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Name Change for New York City
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-13-2002 at 06:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any ideas?

8NTX    Posted 02-15-2002 at 07:26:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about "City of Heroes". Frankly, I was born and raised in Texas; I never much had a desire to visit NYC, and lotsa people from that neck of the woods kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Didn't hate 'em, just didn't want to be like 'em. But after the resilience that New Yorkers demonstrated after 9-11, and after the way people rose to the occassion, from firefighters up to Giullianni, I must say that I admire those folks. City of Heroes seems to fit.

IHank    Posted 02-14-2002 at 19:15:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowbody Joe- During many bus rides between JFK and LaGuardia airports during the 80's I came upon my name for it- New Yuck City. That was based on what I was seeing out on Long Island and what I remembered from a couple of visits to downtown during the fifties. I still got a 15 cent subway token souvenier from then. How much does the ride cost now? IHank

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-15-2002 at 04:56:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
IHank - For the "privilege" of riding a NYC subway the cost is $1.50. However, you can buy a $17.00 one week UNLIMITED pass for both subways and bus rides. If you make at least five round trips a week it's well worth the price. Unfortunately since the WTC attacks my daily commute time to downtown Brooklyn has increased due to the subways running local instead of express to Chambers Street in lower Manhattan.

IHank    Posted 02-15-2002 at 05:57:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy Joe- A buck fifty for a ride, or seventeen bucks a week, sounds like a heck of a deal to me!

The thing I still remember about the NYC subway was the horrific noise. Keep in mind I was just a country boy from Iowa and that was my first time in "the big city". I was, and still am, impressed with how the thing got so many people to where they wanted to go so efficiently.

During the 80's I did a similar visit to London. We rode a double deck bus to (? someplace) and rode "the underground" back to near our hotel. London's was much cleaner and not as noisy. Can't remember what the price was, but as tourists you're not supposed to sweat those details anyway.

My favorite trip is still in the F series pick 'em up hauling a$$ down the county blacktop back road. It's priceless. IHank

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-15-2002 at 19:19:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
IHank - I always wear ear plugs on the subway - to tune out the noise and other folks inane yapping. Most other folks are listening to their CDs or reading the paper.

Don    Posted 02-14-2002 at 12:17:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about "Upper Miami" or whatever town it is New Yorkers retire to in Florida!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-14-2002 at 18:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good choice.

ShepFL    Posted 02-13-2002 at 12:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]

From what I hear, er, see ex-mayor Rudy is one New Yorker that got it right!!

Hogman --COME ON RUDY    Posted 02-14-2002 at 19:50:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-15-2002 at 04:58:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
In cowboy lingo it's LET'ER BUCK!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-13-2002 at 18:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
That can't be Rudy's friend Hillary, could it be? Looks like he's about to push the lady onto the tracks. No lauging matter.

Franz    Posted 02-13-2002 at 09:18:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Call it anything you want, just finish up the secession thing you started during the War of Northern Agression, and the rest of us in the state will let you keep Hillapotomous. She's done so much for the upstate area, we don't need her any more.
He11, you can take Schumer too.

Vermont Is Willing    Posted 02-13-2002 at 10:34:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
to throw in our Governor Dean to that deal.
You will be seeing him soon enough when he runs for President anyway, so please just keep him down there...

big fred    Posted 02-13-2002 at 10:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got two senators out in Washington we'll throw in as well, along with Congressman Jim McDermott. Heck, you can even have our governor.

F14...Let's go all the way!    Posted 02-13-2002 at 16:23:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Round up ALL the politicians, Federal, State and Local, herd 'em into NYC, build a wall around it, and fill it with water...

If there's any space left, we can top things off with lawyers.

Ira    Posted 02-13-2002 at 17:32:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In that case lets just build a higher wall.

Slo    Posted 02-14-2002 at 16:25:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wall it in, real high, then load it with all the politicians and lawyers. Add water until nearly full.

Old Sarge    Posted 02-13-2002 at 07:27:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lessee, we culd go back in time an start callin it NEW ANSTERDAM like it was when Peter Sturvysent furst bought (?), an I use that wurd loosely, Manhattan Island from the Indians. Native Americans that is.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-13-2002 at 18:55:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way back then there were real farms and country folk. Little did folks know then what a monstrosity would develop.

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