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post #166 of 8178
Sounds pretty expensive for a tiny studio 25 years ago. Ten years ago, I had a small 1 BR in Soho for $1200/mo, and it was not unusual to see studios around $1k
post #167 of 8178
these days, $2200-2600 is fairly standard for a smaller 1 BR downtown (between Chambers and 23rd). The real zinger is the first, last, deposit, and brokers fees that are required. Ugh.
post #168 of 8178
I hate broker fees with a passion. Especially if you did all of the leg work on Craigslist.
Edited by Bhowie - 8/28/12 at 11:35am
post #169 of 8178
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I hate broker fees with a passion. Especially if you did all of the leg work on Craigslist.

agreed. In our current place, a broker actually showed us around 6 or 7 other places before we settled. It was one of those "no fee" places too, which we knew was bull, so by offering to pay the fee the landlord reduced rent by quite a bit and it payed off in year 2.
post #170 of 8178
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Sounds pretty expensive for a tiny studio 25 years ago. Ten years ago, I had a small 1 BR in Soho for $1200/mo, and it was not unusual to see studios around $1k

That was a great deal. 10 years ago I was ecstatic to find a rent stabilized studio on the upper West side for $1200.
post #171 of 8178
6th floor walkup. Was good exercise but tough when traveling with heavy luggage...
post #172 of 8178
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there's a running joke in williamsburg that half of the hipsters are from minnesota.... its strangely true from my informal census -i think they skew the "nice-ness" factor upward statistically.

I live in Minneapolis right now and even in my 3-4 years here, I know of roughly 8-10 people who moved to Williamsburg, so I wouldn't doubt this at all.
post #173 of 8178
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I live in Minneapolis right now and even in my 3-4 years here, I know of roughly 8-10 people who moved to Williamsburg, so I wouldn't doubt this at all.

the number of NYC transplants living in Portland Maine is directly proportional to the influx of Minnesotan hipsters into Williamsburg.
post #174 of 8178
fact: I'll be in Williamsburg later today.

but shortly after that, I won't be.
post #175 of 8178
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the number of NYC transplants living in Portland Maine is directly proportional to the influx of Minnesotan hipsters into Williamsburg.

I feel like I should apologize to Maine for that.
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All of the manlets and midgets that live here hold their umbrellas too low.

+1000 Anytime I'm there and it rains, I'm constantly having to fend off being stabbed in the eyeball by you oddly short New Yorkers. Hopefully that influx of Nordic-stock Minnesotans will eventually cause your population to grow a little bit.
post #176 of 8178
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My native New Yorker instincts tell me he is a transplant. Real New Yorkers bitch about this stuff endlessly.

Born just east of gravesend / coney island

The ones who complain about 70 degree New York weather being more insufferable than 100 degree Cali weather enough so they felt the need to create a thread to share this but are unwilling to relocate are the whiney ones, real New Yorker or transplant.
Edited by bmathe02 - 8/28/12 at 6:48pm
post #177 of 8178
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Sounds pretty expensive for a tiny studio 25 years ago.

It was. But, the UWS area was considered a safe place for a mid-western, single female to live and work in the big city. At that time Soho was still quite edgy and risky, making it affordable and appealing to adventuresome artist types.
post #178 of 8178
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Bridge/tunnel

ftfy

-Manhattan borns.
post #179 of 8178
Manton, I'm loving all the rants lately. I hereby dub thee, Ranton. Keep them coming!
post #180 of 8178
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Coming back from a vacation in the south of France with two 3.5 y.o. boys, I was shocked at how nice and family friendly NYC is. Sometimes you have to step away for a little and be exposed to other behaviors to truly appreciate that. The attitude towards little kids in France is just so assholish and disrespectful... I felt like everyone there was Piobaire

I was in Port-Vendres few summers ago, stayed with an acquaintance (has dual appointment in US as well as Paris as anthropologist, you see) who had bought into a vineyard -- in an old cellar they found a wine from 1904 he gave me ... upon crossing into the spanish border we disposed of the khamr and after returning from the iberian lands i went back to the lahm halal on 7th ave bigstar[1].gif
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