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Old 07-16-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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*LOL* Have already said that I live in Manhattan and split my time between Manhattan and an outer borough. I *choose* to live that way and don't miss a thing. Am in Manhattan daily for work or play. Know of all of the good restaurants and frequent them and live in an upper class area. The people working 80 hours are the fools, caring so much about being seen while splitting a room with no privacy. I laugh every time I think about it, and they think that's *cool*. Unbelievable. What has NYC turned into where people move here to shack up with strangers. Smh
So you're saying you pay rent in two places, one in Manhattan and one in Riverdale, and you also mentioned that you want to purchase something down the road. Maybe you should save your money from paying rent in two places if you actually want to buy something. Just a little friendly advice.

That is... unless you "live" in two places but are not actually paying to live in both. Is someone else paying the rent?

If that's the case, I think it would be nice if you would disclose this information to others while you make post after judgmental post disparaging other people's choices and compromises they are making to pay rent in areas they prefer.

I'm not saying that every poster has to divulge every personal detail about themselves, but in your case, I have noticed you making incessant judgmental and holier than thou posts about people's choices and it's getting really tiresome.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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So you're saying you pay rent in two places, one in Manhattan and one in Riverdale, and you also mentioned that you want to purchase something down the road. Maybe you should save your money from paying rent in two places if you actually want to buy something. Just a little friendly advice.

That is... unless you "live" in two places but are not actually paying to live in both. Is someone else paying the rent?

If that's the case, I think it would be nice if you would disclose this information to others while you make post after judgmental post disparaging other people's choices and compromises they are making to pay rent in areas they prefer.

I'm not saying that every poster has to divulge every personal detail about themselves, but in your case, I have noticed you making incessant judgmental and holier than thou posts about people's choices and it's getting really tiresome.
Never said such a thing. Only said that I reside in two places and never mentioned the neighborhoods. My comments are not *holier than thou*. We wouldn't have such outrageous rents if people weren't shacking up like this. That is my point. Let the market dictate the prices. What we have now is artificial inflation because of such behavior which is why we have a *housing crisis*. It affects everyone, including you, even though you own.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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Never said such a thing. Only said that I reside in two places and never mentioned the neighborhoods. My comments are not *holier than thou*. We wouldn't have such outrageous rents if people weren't shacking up like this. That is my point. Let the market dictate the prices.
This IS the market in NYC.
People are willing to live in overcrowded conditions.

If people didn't share apartments, there would be even more of a housing shortage here than there already is.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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This IS the market in NYC.
People are willing to live in overcrowded conditions.

If people didn't share apartments, there would be even more of a housing shortage here than there already is.
Am in disagreement. Am here to say that developers would adjust and build what the market needs. Already seeing such a thing with the newest buildings.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Move to the Bronx!!! Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood are right across the river from BX. You won't regret it and rents are cheaper than Manhattan. The demographics are stimiar too. The two areas bleed into each other the Bronx and Harlem and the Heights are like brothers. Just do a simple craigslist search. I'd try to find something near a train station, preferably off the D train (Concourse line).
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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There are plenty of nice cool areas in the outer boroughs. People talk as if living the outer boroughs is a death sentence. There is nothing wrong with Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Park Slope, Astoria, Forest Hills, Riverdale, Little Neck, Douglaston and the like. These are all fantastic areas, some of which are the most beautiful areas of NYC. In fact, have plenty of people moving leaving Manhattan to move to such areas.

Most of the areas mentioned are just a short subway or commuter rail ride away from Manhattan for night life if don't want to stay in those areas. Can tell you that I love Astoria. Can't beat the food and the nightlife is great.
Hey *******, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburgh, Park Slope, and Astoria are just as expensive, if not more, than many parts of the city.

How old are you (I'd guess you're 60+)? You seem to be extremely out of touch and live in a bubble (UES/UWS?).
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Am in disagreement. Am here to say that developers would adjust and build what the market needs. Already seeing such a thing with the newest buildings.
You're clueless. Seriously.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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Am in disagreement. Am here to say that developers would adjust and build what the market needs. Already seeing such a thing with the newest buildings.
The free market can't make more land out of the sea.

NYC is too geographically constrained for this solution
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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So I just spent a nice three day vacation in New York and I am absolutely in love with everything about the city and I absolutely have to make the move. Me and a friend of mine are aiming for the end of the year/beginning of the next because it seems like the winter months are the better times to rent. My friend has a friend that stays in Washington heights and I have friends in Brooklyn and Harlem as well so before we'd actually get our own place we have three other places we'd be able to stay at for almost no cost. My only real question is what would be good areas to look for apartments in my three days I spent a lot of time in Harlem so that was my number one choice. Also spent some tkme in Dumbo Brooklyn and was in lower manhattan a lot but I feel like those places are much more expensive. My friend says we should look in areas like Harlem Inwood and Washington heights. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

We welcome you.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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So I just spent a nice three day vacation in New York and I am absolutely in love with everything about the city and I absolutely have to make the move. Me and a friend of mine are aiming for the end of the year/beginning of the next because it seems like the winter months are the better times to rent. My friend has a friend that stays in Washington heights and I have friends in Brooklyn and Harlem as well so before we'd actually get our own place we have three other places we'd be able to stay at for almost no cost. My only real question is what would be good areas to look for apartments in my three days I spent a lot of time in Harlem so that was my number one choice. Also spent some tkme in Dumbo Brooklyn and was in lower manhattan a lot but I feel like those places are much more expensive. My friend says we should look in areas like Harlem Inwood and Washington heights. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

I recommend the Upper East Side (Yorkville) between First and Second Avenues between 86th and 96th. Still some bargains if you can tolerate steps.
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