But yeah, I get you, prices are insane.
Very true. The city just really isn't for me. I mean, $1500 for rent in Manhattan (basically minimum) to live in a closet? No thanks. Sure, I could go to Brooklyn or Queens, I'm thinking about it, but I'm not all that convinced yet. Most days I think I'd be better off in a cheaper suburb outside NY, and definitely away from the NY Metro Area.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Valuating View Post
Would you really be paying that much more in the city though? Whenever I think about moving out to NJ or LI, the calculations come up just about even.

For example, if I moved out of NYC I'd have to make car payments/car insurance payments, as I have no need for a car where I am currently. That right there would almost make up the rent difference. Not to mention paying for the LIRR or NJ Transit on top of the Metro Card. When you start doing calculations, you might find yourself surprised at how little of a difference it would make.
Quote:
Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Depends on whether he's living on his own in LI.
Bingo, BB. Live with my parents rent free. Expenses are my metro card, LIRR ticket, cell phone, and student loans. That's it (even though it still totals higher than what some of my friends pay for rent per month in Buffalo, but I digress).


Last edited by silverfish: 04-28-2014 at 12:12 PM. Reason: villain, not hero - lol
silverfish is online now  
Old
04-28-2014, 12:42 PM
  #980
RUSF18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 182
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
Bingo, BB. Live with my parents rent free. Expenses are my metro card, LIRR ticket, cell phone, and student loans. That's it (even though it still totals higher than what some of my friends pay for rent per month in Buffalo, but I digress).
I wasn't the one to respond but I also read your post as coming from someone older who was choosing to pay rent/mortgage on LI instead of living in Manhattan. Definitely the right approach for you, so good job. I spent my first two years out of college living at home and saving every penny I could before moving into NYC where I've been for the last 7 years. I had some student loans on top of what you were paying, but even making $50k-$60k for those first couple years, I was able to put away over $40K. Having that as a starting base was huge as even with making more money in the years since, you can never save as much as when you don't have a rent check to write every month.

RUSF18 is offline  
Old
05-02-2014, 01:52 PM
  #981
NYRangers09
Registered User
 
NYRangers09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 388
vCash: 500
Where To Watch The Game?

Im trying to figure out a great spot in the city where I would be able to sit down and watch the game, rather than have to stand for 3 hours (being that me and J-Fine are so out of shape). I know the Rangers have that viewing parties list but I was wondering if you guys had any other spots. Really would appreciate ur expert opinions

NYRangers09 is offline  
Old
05-02-2014, 10:36 PM
  #982
Kane One
Global Moderator
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
 
Kane One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New NY
Country: United States
Posts: 27,539
vCash: 2960
I was watching the game at Windy City Ale House. Would recommend to anyone in Brooklyn.

Kane One is offline  
Old
05-02-2014, 11:49 PM
  #983
silkyjohnson50
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,141
vCash: 500
Thanks to everyone who responded in regards to moving to NYC. After weighing everything, I do believe I will make the jump...

Also another question that I'm sure I will ask again down the road when I'm actually there, settled, and have my gear shipped: what about roller hockey in Manhattan? I happened to see an outdoor rink somewhere along the East river when I was driving around. Are there any other rinks and do people typically gather enough for pick up games throughout the year? I'd love to be able to play when available.

silkyjohnson50 is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 03:23 AM
  #984
silkyjohnson50
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,141
vCash: 500
Also, are the lines at Shake Shack truly indicative of how good they are? I didn't end up eating there, but I walked by two different Shake Shack's at least a few times and they were always lined up outside the door.

silkyjohnson50 is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 09:38 AM
  #985
dmjt4160
Registered User
 
dmjt4160's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,121
vCash: 1004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kane One View Post
I was watching the game at Windy City Ale House. Would recommend to anyone in Brooklyn.
I'm like 5 blocks away, great place. I was so happy when they opened, Bay Ridge desperately needed it.

dmjt4160 is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 10:45 AM
  #986
Megustaelhockey
Global Moderator
Hybrid icing
 
Megustaelhockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5,148
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by silkyjohnson50 View Post
Also, are the lines at Shake Shack truly indicative of how good they are? I didn't end up eating there, but I walked by two different Shake Shack's at least a few times and they were always lined up outside the door.
No. In my opinion, you can get better burgers and shakes elsewhere. It's all about the name. I'm happy to make any food recommendations via PM.

Megustaelhockey is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 11:50 AM
  #987
McRanger
Registered User
 
McRanger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,705
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kane One View Post
I was watching the game at Windy City Ale House. Would recommend to anyone in Brooklyn.
Great set up, but every time I am in there the service is awful.

McRanger is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 11:55 AM
  #988
broadwayblue
Registered User
 
broadwayblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 15,642
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by silkyjohnson50 View Post
Also, are the lines at Shake Shack truly indicative of how good they are? I didn't end up eating there, but I walked by two different Shake Shack's at least a few times and they were always lined up outside the door.
Shake Shack is solid. But my personal rule is I won't wait on the line if it's outside the door. Good food, but not so amazing I'll wait more than 10 minutes to order.

broadwayblue is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 12:51 PM
  #989
MetalGodAOD
Moderator
Star Rangers
 
MetalGodAOD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
Country: United States
Posts: 11,788
vCash: 746
Quote:
Originally Posted by silkyjohnson50 View Post
Also, are the lines at Shake Shack truly indicative of how good they are? I didn't end up eating there, but I walked by two different Shake Shack's at least a few times and they were always lined up outside the door.
There's Shake Shacks all over the city now, no need to wait in line at Madison or Times Square.

