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Plutocow (talk) 23:22, 12 September 2021 (UTC)


From the poem you put on your user page I gather you have fairly dim view of NYC. But I have no knowledge of your poetic tastes beyond that.

However I always recommend Leonard Cohen (who despite of being my favorite songwriter, was more of a poet than a musician to me) to whomever I meet. This is a pretty decent place to start. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 23:36, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

To clarify (thank you for bringing it up), I am not anti-NYC; NYC has problems like all other cities and towns in the state (just a different scale). I have a deep fascination/respect/love for the history of the state (also, not even lying, jokes about NYS are hysterical). Ditto also, thank you for sharing poetry! I need it daily or I decay rapidly. User:TESecor/sig
If you want a “different scale”, I suggest New York in the 80s: corruption, the crack epidemic, and skyrocketing crime levels—one hell’ of a cocktail. LeucippusSalva veritate 00:21, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
Have heard of how bad the corruption in the '80s was and some of the events that made NYC the poster-child for dilapidation (the incredible tabloid popularity of gangsters/crime families, police layoffs, garbage strikes, incompetent mayor/city council, etc.)! And, the beautiful thing of the horrible '80s, we see the rise of the "to-be-bigliest" president in history. It is no surprise that Donald Trump is what he is, because NYC's political culture bred people like that. I suppose in some sense it still does breed the likes of Trumps/Cuomos, but definitely not in the same volume as years past. User:TESecor/sig
I’m not an American btw, I’m from England. However, I’ve always held a fascination with NYC, its culture and its architecture. I did a school project when I was 15 on NYC, it covered (albeit with teen superficiality) hip-hop, graffiti and crime in NYC.
R.e. Trump: I wouldn’t make such a causal claim about Trump as this smackers of the genetic fallacy, then again, maybe I’m being uncharitable in my interpretation of your sentences.
I noticed on your User page that you have an interest in mathematics: what areas of math are you interested in? LeucippusSalva veritate 15:24, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
I think NYC really is fascinating. There truly is not another place like it; you see a map and people know where it is, you ask of someone "what city would you wanna go see" and most would probably say NYC, and then there is the fact that so much has happened there in terms of political/social movements such as "Buckley Conservatism", Tammany Politicking, renter's rights movements, green peace movements, (USA) Democratic-Socialism essentially found security there, The Beat Generation, etc. If you are ever in New York State, I also recommend taking some time to explore the Hudson Valley (Rockland Co. to Rensselaer Co.) NYS is, for the most part, rather untouched, but the Hudson Valley is a good suburban blend of NYC and NYS. Being a resident in the Valley, I can anecdotally confirm this all. Take my word for it and then don't at all.
The other places in NYS though are fascinating. If you have time, again, just search a random name of a town/city/village in NYS and read whatever you can about it. There are poets, novelists, lawyers, politicians, The National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (every town had one of those and I know because I am a member of the order), there were a fuck-load-and-a-shit-tenth of farms in every county and now the state is mostly gutted of that for varying reasons (look into the Dairy Farmer Suicides of NYS not but year previous or two, it breaks my heart), and the list goes on. Also, we have Art Omi (instagram it; statuary park of more "post-modern" design).
((Fun story and quick: Told from a friend on why the Hamlet in Columbia Co. is called "Omi": A meeting was held by the community nearing the revolution. None could come to consensus about the name of their hamlet, so the eldest amongst said, "The next word spoken shall be the name of our Hamlet!" People sat in contemplation when, out of the blue, a vase fell and shattered. A woman rose in shock and exclaimed, "Oh, my!" and the eldest member pronounced, "That is this Hamlet's name!")).
Sorry I get impassioned on such mentions of the State. I never had a good teacher of mathematics and, of late, I have come to appreciate math independent of my historical presenters. I am just starting to get myself familiar with terminology I have forgotten and am trying to hammer out the specifics of what I would like to spend time with. So far, I am leaning towards algebra/abstract-algebra. However, I need to get my footing more secure in terms of lingo and functionality of different areas. But, I accept any suggestions for reading as I like to consider myself bookish. Ⱅ.Ⰻ.ⰔⰋⰍⰑⰓ 18:46, 17 September 2021 (UTC)


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Some New York culture[edit]

Thought you might find this interesting.

This is video is a ‘classic’ in every sense of the word, featuring the late Harold Hunter and the city of New York circa. mid–late nineties. I’d argue that you don’t have to be a skateboarder to appreciate the culture this video captures—hip-hop, graffiti, skateboarding, etc.

Also if you’re looking for a book that covers some of New York’s culture during the 50s and 60s, then I’d recommend the extremely obscure “Ringolevio: a life played for keeps” by Emmet Grogan, which is named after the legendary street game of the same name. LeucippusSalva veritate 18:43, 5 May 2022 (UTC)