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Old 11-28-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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point of my question was that, since StuyTown is not illegal yet it has the same basic description as the place that I mention in the op, then why assume the place I am looking at is illegal? Why not just try to be helpful and answer the original question?
Because someone had already pointed out that stuytown does not include cable/internet. And reading back through your OP actually, it's possible that the place you found might not either. Which could mean that it's fine.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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point of my question was that, since StuyTown is not illegal yet it has the same basic description as the place that I mention in the op, then why assume the place I am looking at is illegal? Why not just try to be helpful and answer the original question?
It depends on what the landlord considers "all utilities". Why didn't you ask? If the apartment is in a private home (as opposed to an apartment building) and the description says "all utilities included", it's most likely an illegal apartment. Stuyvesant Town is a completely unique apartment complex and you can't compare it to any other complex. You more than likely cannot afford to live in Stuy Town ($2500 for a 1BR, 4K for 2BRs).

As for getting your internet hooked up, why not just ask your potential LL? If they're including only basic utilities, find out if you'll be permitted to have your own cable/internet hookup.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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You are partly right, but if nothing else it did keep the thread going and I did get the answer I sought.

I need to go sign a lease in Manhattan for this particular unit if I want it, so it doesn't seem to be illegal.

That man was trying to be slick by saying I couldn't afford Stuytown (which was in the news like 2 days ago for some guy robbing old people), so that sort of prompted my "not so nice" response.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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Oh, and as far as it being illegal: In my younger days, I also rented illegal apartments. Now that I'm older and wiser, I would NEVER do that: not only is it dangerous but if the city finds out the LL is renting out an illegal space, they (the city) can force you to leave without notice.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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Thank You guys for the information. I'm sorry that I didn't provide enough information in the original post. The studio apt. is in a building. Um...I am looking to sign a lease soon, but I will ask to find out about the internet beforehand.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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That man was trying to be slick by saying I couldn't afford Stuytown (which was in the news like 2 days ago for some guy robbing old people), so that sort of prompted my "not so nice" response.

Legit LOL at "That man...". Made me picture some little doe-eyed kid explaining to a cop what he saw when the crime went down.

You're simply adorable you know that?

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Just call Verizon and ask them if you can get their FIOS Triple Play...currently $75 for 2 years of high speed internet, 200 channels of TV, and full digital phone service.

"All utilities included" does not usually include these. And of course, they will be in your name.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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You are partly right, but if nothing else it did keep the thread going and I did get the answer I sought.

I need to go sign a lease in Manhattan for this particular unit if I want it, so it doesn't seem to be illegal.

That man was trying to be slick by saying I couldn't afford Stuytown (which was in the news like 2 days ago for some guy robbing old people), so that sort of prompted my "not so nice" response.
Sorry, I am going to say this straight out.

You either have a medical condition, to which you have my sympathy; or you are one of the most naive, manic obsessive NYers to ever grace City Data!

"Keeping the thread going"?

Is there a use for pointless threads to which the subject matter is inanely obvious?

The way to look at "all utilities" included is to think, 'all NECESSARY utilites'. Cable is not a necessity. Note, I am sure you realize 'phone service' is not included, and not a necessity, correct? So why would you think 'cable' would be?

In some cases, you might view "all utilities" as 'all utilities necessary to maintain life'. In which case that would only include, water, heat, and cooking gas. Electricity not included and not being necessary to maintain life
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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So, how will I go about getting my internet hooked up? Wireless preferable.
You call up the Internet company you wish to use and tell them, "Hello, I wish to purchase your services." They say great and set up an appointment to send someone out.

Whether or not the other utilities are in your name or not has no bearing.
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