Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by FRN9
 
korbermeister wrote:
FRN9 wrote:Rather than develop a subway to Staten Island because it is part of New York City, maybe the smarter idea would be to trade it with New Jersey for Jersey City and Hoboken (two places that have a subway direct to Manhattan) in return for NY State taking on a certain amount of NJ debt. If Russia could sell Alaska, then why can't New Jersey sell us two cities that are more similar to New York than New York's Staten Island?
Ummmm no. have you ever been to s.i? s.i. is an overbuilt suburb with terrible transit. we'd rather keep j.c. and hoboken.
Yeah, but there would be a cash incentive as well. Maybe a vote of self determination on the part of each locality. Perhaps an advertising campaign explaining the relative value of their property as part of NYC or part of NJ would help people make the right decision. I mean if a vote of self determination on the part of the local populace is good enough for Kosovo and Kashmir then it should be good enough for the US.
  by korbermeister
 
FRN9 wrote:
korbermeister wrote:
FRN9 wrote:Rather than develop a subway to Staten Island because it is part of New York City, maybe the smarter idea would be to trade it with New Jersey for Jersey City and Hoboken (two places that have a subway direct to Manhattan) in return for NY State taking on a certain amount of NJ debt. If Russia could sell Alaska, then why can't New Jersey sell us two cities that are more similar to New York than New York's Staten Island?
Ummmm no. have you ever been to s.i? s.i. is an overbuilt suburb with terrible transit. we'd rather keep j.c. and hoboken.
Yeah, but there would be a cash incentive as well. Maybe a vote of self determination on the part of each locality. Perhaps an advertising campaign explaining the relative value of their property as part of NYC or part of NJ would help people make the right decision. I mean if a vote of self determination on the part of the local populace is good enough for Kosovo and Kashmir then it should be good enough for the US.
the LAST thing we need is descendants of a defeated population, clinging to their god and guns, with bumper stickers on their Hummers that say: "Remember Tottenville!" , as next door 'neighbors' . We've got enough problems as it is with Hoboken Hipsters :]
  by Kamen Rider
 
FRN9 wrote:
korbermeister wrote:
FRN9 wrote:Rather than develop a subway to Staten Island because it is part of New York City, maybe the smarter idea would be to trade it with New Jersey for Jersey City and Hoboken (two places that have a subway direct to Manhattan) in return for NY State taking on a certain amount of NJ debt. If Russia could sell Alaska, then why can't New Jersey sell us two cities that are more similar to New York than New York's Staten Island?
Ummmm no. have you ever been to s.i? s.i. is an overbuilt suburb with terrible transit. we'd rather keep j.c. and hoboken.
Yeah, but there would be a cash incentive as well. Maybe a vote of self determination on the part of each locality. Perhaps an advertising campaign explaining the relative value of their property as part of NYC or part of NJ would help people make the right decision. I mean if a vote of self determination on the part of the local populace is good enough for Kosovo and Kashmir then it should be good enough for the US.

OR we could leave well enough alone. transfering territoy between two sides is a complicated matter. representation must be aportioned for example. districts redrawn.
  by korbermeister
 
Kamen Rider wrote:
FRN9 wrote:
korbermeister wrote:
Yeah, but there would be a cash incentive as well. Maybe a vote of self determination on the part of each locality. Perhaps an advertising campaign explaining the relative value of their property as part of NYC or part of NJ would help people make the right decision. I mean if a vote of self determination on the part of the local populace is good enough for Kosovo and Kashmir then it should be good enough for the US.

OR we could leave well enough alone. transfering territoy between two sides is a complicated matter. representation must be aportioned for example. districts redrawn.
Oooorrrr, we can realize that this convo. is typed in jest 'cause it has about as much chance of happening as a maglev transit line being built down Richmond ave :wink:
  by Kamen Rider
 
Or we could stop adding on to a thread that should have been torpedoed months ago.
  by korbermeister
 
Kamen Rider wrote:Or we could stop adding on to a thread that should have been torpedoed months ago.
S.I. Gets No Respect! :P
  by diffusedmind
 
korbermeister wrote:
Kamen Rider wrote:Or we could stop adding on to a thread that should have been torpedoed months ago.
S.I. Gets No Respect! :P
I forget who posted it originally on SubChat, but I liked their description of Staten Island:

"You pay $10 to get there just to see 10,000 guys named Anthony yelling at each other in their Maximas."
  by korbermeister
 
diffusedmind wrote:
korbermeister wrote:
Kamen Rider wrote:Or we could stop adding on to a thread that should have been torpedoed months ago.
S.I. Gets No Respect! :P
I forget who posted it originally on SubChat, but I liked their description of Staten Island:

"You pay $10 to get there just to see 10,000 guys named Anthony yelling at each other in their Maximas."
a.k.a. 'The Jersey Shore w/o the Boardwalk' . :-D but it's all good (except S.I.) :P
  by amoretto
 
lol Korber, you're from * New Brunswick, a place noone has ever heard of. Who the hell are you to diss on Staten Island. And for all you people from Brooklyn, let me tell you something. BROOKLYN IS THE SAME * * AS STATEN ISLAND.
  by Kamen Rider
 
what happens when booze meets keyboard.

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