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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    yeah, they killed it (it helps that they're architects and know a lot about materials and construction. It also helps that they have taste). Perfect blend of old and new, and the ceilings seemed like they were 18' high.

    Wish I had pictures as it set the standard for beautiful apartments to me.
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    Yeah, we have thought about trying to find a really nice place for our last year here, but the brokers fee would kill it. I'm willing to pay the rent, but amortizing the broker's fee over the 8 months or whatever that we would be here just kills it.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In Brooklyn? WTF. That's top of the market in Manhattan.
     
  4. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    There are plenty of 1BRs for $3k in brownstone Brooklyn (unfortunately...) but yeah, $3500 is very high.
     
  5. gomestar

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    I was shocked too. Barclays is right around the corner, but there's no chance of herds coming from there ending up on their street. It hit the market just as that area became hot.

    they're good sized units too, and the furnishings are superior to the vast majority of buildings that have names that start with "The". There's quite a bit of extra storage in the basement, etc.
     
  6. aravenel

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    Yeah, I'm sure you could find a way to make it worth that kind of rent--even nice $3k apartments are kinda shitty in many ways. If you had done a very nice renovation, it was spacious, and included storage space, I'd imagine you'd find someone willing to pay an extra $500 for that.

    Heck, if you had put some serious insulation between the floors and walls and included nice triple pane windows, you could justify it just on not hearing your neighbors' every footstep.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Isn't spring in New York lovely? What a magical time!
     
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    I have a feeling when april hits it'll go directly into 70% humidity 80+ºF days.... you know... kind of like last year... :fu:
     
  10. gomestar

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    last year's winter was weird. I remember snow once really early, then no snow at all and warm temperatures.
     
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    I went out and found 5" of snow on my car last night around 10 and it was still sleeting and I'm in upper Manhattan. Crazy.
     
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    Last year wasn't it 70 around this time? Not sure if I want that happening in MARCH.
     
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    I remember taking the 6 to Pelham and walking to the beach some years ago in March. It was like 85 degrees and the busses weren't running there yet.
     
  14. aravenel

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    In a couple of months, we will all be complaining about how hot and muggy it is, and how our A/C bills are astronomical.

    I will be foremost among these complainers, so I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it. I'm just saying it will happen.
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    my heating bill is typically 2-3x my AC bill.
     
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    That's interesting.... What's your heating situation? We are on a natural gas fired baseboard heaters, and our gas bill during the winter to heat ~900SF is about $100. Our power bill to (barely) cool the same space during the summer is $300.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gas fired recessed steam raditators.
     
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    Technically, spring starts tomorrow. So you'll have to wait till tomorrow the experience the "magic". :teach:
     
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    I figured this is a pretty good place to ask.

    I plan on moving to new york in the june, more specifically queens from the west coast. My friend found a place in queens for 1400 a month for a one bedroom, is that pretty standard?

    Also, I plan on transferring to Queens College, hows the school? Just want to get my bachelors in accounting, and how hard is it to find a job? Would be looking for a entry level accounting job, have a couple years of experience or literally any job that would pay my part of the rent.
     
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    Crazy. Wonder what makes yours so much more expensive.

    Anyways, winter sucks and summer sucks, but the shoulder seasons are great!
     

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