Can I afford nyc as an early 20s nobody with no skills if I live in an illegal sublet in the ghetto?
you come on here with a stupid fucking idea expecting everyone to be like YEAH OP GO FOR IT
>stupidest fucking idea ive heard all day
>no job oppurtunities
>tons of poverty
>super low min wage which is what youll be getting if you have NO SKILLS
why would you ever put yourself into that situation
I say go for it. Also, be sure to burn all the bridges with your past life. Tell your parents to suck it and all your friends to fuck off.
Then you can experience the greatness of newyork. You'll be able to walk everywhere, which is great because you won't be able to afford anything else. You can enjoy the awful sewer smells, violent homeless, and everyone being a rude asshole.
And remember, no matter how hard you try, they will call you a redneck hillbilly for being from the midwest. A "flyover" state
New Yorker here, have you never been here or did you just go to literally all the wrong places?
However OP, as people have told you, I love NYC, but if you've got nothing there for you, no friends, no family, nothing to fall back on should this fail this is not a sound course of action. Plan first then go somewhere.
new york has a higher unemployment rate than dallas, san fransisco, houston, denver, north dakota etc. it has a high unemployment rate. do you think that means its easy to get a job?
There's around 100,000 people in my town. I'd consider it midsize. Plenty of millionaires. It has a small town feel. I'm only 25 minutes from the city which has a couple million.
Only idiots live in the city. Traffic is terrible. Public transportation sucks. Everything is more expensive. Don't be an idiot and just learn to commute.
Let's pay more for less and have more crime, worse air, less freedom, and more niggers. Because I don't know, it's the city! Buildings and concrete! Shit in the streets! It smells bad and I like it!
Hope you enjoy niggers and/or hipsters then, because I sure as hell don't.
It's almost the weekend too. I think I'll enjoy my big ass yard. Maybe BBQ and relax outside with a cold beer. Feels good brah.
Do you get to walk around with a gun? I do. I have seven personally and I'm allowed to kill anyone who fucks with me. In new york the only thing you can do is provide your anal rapist a condom if he wants it. Otherwise, have fun never getting a handgun permit and living somewhere that isn't stand your ground.
I fucking despise crowds and lines. I could never live in a dense city. Everyone walks far too slowly and gets in my way. I'd rather just leave a restaurant and go to another one than wait in a line.
this guys logic is that his place fucking blows so he has to leave his shithole and walk around in crowds of dirty people to not lose his mind
lol during the week yeah sure because I wake up at 6 AM for work so I don't like to do much plus I'm pretty tired after getting home, cooking, winding down, then exercising. So you got me there... You know that thing called work. It's what people with skills do to earn a living. Sorry to burst your bubble but it tends to take up a good share of the week.
I go out on the weekends ya dumbass.
I live in new york and I have a cc permit. Regrettably I was only able to get it because I'm a cop, it is one of the few things I really hate about this state. Ive been working to get NY changed to shall issue but its a struggle, it really frustrates me how much guns have been rolled into culture wars bullshit so its thought of as a liberal/conservative thing rather than a freedom issue.
I've found the best way to convince people here is to say the only way you can get a cc permit is be a cop, retired cop, or a millionaire who can argue you need to protect yourself from would be kidnapper. When I ask people why a millionaire has more of a right to protect themselves than they do it tends to change their mind on the subject.
Give me time though, I'm working on it. Anyway atleast we don't have to jump through hoops with abortion and we're pretty good on social services for the homeless and addicts. Except for isolated pockets crime is way down. The homicide rate is 1/7 what it was in 1995. Things aren't so bad here I think the hate for big cities from people like you is a bit overblown.
OP dont do it, I grew up in the suburbs right outside the city, I was very familiar with it and decided to go live there when I was 19
I moved out by the time I was 20 and 60k in the hole
its a miserable soul crushing place with no opportunities
I hate city cuck mentality.
>somebody please protect me, I'm a pussy and I can't do it myself
>it's alright citizen, just hand in your guns and we'll protect you from the lawbreakers who apparently followed the law to hand in theirs as well because that's what lawbreakers do
>oh thank you officer, I feel so much safer being completely helpless and relying on you. It's a good thing no police force or government has ever abused their power in the course of history.
Yeah, you said they give you the run around when you try to get a handgun and the only reason you were able to was that you used to be a cop.
I have to move to LA and I'm fucking dredding living in a criminals utopia.
is /adv/ entirely troll threads now?
