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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.
 
2013-06-13 08:16:57 PM

FarkinHostile: 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.


bmihura: LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: the_g_men: FarkinHostile: Better check your facts.


That whooshing sound is the point that went over your heads as it sailed into orbit. But since you want to pull out numbers:

If Boston could annex as much real estate as SD and LA has over the last 125 years, it would be in the top 5 cities by population in the US. As it stands, there are about 1.5 million more people in the Boston MSA than there are in San Diego's; and that's a far better yardstick for what makes a "big city" than the incorporated area, since by that last measure, Jacksonville and Indy are "big cities" although nobody outside those areas would agree.
 
2013-06-13 08:20:00 PM
LibertyHiller:

If Boston could annex as much real estate as SD and LA has over the last 125 years, it would be in the top 5 cities by population in the US. As it stands, there are about 1.5 million more people in the Boston MSA than there are in San Diego's; and that's a far better yardstick for what makes a "big city" than the incorporated area, since by that last measure, Jacksonville and Indy are "big cities" although nobody outside those areas would agree.

And if my Uncle has tits he'd be my Aunt.

And being massively overpopulated is one of the big reasons it sucks.
 
2013-06-13 08:31:19 PM

FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller:

If Boston could annex as much real estate as SD and LA has over the last 125 years, it would be in the top 5 cities by population in the US. As it stands, there are about 1.5 million more people in the Boston MSA than there are in San Diego's; and that's a far better yardstick for what makes a "big city" than the incorporated area, since by that last measure, Jacksonville and Indy are "big cities" although nobody outside those areas would agree.

And if my Uncle has tits he'd be my Aunt.

And being massively overpopulated is one of the big reasons it sucks.


Hey, you're the one drawing comparisons between a city whose boundaries were pretty much set in the 1880s on the one hand, with the other hand being a city that only stopped expanding around 1940, and another that is still gobbling up every square inch of unwatered desert that it can.

You call Boston massively overpopulated, but think HK, LA, SD and Singapore are just wonderful? You're an even bigger moron than I had you pegged for. Stay in Providence, kid; you'll never be ready for the big time.
 
2013-06-13 08:42:41 PM
Couldn't you just take cabs and limos everywhere for that kind of scratch?
 
2013-06-13 08:49:50 PM
You won't be laughing when they divide it up into 10 motorcycle-sized parking spots for  $100,000 each.
 
2013-06-13 08:52:56 PM

LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller:

 You call Boston massively overpopulated, but think HK, LA, SD and Singapore are just wonderful? You're an even bigger moron than I had you pegged for. Stay in Providence, kid; you'll never be ready for the big time.


Yawn. Aren't you the idiot who said SAN DIAGO wasn't a city? Lets see:

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

Ooooh, even italicized "not" to make it crystal clear. But please, backpeddle and try to justify such stupidity.


Quite amusing someone who was so easily proved to be so ignorant throwing around names. :)

Looking at your "Where I have been" map,  I've traveled more than you and seen more actually big cities. I've been to every country you're been to, and far more. Years in the Navy and traveling in South America after will do that. So much for your "Big time" comment, small fry.
 
2013-06-13 08:56:34 PM
Well, I think we're arguing oranges and apples here.  Is San Diego a city in the same league as Singapore, London, New York?   Are we talking population?  Are we talking about its perception by others as a cosmopolitan world class town?

I'm not trying to belittle San Diego and its civic pride, but if we are talking about the later measure - I'd say its a major west coast city... nothing more.

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

So, you're saying Los Angeles is not a world class city the likes of NYC, London, Hong Kong, etc?  People may hate LA (actually a lot of people hate it) and its idea of urban development/sprawl, but to say its not a first tier city is a wrong statement on almost every level.  Just because it decided to go a different way about it than more traditional cities means nothing.
 
2013-06-13 09:01:29 PM

FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller:
 You call Boston massively overpopulated, but think HK, LA, SD and Singapore are just wonderful? You're an even bigger moron than I had you pegged for. Stay in Providence, kid; you'll never be ready for the big time.


Yawn. Aren't you the idiot who said SAN DIAGO wasn't a city? Lets see:

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

Ooooh, even italicized "not" to make it crystal clear. But please, backpeddle and try to justify such stupidity.


Quite amusing someone who was so easily proved to be so ignorant throwing around names. :)

Looking at your "Where I have been" map,  I've traveled more than you and seen more actually big cities. I've been to every country you're been to, and far more. Years in the Navy and traveling in South America after will do that. So much for your "Big time" comment, small fry.


This argument is funny.
 
