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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Distinguished Member

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    Oct 27, 2006
    All I can tell you is what they told me the previous owner was paying.

    Kids are kids, they adapt to any living situation. But I do find that people who grew up in NYC are some of the more interesting people I know.

    I used to shudder when my wife wanted to change a light fixture in our 100-year-old house as it meant opening up the wall and inside I would find 100 years of wiring as well as the original gas lines that were used for lighting.

    The owner of the CT house called me a few weeks ago to ask if 60K seemed like a good price for the new and unexpected heating system their contractor said they now need.

    My next and last house will be a concrete and glass box somewhere with a nice view.


  2. clee1982

    clee1982 Distinguished Member

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    Feb 22, 2009
    New York City, NY, USA
    not American, zero appreciation for so called "character", if I want it to look like a old house I would build brand new but have it look old...

  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Oct 16, 2006
    New York City
    Too true!
    My boss moved to Long Island a few years ago and he hates it. He hates the house maintenance, property taxes, and having to turn down events because of commuting drudgery and also like you mention spontaneity. He said as soon as his second kid goes to college he's moving back. He also hates "having" to drive everywhere.

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