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Old 11-21-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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I hope nobody takes this the wrong way but is there anybody out there who actually likes the look of chain-link fences? If so then PLEASE explain? I mean, whether you have a chain-link fence or not is 100% your choice and I respect that since you are the king/queen of your castle but can anybody just rationalize to me why a lot of people seem to like chain-link fences?

In my opinion, I think they make the whole entire block/neighborhood look more run-down, industrial and prison-like. I actually don't even think they look that good even when they're new. There are so many more better alternatives that aren't that much more expensive and wouldn't make your house look like a cheap rental. I think it even looks FAR better having no fence than a chain-link fence.

Another thing I hate is when people park on their grass. Whether it be the part of the grass a few inches away from the curb or on the grass next to the driveway. Have some self-respect, people!!

I mean, these aren't expensive fixes, it's just a matter of showing that you at least somewhat care. I hate to be the 'whining suburbanite' but can some of y'all at least understand my perspective?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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old people who leave their homes on the weekend and clog up the roads, supermarkets, malls, etc.

they have all week to take care of that stuff!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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People who don't take care of their lawn.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I hope nobody takes this the wrong way but is there anybody out there who actually likes the look of chain-link fences? If so then PLEASE explain? I mean, whether you have a chain-link fence or not is 100% your choice and I respect that since you are the king/queen of your castle but can anybody just rationalize to me why a lot of people seem to like chain-link fences?

In my opinion, I think they make the whole entire block/neighborhood look more run-down, industrial and prison-like. I actually don't even think they look that good even when they're new. There are so many more better alternatives that aren't that much more expensive and wouldn't make your house look like a cheap rental. I think it even looks FAR better having no fence than a chain-link fence.
Well if you have something you need to cage in the yard ... dogs you don't want getting lost and small kids you don't want darting into the street for example ... a fence is a must. I think people choose chain-link fences because they are sturdy, last a long time, and don't require a lot of maintenance.

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Another thing I hate is when people park on their grass. Whether it be the part of the grass a few inches away from the curb or on the grass next to the driveway. Have some self-respect, people!!

I mean, these aren't expensive fixes, it's just a matter of showing that you at least somewhat care. I hate to be the 'whining suburbanite' but can some of y'all at least understand my perspective?
As for parking on the lawn -- that is inexcusable and truly tacky! How about the person who has an auto graveyard of their own in the backyard and on the front lawn? Years and years ago when I was looking for a rental I saw an apartment in a two-family home in Seaford where you could hardly get to the door because of all the cars in the yard ... it was literally a tiny path to get to the door. When I asked the owner/landlord when he was planning to move the cars, he looked at me like I was insane. He said that he was fixing them little by little but if one goes, he would probably replace it with another. Even though the apartment had a nice fireplace (I love fireplaces!) I still couldn't live there.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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old people who leave their homes on the weekend and clog up the roads, supermarkets, malls, etc.

they have all week to take care of that stuff!
I noticed lately that Pathmark is trying to fix that by giving seniors 5% off on "Senior Appreciation Mondays."

Now there's even less reasons for them to be out food shopping on the weekend.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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1. in Suffolk County, the lack of sidewalks. I hate how the blocks look without that road for walking in front of homes..

2. in general, the slower pace of drivers - too many SAHMs (soccer driving, suburban stay-at-home moms in giant SUVs) driving 15 mph slower than the stated speed limit. It is just my luck to be the sucker stuck behind this mor*n on a 1 lane road.

3. the endless "Vote for __" signs on roadways every year around election season. I never remember the names when I am actually at the polls. Its retarded.

4. Red light cameras at almost every intersection. When I lived in Queens, we didnt seem to have that many.

5. Over-emphasis on school districts when shopping for a new home on LI. Seriously, I never gave school districts much thought when I was shopping for a condo/co-op in Queens/Bklyn, but in Nassau and Suffolk, its amazing how the SD where a particular home is located in can make or break a potential sale. If it werent for my husband who was born and raised in Nassau County, I would never have pegged homes in Freeport or Uniondale to be any different in price/curb appeal/re-sale value vs. the homes in RVC or Lynbrook. When I first moved out to LI, all the houses in those areas seemed to be the same and the taxes comparable. Now I know why certain neighborhoods are not desirable (due to SD).

There are a few more but they really arent worthy of mentioning. Overall, I am pretty happy here - there were many things I hated about Queens...now that I am a true LI'er (I live in Nassau, work in Suffolk) - it will take a lot of pleading and begging for me to move back to Queens. Its just so much nicer living here.