Every fucking thread I've read is just some purposely acting like a retard and ignoring all logic, and generally comes attached with some generic story.
All this thread is missing is "so me and my gf had a fight and she fucked some other dude that same night what do I do?"
don't even bother, the trump opposition doesn't know anything about his platform, they just don't like him because of who he is.
really democrats should be all over his dick with his tax code proposition, that and he's even pulling fedora support by telling the pope to eat a dick.
ah ok, I thought you were attacking me directly
yeah it is frustrating, and what's worse a lot of this shit is because the police department specifically asked for it, like we can't trust civilians with guns, its always bothered me.
Btw be aware that LA is easily the homeless capital of america by a massive margin, I know you're used to carrying everywhere but honestly you don't really need it as much as you think if you just use your head and stay out of dangerous situations. Don't listen to music when you're walking out on the street so you don't get distracted, always be looking a few blocks ahead so you don't accidentally walk onto a corner where a drug deal or something is going down, never walk through alleys at night, try to walk with a friend whenever you can, don't make eye contact with tough guys, and the biggest one is if you don't like the way things look just turn around and find another way.
Dude, I'm going to be living in the this is my car and that is your car state of mind. Problem is I'm going into screenwriting and am trying to make it in stand up so I'll be in a lot of scuzzy places. I have a 18 round 9mm that I keep hollow points in. But I don't know the laws there, I think they restrict mag capacity to 10 or something retarded like that. Dude, it's like 8 hours to a Phoenix gun show and lawbreakers can buy however large they want. These people are retarded.
an increase in minimum wage doesn't lift more people above the poverty line, it lifts the poverty line to include more people who weren't there before
my $15 is a pretty decent wage right now, if the minimum gets raised I don't get a raise too, now I'm just poor
I never implied it would cause drastic problems but it does come with inherent issues that it's proponents seem to not be aware of at all.
Increasing the minimum wage really isn't that good for the economy.
I wish I could enjoy at will employment, my dad sure couldn't
when he lost his job the union forced him to stay unemployed for 9 months because there were people ahead of him who had been unemployed for longer
he had to take out of his retirement to support the family and will have to work past retirement age to make up for it
unions are scum
if it hadn't been for the union he never would have been hired back at all, they just would have hired someone new that they could pay an entry level rate
ok then, what's the solution to loss of purchasing power due to stagnated wages?
>if it hadn't been for the union he never would have been hired back at all
actually no, when he took it upon himself to find another job somewhere else (with better pay mind you) the union made him quit and gave his job to someone else
unions only help union bosses and organized crime, not the worker.
>what's the solution to loss of purchasing power due to stagnated wages?
>due to stagnated wages
there's your problem, your premise is flawed to begin with so there is no answer to your question.
loss of purchasing power is because the dollar is weaker, not because wages are low
wages wouldn't be considered low if the dollar had purchasing power
you are putting the cart before the horse
>wtf are you talking about?
that in 1934 the price of apples was $.10 a pound, and today they are $1.44 a pound
the dollar has less buying power, period, end of story. Low wages aren't the problem its the shitty US economy that's the problem
Jesus Christ as an economist you are the most retarded person ever. Please just move to New York and fucking shut up about things you don't know shit about.
Stop mouth breathing you darwin award winning asshole. There are 50 things wrong with your argument and the logic behind it.
I like how out of towners and tourist believe New York to be glamorous and every place looks like Time Square. If you don't have the money or skill, this city is not for you. It will eat you alive. Im born and raised here in NYC, it sucks if you are me, poor fag with no job and useful skills other than certain creative things. Only the elitist hipsters and yuppies believe this place is chic, know why? Because they got the money. Yeah theres a corner store on mostly every block. You can go downstairs from your shitty apartment that you pay far out the ass for to buy a soda right at the same block, but damn is it fucking hard to move up. Dont come unless you have a legit plan and are willing to start from the ground up. Public transportation is corrupted and people are not friendly because they got more than problems. You are going to encounter some of the most ghettofied people here. I'm telling you as a New Yorker myself, dont do it.
try Chicago first. People there are nicer than New Yorkers.
Or if you the best bang for your buck, try some midwestern or northern cities such as
Cincinnati, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Louisville, Madison, Fargo, Duluth, Iowa City, and Pittsburgh.
Source: I am an economic development urban planner.
people like you who didn't support the unions ruined american industry and ruined what it means to be a hard working person with a sense of community in the workplace.
You ruined everything