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(Curbed)   Some Beantown resident just spent a bargain $560,000 for a three-story townho.... on wait, scratch that, they spent over half a million on TWO FARKING PARKING SPOTS   (boston.curbed.com) divider line 82
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2013-06-13 05:27:27 PM
I want to see what kind of car they park there.

I bet it's something fun
 
2013-06-13 05:37:40 PM
I remember in the 1990s my Aunt paid $50,000 for a parking space in Beacon Hill. She sold it years later and made a nice profit. At the time I could not believe anyone would pay that for a parking space, much less treat it as an investment.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:17 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to see what kind of car they park there.

I bet it's something fun


Some asshole next to them will still ding the doors..

And it's OUTDOOR parking, too.. In Boston.  Good luck parking anything worth more than $50k there and expecting it to look like it's worth something in a year..

For that kind of dough they could have paid for a couple climate-controlled  parking spots 15 minutes away, and 10 years of valet service to and from, with money to spare.

Oh well, fools and their money.....
 
2013-06-13 05:39:33 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to see what kind of car they park there.

I bet it's something fun


Prius or Volt. $20.
 
2013-06-13 05:44:57 PM
I bet they just park a giant sculpture of their balls in one and a middle finger in the other.
 
2013-06-13 05:46:09 PM
Subby, please do no gawk at other people's money.

It makes you look poor and that reflects poorly on the rest of us.

Thank you.
 
2013-06-13 05:46:45 PM
Do they still have to leave an old toilet out on the street to save it?
 
2013-06-13 05:51:31 PM

Carn: I bet they just park a giant sculpture of their balls in one and a middle finger in the other.

 
2013-06-13 05:51:46 PM
I just visited my parents' home a few blocks from the home in the article, and having dealt with the resident-parking-only nightmare around there, I can see why people fork over so much.
 
2013-06-13 05:52:07 PM
"Look at my f*ck you money!"

"I'm somebody!"

"Look at my f*ck you money!"

"I'm somebody!"
 
2013-06-13 05:52:55 PM
Subby, that's a bah-gain.

Trust me.
 
2013-06-13 05:53:47 PM

GladGirl: I just visited my parents' home a few blocks from the home in the article, and having dealt with the resident-parking-only nightmare around there, I can see why people fork over so much.


Yep.  And if you can afford to buy in that area these days...you're probably not blinking at this particular price tag, either.
 
2013-06-13 05:54:48 PM
Sounds about right.
 
2013-06-13 05:54:53 PM
So here we see the real problem facing America. Every once in a while a have slips up and ostentatiously farts in the face of millions of poor people.

Trees and ropes.
 
2013-06-13 05:54:53 PM
Wow, and I thought it was crazy for people to rent out their parking spaces in LA for hundreds a month....
 
2013-06-13 05:55:58 PM
Meh, they ain't nothin, nothin!!!

Real men have the city move the farking fire hydrant in front of your town home to accross the street in front of the asshole's town home next door so you can have your own space closer to home.
 
2013-06-13 05:57:36 PM
Well, at least it went to the IRS, so it's a wealth redistribution, right? Kind of a rich idiot fine.
 
2013-06-13 05:58:01 PM
I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.
 
2013-06-13 05:58:06 PM
Dear Boston: No, you cannot be Hong Kong. We laugh at your cheap parking spaces. Seriously. Signed: The Big Lychee
 
2013-06-13 06:00:01 PM
Condo with Parking 1.5 Million

Condo w/o Parking 1.2 Million

Study it out.
 
2013-06-13 06:00:15 PM
"Beantown?" That's what we're calling it now that the Hispanics have moved in? Jesus subby
 
2013-06-13 06:00:52 PM

KWess: Do they still have to leave an old toilet out on the street to save it?


I'd hire a homeless guy to camp out in a public space, saving it for me while I'm not there.  Heck I can even hire him to watch it for me all day.  I reckon for $560,000, I could make that happen, for a good looooooong time.
 
2013-06-13 06:00:54 PM
I work in new development in NYC. We are currently selling storage units in one of our new condos (approx 5x5 feet wide and 9 feet tall) for $30,000. And this isn't in a fancy building.
 
2013-06-13 06:01:57 PM
That much for parking spots under a tree? If they have that much money, I guess they'll just pay someone else to wash off all of the bird shiat.
 