MetalGodAOD is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 03:15 PM
  #990
Ave Maria
New Season New Dream
 
Ave Maria's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westchester,NY
Country: Italy
Posts: 2,446
vCash: 500
Send a message via Skype™ to Ave Maria
Anyone ever go to Capital Grille on 51st? Going there tonight

Ave Maria is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 08:49 PM
  #991
mat_sens
@mat_sens #lalala
 
mat_sens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,586
vCash: 10639
Attending a concert in October at MSG, and planning to stay at a hotel with parking in long Island/Queens near the subway lines. What would be the best hotels in that area around 200$ or less? I'm guessing the Subway is open 24/7?

mat_sens is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 09:02 PM
  #992
broadwayblue
Registered User
 
broadwayblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 15,642
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodgy OFWG View Post
Anyone ever go to Capital Grille on 51st? Going there tonight
Haven't been to that one, but I'm sure it's similar to most of the others. Very good food and service albeit fairly pricey.

broadwayblue is offline  
Old
05-03-2014, 10:41 PM
  #993
Kane One
Global Moderator
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
 
Kane One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New NY
Country: United States
Posts: 27,539
vCash: 2960
Quote:
Originally Posted by mat_sens View Post
Attending a concert in October at MSG, and planning to stay at a hotel with parking in long Island/Queens near the subway lines. What would be the best hotels in that area around 200$ or less? I'm guessing the Subway is open 24/7?
I don't know anything about hotels here, but the subway and the entire MTA is 24/7. Some subway lines aren't, though, but there's always another line you could take. Don't worry about that.

__________________
Kane One is offline  
Old
05-04-2014, 08:54 AM
  #994
Miamipuck
Al Swearengen
 
Miamipuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Take a Wild Guess
Posts: 1,201
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mat_sens View Post
Attending a concert in October at MSG, and planning to stay at a hotel with parking in long Island/Queens near the subway lines. What would be the best hotels in that area around 200$ or less? I'm guessing the Subway is open 24/7?
Go on Hotwire. They give you the general area and not the name of the hotel. You should be able to get a (4-star) good hotel for much less than 200.

Miamipuck is offline  
Old
05-12-2014, 12:51 PM
  #995
Nash Money
Registered User
 
Nash Money's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 534
vCash: 500
Best place to watch Game 7 on the UES? Preferably Yorkville.

Nash Money is offline  
Old
05-14-2014, 11:02 AM
  #996
GIANTRANGER11
Registered User
 
GIANTRANGER11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 10
vCash: 500
Best Ranger bar near Yankee Stadium

So guys...I am hearing the game will be on Saturday at 1ish...I have tickets for Yankee Game that's at 4pm...Anybody know of bars near Yankee Stadium? Or any other recommendations for Bars in NYC?

GIANTRANGER11 is offline  
Old
05-14-2014, 01:12 PM
  #997
rangers1314
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 199
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIANTRANGER11 View Post
So guys...I am hearing the game will be on Saturday at 1ish...I have tickets for Yankee Game that's at 4pm...Anybody know of bars near Yankee Stadium? Or any other recommendations for Bars in NYC?
Might as well just find a bar near the 86th street subway and just jump on the express after the game is over, its a 15 minute ride to the stadium.

rangers1314 is offline  
Old
05-14-2014, 10:44 PM
  #998
ProstheticConscience
Kunst
 
ProstheticConscience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canuck Nation
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,508
vCash: 883
Hey guys.

My daughter's currently in NYC for a school trip for three weeks. Her facebook status right now is: New York Rules!!!1!"

But seriously, she's there primarily to see plays on Broadway, off Broadway, and various other artsy-fartsy endeavors. She's seeing Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington, something with Michael C Hall in it, a host of other things...she went to Philly yesterday with some of her group to talk to set designers or something and she spent the night in Williamsburg. Had a moment of panic when I realized I had no idea where the hell my kid was.

Anyway, she's got the old standard touristy things like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square on her map, but as I don't have several hours to leaf through 1000+ posts on the subject, any other thoughts on cool things for a bunch of kids in their early 20's to do in NYC are appreciated.

Oh, and nice job killing Pittsburgh.

ProstheticConscience is offline  
Old
05-15-2014, 09:25 AM
  #999
Megustaelhockey
Global Moderator
Hybrid icing
 
Megustaelhockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5,148
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProstheticConscience View Post
Hey guys.

My daughter's currently in NYC for a school trip for three weeks. Her facebook status right now is: New York Rules!!!1!"

But seriously, she's there primarily to see plays on Broadway, off Broadway, and various other artsy-fartsy endeavors. She's seeing Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington, something with Michael C Hall in it, a host of other things...she went to Philly yesterday with some of her group to talk to set designers or something and she spent the night in Williamsburg. Had a moment of panic when I realized I had no idea where the hell my kid was.

Anyway, she's got the old standard touristy things like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square on her map, but as I don't have several hours to leaf through 1000+ posts on the subject, any other thoughts on cool things for a bunch of kids in their early 20's to do in NYC are appreciated.

Oh, and nice job killing Pittsburgh.
They will never run out of things to do in New York. Perhaps consult an online listing like this for more info. It's pretty comprehensive but digestible. http://wikitravel.org/en/Manhattan

Megustaelhockey is offline  
Old
05-15-2014, 09:29 AM
  #1000
Megustaelhockey
Global Moderator
Hybrid icing
 
Megustaelhockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5,148
vCash: 500
1000 posts!

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1671475

Megustaelhockey is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.