Residents of UK’s ‘New York’ say it is grim and name for ‘s**t show’ to be nuked

Milton Keynes hasn’t been round for that lengthy, nevertheless it’s spent a lot of its quick life getting stick for being a little bit of a dump.

The city was based in 1967 and was constructed on a grid system, with the planners taking their inspiration from New York City.

And in keeping with the most recent survey on I Live Here, there are many worse locations to dwell – nevertheless it’s not someplace that’s usually showered with love.

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Some of its residents have been again on social media to provide their less-than-ringing endorsements of the place.

One X/Twitter person posted an image of a buying centre in Bletchley, with the remark: “The Brunel Centre is grimmer than I remembered… There are, like, 5 shops left.” It prompted the succinct reply: “Milton Keynes mate, it’s all gone to s**t.”

The town began life in 1967
The city started life in 1967

Another tweet – a modern-day model of Sir John Betjamin’s tackle Slough – mentioned: “As someone who lives in Milton Keynes, I am hereby giving my full support in nuking the f**k out of it with immediate effect to get rid of this s**t show. Happy to be written into lore as the saviour of the human race.”

It’s a view that pops up frequently. In one story on I Live Here, a resident wrote that most individuals’s information of Milton Keynes extends solely so far as “Concrete Cows, the gridded roads and a bought-in football team”.

The famous Concrete Cows in Milton Keynes
The well-known Concrete Cows in Milton Keynes

The creator added: “That’s most people’s sum knowledge about MK, and to be honest it was mine until I had the dire misfortune to think that moving here would be a viable choice. I’ve been here six months and I have come to loathe the place with a fiery passion.”

There’s some reward for the individuals who dwell there. “The one thing I will say about the locals is that they are, for the most part, pretty friendly. I lived near Northampton for a couple of years and there is a marked difference in the attitudes of your average Northamptonian and your MK dweller. In Northampton it’s a literal ant’s nest of humanity, but in MK it can actually be quite surprisingly pleasant.”

There's not much love for MK
There’s not a lot love for MK

But as for the place as a complete, “Milton Keynes IS dismal: a huge sprawling “Sim City” of buildings which are fortunate in the event that they see 40 years’ use”.

The creator provides: “A place where you can get your car taken out by another driver because nobody knows which lane to be in on the roundabout, a place where history is erased before it has the chance to actually BE history, If only…if only all places were like Milton Keynes. Thankfully they’re not.”

Stadium MK, the home of MK Dons
Stadium MK, the house of MK Dons

Even the occasional little bit of reward for the Buckinghamshire city can backfire. When one X person wrote that “I am where I am today because a Labour government made the decision to build Milton Keynes, a place that gave me the best start in life”, one quick-witted response was: “Where you are today being: Milton Keynes.”

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