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firedome

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« on: November 24, 2009, 11:43:53 AM »

aka NYC... spent a couple days in Brooklyn Heights since the Daughter
was here from Denver staying at her in-laws... for those that
don't/haven't gone there, it has to be the worst place to own/drive a
car on the planet, well, maybe Tokyo is, but anyhow... close... It sure
ain't no place for a car lover!!! No place for parts cars, for one
thing. And one time it took us 40 min to find a parking spot near their
co-op building, cause the street is swept every Tuesday and we had to
move our or get towed in the Impound. Didn't take the car out once,
always take the Subway everyplace when in NYC, but even so it, had to
be moved. Sunday, coming in, the damm Holland
tunnel access in NJ was closed, detouring everyone into lovely Jersey
City near the swamps and junkyards for miles. Leaving this morning the
FDR Hwy on the East Side was one big parking lot as far N as the eye
could see from the Brooklyn Bridge, so we had to go across lower
Manhattan to the West Side Hwy, now that was fun... taxis thudding into
each
other outside your window at 2 AM, sirens... it's ALWAYS something
there, we were actually GLAD to get out to Joisey, believe it or
not!!!  We even went by the Joisey Gang Wharton Exit going out
I-80.  She
lived in NYC for 4 yrs and got married there, but we are SO glad we
only have to make occasional visits to
The City now.

That all said, we did get to hear some great Jazz at The Fat Cat, ate
some yummy food, and saw a terrific Kandinsky retrospective at
the Gugg....  I Love/Hate NY!!!


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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 12:25:47 PM »


Quote from: firedome
for those that
don't/haven't gone there, it has to be the worst place to own/drive a
car on the planet


Try holland...

 

Besides all the practical issues like f%$#ed up parking opportunity, congestion etc, tax pressure on cars is very heavy, and fuel is more expensive here than in any other country.

And on top of that, they now want to introduce a tax for each driven mile, of up to 18 cents per mile

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 12:42:05 PM »

with all of the taxes being tossed at us on both sides of the Atlantic ocean, I am thinking of investing in pitchfork, tar, and feather companies....might just break the bank!

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 01:17:36 PM »

Nothing wrong with the Dutch infrastructure either...














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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 01:27:09 PM »

You Cad!  You were within a mile and ahlf of me and you didn't stop?
 
It's much more pleasant on ths side of the Hudson, but it's no picnic here either.
 
Isee the Dutch don't know how to drive either!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 01:39:11 PM »


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And on top of that, they now want to introduce a tax for each driven mile, of up to 18 cents per mile



They want you guys to drive bikes only, I simply don't understand that, this really sucks, and I won't be surprised if many will change the odometer data
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 01:42:32 PM »

Not odometer... they intend to install a gps tracker / black box in each car...

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 01:50:47 PM »

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Not odometer... they intend to install a gps tracker / black box in each car...

What???!!         
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009, 02:07:52 PM »

Well over here it's nothing to laugh about. I wont get into details as my language might offend our american fellows who are not quite used to uncensored Eutopean honesty and the vocabulary that goes with it

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 04:51:28 PM »

Go ahead ....swear! All ya want! We can take it! After all, look who is our prez right now....ain't gonna hear nothin we aint heard before!
 


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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 05:23:34 PM »


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You Cad!  You were within a mile and ahlf of me and you didn't stop?
 
It's much more pleasant on ths side of the Hudson, but it's no picnic here either.
 
Gee Steve you have been near me enough times and did not stop
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »

True Tom. . .But never as close as he was. . .   Besides, I am always under the gun to get back here.   I hate social calls with my wagon
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 08:49:02 PM »

The "black box" thingie is already starting over here, too. I was pricing car insurance today with Progressive, and they asked me to save $39 on my insurance to enroll in the program. So, not only will the insurance company track your mileage to base your rate, unkey sam can pinpoint your mileage for taxes as well. And of course, big brother is always keeping that eye open.
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009, 03:31:02 AM »


At least those Dutch highways don't have potholes big enough to swallow a small car whole!!!



I was under the gun too, unfortunately, I have a house buy closing
today and had a bunch of crap to get straightened out yesterday... we
were  in NYC less than 48 hrs. That's about all I can take anyhow.

I'm really jones'n to get back to the boonies of VT full time, sick of
suburbs even , but it'll be a few years, at least... up there you can
do what you want and no one bothers you. It's like another world.


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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2009, 03:51:42 AM »

I was born and raised in Brooklyn. It was once a great place to live. There are few English speaking people left in the Borough.
 
There are still a few highlights left there; Peter Luger's, Nathans, great Italian and Jewish Bakeries, and a handfull of Kosher Delis.
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