I was there in mid 1970s for the first time I was in Manhattan
That's almost 40 years ago :))
I haven't been there since, it's possibly changed. It was dangerous in Newark NJ, in Philadelphia even Penn campus was not safe, Washington DC north east, LA Watts, and even San Francisco Tenderloin.
It did. People actually walk around 130th street in Manhattan. White people. Wome. With lap dogs, not Rottweilers.
About commuting, it seems that you live in NY, to some extend you have public transportation. But this luxury does not exist in most US cities.
I don't, but I did.
I have lived in the US about 8 years so I don't know "most US cities", I wonder if you do. Among the cities where I lived, NYC, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Buffalo, NY, Jersey City NJ and vicinity. Based on my experience, most US cities do have usable public transportation.
To be able to afford luxury of living in the single family house (sheer idiocy in my opinion) many spend over two hours commuting to work and back.
It takes about 20 minutes by train to get from Great Neck, LI to to Manhattan. People in Great Neck certainly can afford a few cars per person in a family.
Commuting from Northern NJ to NYC takes between 10 and 30 minutes (depending on the locality).
the model failed because the steps weren't folowed.. simple logical science man..
My view is somewhat similar, except that communism would have failed even if the steps were followed. One thing communists neglected to consider was that they dealt with people, not machines.
Besides, Marx didn't give one bit of crap about the so called equality and the working class. The fvcker, even though invited numerous times, didn't set his foot in a factory. Not once. All he did was spent capitalist's (Engels) money to further his own career. That's about all that Marx was good at.