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    Back in New York

    By kyle | June 3, 2012

    In my Sunday column, I explain (only 2 days after the 20th anniversary of the day I moved to New York City) why London is no competition for the title of world’s lead city.

    Topics: Britain, New York City | 11 Comments »

    11 Responses to “Back in New York”

    1. K Says:
      June 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Also read your PJ media piece on London.

      Question: Could the Queen have blunted the British lurch to multiculti left loony land by speaking out in the way her idiot son has done about AGW? Was it a failure for her not to do so?

      Or is the job of a Queen just to wave and sell souvenirs to the foreign gawkers?

    2. kishke Says:
      June 4th, 2012 at 8:51 am

      @K – I just happened to see yesterday that Peter Hitchens asks much the same question regarding the Queen:

    3. Obama bin Biden Says:
      June 4th, 2012 at 9:57 am

      London is well known for their fine cuisine and dentistry.

    4. Kyle Says:
      June 5th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      The teeth aren’t that bad anymore, that joke is kind of over.

    5. Christopher Says:
      June 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Actually, the food can be pretty spectacular as well, though not cheap.

    6. Kyle Says:
      June 5th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      “Not cheap” is quite an understatement. London restaurants are maybe 60 percent more expensive than New York City ones.

    7. Obama bin Biden Says:
      June 5th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      I guess my English pub buddies missed the memo on the dental joke being over.

    8. JohnFN Says:
      June 7th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Where is Hunter Tremayne to enlighten us on what a provincial dung heap New York is in compared to all of England.

    9. kishke Says:
      June 7th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I don’t think Hunter is all that keen on England. He was living in Spain last we heard from him.

    10. Obama bin Biden Says:
      June 8th, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Hunter would be speaking German if it wasn’t for New Yorkers and the rest of America.

    11. Hedge Says:
      June 9th, 2012 at 5:11 am

      kiske…I believe you meant to say Hunter was living off Spain…or taken to the logical end, he is living off Germany in Spain…