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post #6827 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I know people where like 50% - 60% of their salaries go towards rent.

 

Don't landlords want 40x/50x ratios? :puzzled:

 

I've got both oars in the water looking at jobs in the 'hood *cough* *cough* Google Chelsea *cough* *cough* but I'll be damned if I'm gonna drop that kinda coin to be That Guy On The L.

post #6828 of 11479
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post
Felt sort of like Park Slope and sort of like that one third-tier douchy patch in LIC.

 

Dining options in LIC:

 

1. Domino Sugar

2. Uhh.....

post #6829 of 11479
Actual dining options in LIC:

1. Tournesol for okay bistro fare.
2. Manducati's Rustica for surprisingly good pizza in an admittedly weird eatery with bad service.
3. Bella Via for passable pizza in a more pleasant setting.
4. Tuk Tuk for okay Thai food.

There's also some ramen place re-opening that's supposed to be really quite good. Probably a lot of new places I'm not familiar with since it's been several years since I lived in Queens.
post #6830 of 11479
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Actual dining options in LIC:

1. Tournesol for okay bistro fare.
2. Manducati's Rustica for surprisingly good pizza in an admittedly weird eatery with bad service.
3. Bella Via for passable pizza in a more pleasant setting.
4. Tuk Tuk for okay Thai food.

There's also some ramen place re-opening that's supposed to be really quite good.

our kids' hockey team has had a couple of dinners at Manducatis Rustica - I thought it was pretty good - everything was familystyle

we've had some good meals at the orig. Manducatis - Testaccio not so great, but not bad
post #6831 of 11479
What about M Wells in LIC? I have only been to the dinette, not the steakhouse.
post #6832 of 11479
^ Does the actual restaurant still exist? I thought that they completely moved their operation to the joint inside PS 1. (I've never made it to any of the locations.)
post #6833 of 11479
LIC sucks. It has been "up and coming" for like 10 years. It is what I imagine Williamsburg to be after the apocalypse. It's so depressing.
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post #6835 of 11479
^ ahh, hadn't heard about the steakhouse. Frankly, it seems like the kind of place that would seem appealing when drunk but that would prove to be a really bad mistake in hindsight.
post #6836 of 11479
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

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? 

Ridiculous oversimplification:

A medium sized one bedroom in a "luxury" (not run down) high rise building in a **bad** manhattan neighborhood ($3K) - i.e. midtown east, far north/east UES, lower east side, financial district, etc.

A medium sized one bedroom in a "luxury" (not run down) high rise building in a **good** manhattan neighborhood ($5K) - i.e. village, chelsea, UES/UWS near the park, etc.

Walk-ups, subtract $0-$1K.

Horrible mouse problems, and a gypsy fortune teller on the ground floor, subtract $500.
post #6837 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The suburbs is where you go to die.

I'd live in a Cheever-esque suburb.
post #6838 of 11479
Thread Starter 
My suburb is awesome, aside from the fact that it is in New York.

And, I totally disagree that once you leave the city, there is nothing less to complain about. As a commuter, I get to enjoy complaining about the city, the burb, the train, and much else.
post #6839 of 11479
Hmm... True. If I lived where you do I'd definitely complain about property taxes. Dirt cheap in the city, although they get you with the income tax.
post #6840 of 11479
Thread Starter 
Money wise, you are basically fcuked wherever you go, unless it is Arkansas. It's just how the mix of spending gets you. But, you do get more square feet to a dollar up here. You just then have to deal with the commute.

At my age, it's fine, since I don't want to go out most nights anyway. When I was younger, I liked living in the city.
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