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Old 07-19-2016, 09:19 AM   #286
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Lolz

I punched in max $1,600 rent for below 125th in Manhattan. It appears that even living here i still underestimated the rent increases over the last few years...

http://streeteasy.com/for-rent/nyc/p...02,119,139,135

On the #1 rental website in the city, there are currently a grand total of 11 apartments in all of Manhattan below 125th that cost $1,600 or less.

Eleven.
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Lolz

I punched in max $1,600 rent for below 125th in Manhattan. It appears that even living here i still underestimated the rent increases over the last few years...

http://streeteasy.com/for-rent/nyc/p...02,119,139,135

On the #1 rental website in the city, there are currently a grand total of 11 apartments in all of Manhattan below 125th that cost $1,600 or less.

Eleven.

I was wondering about this too. Even in 2013 I paid more than $1,600/month for one room in an absolutely garbage two bedroom in Midtown East, although that was admittedly on a three month lease.


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In 2008 I had a bachelor (furnished and Internet/cable included so that probably carried some premium) in Midtown East as well (40th/2nd) that ran the firm $3600/month. So...
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I was wondering about this too. Even in 2013 I paid more than $1,600/month for one room in an absolutely garbage two bedroom in Midtown East, although that was admittedly on a three month lease.


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When we moved out if Yorkville in early 2013 we were paying $1,550/month for a 450 sq foot one bedroom on 81st. Figured there were at least a few more places still in that range. Guess not lol

We're paying $2,900 for a one bedroom, which we share with a 21 month old, in Long Island City. And we're under market, cause we moved into the building we're in 6 months after Sandy, and they were still doing repairs to the building. It's a condo building that we're renting from the owner, so we were able to lock the rate I'm... And the guys kinda aloof so he's never raised our rent.

We'll also be paying $2k a month for daycare in the fall... for 3 days a week.
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We'll also be paying $2k a month for daycare in the fall... for 3 days a week.
Jesus, and I thought the $2265 we were quoted for 5 days was bad.
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We'll also be paying $2k a month for daycare in the fall... for 3 days a week.
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Jesus, and I thought the $2265 we were quoted for 5 days was bad.
This is why Mrs. Hewson plays the role of stay at home mother.
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Dems urged to retool their guns message - POLITICO

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While Democrats think they have a winning election-year issue, a group led by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, Mark Kelly, is pushing to rebrand their effort — based on poll and focus-group data — in the hope that it will take root in an American culture that has long accepted gun ownership, if not revered it in parts of the country. It's a cultural linkage that's likely to be highlighted Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, as the top lobbyist for the NRA plans to take the stage, as will Donald Trump Jr., who has touted his affinity for hunting.
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With that in mind, representatives from a broad mix of progressive groups sat around a table last week at the Washington offices of Global Strategy Group, where they received a tutorial on how — and how not — to talk about guns. Leading the lesson were top officials from Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the campaign wing of the group Giffords and Kelly founded after the Sandy Hook massacre.

For example, groups seeking tighter gun laws have been trying to get away from the “gun control” label since well before ARS started testing for a new messaging strategy last year. Better options, they say, are “gun violence prevention” and “preventing gun tragedies.”

"We've stepped away from a debate about guns that was sort of postured pro-gun or against-gun,” said Peter Ambler, the PAC’s executive director, “into one that’s centered around data-tested ideas like the background checks that we know increased public safety and save lives, but don't sort of disapprove of the individual gun owner and don't disapprove of the responsible use of firearms in society.”

And while Hillary Clinton promised to “keep taking on the NRA” in October, she should maybe stop, according to ARS’ findings, and instead take on the “gun lobby.”

“The NRA has great favorabilities in a lot of places,” said Global Strategy Group Jeff Pollock, pointing to the 144-year-old organization’s popular — and apolitical — hunting and safety training programs.

Stick to stressing “the gun lobby” as a special interest out to “protect the profits” of manufacturers, Pollock told the assembled representatives of Priorities USA, NARAL, AFSCME and the Senate and House Majority PACs. A strategist from the Democratic side of Google’s political consulting operation was also there.
Thoughts on this possible change in message, anyone? Would co-oping some of the NRA rhetoric and using it against them work? Does this sound a bit too nuanced, or like a decent attempt at compromise?