2013-06-13 06:02:27 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: So here we see the real problem facing America. Every once in a while a have slips up and ostentatiously farts in the face of millions of poor people.

Trees and ropes.


Ewww. Way too much bad history here. Anyway guillotines are so much more theatrical...
 
2013-06-13 06:03:25 PM

FarkinHostile: I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.


The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...
 
2013-06-13 06:14:25 PM

the_g_men: The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...


You know what's hilarious?  People who brag about how expensive and dangerous their "big city" to the "rubes" who think expensive and dangerous aren't quite cap feathers.
 
2013-06-13 06:15:32 PM

the_g_men: FarkinHostile: I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.

The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...


Please. I've been/lived in many major cities all around the world, and Boston is not even close to a "Big City" in comparison to Hong Kong, NY, San Diego, Singapore, ect. What it IS is a major fark hole of one way streets, massive traffic congestion, overpriced food (and everything else for that matter), and thinly veiled Mass DOT cash grabs.

Don't worry, I will stick to Little Rhody, which has more charm, better food, less governmental bullshiat and at half the price.


/Visit an actual big city someday
 
2013-06-13 06:20:05 PM
Parking space can be pretty hard if not damned near impossible to find in some neighborhoods.  I knew a guy who about 10 years ago picked up two parking spaces in Chicago for about $40,000 each.  He then leased them for a nominal fee and two years later sold them for almost double what he paid.
 
2013-06-13 06:20:31 PM
They're almost as hilarious as people who brag about blowing enough money on a meal for 4, at some trendy boît, to feed a family of 6 for a month. It's they they think something interesting or useful happened.
 
2013-06-13 06:22:20 PM

vernonFL: I remember in the 1990s my Aunt paid $50,000 for a parking space in Beacon Hill. She sold it years later and made a nice profit. At the time I could not believe anyone would pay that for a parking space, much less treat it as an investment.


Depending on the cost of parking...

$20/day to park, 20 days per month is $400/month

$50,000 borrowed at 6% interest and paid back over 15 years is ~$422/month
 
2013-06-13 06:24:13 PM
And I thought $20k was a little expensive for my 2 car insulated garage.

markie_farkie: Oh well, fools and their money.....

 
2013-06-13 06:24:50 PM
like they  - something mickey ficky with my parsing
 
2013-06-13 06:26:55 PM

Lollipop165: I work in new development in NYC. We are currently selling storage units in one of our new condos (approx 5x5 feet wide and 9 feet tall) for $30,000. And this isn't in a fancy building.


A studio with 9' ceilings?  Are you sure that isn't 300,000?
 
2013-06-13 06:33:44 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "Beantown?" That's what we're calling it now that the Hispanics have moved in? Jesus subby


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2013-06-13 06:34:23 PM

bunner: They're almost as hilarious as people who brag about blowing enough money on a meal for 4, at some trendy boît, to feed a family of 6 for a month. It's they they think something interesting or useful happened.


Even worse, those people who brag that that their Chef friend who was in from Dallas picked up the bill because he insisted they go to Oishii.

/Thread topic
//$30+ worth of gold flakes on ONE maki
///No sparkly poop, either
 
2013-06-13 06:36:24 PM
It might be worth mentioning that these are not street spaces, they're behind the building and part of the real property.  Every building on Comm Ave has a few of them, and a non-owner or -renter who parks in one would be very lucky to ever see their car again.
 
2013-06-13 06:37:47 PM

FarkinHostile: the_g_men: FarkinHostile: I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.

The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...

Please. I've been/lived in many major cities all around the world, and Boston is not even close to a "Big City" in comparison to Hong Kong, NY, San Diego, Singapore, ect. What it IS is a major fark hole of one way streets, massive traffic congestion, overpriced food (and everything else for that matter), and thinly veiled Mass DOT cash grabs.

Don't worry, I will stick to Little Rhody, which has more charm, better food, less governmental bullshiat and at half the price.


/Visit an actual big city someday


Yeah, Boston's not a big city, but it's still got some nice stuff...easy to pay WAY too much for things, though.  You can get good cheap Chinese food, for instance, if you poke around.

Providence is nice...haven't been in awhile.  Waterfire, some darn good restaurants.  Used to have friends down there, but they've all moved, so I don't really get down there much.
 
