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How?

7 train
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Former (mostly) industrial area, lots of enviro cleanups, Newtown Creek Superfund site, etc. But basically a small city of high-rises has been built there in the last 10 years along the river. I think the commercial amenities are still catching up, but they will come. .

What are some of the nicer ones? Prices for 2BR? Any 3BR?
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Try Greenpoint. Not LIC.

I like LIC more than Greenpoint. And getting to Manhattan from LIC is insanely fast via the 7. Greenpoint's more established as a neighborhood but I always got the stink-eye from the longtime residents when I went apartment hunting there. Also, Greenpoint is perhaps one of the most architecturally hideous places I've ever visited. LIC has more than its share of ugly, but the waterfront is gorgeous.

New York might suck, as per this thread, but I'm fucking excited to be heading back to hang out there next week. At the very least, it sucks a lot less than Philly (yeah, not saying much, I know).
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What's the inside scoop on Long Island City? I hear you get nicer, newer, and bigger apartments for the same rent as in Manhattan and *gasp* you actually get a parking space?!

Newer buildings and good buildings are almost mutually exclusive. Of all the "newer" buildings I've seen in New York, I can only recall about five I'd enjoy living in. At best, new buildings are tacky as shit, and at worst, they're crimes against humanity and beauty and taste and all that is good.
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Newer buildings and good buildings are almost mutually exclusive. Of all the "newer" buildings I've seen in New York, I can only recall about five I'd enjoy living in. At best, new buildings are tacky as shit, and at worst, they're crimes against humanity and beauty and taste and all that is good.

This is the truth.

Old buildings have plenty of problems, but I'd take them any day over 99% of the new construction monstrosities around here.
Edited by aravenel - 5/1/13 at 4:27pm
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+1.

40 Bond would be one id live in. 170-something Perry street might be another.
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Well, if you have $8mil.

http://streeteasy.com/nyc/sale/725955-condo-40-bond-street-noho-new-york

Too late, under contract.

"Price reduced $445,000 about 11 weeks ago"

Their price reduction equals the cost of my entire 3700SF house.
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I'm going on a two week vacation in NY in a couple of days. Like, nothing other than unstructured time. I'm going to be staying in the Mandarin, so I'll be around Columbus Circle. Is there like a list of SF-approved boutiques?
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People who make real money buy across the street at 25 Bond. 

 

lefty

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This one in 25 Bond seems like it might do:

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What's the inside scoop on Long Island City? I hear you get nicer, newer, and bigger apartments for the same rent as in Manhattan and *gasp* you actually get a parking space?!

Check at CityView - a great squash and tennis club. Also, the windows over the urinals in the men's locker room offer one of the best views of the Manahattan skyline available anywhere.
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This one in 25 Bond seems like it might do:
 

 

My guess is that whoever bought it would rip out all those ridiculous tiny bedrooms and bathrooms. 7 1/2 bathrooms seems a little overkill.

 

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Check at CityView - a great squash and tennis club. Also, the windows over the urinals in the men's locker room offer one of the best views of the Manahattan skyline available anywhere.

 

How are the urinals? For that matter, where are the best urinals in NYC? I fancy the old school shoulder-height porcelain jobs that can double as a boat if need arises. Old Town Bar or Pastis.

 

lefty

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I fancy the old school shoulder-height porcelain jobs that can double as a boat if need arises.
a lot of the old clubs have these, Harvard, ULC, etc.
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How are the urinals?
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Don't know. The view out the windows is so good that I never look down. Come to think of it, I think they leak.
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For that matter, where are the best urinals in NYC? I fancy the old school shoulder-height porcelain jobs that can double as a boat if need arises. Old Town Bar or Pastis.

lefty
Some of the clubs still have those and, I think, a few old government buildings. They are great, but kind of hard to find. I am not sure porcelain is good for a boat, but I bet someone has asked to be buried in one.
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