Ryan Shazier is Alarmed by New York City Prices

By DJ Byrnes on May 7, 2014 at 10:03a

New York City is known for a lot of things, but chief among them is its exorbitant prices on everything from closet-sized apartments to bottles of Coca-Cola.

Ryan Shazier will soon be a multi-millionaire, but the young fellah hasn't quite adapted to the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

They taken these [prices too] far.

If I'm getting charged $25 for an omelet, yeah, it better be one of my choice. I don't care how rich you are, that's ridiculous.

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OSUpawn's picture

I'm happy to live in Northeast Ohio. 

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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UrbanPirate's picture

Buffalo wings please. And a water.

Just... Go Bucks.


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Oyster's picture

Water is $3.75, and it can't be more than 16oz.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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Hovenaut's picture

$29 (albeit Angus) burger?


I'm good with the Royale with Cheese, or a Big Kahuna burger, thanks.


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Jason Gruber's picture

Hamburgers, the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. 

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

I'll put a good old Bob Evan's omelet against whatever over priced turd that place has to offer.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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BroJim's picture

Steak and Frites $42. You know how far $42 can go at Aldi? These prices are unreal. 

I season my simple food with hunger

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Nutbuck1959's picture

For sirloin no less!

baggle's picture

You can buy the whole Aldi store for $42. At least that's what it feels like when I manage to spend more than $30 there.

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Oyster's picture

You obviously have not seen the price of Frites lately.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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bucked up's picture

NYC is the longest-running scam in American history

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The Clean North's picture
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FROMTHE18's picture

18 bucks for chicken noodle soup...

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charles's picture

Does it come with a soda on the side?

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Cavluv23's picture

Does it come with a pop on the side? Here fixed it for you .

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BroJim's picture

Lol. I live in Philadelphia now and all these East Coast people say soda, it drives me crazy. I appreciated your comment, Sir.  Thank you!

I season my simple food with hunger

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PoKeY21's picture

Lol I just moved from columbus to huntington and they call huntington the city of where pop meets soda.

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tussey's picture

Charles,  I got the reference and +1 for you for referencing awful awful music. lolz.

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charles's picture

It was risky throwing an 8 year old reference out there.

This was my first exposure to that classic hit...  (1:06 for the hook)


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BroJim's picture

Well done, Charles!

I season my simple food with hunger

The Urban Legend's picture

Maybe this is why New Yorkers are always so angry

The Legend continues

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Danify's picture

I will take going out and getting a few steaks and putting them on the grill any day over those overpriced joints.


*Which is exactly what I'm going to this evening. Ha!*

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jedkat's picture

I wanna know where that is, because even for NYC those are stupid. And I live here.


Edit: Studying that picture, I bet anything that's a room service menu, which explains a lot.

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d5k's picture

That would make sense, if you ignore the prices it looks like an Applebees menu.

OSUStu's picture

It is definitely a room service menu; no restuarant I know sells Hagaan-Dazs by the pint.  Also, the right side of the picture appears to be a hotel room.

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Buckeye06's picture

I think a lot of these guys stay at the Waldorf, which runs up to $900 a night.  The prices out in NYC are much more reasonable than this, but I remember ordering a grilled cheese and a hummus plate one night because I wanted to just chill and it was like $42 before "tip"

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jpbuckeye's picture

I have tipped on room service many times before seeing on the bill that the tip is included on the bill. I like to tip for good service (or not sometimes) but with those prices I begin to wonder... It is nice to be nice but it is not nice to run out of money before checking out. :-)




Buckeye06's picture

Whenever I stay at hotels in NYC it's for work so I get $75 for dinner anyway.  I usually go out for a nicer dinner but $50 room service is always insane

rdubs's picture

NYC's problem is that it's an island with no room for expansion, so the $30 Caesar Salad has to pay the rent.

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BierStube's picture

Ryan should dine with Winston ... that will keep the costs down in NYC!

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d5k's picture

Most of the people eating at those places in Manhattan are using other people's money (corporate card) or they have more money than they know what to do with (or act like it for appearances).  Demand > supply thanks to Wall Street.  I think the average New Yorker is going to eat pizza or shake shack (it is like five guys and steak and shake had a baby in a park) or just cook something on their tiny stove in their closet apartment most of the time.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Cost of living in NYC is indeed higher, but there are some pretty great cheap eats, too. Like someone else said, that's probably a room service menu. 

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hetuck's picture

If Shazier is one of the 15 players invited by the NFL to be at the draft, I assume the NFL is picking up the tab. Ultimately the $22 omelet shows on your cable bill.

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d5k's picture

They invited like 30 this year actually.  I would hope it is covered too.  This is akin to being wined and dined at a job interview.

rWill22's picture

Somewhere Mark Emmert is shaking his head in disgust at the notion of a free meal.

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OSUClub_Baseball27's picture

Currently live in NYC for my co-op... Cheapest Bud Light that I've seen is $7.00 :( Ready to get back to Columbus and the Midwest.

Fun place to visit, tough place to live

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BED's picture

Go down to the Village.  You can get $5 beers there.  $3 if you want to go PBR.

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

Village or LES for cheap beer.

