One Thing I'm Both Mystified And Amused About: Why The AVERSION To NYC Runs?

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Serah D.'s Comment
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I have NO inclination to EVER go to NY, lol as a tourist or otherwise.....

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I've taken a few trips to Manhattan on vacation, including once just before Christmas and once on the 4th of July. Manhattan is a great place to run around as a tourist. Just make sure you fly into New York and take cabs, the subway, or walk everywhere you go. Driving in, trying to find parking, and then trying to drive yourself around will quickly reveal itself to be a terrible mistake.

But it's a ton of fun being in Manhattan. Amazing place.

I really find it amusing (no offense) when a New Yorker says they go to Manhattan for vacation. How far is it from your home to Manhattan (just curious).

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I have NO inclination to EVER go to NY, lol as a tourist or otherwise.....

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I've taken a few trips to Manhattan on vacation, including once just before Christmas and once on the 4th of July. Manhattan is a great place to run around as a tourist. Just make sure you fly into New York and take cabs, the subway, or walk everywhere you go. Driving in, trying to find parking, and then trying to drive yourself around will quickly reveal itself to be a terrible mistake.

But it's a ton of fun being in Manhattan. Amazing place.

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I really find it amusing (no offense) when a New Yorker says they go to Manhattan for vacation. How far is it from your home to Manhattan (just curious).

It's called a Staycation... It's the latest craze for workaholics who either can't or won't take enough time off for a real Vacation. Also great for those who are watching the budget and don't want to spend a fortune on a long trip somewhere. So they just take a long weekend off and go someplace close to home. For example, I live in Tampa.... so it is pretty common for folks here to take the 90 minute drive to Orlando for a long weekend "vacation" with the family.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I really find it amusing (no offense) when a New Yorker says they go to Manhattan for vacation. How far is it from your home to Manhattan (just curious).

I live in Upstate New York outside of Buffalo...about 400 or so miles from NYC.

Travis T.'s Comment
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I was pretty surprised the first time I drove across the whole NY Thruway, it took forever haha much bigger than I expected, my trainer was from south of Rochester a bit and didn't have very many good things to say about NYC or the people there :-p

As for driving there, luckily I've never had to deliver in the city just around it, but to me LA is just as bad or possibly worse, but that could just be me personally

Shaun S.'s Comment
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I remember when I graduated high school me and a couple buddies drove there from Michigan just for something to do, even in a car I remember how crazy the traffic was there, cabs yelling at truckers vice versa. I could not imagine driving a semi through that place and keeping my sanity lol

Mr. Smith's Comment
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I love New York, a taxi driver chased me down one night to tell me I'm not allowed to turn right on red, nice guy he was. after you get out of time square the drivings not too bad in my opinion... but I am a fan of driving, I grew up driving in southern california traffic including hollywood alll the time so maybe that helped me just a hair. there are some major differences... I did learn the pattern which helps... when the light turns green they all start turning green on your path of travel, then when they all start to turn red... that helped me after i learned that. then I was running around like the wild taxi drivers lol. of course in a truck things are going to be a LOT different. If Swift wants to send me to New York from home I would probably enjoy it. but I will need to be a LOT more observing for the things Brett has mentioned. hope I do it all safely

Old School's Comment
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Hey Debra, here's a couple examples of the view I was enjoying this morning as I waited for two hours on the New Jersey side trying to get on the G.W. just to make my way through the Bronx. I run through here all the time, but it is not a pleasant experience when you are in a vehicle over seventy feet long and you are on a tight time frame to get somewhere.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I've recently spent several weeks driving around New York state, Pennsylvania & Virginia. (None of the big cities) The roads are narrow & twisty, of course many towns were 100 years old when cars were invented!

This week I managed to get to Texas for several days. What a breath of fresh air! Freeways in and around every town, but rush hour is rush hour. Even the two lane highways through the countryside are wide, smooth and 70 mph - I kid you not!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've recently spent several weeks driving around New York state, Pennsylvania & Virginia. (None of the big cities) The roads are narrow & twisty, of course many towns were 100 years old when cars were invented!

This week I managed to get to Texas for several days. What a breath of fresh air! Freeways in and around every town, but rush hour is rush hour. Even the two lane highways through the countryside are wide, smooth and 70 mph - I kid you not!

I'm from Upstate New York. The reason the roads are twisting and winding up here is because we have beautiful mountains, lakes, and streams everywhere you look in all directions. Texas has dust.

The towns up here are very old because people have always loved living here. In Texas, people just began tolerating it after the development of air conditioning and dust filters.

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It's much easier driving in Texas....no doubt about it.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Not around Dallas at the present time. Construction on the interstate system is as bad as anywhere right now.

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Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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