Can someone send me $32 so I can get a weekly metrocard? this is URGENT I literally have $3 in my bank account after clearing my overdraft fees, I’m SEVERELY fucked up financially at the moment and shit has never been this bad but here’s hoping things will get better in the future.
square cash is REALLY prefered since I don’t have to wait it just gets deposited immediately
i saw a similar post about writing tips when it comes to having paris as a setting, so i thought it would be helpful to have the same thing except for……new york city! as a native new yorker i love seeing my home appearing in fics, because lbr nyc is pretty awesome. so if you’re looking to make nyc your setting, here are some tips when writing about it. these can help establish if your character is a native or non-native.
—first off, nyc is technically not one city. it’s five cities. the boroughs of manhattan, queens, staten island, bronx, and brooklyn are all part of nyc. however, the nyc that’s always on tv/movies is manhattan.
—if you live in any of the four other boroughs, manhattan is always referred to as “the city”. so if your character lives in brooklyn but is heading out to central park, they’re going to the city.
—public transportation is the way to go. unless it’s staten island, where cars are the easiest way to go. mta fare is $2.75 and we use metrocards. trains are divided by uptown and downtown, and some are express and some are local. we do not refer to the train lines by their color—only by their number or letter. buses are designated by their borough; a manhattan bus would have M in front of the number.
—taxis are mad expensive and sometimes public transportation can be too when you need to take a combo of buses and trains. many new yorkers walk a lot. the reason we walk fast is bc it makes it easier to get to your destination. walking up ten blocks can only take ten minutes if you speedwalk basically. which is why slow walkers annoy us, especially when they stop suddenly.
—trains run slower during weekends and nights so your character might be in for quite a wait. bus generally take 10 minutes to come, unless it’s a popular route. then buses come every five minutes.
—except for the very southern part of manhattan, the roads are numbered. so areas such as greenwich village, wall street, little italy, and chinatown do not have streets with numbers. streets run from east to west; avenues run from south to north. the east & west streets are separated by 5th Avenue. numbers increase as you move north and/or to the west.
—you can always find pizza and hot dogs for a dollar. busy areas such as times square and central park will try to overcharge you. no new yorker would be gullible enough to pay $2 for a pizza slice. for cheap $1 pizza, the chain 2Bros is good. speaking of pizza, we fold it in half bc it is easier to eat and walk then.
—a distinctly new yorker thing is saying “on the line”. such as asking someone “are you on the line?” no other state says this. drive into new jersey and they’ll say “in the line”.
—there is one international airport and one domestic airport for nyc, which are both in queens. there’s JFK (international) and La Guardia (domestic). a third option is newark airport (also international) in new jersey.
—smoking is not allowed in nyc parks nor in most public spaces whatsoever. also the legal age for smoking and drinking is 21.
—if your character is a college student, all public colleges are branded as CUNY (City University of New York). every borough has at least one CUNY college. public colleges have “cheap” tuition rates, which are usually around $5000-$8000. the “famous” colleges in NYC are not public. NYU and Columbia are both private and are ridiculously expensive. Wagner College (private) in Staten Island has a really good performing arts/music program.
—new yorkers avoid many of the sightseeing places bc they’re expensive and overcrowded. i have lived my whole life in nyc (almost 20 years) and have only visited the Empire State Building for the first time this summer—and that’s only bc my internship covers the expense of my tickets to such places.
—speaking of expenses, most of the homes in the boroughs are apartments. Staten Island however is suburban and residential. houses are abundant there. in manhattan, houses which are really just townhouses, are super expensive. we’re talking millions here.
—manhattan is an island. so is staten island. the only ways off manhattan are by cars/buses over bridges or tunnels, or by trains. the only way off staten island is by car, bus, or the Staten Island Ferry. the ferry is free of charge, running 24/7 between SI and Manhattan. all bridges have tolls, where ezpass holders have lower rates.
—yes we’re the city that never sleeps, but we do sleep. some areas like times square don’t appear to. i’ve shopped at the forever 21 in times square at 1 AM. it was still crowded.
—SI has a predominant Italian and Sri Lankan community. Queens has a predominant Indian community, most especially in the Jackson Heights neighborhood.
