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Old 07-15-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: DC
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That if New Jersey is such an undesirable place to live (with THE highest taxes in the nation), why do sophisticated, rich, beyond reproach (*sucks teeth*) NY'ers keep moving here?? I've already run down all of the other available options in the NY area. Quite curious, huh?
Because it's cheap (compared to Manhattan)

Now back to my original point:

"Correction: Families who can't afford Manhattan live in New Jersey. There is a reason 65 of the 90 or so New York Metro billionaires reside on the small island of Manhattan....cost is of no concern."

Care to explain this phenomenon? Why are a vast majority of the billionaires living in Manhattan? In other words: why do people with absolutely unlimited budgets prefer Manhattan?

Simple: Because it's the best. And they can afford the very best, and would never settle on NJ.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Because it's cheap (compared to Manhattan)

why do people with absolutely unlimited budgets prefer Manhattan?

Simple: Because it's the best. And they can afford the very best, and would never settle on NJ.
The whole nation is cheap compared to Manhattan...

Then Why is NJ the wealthiest state in the nation?
Because education is superior compared to NYS, it's location apparently makes people jealous, and the state is among the 20 safest states in the nation.

All your bickering, stupidity and duplicant accounts will never make sense.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Laguna Beach CA./Denver CO.
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More billionaires live in NYC as a city..There are more billionaires in California than any other state.West Coast Billionaires don't typically share the same need for urban density that their Eastern cadre do. I know from raw experience in the real estate industry that price per square foot goes out the window when someone is looking at 10 million plus properties..My guess is Alpine NJ residents like many West Coast uber wealthy enclaves have a few second or third homes in Manhattan. Many of the buyers for Manhattan's most expensive properties are from outside the local area. Look at the deeds in Americas most expensive zips..
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: DC
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More billionaires live in NYC as a city..There are more billionaires in California than any other state.West Coast Billionaires don't tyically share the same urban loving density that their Eastern cadre do. I know from raw experience in the real estate industry that price per square foot goes out the window when someone is looking at 10 million plus properties..My guess is Alpine NJ like many West Coast uber wealthy enclaves have a few second or third homes in Manhattan. Many of the buyers for Manhattan's most expensive properties are from outside the local area. Look at the deeds in Americas most expensive zips..
According to Forbes, the New York City Metro has just as many billionaires as the State of California.

California: 82
NYC Metro: 81

...and 60 of NYC Metro's billionaires live in Manhattan. 1 in Brooklyn. 61 in total for NYC. 0 for Hudson County, NJ. New Jersey only has 6 billionaires and they all live in Somerset and Essex Counties.

But anyway, you're right. Many buyers in Manhattan are billionaires from Russia or EU. Or other wealthy buyers from other states (like Steve Wynn just bought something $23M at the Plaza according to the WSJ and he lives in Las Vegas).

Such is the case with any global, world class city;. IIRC, London is the only city that has a higher percentage of properties sold to foreign buyers.

NY and London are the most elite on the planet.

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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I know KONY probably offended you, but no need to go overboard.

The only reason people pay attention to that filthy toilet that is New Jersey is because of NYC.

You look absolutely ridiculous, sitting in New Jersey (of all places) and marginalizing the most powerful, wealthy and world-class piece of land on planet earth that is Manhattan.

Without NY, New Jersey is Detroit. New York smelly? NJ Turnpike, anyone? The smell in New Jersey poisons my lungs. Have you gone into Camden, Newark? LOL.
OMG you get a rep sir. Im just trying to shed light for those that don't live in the tri- state area. Your right new jersey does leeche over nyc any true new yorker would tell you that.lol. New jersey is the only place in the UNITED STATES that has a stench........not like just a stench in a concentrated area.But a stench over the whole north new jersey region.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Laguna Beach CA./Denver CO.
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According to Forbes, the New York City Metro has just as many billionaires as the State of California.

California: 82
NYC Metro: 81

...and 60 of NYC's billionaires live in Manhattan

But anyway, you're right. Many buyers in Manhattan are billionaires from Russia or EU. LOL. Or other wealthy buyers from other states (like Steve Wynn just bought something $23M at the Plaza).

Such is the case with any global, world class city;. IIRC, London is the only city that has a higher percentage of properties sold to foreign buyers.

Manhattan and London are the most elite on the planet.
"Yes", London and Manhattan are in a unique class when it comes to
mind bending prices too.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:18 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Okay...................... Keep telling yourself that.

The subway in NYC does stink, Bedbugs are infesting NYC at an alarming rate (absolutely, undeniably awful) , the streets are stacked up with garbage, the summer months in NYC do smell like warmed up urine.
People move to New Jersey for a reason....................
NYC used to be interesting for the "ambiance", not so much anymore. It's just all of the negative with having to live next to bland, vanilla yuppies & still all of the stink.
If anything theres almost 9 million ppl in nyc for a reason.RAT INFESTESTED. lol if anything most transit systems are trying to get on nycs level. NYC will continue to attract new jerseyans and londonites alike
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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New jersey is the only place in the UNITED STATES that has a stench........not like just a stench in a concentrated area.But a stench over the whole north new jersey region.
LOL................ Playing on stereotypes to impress the uniformed. I wouldn't expect anything less from an Uptown native.
You have successfully turned another thread which has nothing to do with the undesirable Bronx into a thread which soothes the inferiority complex inside.
Congrats.................. The Bronx is still a craphole no one wants to live in.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Tell me all of the rich people moving to Staten Island, The Bonx, 3/4 of Brooklyn, most of Queens. They are heading out to Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester, Connecticut.
There are million dollar homes in the bronx. And what do you not understand about 7.3 million people living within nyc. The boroughs are why nyc is the biggest city in america. Stop posting
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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And what do you not understand about 7.3 million people living within nyc. The boroughs are why nyc is the biggest city in america. Stop posting
And as soon as they get two nickels to scrape together, they're moving out.
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