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Old 07-18-2017, 10:59 AM
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No one survives on the long run
Just marathon runners.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven, New York
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Single Neurosurgeons with no children making northward of 700K can barely make ends meet.

How could anyone possibly afford to live in NYC on anything less than that?

Unbelievable.











I'm sorry, I just had to tag along. Hundreds of thousands of people making way less than that find a way to make it. You'll be fine unless you're the type of person that wants to rent lofts for $12,000 a month.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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I am not a party person. I won't be in bars every night or spend my money buying expensive crap.
If you are a homebody, why even bother living in Manhattan. You can probably get double the space or half the price living close to Manhattan but not in Manhattan.


To answer your question, you can survive but will you love it is another question. I'll admit I didn't really enjoy living in Manhattan's luxury apartments. I did enjoy walking to work avoiding daily subway rides
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I'll admit I didn't really enjoy living in Manhattan's luxury apartments.
Could you share with us why? I ask because I'm in the process of moving into a luxury building in Manhattan from Brooklyn. Would like to know your thoughts and experience. Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Having lived in a luxury building in Brooklyn, I'd have to say I enjoy my dingy tenement in Manhattan more as it has thicker walls, feels more 'in' the neighborhood, and has a long history of immigrants who have passed through which I often cherish (sorry, showing my friend the Documentary of New York with it being my second watch through and it's actually really tearjerking ).
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I was worried that after tax, the income will not be much. I am not a party person. I won't be in bars every night or spend my money buying expensive crap.
The reason people are giving you crap is because the way you stated your concerns sound a lot like humble bragging. Maybe 90% of Manhattanites would love your income.

Manhattan's median household income, which means a lot of combined incomes, is less than $67,000/year, so a single person making 4 times that worrying if they can make it sounds laughable. Also, don't limit yourself to the UES.

But maybe you just don't know anything, and that is OK, that's why you're here. But grow a thick skin if you're going to live in the city. A lot of people will give you crap just to see what you are made of, not just to be an a$$. It's just sport.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Almost everybody making over $200k has some kind of expensive habit or artificial need. I know a lot of rich single women that spends more on men than on themselves. Drug habits. Many have boats and expensive cars. These are money sinks.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Only cup of noodles for you

Oh yummy,
Can I put a couple SHRIMP in it?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Almost everybody making over $200k has some kind of expensive habit or artificial need. I know a lot of rich single women that spends more on men than on themselves. Drug habits. Many have boats and expensive cars. These are money sinks.
Do you consider a starter townhouse to be an expensive habit.

Apparently it is in Manhattan.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Oh yummy,
Can I put a couple SHRIMP in it?
I don't think you can afford that
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