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(New York Daily News)   What? You expect to only pay $300 a month in Brooklyn in rent and expect to not have to deal with an infestation of rats, bedbugs, mold and even silverfish in your apartment? Hey, this ain't Joisey ya know   (nydailynews.com) divider line 9
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2013-03-07 12:14:15 PM  
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thecptGeotpf: The article mentions "shared bathrooms", so these aren't even apartments, more like rooms in a boarding house.
That's common throughout NYC, actually.  I've had friends who see having your own bathroom as a "perk."


And much of them in recent years were originally apartment buildings illegally turned into rooming houses, usually for immigrants.  I have no friends who would see having their own bathroom as a "perk".
2013-03-08 04:32:59 AM  
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CujoQuarrel: you have pee hands: I wouldn't live anywhere in Jersey they'd rent me for $300 a month, either.


This coming from a guy who lives in Alabama?? Oh fark you.
2013-03-07 02:07:23 PM  
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"Even" silverfish?

I got news for you subby, out of those four options, the silverfish are the least of your concerns by about a hundred miles. Unless you're a book collector or something. They're just really ugly.
2013-03-07 12:51:54 PM  
1 votes:
We have these kinds of places in Chicago, too.  They're great if you don't mind the occasional L train noise.
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2013-03-07 12:40:15 PM  
1 votes:

Tommy Moo: 3) Seal every seam between every baseboard, floor, cabinet, and wall with caulk


Keeping out bugs would require seals so complete you'll eventually suffocate -- and that's assuming rats don't just chew through the wall.  I suppose you could drill holes in the wall to the outside, poke PVC pipe through them for ventilation and secure them with wire mesh, and re-seal them just before you move out. . . most slum lords (in my experience, anyway) only visit their properties when they absolutely have to.  Still sounds like an awful lot of work, and even then you can't do anything about crime or noise.
2013-03-07 12:35:43 PM  
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Tommy Moo: 1) Rent $300 Brooklyn apartment
2) Throw away everything inside
3) Seal every seam between every baseboard, floor, cabinet, and wall with caulk
4) Clean everything
5) Spend $1000 on decent second hand furniture
6) Enjoy livable, bug-free apartment for $300/mo
7) Call landlord every week to complain about living conditions so he doesn't figure out that you fixed it and raise your rent


Until the upstairs toilet breaks and you get a flood of sewage.

/How about waterproofing a double wide and paddling up and down the Hudson?
2013-03-07 12:22:52 PM  
1 votes:
1) Rent $300 Brooklyn apartment
2) Throw away everything inside
3) Seal every seam between every baseboard, floor, cabinet, and wall with caulk
4) Clean everything
5) Spend $1000 on decent second hand furniture
6) Enjoy livable, bug-free apartment for $300/mo
7) Call landlord every week to complain about living conditions so he doesn't figure out that you fixed it and raise your rent
2013-03-07 11:56:37 AM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't live anywhere in Jersey they'd rent me for $300 a month, either.
2013-03-07 11:44:27 AM  
1 votes:
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