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2007-03-02 02:33:09 AM  
Score one for the middle class!
 
2007-03-02 02:36:08 AM  
roboadam.com

Damn richers
 
2007-03-02 02:36:18 AM  
Poor People 1, Rich Bastards 0eleventy billion

FTFY
 
2007-03-02 02:46:15 AM  
About 2,000 tenants pay up to $1,200 in rent


Who in their right mind would EVER pay $1,200 a month in rent???
 
2007-03-02 02:46:16 AM  
David Bistricer, who already owns 71 other buildings with 8,792 outstanding violations.

That's a nice track record there.
 
2007-03-02 02:47:51 AM  
log_jammin

New Yorkers.

Rent up there is beyond farking belief.
 
2007-03-02 03:04:19 AM  
log_jammin: Who in their right mind would EVER pay $1,200 a month in rent???

thats not bad for here too.

/southern california
 
2007-03-02 03:12:41 AM  
wow....I can't imagine paying that much for something I'm not buying.

But if you got to, you got to I guess
 
2007-03-02 03:23:30 AM  
Frankly, this has been a very nervous time for a lot of people involed in this story, but of course the NYC media is too busy following Anna Nicole's posse and fat-ass mother and Britney's new Dr. Evil 'do to call it a priority. Figures.
 
2007-03-02 03:35:54 AM  
It's a temporary lay-off.
E-Z-Credit rip-off.
Scratchin' and survivin'.
 
2007-03-02 04:49:59 AM  
soze: Poor People 1, Rich Bastards 0eleventy billion

Yeah, the only way that scoreboard would say 0 would be if the odometer had finally rolled all the way around.
 
2007-03-02 05:06:36 AM  
There's got to be a Farker or two living there. Chime in. Is it a dump? Got broadband?
 
2007-03-02 07:41:41 AM  
$1200? Can't you just buy a house for less? Come on NYers - really? Can you?
 
2007-03-02 07:42:31 AM  
log_jammin: Ever looked at rent around NYC? Starts at about $2k
 
2007-03-02 07:44:47 AM  
Nobody that lives in that building is 'poor' by any definition.
 
2007-03-02 07:44:55 AM  
Even in chicago on the north side, $1200 a month is not uncommon. I moved to the suburbs and no have a nice $1400 a month mortgage. I own my place, and build equity. Plus I have no annoying loud neighbors bugging me at 11 p.m. at night.

//get off my lawn
 
2007-03-02 07:45:33 AM  
$1200???? Hell, in DC, you pay that, you may get a closet with a toilet inside, but no windows....
 
2007-03-02 07:45:50 AM  
Susette Kelo unavailable for comment.
 
2007-03-02 07:46:38 AM  
$1,200.00/mo is a small price to pay for the privilege of living in a rat-warren.
 
2007-03-02 07:48:01 AM  
Just yesterday I saw a 2 bedroom on the lower east side for $6000/month
 
2007-03-02 07:48:03 AM  
log_jammin: wow....I can't imagine paying that much for something I'm not buying.

But if you got to, you got to I guess


Prices (and wages) in the city are insane.
In 2002 we were doing a job up near there, and decided to have dinner in the west village. I'd never been to NYC. We sat at a sidewalk table, and my friend asked me, "What yould your friends back in Okla. think if they saw you now?" My answer?
"If they saw me eating a $16 burrito and washing it down with a $6.50 can of Budweiser, they'd think I lost my farking mind."
 
2007-03-02 07:50:35 AM  
Bergen County, New Jersey it's hard to find a livable appartment for under $2000. And since the average cost of a house in the area is $500,000+, you'd need almost $100k just to make the down payment, not to mention the fact that you'd then be carrying a $400,000 mortgage. Makes it difficult for a lot of people.
 
2007-03-02 07:51:26 AM  
meekychuppet: $1200? Can't you just buy a house for less? Come on NYers - really? Can you?

No, you cannot by a house for less than $1200 / month in New York City.

At least, not one I ever saw. You might, MIGHT be able to find a piece of shiat condo in that range, but I really doubt it.
 
