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Old 03-13-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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Ahhh Parckchester, the lesser Stuyvesant Town. Considered renting there when was living on the Bainbridge area in the early 90's, no diff so stayed put until my application for the real Stuy Town came thru in '99

No, Stuy Town is the lesser Parkchester! :-) (Parkchester was the first, Stuy Town is the exact copy of it). No wonder you stayed away from Parkchester in the early 90s when it was a major example of urban decay... now it is a major example of urban renewal - plus, you can own your own condo in Parkchester, which you can't in Stuy Town (which is all-rental). Yes, Stuy Town is in midtown/lower Manhattan, but Parkchester, the Bronx is getting its own Metro North station, so in 4 years or so it will be exactly 23 min from midtown Manhattan.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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No, Stuy Town is the lesser Parkchester! :-) (Parkchester was the first, Stuy Town is the exact copy of it). No wonder you stayed away from Parkchester in the early 90s when it was a major example of urban decay... now it is a major example of urban renewal - plus, you can own your own condo in Parkchester, which you can't in Stuy Town (which is all-rental). Yes, Stuy Town is in midtown/lower Manhattan, but Parkchester, the Bronx is getting its own Metro North station, so in 4 years or so it will be exactly 23 min from midtown Manhattan.
Please... I know you want to increase your property values, but if I wanted subsidized housing I'd go with Stuy Town. Parkchester aside from the transportation you mentioned which is still at least four years away at the earliest has pretty mediocre eating options and supermarkets.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Please... I know you want to increase your property values, but if I wanted subsidized housing I'd go with Stuy Town. Parkchester aside from the transportation you mentioned which is still at least four years away at the earliest has pretty mediocre eating options and supermarkets.



Right, if those people who consider "eating options" and supermarkets to be the meaning of life stayed far away from Parkchester, I'd be very glad. I'd also be very glad if more frugal people who consider professional achievement to be the meaning of life moved into Parkchester. As I said many times, I have no interest in increasing my property value (it is not "values" in plural, since it is only one small studio that I own), because the only effect of the increased property value for me would be the increased real estate tax.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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Right, if those people who consider "eating options" and supermarkets to be the meaning of life stayed far away from Parkchester, I'd be very glad. I'd also be very glad if more frugal people who consider professional achievement to be the meaning of life moved into Parkchester. As I said many times, I have no interest in increasing my property value (it is not "values" in plural, since it is only one small studio that I own), because the only effect of the increased property value for me would be the increased real estate tax.
Unless you consider grease spoons eating options, then yes, it's pretty bad there.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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Unless you consider grease spoons eating options, then yes, it's pretty bad there.
I don't care. For some people, "eating options" are nowhere on the list of their values.


The place is a part of architectural history, is almost crime-free by now, already has a direct subway connection with Manhattan, and when the Metro North starts running - the projected date now in 2023 - it will be totally convenient to Manhattan).
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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I don't care. For some people, "eating options" are nowhere on the list of their values.


The place is a part of architectural history, is almost crime-free by now, already has a direct subway connection with Manhattan, and when the Metro North starts running - the projected date now in 2023 - it will be totally convenient to Manhattan).
The only thing it had going for it was that it was cheap... Now it isn't so cheap given the poor amenities. $1500 - 1600 for a one bedroom in Parkchester... LOL
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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You automatically think Brooklyn and Queens is safe? Your greatly misinformed. Brooklyn and Queens has some total violent areas that are riddled with crime.


Start looking for the real "safe" parts are surrounding counties first.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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Why has this turned into another parkchester thread
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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Why has this turned into another parkchester thread

Because buying a condo in Parkchester is the cheapest way to live comfortably in NYC.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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Why has this turned into another parkchester thread
Parkchester in da housee!!!!
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