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post #6811 of 11754
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would get so bored and rot living outside of the metropolis. Plus, what would I complain about?

But you already live outside the metropolis. smile.gif
post #6812 of 11754
Oh yeah? Then give me back my NYC income taxes! ffffuuuu.gif
post #6813 of 11754
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would get so bored and rot living outside of the metropolis. Plus, what would I complain about?

Agree with this ^^.
(Though I am also a Bklyn resident: Boerum Hill.)
post #6814 of 11754
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

New dream: move out of Manhattan, buy an acre or two of wooded land off a winding road, and build something like this:

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You should engage StephenHero and Hayward as your house consultants.
post #6815 of 11754
Lol
post #6816 of 11754
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post


I just concluded an awful search for an apartment. 100+ rejections over my board shorts.

 

fixed.

post #6817 of 11754
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would get so bored and rot living outside of the metropolis. Plus, what would I complain about?

You could complain about the gardener. Or the assholes who can't drive. Or whatever.

I have faith in you, pB. You can complain about anything.
post #6818 of 11754
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I just concluded an awful search for an apartment. 100+ rejections over my board shorts.

fixed.

Let's not completely lose our minds here.
post #6819 of 11754
Was hanging out at my friend's place in W-burg (on Kent, right by the water) the other night. I was floored when he told me how much he was paying for his one-bedroom apartment (admittedly in a really nice building). It was my first time in the area in a few years, and the changes were really pronounced. Felt sort of like Park Slope and sort of like that one third-tier douchy patch in LIC.

My friend spends so much on rent that he didn't want to go to dinner. No Red Farm for me ffffuuuu.gif
post #6820 of 11754
Why didn't you call me? I would have gone to eat with you.
post #6821 of 11754
I wonder about how some people rent their places. I know people where like 50% - 60% of their salaries go towards rent. I have only rented one place in NYC, and the scrutiny they inflicted upon me you would have thought I was trying to finance a $50million condo. How the fuck do they even get the keys?
post #6822 of 11754
Will hit you up next time.

To be fair, I succeeded in squandering some of my money by meeting up with a friend (actually more of my girlfriend's friend) and gettling cocktails (@Wallflower--not my choice) and then beer and snacks @ Spotted Pig. So I was somewhat content to drink a bottle of cava and eat Tunisian takeout at my friend's place while playing GTA V.

Addendum in response to your query: my friend is an assistant professor. I don't know his exact salary, but I'm 100% certain that much more than 50% of his take-home salary goes to his rent. The answer in his case is surely: familial assistance.
post #6823 of 11754
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

How about Park Slope, or Brooklyn Heights, or *Ahem* Williamsburg. If you lived in the Heights, or the Slope your commute to work would be shorter than yours probably is now.

Of the 5 or 6 most desirable NYC neighborhoods to live in from my perspective, probably at least 4 are in Brooklyn. Only one or two hoods in Manhattan have an adequate absence of architectural ugliness, noise, and garbage of both human and disposable varieties. I'd consider those to be Tribeca and the West Village, with the UWS not far behind. But even Chelsea and the UES and other expensive neighborhoods are littered with stuff ranging from "Bleh" to "Dear God, why."

But as far as Brooklyn,

1. Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill
2. Park Slope north of 9th
3. Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

All are just insanely gorgeous/livable.
post #6824 of 11754
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

My wife and I have been looking at prices on two-bedroom apartments in Manhattan for the past few months. Startling and depressing.

 

According to Zillow, the median rent to median income ratio is 39.5, which is mathematically impossible to sustain if landlords are following annual income >= 40x rent.

 

Humor me, a mid-career IT wiz NYC native living in flyover country with an itch to return to Gotham, what are livable cages going for nowadays? 

post #6825 of 11754
I think foo was talking about buying a place, where they are pretty strict about debt/income levels being at ~30%
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