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Old 11-21-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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2. in general, the slower pace of drivers - too many SAHMs (soccer driving, suburban stay-at-home moms in giant SUVs) driving 15 mph slower than the stated speed limit. It is just my luck to be the sucker stuck behind this mor*n on a 1 lane road.
it's funny....some people here complain that the soccer moms are way too aggressive in their SUV's, lol.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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I hope nobody takes this the wrong way but is there anybody out there who actually likes the look of chain-link fences? If so then PLEASE explain? I mean, whether you have a chain-link fence or not is 100% your choice and I respect that since you are the king/queen of your castle but can anybody just rationalize to me why a lot of people seem to like chain-link fences?

In my opinion, I think they make the whole entire block/neighborhood look more run-down, industrial and prison-like. I actually don't even think they look that good even when they're new. There are so many more better alternatives that aren't that much more expensive and wouldn't make your house look like a cheap rental. I think it even looks FAR better having no fence than a chain-link fence.

Another thing I hate is when people park on their grass. Whether it be the part of the grass a few inches away from the curb or on the grass next to the driveway. Have some self-respect, people!!

I mean, these aren't expensive fixes, it's just a matter of showing that you at least somewhat care. I hate to be the 'whining suburbanite' but can some of y'all at least understand my perspective?
I have a corner property. Nothing irks me more than coming home to find some Moderator cut: language removed
parked in front of my house, dead center, with not enough room to park on either side of him. I give my wife the driveway, we both have SUVs and can fit side by side but it's tight with getting the kids in & out. I leave before my wife in the morning and get home before her in the evening so I just want some friggin space to park without having to play valet when she gets home.

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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I hope nobody takes this the wrong way but is there anybody out there who actually likes the look of chain-link fences? If so then PLEASE explain? I mean, whether you have a chain-link fence or not is 100% your choice and I respect that since you are the king/queen of your castle but can anybody just rationalize to me why a lot of people seem to like chain-link fences?

In my opinion, I think they make the whole entire block/neighborhood look more run-down, industrial and prison-like. I actually don't even think they look that good even when they're new. There are so many more better alternatives that aren't that much more expensive and wouldn't make your house look like a cheap rental. I think it even looks FAR better having no fence than a chain-link fence.

Another thing I hate is when people park on their grass. Whether it be the part of the grass a few inches away from the curb or on the grass next to the driveway. Have some self-respect, people!!

I mean, these aren't expensive fixes, it's just a matter of showing that you at least somewhat care. I hate to be the 'whining suburbanite' but can some of y'all at least understand my perspective?
I like the openess that chain link allows. Less of a boxed in atmosphere that stockade gives you. If its rusty chain link, I understand, but a nice powder coated chainlink is nice in the right setting. JMO

My present neighbors don't actually do anything that bothers me. In the past at my old address one guy would always park in the street directly across from my driveway making entry/exit difficult. Where I live now, and where I grew up there was no overnight parking in the streets, it's so nice. Boats stored in driveways or side yards would also annoy me.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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I hope nobody takes this the wrong way but is there anybody out there who actually likes the look of chain-link fences? If so then PLEASE explain? I mean, whether you have a chain-link fence or not is 100% your choice and I respect that since you are the king/queen of your castle but can anybody just rationalize to me why a lot of people seem to like chain-link fences?

In my opinion, I think they make the whole entire block/neighborhood look more run-down, industrial and prison-like. I actually don't even think they look that good even when they're new. There are so many more better alternatives that aren't that much more expensive and wouldn't make your house look like a cheap rental. I think it even looks FAR better having no fence than a chain-link fence.

Another thing I hate is when people park on their grass. Whether it be the part of the grass a few inches away from the curb or on the grass next to the driveway. Have some self-respect, people!!

I mean, these aren't expensive fixes, it's just a matter of showing that you at least somewhat care. I hate to be the 'whining suburbanite' but can some of y'all at least understand my perspective?
I actually prefer the chain link for a number of reasons. Cost, considerably cheaper than PVC. Maintenance really none, as opposed to power washing or painting. But my number one reason is that we can only have them in the back yard (no fencing in the front of the home unless for pool security and then yo have to plant arborvitae.) I enjoy my yard and in prior experience with both PVC and wood fences, it blocks the breeze in the yard. I have plantings that somewhat hide or blend into a large portion of the fence so to me I have the best of all worlds. Again, in the front of the house I would have to agree with you.
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