The Huffington Post has a cursory piece comparing Louisville to New York City written by David Serchuk, a financial reporter who recently relocated to the River City. We’re sure local boosters will take umbrage with some of Serchuk’s — aka the ‘Brooklyn Baby Daddy’ — observations, but we have to agree with him wholeheartedly about the city’s poor public transit system. Sorry.
From Huffington Post:
As a newcomer to Louisville (that’s in Kentucky) I can’t help but compare it to my old stomping ground, New York City. Why did I move here? Should you care? Those, my friends, are questions that have no answer. Today I am just going to shoot from the hip and see how the River City stacks up against the Big Apple. Get out your scorecards!
Access To Stuff:
1. New York is a city of neighborhoods, and every block has tons of stuff within walking distance. Barring that, take the subway. Barring that? Buddy, you’re screwed.
2. Here nothing is walking distance even though nothing is far. But from what I’ve seen the public transportation system doesn’t really work, coordinating busses that don’t really show up. Perhaps we should take shorter trips via horse?
Advantage: New York.
The rest of the list is just a lazy attempt to be either funny and/or the author coming to grips with an agonizing relocation process. Regardless, let’s welcome Serchuk and his family with open-arms, because he’s clearly suffering from a serious culture shock.
When comparing drinking water, Louisville newcomer David Serchuk wrote: “Apparently in Louisville you shouldn’t drink the water without a prescription as it’s loaded with drugs,”
Well, if the choice is between drugs and bugs then pass the coke city slicker.
From The Village Voice:
Not so much. Because maybe it’s THESE BUGS IN YOUR WATER that make it so “delicious”. BAGHAGH! Someone — I’m not sure who — uploaded the following images to Imgur [Update: They came from Reddit via Joel Johnson at Gizmodo], which are microscope-magnified science pictures of DRINKING WATER (MAYBE BLOODSUCKING) BUGS of New York City’s famous drinking water