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(Washington Post)   From Friends to Seinfeld to Girls, which cast had the most realistic New York apartments in terms of layout and rent?   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-04-14 12:34:18 PM  
the friends apartment was a freaking joke.
 
2017-04-14 12:40:45 PM  
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2017-04-14 12:47:57 PM  
Jessica Jones.
 
2017-04-14 12:49:41 PM  
Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.
 
2017-04-14 01:35:38 PM  

FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.


Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.
 
2017-04-14 01:39:44 PM  
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2017-04-14 02:07:14 PM  

Blues_X: Jessica Jones.


This one.

Matt Murdock's loft is ludicrous given that he is a struggling barely-graduated lawyer.
 
2017-04-14 02:16:15 PM  

Jake Havechek: FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.

Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.


Or not ever meet a Dominican or a Puerto Rican.
 
2017-04-14 02:19:35 PM  

kronicfeld: Blues_X: Jessica Jones.

This one.

Matt Murdock's loft is ludicrous given that he is a struggling barely-graduated lawyer.


He was Electra's poolboy for a while. Murdock is a kept man.
 
2017-04-14 02:21:55 PM  

Jack Sabbath: [www.hotel-r.net image 490x330]


That was inner city Chicago.
 
2017-04-14 02:24:53 PM  
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2017-04-14 02:25:29 PM  

albert71292: Jack Sabbath: [www.hotel-r.net image 490x330]

That was inner city Chicago.


Specifically, it was based on the Cabrini-Green projects.
 
2017-04-14 02:35:21 PM  
I guess I skipped the New York criteria in my answer.

How about I Love Lucy?

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2017-04-14 02:37:36 PM  
So...Women with a ping pong table in their apartment like to play topless after sex?
 
2017-04-14 02:38:19 PM  

Jake Havechek: FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.

Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.


that dork Ross manage to find four women to marry him?

FTFY
 
2017-04-14 02:54:55 PM  
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2017-04-14 02:56:42 PM  
"Girls" sucks big time.
 
2017-04-14 02:59:03 PM  

IgG4: [pixel.nymag.com image 529x352]



Thanks to Jim Norton, that show taught me how to score a free slice of pizza.

Lucky Louie - Free pizza
Youtube 9bGWXOKVBW0
 
2017-04-14 02:59:07 PM  

kronicfeld: Blues_X: Jessica Jones.

This one.

Matt Murdock's loft is ludicrous given that he is a struggling barely-graduated lawyer.


The excuse is that there's a blinking neon sign right outside the window.  As a blind man, he doesn't care about that.
 
2017-04-14 03:07:48 PM  
I don't know what sports writers get paid, but Oscar Madison had a gigantic 2 bedroom apartment.

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2017-04-14 03:12:03 PM  

Mad Scientist: I don't know what sports writers get paid, but Oscar Madison had a gigantic 2 bedroom apartment.

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That was 1968. Manhattan was on a trajectory as described in Escape From New York.
 
2017-04-14 03:13:02 PM  
Broad City, where one of the original web videos had one of the main characters sleeping with someone just because they had an in-unit washer and dryer.
 
2017-04-14 03:13:33 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: kronicfeld: Blues_X: Jessica Jones.

This one.

Matt Murdock's loft is ludicrous given that he is a struggling barely-graduated lawyer.

The excuse is that there's a blinking neon sign right outside the window.  As a blind man, he doesn't care about that.


Other excuse is that NYC was just destroyed by aliens from a portal into a different dimension... so that, I've heard, has a negative effect on rents as well.

/bladerunner wins all
 
2017-04-14 03:32:15 PM  

holdmybones: Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.


So how do you explain Kramer's? I assume since it's right next to it, it's likely the same.
 
2017-04-14 03:33:52 PM  

LucasLuminaro: holdmybones: Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.

So how do you explain Kramer's? I assume since it's right next to it, it's likely the same.


Kramer supposedly had some mystery money. I think.
 
2017-04-14 03:35:35 PM  

Jake Havechek: FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.

Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.


IIRC, there was something about it being Grandma's rent-controlled apartment.  Plus, that fat janitor guy was probably taking it out in trade a couple times a month.
 
2017-04-14 03:37:52 PM  
I think Jack Lemmon's place in The Apartment was probably reasonable.
 
2017-04-14 03:39:08 PM  

Jake Havechek: FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.

Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.


They literally explained it on the show. The apartment is Monica's grandmother's apartment was still in her name and was rent controlled. Ross not moving in after being offered it at the end of the show is the most unrealistic part.
 
2017-04-14 03:41:56 PM  

Billy Liar: Jake Havechek: FlashHarry: the friends apartment was a freaking joke.

Everything about that show was unrealistic.  How the hell could Monica and Rachel afford that huge ass place in that location.

IIRC, there was something about it being Grandma's rent-controlled apartment.  Plus, that fat janitor guy was probably taking it out in trade a couple times a month.


Gah, missed it by 3 minutes. IIRC the Super also actually mentions something about looking the other way in regards to Monica and Rachel's apartment implying he knows the lease isn't in their name but doesn't rat them out.
 
