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post #6046 of 11541
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Trekking up to Randall's Island via public transportation sucks.

accidentally taking the exit to Randall island and paying the tolls sucks too. before the new highway construction it was so easy to take the wrong exit.
post #6047 of 11541
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

accidentally taking the exit to Randall island and paying the tolls sucks too. before the new highway construction it was so easy to take the wrong exit.

One time I missed the exit for the west side highway going west on 95/Cross Bronx, ended up on the wrong level from not paying attention. I had to cross the bridge, then pay the toll to come back over... wasted a good 15 minutes with that and whatever the going toll rate is now these days... around $10 or so.
post #6048 of 11541
Have any of you guys ever lived in a studio like this? recommend? I'm looking at buying a place just east of union square and doing something similar.




post #6049 of 11541
Don't mind the idea of a loft space in general if square footage is limited and ceilings are particularly high. The execution here is pretty awful though. I'd also want to be 100% sure that whoever is doing this is experienced in building structurally sound lofts, especially if it hangs over a an area where people hang like a kitchen and not a closet.
post #6050 of 11541
maybe living in Japan/HK/Singapore where space is truly limited that would be fine. if you don't really cook, live alone, and live minimally (stuff wise) it can totally work.

but what if you cooked fish, or fried something salty like pork chops/huge steak/southern fried chicken? the smell/smoke would go straight to your bed and stick to your bedding even with the most efficient vent system.

maybe if the kitchen was situated nearer the windows coupled with a great ventilation system and the entertainment/sofas towards the middle. The windows are big enough to flood the apartment with light either way.
post #6051 of 11541
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

maybe living in Japan/HK/Singapore where space is truly limited that would be fine. if you don't really cook, live alone, and live minimally (stuff wise) it can totally work.

but what if you cooked fish, or fried something salty like pork chops/huge steak/southern fried chicken? the smell/smoke would go straight to your bed and stick to your bedding even with the most efficient vent system.

maybe if the kitchen was situated nearer the windows coupled with a great ventilation system and the entertainment/sofas towards the middle. The windows are big enough to flood the apartment with light either way.

Ha, this was exactly my first thought as well. Granted, I cook a lot, which is not the norm in New York. For lots of people, I'm sure this isn't a concern at all.
post #6052 of 11541
I don't like the idea of sleeping over the kitchen unless it's far more separated than shown in that example.

I'm pretty tall, so the lofted area would have to at least have 7 feet of clearance for me to even think about it, more would be ideal.
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You would think it was a rat the size of a cat to have these grown men standing on their seats, but no. kmj8o4a.gif
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the weather. it has been nice.
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Rain tonight. frown.gif
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i never go out on friday nights
post #6058 of 11541
another ridiculously nice spring day.
post #6059 of 11541
Too hot.
post #6060 of 11541
take your dumb suit off. it's t-shirt weather.
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