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post #1141 of 7136
some buildings have huge maintenance fees. Way too often have I seen buildings and thought "hey this looks pretty nice and its not a bad price either" only to see that monthly building fees are $1500+
post #1142 of 7136
what do they spend the maintenance fees on?
post #1143 of 7136
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

what do they spend the maintenance fees on?

building mortgage.
post #1144 of 7136
thats batshit insane and also helluva way to make money
post #1145 of 7136
Depends on the building but maintenance can cover a lot.

In my co-op it pays for:
-All utilities: heat, hw, gas, electric.
-Property taxes apportioned to your individual unit.
-The staff: 24 hr Doorman, porters, maintenance men, coop attorney, management company.
-Common areas: electricity and maintenance of elevators, hallways, laundry room, community room, landscaping of garden.
-Rainy day fund: account for big projects like roof replacement.
-Underlying mortgage - yes you probably pay two mortgages of your co-op - one for your unit (if financed) and one on the building itself (the mortgage it took out decades ago when tenants bought it from the landlord going from rental to co-op).
-Parking: most bldgs dont have this. Mine does.
-Basic cable

About 55 percent of my maintenance is tax deductible due to the property taxes and interest on the underlying mortgage. Depending on the year, my tax refund can cover three months worth of maintenance.
post #1146 of 7136
ignore
post #1147 of 7136
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

what do they spend the maintenance fees on?

depending on the building - insurance, maintenance, cable, water, staff, etc..
post #1148 of 7136
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Originally Posted by ken View Post

Am I missing something? Why is a story about rich people spending money news-worthy?

It's the Times. They obsess about this shit the way they obsess about Obama* and ESPN obsesses about Tebow.

* This past Sunday's Times had pictures of Obama above the fold on the front page of the Main Section, Sunday Review and Arts & Leisure, as well as a front-page-of-the-Sunday Style section about DC restaurants entitled "A Trendy Turn in Obama’s Town".
post #1149 of 7136
My understanding is that the New York Times real estate section is funded by real estate advertising. Hence the real estate Cinderella stories.
post #1150 of 7136
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

My understanding is that the New York Times real estate section is funded by real estate advertising. Hence the real estate Cinderella stories.

That's all papers
post #1151 of 7136
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

again you're commenting on something thats a general conduct practiced across this whole country. poop bags are sold in virginia, new haven, providence, and kalamazoo so that means people plan to pick up warm shit in other exotic locals throughout the USA too.

sure if you're in some open field in wyoming you can let your dog shit and not pick it up with minimal repercussions .

But I highly doubt it because even most large national parks have rules against dog waste in the form of "carry in carry out" type of sayings. but it would be rude to leave dog shit in the middle of a metro area public park regardless of city.

In my specific case there is dog shit all over McCarren Park and the surrounding areas, I've noticed it in other large NYC parks as well. thats why I specifically think NYC sucks.

I agree and don't partake. Paris and Amsterdam are the worst cities for 'leave it' culture I've seen. I won't pick up shit, so wouldn't own a dog in an urban environment because its not respectful to the community to leave it.
post #1152 of 7136

When did begging/playing for money on subway cars get so extreme?

 

First off I'm seeing everyday on almost every line I take. Today, three guys piled on with four conga drums. Do you know how much room three guys and four drums take up? And how loud that is? People couldn't exit through the doors they were blocking. Fast enough.

 

Subway cops really need to keep this stuff on the platform.

 

lefty 

post #1153 of 7136
i once saw a giant dog take a giant poop and the nimrod female owner just left it there and obviously didn't give a hoot of care.

lots of people saw and some guy yelled out "you forgot your poop!!" and she walked away really fast in shame.
post #1154 of 7136
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/realestate/the-hunt-an-apartment-with-guest-potential.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=thehunt&

26 year old entry-level PR gal wants her dream apartment. Searches, finds one for $775K w/$1k per month maintenance. Mommy and Daddy pick up the mortgage and she goes about her UMC white girl life with aplomb.

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Her parents aren't footing the entire bill -- she's still on the hook for paying the $1K a month on maintenance. Granted, she's still fucking privileged as shit, but it's not a free ride either.
post #1155 of 7136
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i once saw a giant dog take a giant poop and the nimrod female owner just left it there and obviously didn't give a hoot of care.

lots of people saw and some guy yelled out "you forgot your poop!!" and she walked away really fast in shame.

dog owners indifferently walking away after their dog has taken a shit is definitely in the list of top 5 shitty things people do that make me want to punch the owner in the face, even if the owner is a woman.
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