2013-06-13 06:38:22 PM

FarkinHostile: ///No sparkly poop, either


Then what's the point of $30 worth of gold flakes?
 
2013-06-13 06:39:36 PM
Wait, this was Back Bay and not Beacon Hill? That's Farking ridiculous.
 
2013-06-13 06:40:50 PM

FarkinHostile: bunner: They're almost as hilarious as people who brag about blowing enough money on a meal for 4, at some trendy boît, to feed a family of 6 for a month. It's they they think something interesting or useful happened.

Even worse, those people who brag that that their Chef friend who was in from Dallas picked up the bill because he insisted they go to Oishii.

/Thread topic
//$30+ worth of gold flakes on ONE maki
///No sparkly poop, either


Heh, a buddy of mine was wined and dined by a Houston firm at some steak bar years ago...he thought the $10 steak  was a great deal, until one of his hosts pointed out that was the per ounce price...
 
2013-06-13 06:41:23 PM

Lollipop165: FarkinHostile: ///No sparkly poop, either

Then what's the point of $30 worth of gold flakes?


Jack up the price $60.

Honestly, I was SO disappointed. I was going to take a picture.
 
2013-06-13 06:47:35 PM
Where do you expect them to park? Havahd fahkin' Yahd?
 
2013-06-13 07:10:19 PM
I would never do such a thing, but, living in the Philadelphia, I understand.
 
2013-06-13 07:27:17 PM
FarkinHostilePlease. I've been/lived in many major cities all around the world, and Boston is not even close to a "Big City" in comparison to Hong Kong, NY, San Diego, Singapore, ect.

Woah, hold on a sec there.  One of those cities you just mentioned absolutely does not belong on your "Big City" list.
 
2013-06-13 07:41:36 PM
SirEattonHogg:
Woah, hold on a sec there.  One of those cities you just mentioned absolutely does not belong on your "Big City" list.

Oh?
 
2013-06-13 07:52:51 PM

FarkinHostile: the_g_men: FarkinHostile: I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.

The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...

Please. I've been/lived in many major cities all around the world, and Boston is not even close to a "Big City" in comparison to Hong Kong, NY, San Diego, Singapore, ect. What it IS is a major fark hole of one way streets, massive traffic congestion, overpriced food (and everything else for that matter), and thinly veiled Mass DOT cash grabs.

Don't worry, I will stick to Little Rhody, which has more charm, better food, less governmental bullshiat and at half the price.


/Visit an actual big city someday


San Diego is not a city; like its big sister LA, it is merely a federation of neighborhoods.
 
2013-06-13 08:01:12 PM

LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: the_g_men: FarkinHostile: I LOATHE Boston for this reason. A good sushi meal for 3 last month came to $350, not including tip. In Providence, the same meal would have been $200 with tip included. I also got a $50 ticket in the mail for using an "Easy Pass only" U-turn that I never saw the sign for.  Fu(king rip off culture in Boston.

The for the love of god, stay in Providence and away from the "big city"...

Please. I've been/lived in many major cities all around the world, and Boston is not even close to a "Big City" in comparison to Hong Kong, NY, San Diego, Singapore, ect. What it IS is a major fark hole of one way streets, massive traffic congestion, overpriced food (and everything else for that matter), and thinly veiled Mass DOT cash grabs.

Don't worry, I will stick to Little Rhody, which has more charm, better food, less governmental bullshiat and at half the price.


/Visit an actual big city someday

San Diego is not a city; like its big sister LA, it is merely a federation of neighborhoods.


Better check your facts.
 
2013-06-13 08:02:14 PM

LibertyHiller:

San Diego is not a city; like its big sister LA, it is merely a federation of neighborhoods.




San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California.
 
2013-06-13 08:03:14 PM

FarkinHostile: Oishii


FarkinHostile: bunner: They're almost as hilarious as people who brag about blowing enough money on a meal for 4, at some trendy boît, to feed a family of 6 for a month. It's they they think something interesting or useful happened.

Even worse, those people who brag that that their Chef friend who was in from Dallas picked up the bill because he insisted they go to Oishii.

/Thread topic
//$30+ worth of gold flakes on ONE maki
///No sparkly poop, either


There's your problem - you went to the wrong Oishii. The one in Chestnut Hill (the original one) is way, way cheaper and better. But no.... you just had to go downtown.
 
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