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Old 04-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #41
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@ Siegal,

Manhattan has a beat that many Metropolitan cities lack ... despite of its decadent subway, Rat Race, Over Population Quota for an island and overly expensive tiny apartments ...

The Broadway Theatre, the availability of international shops & merchandise and of course the restaurant dining scene ...

I had lived in The West Village while studying at NYU ( a decade ) ...
My Paternal Italian Grandmom Margherite had a Trattoria there ... My dad was raised there ... When they immigrated, he was 4 years old ... that was 1920 ... ( However, I was raised in Vancouver City. )

We enjoy NYC too ... not to live, however, to visit ... and go to the Theatre and dine out ...

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #42
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I'm coming into this thread late, but have loved all of your answers.

I really don't think I would go very far from where I am. We live in a suburb of Vancouver called "Surrey", which is across the Fraser River. We are close to the "big city" (not that we go very often), the ocean, the mountains, the valley all of the things that make the west coast a beautiful place to live.

I would either want to move a little closer to the ocean, or a bit further inland to a community called Langley where most of DH's family lives and you can still get a bit of land - though even there multifamily complexes are going up everywhere!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #43
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@ L P B,

It is never too late to receive a wonderful post !

Though I was not born in Vancouver City, I was raised there and lived 17 1/2 years there, before going to Manhattan, to attend NYU School of Journalism and work at my grandmomīs trattoria ... Then off to California, San Fran, Miami Beach and Mexico, and Punta de Este Uruguay ... The Vet is a specialist in Ganado, Veterinary Medicine for Cattle ... and Horses, donkies and other livestock ...

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:37 AM   #44
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Where abouts did you live, Margi? I grew up mainly in the Lower Mainland (Port Coquitlam, New Westminster), but did spend several wonderful years in my twenties in the heart of the city in Kitsilano. I think that is what really helped turn me into a foodie - all of the wonderful shops - butchers, bakeries, produce markets, ethnic stores and everything from little cafes to awesome restaurants. I still love going there whenever we make it into the city.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #45
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Kitsilano Beach

It is a small world ... Kitsilano, a few feet or metres from the Beach ... in the heart of the city ... We are Urbanites ... we have all always lived in very Urban zones of major cities ...

However, my parents left Vancouver and moved to South Miami Beach when Dad retired ...

Mom is still in M.B. Florida and the Grandchildren can visit her and Dad passed on in 2010. My younger daughter and I go to visit her annually, and the older, monthly when in St. Augustine on biological projects.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #46
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I'd love to move back to manhattan. It's just no fun if you don't make enough to afford it when your older. At 22 a hole in the wall, roaches, tiny kitchen 3 flights of stairs and a 45 min walk didn't bother me . I hope I become successfull In My career so I can move back and really enjoy it.
When you are 20, roaches and three flights of stairs feels like an adventure. Here's hoping you get to live your dream.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #47
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@ L P B,

It is never too late to receive a wonderful post !

Though I was not born in Vancouver City, I was raised there and lived 17 1/2 years there, before going to Manhattan, to attend NYU School of Journalism and work at my grandmomīs trattoria ... Then off to California, San Fran, Miami Beach and Mexico, and Punta de Este Uruguay ... The Vet is a specialist in Ganado, Veterinary Medicine for Cattle ... and Horses, donkeys and other livestock ...

Thanks for joining us.

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Margi, here in Massachusetts, we have a Vet. School called "The Big Animal Hospital." It is located out in Groton on the grounds of a former State hospital. They treat and train students for the care of big animals. Horses, cows, large livestock, etc. It is in conjunction with the MSPCA. For their studies for small animals they go to the main hospital in Boston. Dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, etc. From what I have heard and read, their final exam before graduation is really tough. Most of the students don't pass the first time.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #48
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@ Addie,

You truly are humorous ...

I can deal with just about anything except Cucharachas ... I had 2 huge male British Short Hair Cats who used to tortue them to D E A T H, as I was hysterical ... I skeeve Cucharachas ...

However, NYC can be alot of fun, if you have a fab paying job in Manhattan downtown and can live considerably well and enjoy the Theatre ... Nitelife, Wine Bars, Restaurant dining scene and of course, the fab shops. I do miss: Pottery Barn and Wm. Sonoma ...

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@ Addie,

The Vet had studied in Milan, Lombardia ... He then had his degree certified by the Governments of Italia, and the USA ... He did his Proficiency English Exam and a Dele Spanish Proficiency ... So, he passed Medical School all the way through, and did an internship in Uruguay, as I went with him, with my 2 daughters and Argentina ... He was offered several great opptys over the years ... He specialises in working with beef and waygu and kobe Producers -- in birthing and pre natal care predominately.

He has a business of his own, and works with Government clientel, private ranchers and large herders and ranchers who produce their own meats ... However he likes to work with small time farmers too ... and Drover Owners ( shepherds in need ).


His pet peeve is MISTREATMENT BY OWNERS.

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It is a small world ... Kitsilano, a few feet or metres from the Beach ... in the heart of the city ... We are Urbanites ... we have all always lived in very Urban zones of major cities ...

However, my parents left Vancouver and moved to South Miami Beach when Dad retired ...

Mom is still in M.B. Florida and the Grandchildren can visit her and Dad passed on in 2010. My younger daughter and I go to visit her annually, and the older, monthly when in St. Augustine on biological projects.

Kindest,
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I live on the beach now. I have a family bagel store on 65th and Collins. Come visit next time your down
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