Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. gdl203

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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
     
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    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.
     
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    I hate broker fees with a passion. Especially if you did all of the leg work on Craigslist.
     
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    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.
     
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    That was a great deal. 10 years ago I was ecstatic to find a rent stabilized studio on the upper West side for $1200.
     
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    6th floor walkup. Was good exercise but tough when traveling with heavy luggage...
     
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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.
     
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    the number of NYC transplants living in Portland Maine is directly proportional to the influx of Minnesotan hipsters into Williamsburg.
     
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    fact: I'll be in Williamsburg later today.

    but shortly after that, I won't be.
     
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    I feel like I should apologize to Maine for that.


    +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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    ftfy

    -Manhattan borns.
     
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    Manton, I'm loving all the rants lately. I hereby dub thee, Ranton. Keep them coming!
     
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    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:
     

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