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New York City aka “Hell with Good Restaurants” loses restaurants.

Louis Rossman has been tracking the faux New York City recovery for so long that he’s finally moved out of the New York Recovery zone.

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  • enn ess April 19, 2022, 10:09 AM

    New York City, under the “new saving leadership” of the new mayor, is fast approaching the level of economic opportunity as Detroit. Part of it is the mayor, part the governor. Both together a fine example of “prime” leadership.
    I’m just guessing here , but I’m thinking in another 2-3 years it will be on the same level as Detroit, in hot competition with LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and other major cities throughout the country. All competing for the worst cities in the world to live.

  • billrla April 19, 2022, 10:58 AM

    NY in the early-mid 70s was also a wreck, with rampant, violent crime and grafitti. NY will come back, just not under present lousy leadership.

  • Mike Austin April 19, 2022, 11:00 AM

    New Yorkers are what I would term “useless eaters”. They imagine themselves at the forefront of culture and civilization, while—of course—looking down on those rude and crude inhabitants of “fly-over country” and “MAGA country”. They are as oblivious to the true nature of their condition as is Biden at his own. Here is the reality of life in New York City:

    1. public defecation
    2. untold legions of homeless
    3. rampant crime
    4. open drug use
    5. swarms of rats
    6. termite-like living conditions
    7. graffiti emblazoned transportation and buildings

    What, exactly, does New York produce besides words? What, exactly, does New York do besides shuffle paper? Can it feed itself? Can it power itself? Can it defend itself?

    Here in Oklahoma we have:

    1. cattle
    2. pigs
    3. wheat
    4. dairy
    5. chicken
    6. natural gas
    7. oil
    8. manufacturing
    9. lots and lots of guns

    New York today looks like the city of Rome must have looked like in the 5th century AD.

    • nunnya bidnez, jr April 19, 2022, 12:44 PM

      Sounds great, I’ll be right over.
      Got a spare bedroom?

      • Mike Austin April 19, 2022, 1:00 PM

        Yes, but I use it to store guns, ammo, food, 1000 books, 800 vinyl records, 300 CDs, 10 tents, 9 audio boxes, 5 sleeping bags, 4 pairs of boots, 3 backpacks, 2 bicycles, and a partridge in a pear tree.

    • ghostsniper April 19, 2022, 12:59 PM

      In general, people from NYC are terrible. The 2 worst clients I have ever had were both from NYC. In their minds they own the world.

      The first one, I almost got in a fist fight with. Yeah, it got that bad. A consulting engineer was in my office at the time and he had to come into the conference room and cool things down. The project was very difficult but it did get done and the client was happy, but it soured me on New Yorkers. The project was the oldest coast guard station in FL, on Fort Myers beach and it was a total ground up restoration-modification and lighthouse conversion.

      The 2nd one was a large custom home for a NYC couple replanted to FL. The home went through numerous design changes in the preliminary phase and with each adjustment they kept finding more and more things to change. When we finished the construction drawings and met they at first acted like they didn’t know what they were looking at, and saying it was nothing like what they wanted. I pulled out the ream of trash drawings and notes and sketches and spent an hour going back through everything with them and we got on the same page but they still acted like I did something wrong. My level of frustration with these people was pegged out and I finally told them that if they are unsatisfied with my work they can have the plans at my cost, no cost to them. I hated doing that because I still had to pay my people but I had to cut this thing loose as it was pulling me backwards. The lesser of 2 evils. As they went out the door with the plans in hand they still were not happy. That was more than 20 years ago and I’m still bothered by it. Lastly, the house got built, but the owners sold it for a profit before it was done and never moved into it.

      Funny thing is, my business partner for the past 35 years is from Long Island NY and at times he’s an asshole too but some how we’ve never NOT gotten along. go figure

  • SD Plissken April 19, 2022, 11:51 AM

    Pardon me do you have any Pace picante sauce?

    • Mike Austin April 19, 2022, 12:09 PM

      If they don’t, then “get a rope!”

      • ghostsniper April 19, 2022, 1:02 PM

        A drag rope ain’t no good unless it’s on fire. I’ll bring the diesel.

  • jwm April 19, 2022, 3:38 PM

    Sorry, bro. Like it or not, you gotta come to So Cal for real salsa. Don’t let the Texas, or New Mexico boys fool ya’. Even Mexicans come to LA for the salsa. I know some guys who live under a freeway overpass near Santa Ana. They mix up the stuff in one of those orange Home Depot buckets, and sell it by the 16 oz cup at the bottom of the off ramp. Good stuff!


    • Vanderleun April 19, 2022, 5:14 PM

      Include me out.

    • ghostsniper April 19, 2022, 5:56 PM

      Includes 3 days worth of Hershey squirtz at no additional charge.

  • TwoDogs April 19, 2022, 8:48 PM

    Getting what they vote for, good and hard. It’s been a shithole for years and is just getting worse.