2007-03-02 07:54:04 AM  
article should do some research, taylor homes in chicago is the largest.
 
2007-03-02 07:54:14 AM  
FTFA: About 2,000 tenants pay up to $1,200 in rent under the state's Mitchell-Lama program, which since the 1950s has provided land and lucrative government financing to developers in exchange for building low- and middle-income housing that is subsidized by the state.


That's a recipe for disaster.
 
2007-03-02 07:56:11 AM  
"$1200? Can't you just buy a house for less? Come on NYers - really? Can you?"

Once you get 2 hours away from the city you can start finding houses in that range.

I wish I could live in Brooklyn for $400 bucks a month like these people do, and I don't even really like Brooklyn.
 
2007-03-02 07:57:49 AM  
Why would anyone live in a place where rent started at $2000 and houses cost $500k for a 2-bedroom box?
 
2007-03-02 07:57:56 AM  
bslatner

No, you cannot by a house for less than $1200 / month in New York City.

At least, not one I ever saw. You might, MIGHT be able to find a piece of shiat condo in that range, but I really doubt it.


That's a lot of money on property.
 
2007-03-02 07:58:31 AM  
Our apartment in Madison, WI is almost $1200 a month right now.
 
2007-03-02 07:58:58 AM  
I still think I have a great deal at $1,500 for a small 2 bedroom with heat and a parking space in Cambridge.
 
2007-03-02 08:01:21 AM  
meekychuppet: $1200? Can't you just buy a house for less? Come on NYers - really? Can you?

No, and $1200 is very cheap for NYC. My brother used to pay 2K for a small studio.
 
2007-03-02 08:01:24 AM  
"Why would anyone live in a place where rent started at $2000 and houses cost $500k for a 2-bedroom box?"

Opportunity.
 
2007-03-02 08:01:48 AM  
This is the type of stuff that makes it so easy to bear the scorn and mocking of urbanites directed at us rural bumpkins. 530/month for a 2 bedroom with all utilities included. Real apartment, too, not subsidized or charity housing. Not shoebox bedrooms, either. Huge bathroom, walk in closets... Suck it, city dwellers. You can keep your night clubs and fancy stores and restaurants and up-scale life. I'll not bleed out my economic anus, thanks.

Not that I would guess anyone living in this place is particularly in the "upscale" crowd, but, ya'know, that just sorta drives my point home more.
 
2007-03-02 08:02:08 AM  
In the end, the rich are still rich and the poor are still poor. I think we all know who really wins in the end.
 
2007-03-02 08:02:22 AM  
Otter_: I still think I have a great deal at $1,500 for a small 2 bedroom with heat and a parking space in Cambridge.

Cambridge, MA? That sounds about average, I think. I know people who pay a lot less, but I know a few who pay more.
 
2007-03-02 08:04:20 AM  
ReisFlynn: This is the type of stuff that makes it so easy to bear the scorn and mocking of urbanites directed at us rural bumpkins.

Yep. $850/month for a 1200 sq-ft townhouse here...and I work from home as a telecommuter for a generous salary.

"Opportunity." Heh.
 
2007-03-02 08:07:00 AM  
ChristmasOnMars: Why would anyone live in a place where rent started at $2000 and houses cost $500k for a 2-bedroom box?

Because there are jobs there, and where there are jobs, there are people required to do those jobs. That, and the average salary is higher here. My fiance and I were lucky enough to be able to find a condo. In a few years, if we decide to move, because of the equity in the condo, there are very few areas in the ENTIRE United States we couldn't afford. It's an investment, and by the time most home owners around here retire, they will never have to worry about money again if they sell of their place and move.

\Could by a 100 acre ranch,
\\complete with stables and barn
\\\and 5 bedroom mini-mansion almost anywhere in the midwest
\\all for the cost of what we paid for our condo.
\Maybe someday...
 
2007-03-02 08:07:53 AM  
"Yep. $850/month for a 1200 sq-ft townhouse here...and I work from home as a telecommuter for a generous salary.

"Opportunity." Heh."

