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Useless guide to NYC

Here’s the most bland, over-generalized, completely useless summary of New York City I’ve ever seen. According to this rubbish, the Upper West Side is east of Central Park and the Upper East Side is west of it.

Check out this particular bit of brilliance, apparently written by a sixth-grader in Sowbelly, Arkansas, in exchange for a couple of quarters: “Who can find the best diamond buy? That is the question for those in search of anything of glittering glitz in the Diamond District, located on 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. A great deal is not hard to find! In fact, store owners are often seen roaming up and down the street, ensuring that their prices are not being beat.”

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Grant Barrett