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Old 12-17-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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They pay $2,188.00 to be in a 2 bedroom luxury condo type high rise and they're 1 stop from Manhattan. There in Queens version of Brooklyn Heights. The surrounding buildings charge around $3,500.00 to $4,200.00 for a 2 bedroom but in a full service building.

The Q41 doesn't have a concierge and the gym is not open yet. Some things to keep in mind.
Sounds like a great deal, too bad Luxury apartments are highly regulated when it comes to who enters and leaves. Otherwise, they should sublease one of the rooms and save enough money to actually buy a place.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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I wish it was highly regulated.

There's a few tenants in the building illegally renting out their apartment like a hotel and pocket thousands of dollars each month while living some place else. They won this lottery and turned it into a 3rd income. While there's people out there that applied and would kill to live in the building.

Those 2 make more then enough to split things equally and pay 1K each. They are not financially strained in any way. Do not pity them.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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I wish it was highly regulated.

There's a few tenants in the building illegally renting out their apartment like a hotel and pocket thousands of dollars each month while living some place else. They won this lottery and turned it into a 3rd income. While there's people out there that applied and would kill to live in the building.

Those 2 make more then enough to split things equally and pay 1K each. They are not financially strained in any way. Do not pity them.
Oh, makes a lot more sense now why there is so much resentment for them. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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The 2 in the photo aren't do it. Other tenants are illegally renting their apartments out that they got through a lottery when there's other people who applied and really need affordable housing.

The people illegally renting are money hungry jerks and making the apartment unsafe for all the other tenants by letting random strangers come in like this is the Hyatt or Hilton hotel.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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If you know for sure that some of your neighbors are illegally subletting their apartments or using the apartment for AirBnB, you can call your city council member. Depending on who the council member is, some are very happy to help put a stop to this.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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There are too many people in NY that really should consider moving somewhere they can afford. There are places in this country where you can actually live on a min wage job. Not in luxury, but it's doable.

That said, there are just too many people in NYC to have any sort of proper planning and oversight. Its not possible.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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NYC is where it happens and finding a job is easier there than any other city. I guess that's why people don't leave.

Not sure what to do about those illegal sublets. It's horrible.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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NYC is where it happens and finding a job is easier there than any other city. I guess that's why people don't leave.

Not sure what to do about those illegal sublets. It's horrible.
This was true in the past, but times are changing. Many of the middle class corporate jobs are leaving the city for cheaper states. If you are not successful in NY by the age of 30, you should reconsider moving to another area. You can live a nice middle class life in a place like Delaware, where they have a lot of middle class jobs due to low corporate tax laws (drive every weekend to NYC). I think the hardest part is people are not honest with themselves, everyone dreams of becoming rich in the city and feel unhappy settling for a middle class life.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Well...corporate America hates Delaware, Ohio, Florida and Mumbai India. That's where all the jobs shift to when the cost of doing it in NYC just cost too much. I can tell you from experience as I've been through corporate America.

Sad part is, that means we, the public, get subjected to people with hardcore heavy accents when we call 800 numbers to check our balances. Very sad to see America help another country before helping their own.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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I think the hardest part is people are not honest with themselves, everyone dreams of becoming rich in the city and feel unhappy settling for a middle class life.
exactly
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