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Old 01-26-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I highly doubt your 1945 sf home is in midtown Manhattan
You're right.

[depending on perspective, that is either a good thing or a bad thing]

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But location isn't location.

1.5 hours from downtown LA is=\= as heart of Manhattan
Neither is downtown LA.

[i don't mind renting in the urban core but I'm not paying that kind of money per square foot]
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Bring one! It's a great town for cycling (and getting better every year). Plus you can bring your bike on the subways and commuter rails for mini vacations.
I did that when I visited San Francisco last year for Fleet Week. Rode the bike all the way from the Financial District to Chrissy Field. The hills were not bad, didn't have to worry about parking, or traffic. Great exercise and seeing San Francisco on two wheels beats four wheels anyday (unless it's raining).

[SF seemed very bike friendly]
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Great solution for those who want to live urban, are young and have few possessions, do not want a lot of space to maintain and ony require their abode be in the middle of the thick of things. I can't imagine why someone woukd object to these being built.
Me either. Why would anyone object to the choices others make in their living arrangements? Sounds like these units will fill a need, so makes sense to build them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^Absolutely! It worked out fine for my daughter. Did anyone on this forum speak against these apts being built?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I did that when I visited San Francisco last year for Fleet Week. Rode the bike all the way from the Financial District to Chrissy Field. The hills were not bad, didn't have to worry about parking, or traffic. Great exercise and seeing San Francisco on two wheels beats four wheels anyday (unless it's raining).

[SF seemed very bike friendly]
Sf has made it a priority.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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As long as they reduce the rent it might be fair. Go catless? No thanks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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^^Absolutely! It worked out fine for my daughter. Did anyone on this forum speak against these apts being built?
Not that I'm aware of... now, if we got down to nuts and bolts and talked about these apartments being built in people's backyard, I suspect that might change. There's a bunch of micro-apartments going up in Seattle, and they're quite controversial. Partly it's parking. They're not being built with any off-street parking as per code they aren't required to have it. And I do see the appeal of apodments since they're flexible (month-to-month) and much cheaper than a normal-sized studio is.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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There have been those who have derided tiny apartments in San Francisco as dormitories for Twitter and tech workers. On the face of it, I don't get that argument, the tech workers are already driving up rents in San Francisco, tiny apartments would be neutral to positive. To the extent that buildings like these get direct subsidies or tax subsidies, there's a question of whether that's where housing funds should be spent. I suppose it's also conceivable that tiny apartments would be so profitable that they'd crowd out the construction of larger apartments, at which point the city would rightly be concerned. But we're obviously a long way from that.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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^^Absolutely! It worked out fine for my daughter. Did anyone on this forum speak against these apts being built?
Not on this one.

A similar thread was posted on the NYC forum and many of the responses were angrily negative. The OP's title: "New York reveals home of the future" helped. Seemed like the most common response was complaining not enough space for storing stuff or having guests over. Or just outraged others would pay for such a thing.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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You're right.

[depending on perspective, that is either a good thing or a bad thing]



Neither is downtown LA.

[i don't mind renting in the urban core but I'm not paying that kind of money per square foot]
No one is asking you to...this is an option for those who value being in the city of NY and don't want or need a lot of space. Not every option has to appeal to every one.
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