2013-06-13 09:04:56 PM
I don't brag about the cities I've been to visit. I brag about the national parks.
Any city can have congestion or a night club. Yeah, museums and performing arts are an attraction in the big city. And if you're not in good health, you may want to stay close to a good hospital. But if I'm were I really would like to be, I'm out exploring on the open roads, national parks, and other wild areas.
 
2013-06-13 09:07:03 PM

FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller:
 You call Boston massively overpopulated, but think HK, LA, SD and Singapore are just wonderful? You're an even bigger moron than I had you pegged for. Stay in Providence, kid; you'll never be ready for the big time.

Yawn. Aren't you the idiot who said SAN DIAGO wasn't a city? Lets see:

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

Ooooh, even italicized "not" to make it crystal clear. But please, backpeddle and try to justify such stupidity.


Keep missing the joke. You're providing the rest of us with loads of lulz.

Quite amusing someone who was so easily proved to be so ignorant throwing around names. :)

Looking at your "Where I have been" map,  I've traveled more than you and seen more actually big cities. I've been to every country you're been to, and far more. Years in the Navy and traveling in South America after will do that. So much for your "Big time" comment, small fry.


You're such a impressive globetrotter; too bad your travels never taught you to stop and think before running your mouth.

Again, you're the one who says Boston is massively overpopulated at 625,000 but is perfectly fine with HK (7 million), LA (3.75 million), and Singapore (5 million), and SD (1.35 million), and I'm the idiot.

Got it, squiddy.
 
2013-06-13 09:08:11 PM

SirEattonHogg: Well, I think we're arguing oranges and apples here.  Is San Diego a city in the same league as Singapore, London, New York?   Are we talking population?  Are we talking about its perception by others as a cosmopolitan world class town?

I'm not trying to belittle San Diego and its civic pride, but if we are talking about the later measure - I'd say its a major west coast city... nothing more.

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

So, you're saying Los Angeles is not a world class city the likes of NYC, London, Hong Kong, etc?  People may hate LA (actually a lot of people hate it) and its idea of urban development/sprawl, but to say its not a first tier city is a wrong statement on almost every level.  Just because it decided to go a different way about it than more traditional cities means nothing.


No one would argue that LA is a world class city. It isn't.

Hong Kong, London, NYC, Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, some argue Berlin, etc are world cities. LA is comparable to like Florence or Madrid. Lovely cities no doubt, but world cities are another thing entirely.
 
2013-06-13 09:12:58 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller: FarkinHostile: LibertyHiller:
 You call Boston massively overpopulated, but think HK, LA, SD and Singapore are just wonderful? You're an even bigger moron than I had you pegged for. Stay in Providence, kid; you'll never be ready for the big time.


Yawn. Aren't you the idiot who said SAN DIAGO wasn't a city? Lets see:

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

Ooooh, even italicized "not" to make it crystal clear. But please, backpeddle and try to justify such stupidity.


Quite amusing someone who was so easily proved to be so ignorant throwing around names. :)

Looking at your "Where I have been" map,  I've traveled more than you and seen more actually big cities. I've been to every country you're been to, and far more. Years in the Navy and traveling in South America after will do that. So much for your "Big time" comment, small fry.

This argument is funny.


Believe me, I'm laughing so hard I can barely breathe. This guy is comedy gold, Jerry.
 
2013-06-13 09:18:01 PM
I paid $4500 for a 2 bedroom house with a garage and enough yard to park 30 cars. Suckers!
 
2013-06-13 09:21:27 PM
And here I thought the $22/month we have to pay for a covered parking spot was out of line... well nevermind then :P
 
2013-06-13 09:23:27 PM

Lollipop165: SirEattonHogg: Well, I think we're arguing oranges and apples here.  Is San Diego a city in the same league as Singapore, London, New York?   Are we talking population?  Are we talking about its perception by others as a cosmopolitan world class town?

I'm not trying to belittle San Diego and its civic pride, but if we are talking about the later measure - I'd say its a major west coast city... nothing more.

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

So, you're saying Los Angeles is not a world class city the likes of NYC, London, Hong Kong, etc?  People may hate LA (actually a lot of people hate it) and its idea of urban development/sprawl, but to say its not a first tier city is a wrong statement on almost every level.  Just because it decided to go a different way about it than more traditional cities means nothing.

No one would argue that LA is a world class city. It isn't.

Hong Kong, London, NYC, Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, some argue Berlin, etc are world cities. LA is comparable to like Florence or Madrid. Lovely cities no doubt, but world cities are another thing entirely.


Sing it.

To make it even more hilarious, FarkingHostile pointed to San Diego, and it's just an overgrown company town like Detroit, but with nicer weather.

Minneapolis is ranked higher as a "world city" than San Diego is. Boston is an GaWC Alpha-, along with Miami and Dallas; LA, SF and DC are Alphas. San Diego barely moves the needles on most lists.

