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Old 07-22-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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All the old walk up tenements need to go.
ugh! They should be loaded with sticks of dynamite and blown to smithereens. I despise walk up apts. However, some of them host the biggest apts, especially in the BX. A friend of mine had a apt on Garrison in Hunts Point which was huge. I don’t do walk ups tho. Never had a walk up apt
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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ugh! They should be loaded with sticks of dynamite and blown to smithereens. I despise walk up apts. However, some of them host the biggest apts, especially in the BX. A friend of mine had a apt on Garrison in Hunts Point which was huge. I don’t do walk ups tho. Never had a walk up apt
So you would never even live in a 3 story walkup building/brownstone?
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:44 AM
 
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So you would never even live in a 3 story walkup building/brownstone?
Nope. If it were a brownstone which I owned with no one living in it, with a elevator. Yes
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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I've lived on the third floor a few times in walkups and it's fine, I guess except for people who have some physical problem with stairs. However going another 2 flights is a killer somehow. I'd think you'd get used to it in time but I know someone who has done it everyday for the past year and it's still really tiring for her.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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I love these types of buildings, as long as they're properly maintained. A good amount of them are very charming and give their blocks character. If they're well maintained, these types of buildings can be true gems.

I live in a 4 story building built in 1929. It has lots of original details like tudor style towers and a slate roof facade, and it even has gargoyles. The apartment itself retains some original moldings and wood floors but has been modernized with exposed brick and tin ceilings in the kitchen, so it has a nice cozy vibe. There are some set backs from the building being so old though...the wiring is old and it's easy to blow a fuse, and there is only one master fuse box in the super's apartment to reset it. Also, there are no light fixtures aside from in the kitchen, I have to use floor lamps all through out the apartment.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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I see no charm in a 6th floor walkup to a railroad apartment, one on each side. I have never lived like that, but I had an aunt in Pearl river who did (4th floor). I hated even the smell of the hallways, and those STAIRS, OY. But her rent was in the double digits in an area that was, and IS, quite pricey.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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I love these types of buildings, as long as they're properly maintained. A good amount of them are very charming and give their blocks character. If they're well maintained, these types of buildings can be true gems.

I live in a 4 story building built in 1929. It has lots of original details like tudor style towers and a slate roof facade, and it even has gargoyles. The apartment itself retains some original moldings and wood floors but has been modernized with exposed brick and tin ceilings in the kitchen, so it has a nice cozy vibe. There are some set backs from the building being so old though...the wiring is old and it's easy to blow a fuse, and there is only one master fuse box in the super's apartment to reset it. Also, there are no light fixtures aside from in the kitchen, I have to use floor lamps all through out the apartment.
Are the larger buildings from that period (20s to 40s) more likely to have updated wiring? It seems like it would be necessary for those upper Manhattan/Bronx buildings with 80+ units.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Are the larger buildings from that period (20s to 40s) more likely to have updated wiring? It seems like it would be necessary for those upper Manhattan/Bronx buildings with 80+ units.

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Absolutely.
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