The verdict is in and after having officially moved here to NYC and experienced the non-stop lifestyle this city produces, I have some observations that I’m writing out now while it’s fresh on my mind.
10. NYC is a Playboy’s Paradise
Want phenomenal Korean food at 4am? Hit up New Wonjo and stuff your face. I’ve asked for alcohol all three times I’ve gone and still can’t convince the workers to slip me some. Pro-Tip: sneak in your own.
Ready for some strippers? It isn’t Rhino in Vegas (nothing ever is), but you’ll be able to utilize stripclub game at Sapphire’s until 4am.
No matter what you want to do, or the type of girls you want to scoop, NYC has something going 24/7 to indulge in.
9. Motherfuckers ask to bum cigs 24/7
I learned real quick to never give out cigs, or pull your pack out to have a smoke while standing still. Out of nowhere you’ll get bumrushed by 3 different dudes begging for cigs. At $16 per pack, I learned to say, “Nah, last one”, or just give them a death stare and keep walking.
8. Watch out for the bike lane
At least 3 times I’ve about stiff-armed bike messengers flying at break-neck speed, because I’m looking at the car lanes as I jaywalk, not the bike lanes. I learned quick when I narrowly missed a blur of a bike messenger blowing past me missing me by a couple of inches.
7. Subways are still whack, but are good for approaching
I don’t like the subways and prefer Uber. I know they’re ‘safe’ and ‘clean’ now, but still don’t like being stuffed in a train car like a sardine in a can, or a prisoner headed to a death camp. However, as I like to see the positive in everything (most of the time), they are goldmines for approaching. I’ve utilized it only a couple of times and had good experiences, but Goldmund from GoldmundUnleashed.com is quite the master at it and has written about it extensively. I’ll write more as I put it more into use.
6. NYC isn’t as expensive as people make it out to be
Once again, ‘intel’ I’ve received online has been whack as fuck. It started with Europe and how difficult the girls in Cannes and Monaco were going to be. That was wrong. And while I’ve visited NYC multiple times, actually living here obviously produces expenses that you wouldn’t have while just visiting. The rent is higher yes and the cigs are asininely priced, but if one get’s shit on On-Lock, it’s not so bad…at all. I’m starting to wonder if everyone writing NYC data sheets are just the hostel staying types so everything seems higher to them…
Overall, while NYC is expensive, it’s not as bad as one would think. Granted, this is all relative and dependent on one’s budget.
5. Women are friendlier
Yes, compared to Los Angeles, women here are like little cupcakes ready to be devoured. They eye fuck with ‘hunger’ in their eyes and they enjoy my style of direct game.
Recently I went out to Brooklyn and that was a shitshow, but based on the local intel I received it was because of the night and the venues I went to. Apparently off-nights are better than weekends there. I’ve pulled in BK before while visiting and had a great time, so I’ll chalk that up to a fluke and give it a shot again sometime.
4. People aren’t on their phones much
This surprised me, but lo and behold at the many restaurants, clubs, lounges and bars I’ve been to, I’ve noticed that people are actually ENGAGED with each other and in the moment. Without a doubt this contributes to the magic and energy of NYC.
In Los Angeles it wouldn’t be a shock to see an entire table of girls all on their phones while the guy dropping thousands on the bottles looked like he was ready to commit suicide. Partly that’s his fault because he didn’t know the truth about bottle service, but part of it is the ‘culture’ of LA.
3. The food is incredible
Despite stuffing my face on everything from Luzzo’s Pizza, to $1 Oysters (happy hour at just about every bar in NYC seems like) in DUMBO and everything in between, I’ve managed to drop 5+ pounds from walking a couple miles per day.
In LA I drove everywhere. In NYC people walk like crazy and I’m getting used to the fast paced get-the-fuck-out-of-my-way-before-I-kick-you-into-the-street style of walking. It’s actually great once you get in the groove.
2. Cabbies are either cool as fuck, or fucking psychos
There’s no in between. Have had some I wanted to choke out and a few who had incredible stories and great attitudes. Pro-Tip: never tell them you just moved to NYC, or that you’re visiting. Act like a local. If not, they’ll drive in circles while you think you’re just stuck in traffic. I made that mistake…once.
1. There are women everywhere
I knew there was more women in Manhattan than men (check the stats), but I didn’t think it’d be THIS obvious. Women of all colors and types everywhere. It’s truly glorious.
Overall, I should have moved here sooner, but timing is everything. NYC is my home for the forseeable future and I wouldn’t have it any other way. A true Playboy’s Paradise (depending on where you live in NYC), it’s been incredible so far and I’m just getting started…