Reading material for the curious.
 
2013-06-13 09:37:16 PM
Every mook with 100² Ft. of dirt is sitting around saying "I should get a BILLION dollars for this!  The market gets what people are willing to pay and a lot of people are willing to pay out serious "I CAN AFFORD THIS RIDICULOUS SH*T" money.
 
2013-06-13 09:43:58 PM

bunner: Every mook with 100² Ft. of dirt is sitting around saying "I should get a BILLION dollars for this!  The market gets what people are willing to pay and a lot of people are willing to pay out serious "I CAN AFFORD THIS RIDICULOUS SH*T" money.


Well, 10,000 ft2 is likely to be a big deal in any major city, since that's just shy of a quarter-acre, or your average suburban lot.

But 100 ft2 of space off Commonwealth Avenue (or your local equivalent) where you can park cars is not to be sneezed at. Small fortunes have been built upon less.
 
2013-06-13 09:50:29 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.


and New York (city) is 5 boroughs with a trash dump - big farking deal
 
2013-06-13 09:51:38 PM

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

I bet it's something fun

Prius or Volt. $20.


I was thinking Smart car
 
2013-06-13 09:57:42 PM

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

I bet it's something fun

Prius or Volt. $20.

I was thinking Smart car


Aren't you supposed to park those on the front porch, or in the hall closet?
 
2013-06-13 10:04:53 PM
A whole lot of butt hurt int his thread....


Boise isn't a city, it's a township of Seattle.
 
2013-06-13 10:24:51 PM
Old news is old.  At least this one was covered, in a garage.   http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20081124/NEWS/811249955
 
2013-06-13 10:27:02 PM

MBrady: and New York (city) is 5 boroughs with a trash dump - big farking deal


You sound just like my dad did whenever the topic of visiting NYC came up at dinner, and his grandparents lived on the Upper East Side, at 72nd and Lexington.
 
2013-06-13 10:36:43 PM

LibertyHiller: As it stands, there are about 1.5 million more people in the Boston MSA than there are in San Diego's; and that's a far better yardstick for what makes a "big city" than the incorporated area


You are absolutely correct.

However, San Diego's MSA (and CMSA) do not take Tijuana into account. When it does, the area is more populated than the Boston MSA.
 
2013-06-13 10:49:08 PM

Krieghund: LibertyHiller: As it stands, there are about 1.5 million more people in the Boston MSA than there are in San Diego's; and that's a far better yardstick for what makes a "big city" than the incorporated area

You are absolutely correct.

However, San Diego's MSA (and CMSA) do not take Tijuana into account. When it does, the area is more populated than the Boston MSA.


Good point; sincere thanks for reminding me. It doesn't change the consensus that SD is fourth- or fifth-rate, as world cities go, while Boston is a third-rate on that scale.
 
2013-06-13 11:00:54 PM
My cousin gets by without a car in Boston so she rents out her assigned parking spot for like $150/mo or something like that.
 
2013-06-13 11:41:57 PM
as usual, the onion nails it.
 
2013-06-14 01:03:48 AM
As a San diegan, San Diego is not a city. That would be farking ridiculous. When you can't tell if you're living in the sticks or inside the incorporated area, that's not a city. Boston is a city, barely.
 
2013-06-14 07:09:08 AM
I guess they could afford my 1250 dollar a snowstorm shoveling fee, then.  For that much money, I'll drive from NH to Boston every snowstorm and shovel their parking space.  Brushing off the car is 100 dollars extra, having to move it is 150 extra.

Did I mention that's 1250 per parking space per storm?

yeah, for that kind of money, I'd do it.
 
2013-06-14 07:22:04 AM
Heh...this thread reminds me of the old joke about newspapers (for you younger Farkers, a newspaper was something we printed data on daily):

The Washington Post is read by people who run the country.

The New York Times is read by people too busy to run the country.

The Boston Globe is read by people whose families USED to run the country.

The Miami Herald is read by people who used to run OTHER countries.

I'd throw in some West Coast lines, but I don't think they ever read anything besides Variety  :)
 
2013-06-14 11:17:10 AM

LibertyHiller: ...and his grandparents lived on the Upper East Side, at 72nd and Lexington.


Did they move on up to there, and did they have a deelux apartment?
 
2013-06-14 11:21:23 AM

XyzzyBob: LibertyHiller: ...and his grandparents lived on the Upper East Side, at 72nd and Lexington.

Did they move on up to there, and did they have a deelux apartment?


Perhaps, but I know for sure that he wasn't in dry cleaning, and they never lived in Astoria next to an elderly blue-collar bigot.
 
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