The New York Post recently ran a column that said Charlotte isn't as good as New York. Here, now, is a thoughtful and thorough review of this column.
I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker who now lives in Davidson, and I’ll tell you two things: 1. Yes, Newark is the Gastonia of the Northeast, and 2. No one has paid any attention to Cindy Adams since the 70s.
He's right about Tupelo Honey's lighting and Famous Toastery is meh. Dude should have done his homework before he got here! Also count me as a Charlottean for over 30 years who has never been to the NASCAR HOF.
I love this!! HAHAHA 5th Generation Charlottean (that's we call natives : ) ) here. Proud to be known as such and don't give one NYC Rat's ass what anyone in NY thinks about us!
I’m here for the alliteration
Not Charlotte per se, but I'm in Durham and we get a busload of New York migrants on about a monthly basis. The odd one feels the need to point out that, gosh darn it, there are things you can get in New York easily that you just can't get in Durham.
I'm like, no shit, Sherlock, you discovered that a booming city of closing in on 300k people, in a scattered multinodal pseudometro area of 2 million people, somehow can't compare to what's far and away the city's largest, most cosmopolitan city, a city of 7 million in a 27 million person metro area? Now why on earth do you think that was?
Now of course Charlotte is a good ways bigger than Durham and at least more able to close the gap, but my dudes, it's still a lovely regional metropolis compared to one of the top five global cultural, commercial, and financial capitals. You want to find something interesting to say, try comparing like for like. See how Sao Paolo or Tokyo or Cairo compare and you might have something interesting to say.
Jeremy, this is one of your best yet.
Arn Anderson always a welcome TBT choice. But wouldn't you think AI had figured out the hands thing by now?....
LOL re: Hudepohl. I had the great…er…pleasure(?) of having that and it’s lightweight kin Hudey Delight. First time I’d ever had beer with ACTUAL SAND in it. Tasted like sand from the Ohio was mixed in to give the beer “ambience”.
Oh, and to h-e double hockey sticks with NYC. Smells like pee and desperation.