New York Lies

Filed under living in new york sucks so hard

If I could sum New York City up in one photo, this would be it:

It’s the most nondescript café: “a scoop of cottage cheese” on the menu, a few food inspection violations every year, a single review on urbanspoon.com. And yet, you’ll notice that their sign says:

I’ll bet.

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  1. kimz says:

    If I had to guess, I’d say that it’s not even the best food on the block.

  2. bluzdude says:

    Um, “poetic license?”

  3. thickcrust says:

    But sometimes they have a sense of humor, or maybe it’s just a complete lack of self-confidence – http://blog.thickcrust.com/2009/05/humble-new-york.html

    • Man, I was going to try to link you to these pill packs I saw at Duane Reade yesterday that unexpectedly humorous packaging. I was thinking you’d be perfect to write copy for them. But I can’t find them. Probably because stupid WALGREENS now owns them. Hmph.

  4. Michael Madden says:

    Maybe they just forgot to put quotes around the word “food”, or maybe they fell off.

    • You know the funny part? I later looked this place up on MenuPages, and it turns out they have super-positive reviews from everyone.

      Let’s just keep that between us, though, eh?

  5. Tracey says:

    It’s all about duping the tourists, right? I could see myself believing every single one of those signs all over the city if I didn’t have someone to tell me otherwise.

    • Just like I’m somehow convinced that Ohio is “the heart of it all” and that the Pumpkin Show is “the greatest free show on Earth” and that Fred Ricart is “dealin'”.

      Also, I just started typing “Fred Ricart” into my Google search bar to see if I was spelling it right, and the second suggestion was “Fred Ricart curling iron”. Here’s the result. Have you ever heard that?

  6. HAHA. This reminds me of the movie Elf, when Buddy discovers “The World’s Best Coffee” at a deli in NYC.

    “It IS a crappy cup of coffee.”

    “Nooooo, it’s the world’s BEST coffee!”

    • Good call! Along with all of the pizzerias named Famous Ray’s, Famous Original Ray’s, Original Famous Ray’s, and Ray’s Famous and Original, this must be everyone’s favourite part about NYC.

      Relatedly, isn’t it sad that Zooey Deschanel as a singer turned out to be lame? I thought her voice was so beautiful in that movie.

    • Cassie says:

      OMG, best movie ever.

      “Do you like sugar?”
      “Is there sugar in maple syrup?”
      “Yes.”
      “Then YES!”