Ya know, some people just don't put much value in square feet. If you want to define yourself with it, go nuts.
 
2007-03-02 08:08:34 AM  
Smarshmallow:

Yeah, Cambridge MA, near both porter and harvard.
It seemed average when I rented it (after the invasion) but 2 hours after I signed the papers the building (victorian house) went up for sale, guess I'll find out when it sells if I still have a place.
 
2007-03-02 08:10:17 AM  
Free market 0, and, ummm, having a hard time trying to figure out who actually wins here.
 
2007-03-02 08:10:30 AM  
HotWingConspiracy: Ya know, some people just don't put much value in square feet. If you want to define yourself with it, go nuts.

Actually, I define myself as someone who doesn't lose all sense of logic over being "upscale" or "metropolitan" whilst barely treading water in an insanely overpriced area. But to each his own.
 
2007-03-02 08:10:48 AM  
In the end, the rich are still rich and the poor are still poor. I think we all know who really wins in the end.

Ah, go farking EARN some money you commie bastard.

I freaking LOVE the rich. Poor people have never employed me nor benefited me in any way, and they usually steal from me if given the opportunity. Oh, and they envy me for what little I've managed to keep the government from confiscating.
Look, I give to charity, I have this thing for fresh, clean water in the third world going on, but this irrational hatred of anyone who has more than you is just a sign that maybe you don't produce enough "value added" to the world and maybe that's why you're not "rich" yet. The UGLIEST thing in the world is when a government takes what one man has in order to give it to another.
 
2007-03-02 08:12:37 AM  
we pay $1,500 for a 2 bedroom [450 sq ft., no livingroom, really] in the Village. All you country bumpkins, sit back and watch the New Yorker reaction to that...

OK, been here 12 years; rent stabilized... we have a few more years before it goes over the $2,000 tipping point; then we're s-crew-ED.
 
2007-03-02 08:12:41 AM  
ChristmasOnMars: Yep. $850/month for a 1200 sq-ft townhouse here...and I work from home as a telecommuter for a generous salary.

"Opportunity." Heh.


Nobody ever said that you couldn't get a great job outside of the city, but it's a lot easier to find a job in the city. The pay is also significantly higher for similar jobs, and you have a greater selection if you're looking for a change.

Although I like the countryside too, there's also something to be said for the pleasures of city living having their own value. I don't need to drive everywhere, which means no looking for parking or dragging designated drivers to bars. I get to read, exercise or do work while I commute, rather than fight traffic. I have restaurants to pick from that aren't Chinese, Applebees, or steakhouses.

So yeah, to me, it's worth it.
 
2007-03-02 08:12:58 AM  
log_jammin Who in their right mind would EVER pay $1,200 a month in rent???

i do. not happily.

/arlington, va
 
2007-03-02 08:13:45 AM  
Thats good, let it remain a federally run slum. Why not offer the units to the tenants in some type of co-op deal. With ownership the tenants might take a little more pride in their homes instead of allowing it to get trashed and waiting for the gubmint to repair it.
 
2007-03-02 08:13:46 AM  
Just_Another_Drug_Overdose_Survivor: we have a few more years before it goes over the $2,000 tipping point; then we're s-crew-ED.

Even $2000 seems cheap for a two bedroom.
 
2007-03-02 08:13:54 AM  
If you can't afford a $1200 apartment, you're just too stupid or lazy to work harder.

Filthy plebes.
 
2007-03-02 08:14:11 AM  
This is something I've NEVER understood. When I worked for a major aerospace company, I got offered a job with about a 10% raise--except it involved me moving from Houston to California, where it would cost me about four times as much to get an apartment. No thanks. That's why I'm about to move to Austin--I get all the live music I can handle, and I'm not paying out the ass for a shiatty one-bedroom apartment.
 
2007-03-02 08:15:01 AM  
"Actually, I define myself as someone who doesn't lose all sense of logic over being "upscale" or "metropolitan" whilst barely treading water in an insanely overpriced area. But to each his own."

So you think the only reason people live in urban areas is so other people will see them as "upscale" or "metropolitan"?
 
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