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(The Atlantic Wire)   Apparently Arianna Huffington parties like a 60's rock star. Just not in the good way   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 10
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2013-04-02 08:43:59 AM
3 votes:
She has accountants pay for it all.
2013-04-02 11:18:51 AM
2 votes:

vernonFL: $32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?


When you don't pay most of the contributor to your website...probably
2013-04-02 10:47:13 AM
2 votes:
The apartment in question:

www.blackbookmag.com
2013-04-02 12:27:39 PM
1 votes:

cygnusx13: gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint

Yeah, homeowner sounds like they're looking for a bonus year of rent. Wear and tear happens, Sherlock.


Hmmmnn, not so fast... For one thing this is a furnished apartment, and a high-end one so damages to furniture and housewares (keep in mind, a 4,400 sq. ft. aparment in NYC is going to be pretty goddamn swank) as well as damages to the apartment itself would all be accountable. Also being that this apartment is so high-end, those damages are going to be to much more costly things than they would be for your average apartment - even a furnished one.

For another from reading TFA it looks like a lot more then normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear doesn't entail enough damage to the floors that they need to be refinished, doesn't involve breaking the cabinets, staining the bathtub, damaging the window frames, etc... Despite the article author apparently expecting the floors to be refinished after each tenant, that's actually not the case. As a landlord you expect cleaning, and small repairs like nail holes (which just require a quick patch and touchup), NOT to have to always refinish the floor/change carpet and paint the entire apartment.

THEN on top of that there's the damage to the various appliances (stove, fridge), the table and other various items which probably are on the list but weren't in the article. Anything which is custom - like that table and undoubtedly like many of the items in the apartment - is going to cost silly amounts of money to repair or replace. That table in particular is going to be a pricey item since not only is it a custom piece, but also apparently has some sort of historical signifigance or something...

So all in all this is not just a bill for cleaning and repainting.
2013-04-02 12:26:25 PM
1 votes:

GalFriday: I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.


I think the point is that this isn't her "younger days", and this is slightly better than any of the apartments we've lived in. She was expected to treat the place as an adult would, not as a college student would. As for the complaint, wall repainting and patching is par for the course if it's just holes from wall anchors to shelves and stuff. Sounds like a lot more damage to the rest of the place, though. Hardwoord floors ned respect, or they get ruined. And what's with the bloody mattress, anyway?
2013-04-02 11:26:35 AM
1 votes:
Rich people problems.

If I razed my house and the one next to it, I might do $275k of damage.

Maybe.

And I don't have to live in NYC either. So it's win/win.
2013-04-02 11:16:44 AM
1 votes:

vernonFL: $32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?


ex-hubby Michael Huffington was a billionaire as the heir to the HuffCo oil and gas fortune, and they got divorced about the time he A) realized he was gay and B) was trying to still maintian his poltical career as a Republican.  I'm guessing there was a significant amount of hush money in that settlement
2013-04-02 10:43:38 AM
1 votes:
if a website wont display the text of an article just by allowing the basic domain name it is a website i dont need to look at.  geniuses know better than to allow advertisements just to see text of an article.
2013-04-02 10:41:25 AM
1 votes:
I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint
2013-04-02 10:33:19 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.


Turn off Adblock, genius.
 
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