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17 Things That New York City Definitely Does NOT Need

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

17 Things That New York City Definitely Does NOT Need

Who even came up with these ideas in the first place?

 

1. A pedestrian bridge to Jersey City

pedestrian bridge cover

The only people who call Jersey City the “sixth borough” are people who live in Jersey City and are sad that they don’t live in NYC.

 

2. A YouTube reality show about Williamsburg

[Gothamist]
[Gothamist]
We can’t even.

 

3. A 1,000-foot tall residential skyscraper in Brooklyn

[YIMBY]
[YIMBY]
4. Email addresses for trees

[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
This is both a bizarre retreat back to the 60’s and a misguided attempt at updating the city’s relationship with technology.

 

5. A six course banquet featuring nothing but bugs

[Jan Keck/Time Out]
[Jan Keck/Time Out]
Ew ew ew ew ew ewwwwwwww

 

6. A pizza rat robot

pizza rat

Even though this prank was pretty hilarious, we really don’t need any more hype about pizza rat. People in the outside world think that we’re really strange and that our city is disgusting.

 

7. More extravagant subway stations

fulton subway station

This is why the fares keep going up.

 

8. A 630-foot tall ferris wheel

[Time Out]
[Time Out]
It might look like fun but this is definitely a death trap.

 

9. Any other event discovery apps besides Fever

app cover

All the others just don’t compare.

 

10. Rent prices that are so ridiculous you’d have to live in a dumpster

[Gregory Kloehn]
[Gregory Kloehn]
11. Rent prices that are so ridiculous you have to earn 130K to rent a one bedroom in Manhattan

[Max Touhey/Curbed New York]
[Max Touhey/Curbed New York]
12. More jaywalking tickets

[Chris Blakeley/Flickr]
[Chris Blakeley/Flickr]
Seriously, NYPD? Seriously?

 

13. Another overrated pastry creation from Dominique Ansel

[Dominique Ansel]
[Dominique Ansel]
Just stop.

 

14. Hasidic doom metal 

[Vice]
[Vice]
Yes this is a thing.

 

15. Fried Brussels sprouts

[Scott Lynch/Gothamist]
[Scott Lynch/Gothamist]
16. A beard and mustache competition

[Scott Lynch/Gothamist]
[Scott Lynch/Gothamist]
Ew ew ew ew ew ewwwwwwww

 

17. More tourists

tourists cover

 

Cover photo credit: robby-T/Flickr

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