1. I didn't fully realize how gross New York can be until I visited Boston, where you can eat off the streets
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  2. And the trains were spacious and quiet with no remnants of human feces to be found
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    Poop free on the T!
  3. New York, on the other hand, is a scummy filth pit with few reprieves from the grime
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  4. Like when there is literal garbage scattered all over the sidewalk
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    Not even bags: pieces of garbage strewn even which way
  5. Or when your train is pulling into a station and it smells like you're driving into a toilet
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    Looking at you, 34th St-Herald Square on the F/M line. Also this photo has the wrong trains on it?
  6. People regularly touch themselves in public like it's nbd
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  7. One time I was eating dinner on a small restaurant patio and the air conditioner from the apartment above dumped water on my head
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    I'm fine except for the Legionnaire's Disease
  8. The ubiquitous smell of hot trash in the summer could choke a small animal
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  9. But sadly NOT the huge ass rats and cockroaches that scamper in front of you at any given time or place
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    This guy's okay though
  10. Being splashed by dirty bus water is both a very real hazard and something that happened to me when I was just a wee NYC intern
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    I didn't look this cute
  11. Does anyone else remember the Chop't Rat Wrap?
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    I almost throw up every time I see that
  12. Subway sweat is too real and always terrible
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    This isn't a stock photo, this is real life
  13. Apparently there is a blog called New York Is Gross so perhaps I've found my calling and will go contribute there now
    Nina out.