I liked the part in the article that suggested getting more hunters and gun owners on board in support of gun control measures. I definitely think that could help put at ease the people who would otherwise be wary about how any regulations and restrictions would impact them.

And I do think they should try and stress as much as possible that responsible gun owners would still be able to buy and use guns if they so wished.
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I've been using the term "gun safety," which is more accurate.
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When we moved out if Yorkville in early 2013 we were paying $1,550/month for a 450 sq foot one bedroom on 81st. Figured there were at least a few more places still in that range. Guess not lol

We're paying $2,900 for a one bedroom, which we share with a 21 month old, in Long Island City. And we're under market, cause we moved into the building we're in 6 months after Sandy, and they were still doing repairs to the building. It's a condo building that we're renting from the owner, so we were able to lock the rate I'm... And the guys kinda aloof so he's never raised our rent.
Do you still hit your head in the shower at this new place?
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When we moved out if Yorkville in early 2013 we were paying $1,550/month for a 450 sq foot one bedroom on 81st. Figured there were at least a few more places still in that range. Guess not lol

We're paying $2,900 for a one bedroom, which we share with a 21 month old, in Long Island City. And we're under market, cause we moved into the building we're in 6 months after Sandy, and they were still doing repairs to the building. It's a condo building that we're renting from the owner, so we were able to lock the rate I'm... And the guys kinda aloof so he's never raised our rent.

We'll also be paying $2k a month for daycare in the fall... for 3 days a week.


Wow. The cost of living there is unbelievable. Where I live you can get a nice 4 bed room house with 3000 square feet and a 3/4 acre yard for about $1500-$1800/month. That's why people flock to Texas. It's so cheap to live here.


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Shame about the heat and Texans.
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Shame about the heat and Texans.

We're not too bad...

But the heat is absolutely terrible.


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Wow. The cost of living there is unbelievable. Where I live you can get a nice 4 bed room house with 3000 square feet and a 3/4 acre yard for about $1500-$1800/month. That's why people flock to Texas. It's so cheap to live here.
I had to stop watching those property shows on HGTV because it's always some couple with no down payment buying a 3500 square foot house in Atlanta for $140K.

On my street, it costs you around $1M to buy a 900 square foot bungalow built in the 50s which you then tear down and build a new house on the property. Nevermind what the newer built houses cost. And we don't live in anywhere I'd consider to be exclusive either.
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I'm actually finally getting around to seriously thinking about buying. (can I add another -ly word in there? Yes, I probably can.)

Seattle isn't as bad as the Bay Area yet, but if Amazon keeps up with its insane growth, it might be soon. Haven't yet been priced out of my beloved Ballard neighborhood (I've rented the same apt there for 12 years now), but I'm waiting for the day I get a letter saying they're tearing down the building to make shiny, new expensive condos or apartments.

So time to start shopping while I'm not under pressure. Hoo boy.
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When we moved out if Yorkville in early 2013 we were paying $1,550/month for a 450 sq foot one bedroom on 81st. Figured there were at least a few more places still in that range. Guess not lol

We're paying $2,900 for a one bedroom, which we share with a 21 month old, in Long Island City. And we're under market, cause we moved into the building we're in 6 months after Sandy, and they were still doing repairs to the building. It's a condo building that we're renting from the owner, so we were able to lock the rate I'm... And the guys kinda aloof so he's never raised our rent.


i think Joan Didion once wrote that to live in New York and be happy you need to be either very rich or very young. i totally get that. and to coexist in 450 square feet is an accomplishment. i look at these people on Tiny House Hunters who claim they want to exist in 300sqf and feel the need to slap them.

i still have no idea why i never lived there -- i always sort of assumed it would happen given where i grew up and my chosen field, but i've made it work in DC for over a decade now and life has happened. it's hardly cheap here, but it's still like 1/3rd less than NYC or SF. reading what you've written, it kind of solidifies the decision that Memphis and i have made about NYC -- unless someone wants to, like, double my salary, there's little that could get us to move there at this point in our lives, especially when it's an easy train ride away and a perfect weekend trip. if we did move, it would be to head to the West Coast and really change our lifestyles. there are times when the East Coast combination of blizzards, humidity, and congestion make one long for the cool air off the Pacific. but then again, i like that i can walk everywhere.

maybe we should start an FYM real estate thread.
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