Find a Vietnamese place.  I love Pho soup and it is cheap.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Come visit Sweden...beer is 60-70 SEK ($9-$10).

bucked up's picture

I was once outside chinatown visiting a friend. Went to get breakfast. $15 for a belgian waffle. 

Needless to say I prefer paying $6 for a monster breakfast at Tee Jayes any day of the week

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Yea no way I could live there and be the half functional alcoholic I am here in Ohio. 7$ for a bud light? Shit you can probably grab 2 spider bags of high quality heroin for 10$

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OSUStu's picture

But hey, depending on who you are, the crab legs are still free.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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doofenshmirtz's picture

That's true, but I wish people would stop forgetting about the crawldads (and the butter also)!

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

If the place is upscale enough to have a $21 Caesar salad, it should be upscale enough to serve it with anchovies.  I do not see anchovies on the description.  

I made the mistake of ordering a Caesar salad at an upscale Italian restaurant once and was horrified when it came with anchovies, having never tried them before.  I ate them and they were actually pretty good, even if they tasted like biting into a chunk of rock salt at first.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

There should be anchovies in every Caesar dressing, and they really should be present on the salad as well. I'm guessing that restaurants just got sick of taking them off.

trock's picture

He could just have a "youthful" moment and walk out and forget to pay.

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BroJim's picture

The sad thing is San Francisco is more expensive.

I season my simple food with hunger

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IH8UOFM's picture

Wait until he gets taken in the 1st round and is covering a 30,000 dollar tab for the vets

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212Buckeye's picture

Those are hotel prices.  Only businessman on corporate cards pay those prices and sucker tourists.  Leave times square and your find restaurant prices rival any other city in country.    

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Agreed. I was raised in Brooklyn and go back to visit family from time to time. Non-tourists know to stay out of Manhattan for a decent-priced meal. 

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Bamabucknut's picture

This is why NJ makes more sense for those compelled to live near the Big Apple. Earn income in NYC...welcome to the NY city tax.You pay even if you don't live in NY state but work in city limits.

BUCKfutter's picture

Yeah those prices actually aren't too out of line with the rest of the country if you're talking room service at a nice hotel

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Dude, this is why the minimum wage in New York is like $500/hr!

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Buckabroad's picture

Good luck to you on draft day, Ryan! You are one of the greatest Buckeyes of this age, on and off of the field.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Il_Padrino's picture

New York = Jobs.

Ohio = Not so much (sadly).

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!


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BUCKfutter's picture

Unemployment rate in NY: 6.9%

Unemployment rate in OH: 6.1%


the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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throttlefinger's picture

Salary in NYC: $100K

Equivalent Salary in Columbus: $40K


Cheaper wings in Columbus

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hit_the_couch's picture

Is that equivalent salary for Manhattan? My boy lives in Staten Island and makes like 80k and said it was about 40k or so in Ohio. 

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

throttlefinger's picture

Yes, HTC. Those were for Manhattan salary numbers. 

Was recently interviewed for a job in San Francisco and even though cost of living is about the same (excluding home buying), salaries are still $20-25K less.

labuck's picture

Definitely a hotel menu.

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throttlefinger's picture

No doubt a hotel or Times Square restaurant menu.

Hit Desmond's. Go there all the time for lunch. Beer/Burger $5. 

741's picture

Some of you midwestern shit kickers have apparently never seen a room service menu in NYC (or Las Vegas, or LA, or San Francisco, or Miami, or Chicago, etc.).

Nonetheless, I too would not pay $18 for a goddamn bowl of chicken soup.

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mshaf's picture

He should have got a clue when he flew into NYC. Airport food is really over priced.

rWill22's picture

Hoke would be broke by mid-afternoon in the Big Apple..

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IBleedSandG's picture

$26 for shrimp cocktail?!? Get the heck outta here!


JLBNYC's picture

as mentioned above-- clearly a room service menu


Deadly Nuts's picture

Then they have $2.50 McDonald's across the street.... No wonder the USA has the worlds highest obesity rate.


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Humbuck's picture

I was in Seattle last week at the 4 Seasons and the room service prices were about the same.  Walk down to their restaurant and everything is 50% off. 

He should order big and bill it to Taylor Lewan's room. 

Mean Mr Mustard's picture

Living in small town in Connecticut and New Jersey for over 6 years has taught me that most of the people in the Northeast just want to pay incredibly high prices for everything.  Take NYC out of the argument.  The cost of living in a small town in Connecticut is almost double than what it is in Ohio.  I pay property taxes on my car and the roads are not even half as nice as they are in Ohio.  Even crazier, I pay a lot of money to take a trip down to the city at least once a week b/c the social life sucks.  The Mohegan Sun’s prices are pretty much the same as the menu Shazier is looking at in the picture.


However, NYC is a great place.  The only place in this region I like.  I have had some unbelievable experiences there.

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throttlefinger's picture

AC/DC/Cult night!!!!

Sorry. Read your handle and had to remember my college years and one of my favorite bar nights.

northwest_buckeye's picture

That's clearly a room service menu. And the top guys are probably staying in a pretty upscale hotel... So, those prices aren't that crazy. A room service burger at any typical Marriott/Hilton is ~$14-$18. Filets/Ribeyes are usually $30-$40 in that situation... And as tender as a dog's chew toy.

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TallyBuckeye's picture

Considering its NYC, I've seen much worse!