—coney island is in brooklyn. the rides are fun but expensive. the beach is crowded and dirty. brighton beach and rockaway beach are better choices. staten island has a more calmer (and actually fourth longest in the usa) boardwalk.
—if you’re mailing something to manhattan, the address should be written as new york, new york. it would not be manhattan, new york.
this got really long but if your heart is set on writing within new york, i think it’s really important to get your setting right. like i said before, these tips can really help your character stand out or not as someone who is or isn’t from new york. i hope this helps for all the fabulous writers out there!
ok so my direct deposit got fucked up today (2/10) I was supposed to get paid for a sick day & it’s not reflected in my check so tbh right now I’m MAJORLY fucked up, I literally at this point have enough for my weekly metrocard that I need since I have to go to work, and my therapy co pay that I also can’t pass up, I really wouldn’t be asking unless I really needed it, if anybody could square cash me the money (it’s preferred b/c I definetly need cash ASAP) that would be greatly appreciated honestly
Summary: Bucky knows he needs to get over his fear of trains, yet he has been unable to step foot inside a metro car. When a teenage girl needs his help at a metro station, will he be able to get over his fear in order to save her in time?
Bucky sighed as he watched yet another metro car roll past him. He had no idea how long he had been standing on the platform, but it was long enough for him to wave seventeen metros away.
Bucky hadn’t been on a train since The Incident more than seventy years ago. Trains had certainly changed since then. Now they were underground, on the ground, and even above ground. The traffic in New York City was absolutely horrific on a good day, so he knew the easiest way to travel was by metro.
I have been TRYING to not get my hopes up for S7, and TRYING to not obsess over the countdown.
THEN, they go and release that trailer, starting with my beautiful baby girl walking slowly and dramatically (FROM WHAT? Murdering little creeper? Kissing Jon?) and showing shots of my beautiful son Bran Stark back in Winterfell in a brand new wheel chair, and badass action shots of Jaime fucking Lannister about to duel with a dragon, and then they END it with Sansa SAYING STARK WORDS over footage of Jon killing some wights like it’s goddamn nothing with his freaking perfect shoulder to waist ratio and I DIE.
I had to get a new Metrocard, and every time I swipe it, the machine flashes the date the card runs out. GUESS WHAT DATE THE MACHINE FLASHES AT MY STUPID FACE, TWICE A DAY!?
A/N: …. there’s been a little bit of yelling but honestly we deserve it THANK YOU FOR READING THIS DUMB THING GUYS WE CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO US.
YOU’VE MADE IT TO THE FINAL PART. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS. sorry for putting you through a novel’s worth of #pain but YOU DID IT LOOK YOU CAN BE DONE NOW.
(we love you a lot, come let us know what you think, and honestly just have fun with the ending, okay b y e)
Warnings: alcohol, drinking, and abuse
You were exhausted by the time you were able to pack up your things, put on your coat, lock up your office, and head down to the lobby. Maybe that was why your internal alarm didn’t immediately go off when you stepped out of the elevator on the bottom floor. Maybe that was why you didn’t see him until he was stood right in front of you with a familiar smile and his hands in his coat pockets.
“Hey, babe,” he said sweetly, stopping you in your tracks as you almost ran into him face first.
Your hands began to shake immediately, hell, your entire body began to shake and your lungs stopped working. There was cement in your veins and ice in your chest cavity and you forgot how to move, how to scream, how to run.
“Adam,” you choked out. “What are you doing here?”
PLEASE HELP I overdrafted my account & I get paid tomorrow and I know once it gets deposited I will literally have nothing please help me clear some of this off so I can at least get a metrocard to go to work tmrw😩😫
“Heaven Knows What is an oppressively bleak yet captivating examination of a subculture most New Yorkers actively overlook: those unkempt young vagrants who ask for money on sidewalks and make pedestrians suddenly begin pantomime-typing on their phones as they hurriedly walk by the less-fortunate people lying on cardboard boxes. Marauding throughout the Upper West Side, Harley gets high in Central Park, steals 5-Hour Energy drinks from corner stores and sells them to bodega owners to fund her drug habits, wakes up from skag hangovers in foreign, ramshackle beds, and begs subway patrons for free MetroCard swipes. It all feels lived-in, not acted out.”