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Old 05-30-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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Northport - people there get a break from the PSEG plant.
Until they loose the lawsuit. It might take 10 years to phase it in but Northport SD is going to loose 80% of that revenue. a 10k tax bill in Northport is going to be 14-15k
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:27 AM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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Sure, there are 'cheaper' places to live ... you can live super cheaply in IN, MN ... but compare that to what we have here in the NYC metro area, and it doesn't even come close.
Other than proximity to NYC itself, what does Long Island have to offer that can't be found in many other areas of the country at a steep discount?
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:48 AM
 
Location: In the basket
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Other than proximity to NYC itself, what does Long Island have to offer that can't be found in many other areas of the country at a steep discount?
Pizza & bagels.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Yes, but you can file for STAR. It's not that bad.


Sure, there are 'cheaper' places to live ... you can live super cheaply in IN, MN ... but compare that to what we have here in the NYC metro area, and it doesn't even come close.
Thatís assuming a person finds value and takes advantage of those benefits.

You canít eat beach.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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Pizza & bagels.

you know what's weird about Long Island and pizza? how the hell does chain manufactured pizza (dominos, papa johns) survive when everyone know's that in NY you aren't keeping it real if you don't always purchase family owned NY pizza!
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Thatís assuming a person finds value and takes advantage of those benefits.

You canít eat beach.
People are idiots if they don't take advantage of something like that.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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Pizza & bagels.
Funny thing is, you can live almost anywhere and get the same chain pizza sold on LI. If you're satisfied with Pizza Hut or Dominoes, the pizza will taste good to you anywhere.

Bagels where I am now (SW) are horrifying. I'm not so much a bagel fan, but just saying.

$10K - $12K taxes are "modest" on LI, and ludicrous everywhere else (except for Westchester and NJ). LI's bureaucratic masters have trained you well.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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When you say real estate taxes it's two separate things. Property tax and school tax (and sometimes a village or city tax). The general rule is the more commercial properties feeding into the tax base, the lower the tax burden to homeowners. Places like Levittown and Bellmore high by percentage due to no malls, industrial parks or PILOTS. Others like Hicksville and Hauppague lower by %. Not sure about the North Shore, but the more remote, the better the schools and the more it's solely on the backs of homeowners, the higher the taxes will be.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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When you say real estate taxes it's two separate things. Property tax and school tax (and sometimes a village or city tax). The general rule is the more commercial properties feeding into the tax base, the lower the tax burden to homeowners. Places like Levittown and Bellmore high by percentage due to no malls, industrial parks or PILOTS. Others like Hicksville and Hauppague lower by %. Not sure about the North Shore, but the more remote, the better the schools and the more it's solely on the backs of homeowners, the higher the taxes will be.
This was the case for decades in Valley Stream because of the mall. Then came the PILOT and now everyone pays more for school tax, especially homeowners who benefited bigly from the presence of the mall. Oops!

LI taxes are a sucker's game.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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This was the case for decades in Valley Stream because of the mall. Then came the PILOT and now everyone pays more for school tax, especially homeowners who benefited bigly from the presence of the mall. Oops!

LI taxes are a sucker's game.
That VS mall issue is the poster child for IDA/PILOT's gone pathetically wrong...but sadly there are too many more stories like it. Even the expectations have dropped from $50k year jobs to $13hr jobs.
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