2017-04-14 03:57:30 PM  
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2017-04-14 03:58:31 PM  

LucasLuminaro: holdmybones: Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.

So how do you explain Kramer's? I assume since it's right next to it, it's likely the same.


The internet says Paul Reiser gave him that apartment
 
2017-04-14 04:16:56 PM  

JohnBigBootay: LucasLuminaro: holdmybones: Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.

So how do you explain Kramer's? I assume since it's right next to it, it's likely the same.

Kramer supposedly had some mystery money. I think.


All he had was hundreds.
 
2017-04-14 04:18:59 PM  
I hear Dowisetrepla is affordable
 
2017-04-14 04:45:16 PM  

LucasLuminaro: holdmybones: Jerry's made sense. He was supposed to be a fairly successful comic and there was an episode or two where an apartment came open and the others wouldn't have been able to afford it.

So how do you explain Kramer's? I assume since it's right next to it, it's likely the same.


He rented his dresser to Japanese tourists to sleep in, duh
 
2017-04-14 04:59:04 PM  
Remember the end of "Election" where Ferris Beuller moves to New York City?  I assume that is the most accurate.
 
2017-04-14 05:14:43 PM  
Duh! Ross and Monica's grandma had the apartment and let M live there with rent control

And Chandler made bank.
 
2017-04-14 05:15:58 PM  
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2017-04-14 05:18:05 PM  
Friends - I don't know how NYC rent control works, but at some point you would have to notice that you've had the same renter for the last 73 years and the renter must be 112 by now. Maybe that's how it works for TV?
All in the Family seemed to have a decent balance.
 
2017-04-14 05:21:39 PM  

Don Gato: [img.fark.net image 650x386]


I could never watch that show because of all the squalor.
 
2017-04-14 05:23:40 PM  
The Office addressed this when Novak's character got that super small place that the other dudes crashed after the party.

Also, How I Met Your Mother addressed it with the red head's place in how it was and her memory and perception.

/apparentlyI have poor taste in tv and/or need to get a job
 
2017-04-14 05:26:36 PM  

Smock Pot: Duh! Ross and Monica's grandma had the apartment and let M live there with rent control

And Chandler made bank.


OK, I'm not the only one who remembers that. IIRC, in one of those episodes, it's the building superintendent who says that Monica's illegally subletting her (dead) grandmother's apartment. That's the unrealistic part - I don't know how any money-hungy NYC landlord could possibly allow that to happen.
 
2017-04-14 05:34:07 PM  

cyberspacedout: Smock Pot: Duh! Ross and Monica's grandma had the apartment and let M live there with rent control

And Chandler made bank.

OK, I'm not the only one who remembers that. IIRC, in one of those episodes, it's the building superintendent who says that Monica's illegally subletting her (dead) grandmother's apartment. That's the unrealistic part - I don't know how any money-hungy NYC landlord could possibly allow that to happen.


Did you not see The One Where Monica Gives the Super a HJ
 
2017-04-14 05:48:31 PM  

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That was a great show.
 
2017-04-14 05:52:29 PM  
How can you explain living in New York?
 
2017-04-14 05:54:59 PM  
What I didn't understand about "Sex and the City" was why they lived in the UES -- not a location known for singles -- and then why they filmed in what was so obviously the West Villiage.
 
2017-04-14 06:17:35 PM  

kbronsito: Did you not see The One Where Monica Gives the Super a HJ


Joey gave him the HJ for Monica on the roof.
 
2017-04-14 06:34:16 PM  

kronicfeld: Matt Murdock's loft is ludicrous given that he is a struggling barely-graduated lawyer.


Well, he does live in a time-warped Hell's Kitchen from the 1960s, where it's a crime-ridden hellhole of abandoned warehouses and not the tony neighborhood it is today.
 
2017-04-14 07:35:03 PM  

albert71292: Jack Sabbath: [www.hotel-r.net image 490x330]

That was inner city Chicago.


Good Times was supposed to be in an apartment in the Cabrini-Green hi-rise public housing, which wasn't "cockroach corners" as they called it, but it was worse.

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2017-04-14 07:49:49 PM  

netringer: albert71292: Jack Sabbath: [www.hotel-r.net image 490x330]

That was inner city Chicago.

Good Times was supposed to be in an apartment in the Cabrini-Green hi-rise public housing, which wasn't "cockroach corners" as they called it, but it was worse.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/516999/cabrini-green-and-chic a gos-public-housing-disaster/


When I was a kid, one of my favorite horror movies was Candyman (I know).  Cabrini Green was almost as scary of an element in the movie as Candyman himself.  It wasn't until later in life that I learned Cabrini Green was an actual place, and it freaked me the fark out.

/cool story, bro
 
2017-04-14 07:56:14 PM  

boyvoyeur: Friends - I don't know how NYC rent control works, but at some point you would have to notice that you've had the same renter for the last 73 years and the renter must be 112 by now. Maybe that's how it works for TV?
All in the Family seemed to have a decent balance.



If you are a relative and you've lived 2+ years in the unit, you can inherit the rights.
 
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