August 22nd, 2020 @ 7:15 pm
i was looking something up on one of my personal #hashies on instagram today and i saw this kid i muted months ago. i totally forgot about him until i saw him in a comment, then i realized he unfollowed me… lol.
[cries in i don’t care]
he moved here to NYC from the midwest or texas or something? and his posts were so eye-roll inducing.
honestly, there is nothing more nauseating to most native new yorkers than post-early-2000’s out-of-state, domestic transplants and their *OmG mOvInG tO NyC, nExT cHaPtEr* nonsense. we cringe internally.
in not shocking news, he moved to brooklyn.
into a *gasp* gentrified area!
i still never know wtf NYC these goons fall in love with. there’s nothing here anymore.
listen, i know there are still some lovely things here – i’m not saying there’s NOTHING here… of course there are the classic things to do, the classic places to go and places to eat/drink, etc., but so many things that were established for decades and good are lonnnnnnng gone. what the transplants either don’t seem to realize or just plain ol don’t care about is whatever they fall in love with, it’ll close within 3 years bc of greedy slum lords here in new, new york. they’ll never know what classic NYC was. like, wtf does anyone even attach themselves to emotionally that’s modern? most things that existed pre 2010 are gone and anything that opened post 2010 are already gone, and after this pandemic, most things are going to be so fucked.
anyways, that’s the point of putting down roots and living somewhere, it turns into home… you have emotional places that turn into your “cheers”. when you don’t have any, wtf is the point?
i will always love downtown NYC. the village has been my stomping grounds since i was a teenager in the 90s, but nearly EVERY single place my friends and i have frequented over the years since then is gone. it is all a bunch of banks, franchise eats, or other corporate bullshit.
don’t get me wrong, our parks are purdy ♥, but like, there are prettier parks and mountains and forests and shit all over this country. that’s not what people come to NYC for. like, do you really come to live here to be near central park? lol. it’s just a park… calm down.
is it the convenience of having stores open late? i don’t get it.
while brooklyn is one of the prettiest places in the 5 boroughs, those places are mostly gentrified, so how do people not feel guilty supporting poser assholes that push out the actual locals? (PS: OTHER TRANSPLANT BUSINESSES DON’T COUNT AS LOCALS) i feel guilty just walking around down near barclays, and don’t get me started on wburg. everything that was hole in the wall great is gone… it’s so tiring.
the thing that makes me the most irate is that people come here and pay through the roof rents just to be here. A 2BR APT SHOULDN’T BE $2600-3000 you fucking idiot goons. younger cornballs come and live with up to 4 roommates just to be here, not realizing that they’re ruining it for i dunno, actual families that need that many bedrooms?
A 3BR APT SHOULDN’T BE $3800-4500… they shouldn’t even be near $3000!
it’s insane what people are paying. for what? just to think they’re new yorkers… just to think they *made it* and to stay as long as possible before going back home and admitting defeat? why would anyone think that’s acceptable?
if you’re making even close to $120-150k per year to afford some ridiculous rent amount like that, why would you live in a gentrified neighborhood that needs to be affordable for people that don’t hit the middle class? go to the upper east side, live in long island city or luxury in wburg or greenpoint. you don’t live in places like ridgewood, astoria, bed stuy or bushwick… what a bunch of disrespectful, ignorant and corny goons.
gentrification is an ugly thing – so is setting the bar for unreasonable rents.