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Posted By: Hazymac, 9/28/2019 8:51:48 PM

NEW YORK—The master of the love letter to New York, E.B. White, eloquently described the city as a place that “can offer the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Like many of us he believed the place would last and would always matter. White was an optimist, sophisticated and thoroughly American. He was lucky to die in 1985. I say lucky because fate spared him from seeing the wreckage of what was once his dream city. It was also my dream place, an indelible part of my youth, a poem of steel and limestone majesty, of high-end shops, hotels, theaters, and nightclubs, of dandies and high-class women,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger 9/28/2019 9:27:51 PM (No. 192457)
The Big Apple has become the Rotten Apple.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 9/28/2019 10:34:07 PM (No. 192476)
Those sixties movies set in New York were a delight to watch. Same with San Francisco. Not any more.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/28/2019 10:44:53 PM (No. 192481)
I have been to NYC once with no plans to ever return. While I enjoyed the Statue of Liberty, Lion King on Broadway and other historical sights as a whole I hated it. To each his own but I simply don't get it. But then again I am a deplorable and simply cannot appreciate all the chaos NYC has to offer. Thanks, I'll stay where I am.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/28/2019 11:36:47 PM (No. 192495)
About far more than NYC, self-destructive Western/intellectual culture today. If you know nothing else, know this -- ".. the constant search for the lowest common denominator..." I'm reminded of the shunned and reviled Owen Benjamin who says he's not a white supremacist but rather a white enthusiast.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/28/2019 11:53:38 PM (No. 192499)
Funny you should mention 60s movies, #2. Today I watched a couple of episodes of Kojak, from 1975-76 or so, when NYC was dirty, crime-ridden, gaudy prostitutes hanging out on street corners. Giuliani wouldn't be elected Mayor until 1990s. A city, like a nation, can deteriorate and collapse more quickly than one likes to think. That's because we are on the downward trajectory as a nation. The decline begins and accelerates once the Law is not applied equally, when people detect the whiff of corruption. This is true everywhere: every kind of nastiness, criminality, perversion, poverty, ignorance is spawned and nourished in environments of lawlessness. You know, the Hobbesian life that is "nasty, brutish and short." This decadent social/legal environment and economic dislocation can pave the way to the arrival of a dictator who promises to restore order and safety.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher 9/29/2019 12:02:33 AM (No. 192505)
The New York City that everyone fondly remembers is the NYC of over 40 years ago. After decades of Democrat rule.....including Blumberg, who only became a Republican because the Dem ticket was too full.....and being shaken down by Amish boys like Sharpton, and now the rule of Commissar DeBlasio. the NYC you have now is Moscow with glitter. White people aren't the cancer; Dems/Libs/Progressives or whatever name they hide behind are the cancer. They destroy everything they touch.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/29/2019 1:30:43 AM (No. 192512)
I use to hate the East Coast forced to travel to NY and Princeton every month! I still do! From a Midwesterner perspective, Minneapolis we found your cities to be loud, obnoxious and full of terrible rude people who all think we are still fighting the injuns here in flyover country! Unfortunately, our town is now going the way of yours! We NEVER leave the burbs to travel downtown to be shot or knifed by a Somali refugee just looking for a better life!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/29/2019 2:51:42 AM (No. 192517)
NY city was a hell hole in the late 1940's and it's still a hell hole now.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ravenhaven 9/29/2019 6:15:16 AM (No. 192547)
What a stupid piece. I’m a staunch Trump supporter and a proud irredeemable, but New York is more beautiful, cleaner and safer than ever, in spite of its buffoon mayor. I suspect the author is a professional curmudgeon.
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