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Old 04-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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definitely can

gotta work it, gotta know the area
What do you exactly mean by "gotta work it" ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I could live IMPERIALLY on 135K a year.

Agree, and I love your choice of adjective. (I have to post this as a declaration, as the system won't allow me to add to your rep.)
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Note that only one out of six New York City residents lives in Manhattan. Also note that there are neighborhoods in Queens that are much closer to midtown Manhattan, and neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are closer to downtown Manhattan, than some neighborhoods that are on Manhattan Island itself. Do not feel bound to live in Manhattan simply because you have heard of it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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What do you exactly mean by "gotta work it" ?

work with what you have. you're not going to live well, basement apt, etc..
but you'll make it

if you're ok w/that..cool
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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work with what you have. you're not going to live well, basement apt, etc..
but you'll make it

if you're ok w/that..cool
What would you define as "well" in Manhattan? If you're making around $135k, I'm guessing your take home monthly income would be around $6,200? Say you're subtracting $2,200 (rent for 1bd) + $1,000 (food + utilities). Is $3,000 too low of an amount for?

I mean, would it be a paycheck-to-paycheck kind of life?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Note that only one out of six New York City residents lives in Manhattan. Also note that there are neighborhoods in Queens that are much closer to midtown Manhattan, and neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are closer to downtown Manhattan, than some neighborhoods that are on Manhattan Island itself. Do not feel bound to live in Manhattan simply because you have heard of it.
I've heard that from several folks. One mistake I did when I visited last summer is that I only stayed in Manhattan...I didn't venture out to other boroughs. I'm guessing for someone working in FiDi, Brooklyn is probably 1 or 2 subway stops away from work, right?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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work with what you have. you're not going to live well, basement apt, etc..
but you'll make it

if you're ok w/that..cool
This is the dumbest post on the thread.
135k a year and your NOT going to live well?
"But you'll make it".
I dunno what your idea of 'living well' is, but it 100% can be done on 135 grand a year in Manhattan.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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I F****G HOPE NOT.

smh
Dude! I'm getting all kind of mixed answers! lol some tell me you can live imperially on $135k, others say it's only enough to get by!

I'm confused!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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john starks post was a joke.
oic
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Burlington, VT
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You can live very well anywhere in the country with 135k. PERIOD. If you can't you're an idiot.
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