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Old 07-19-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Maintenance, parking if you have a car ($500/mo), Xmas bonuses for a dozen people if you are in a high rise...door man, super, engineer, janitors, maintenance people, etc., clothing (what industry are u in?), restaurants--everyone eats out, friends/family coming to be tourists, summer house with friends (depending on industry u are in), dntertainment (costly).


Just a few thoughts,,,,,,
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Maintenance, parking if you have a car ($500/mo), Xmas bonuses for a dozen people if you are in a high rise...door man, super, engineer, janitors, maintenance people, etc., clothing (what industry are u in?), restaurants--everyone eats out, friends/family coming to be tourists, summer house with friends (depending on industry u are in), dntertainment (costly).


Just a few thoughts,,,,,,
Person just said they wanted to move to Manhattan, not become a damn socialite. My advice to the OP is to rent in a nice but non-doorman building (they do exist) and save the extra money for a down payment. Did the same... Tipping every Joe Schmoe becomes expensive and unnecessary, and in such a building, only need to tip the super, if that. If recently renovated, shouldn't be much work to do. And no, everyone in Manhattan does *NOT* eat out. Girlfriend and I love to cook at the apartment in Manhattan. We do get takeout regularly, but cooking good organic food at home can't be beat, not to mention that it allows for bonding time and allows us to appreciate what we have. These days, have to be honest. Most of the time when going out to eat, am taken out by clients or people I work with. Means much more money in my pocket. Had a nice dinner last week. Didn't pay a dime for it. Will have another one in September and always pick the restaurant.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I don't think you can afford that

I promise to use frozen non-organic farm raised Thai grown shrimp.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I just got a raise to $500K? Will I be able to order takeout?
How about if I win a powerball of $380 million - will I qualify for affordable housing?
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:59 AM
 
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Your post baffles me, and I can see why some thought you to be a troll.

Obviously, people live in NYC for a fraction of your salary. The question would be, how flamboyantly or extravagantly do you plan to live?

And if you've "always" wanted to live in Manhattan, and you're lucky enough to get a job for over $200K, then come, and don't worry about the long term. Wouldn't you agree that it's better to give it a try, since you're in such a good position financially, than to spend the rest of your life wondering about it?
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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How about if I win a powerball of $380 million - will I qualify for affordable housing?

No, but you can buy some nice shrimp.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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230k that consider middle class in Manhattan
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:49 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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No, but you can buy some nice shrimp.
eww, shrimp! Me don't like! I have always thought of shrimps as the roaches of the ocean.
Don't feed me lobster either - the thought of those beady eyes looking at me makes my stomach turn!
I'll take my Ramen noodles on my 200K salary, thank you very much
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You might die on a plane during vacations after living here for a year or two so dont know if you will make it in the long run.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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You might die on a plane during vacations after living here for a year or two so dont know if you will make it in the long run.
Very thoughtful
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