NY rent is unbelievable for newcomers, but oldtimers generally have a Deal.
Fighting to the death over real estate is an honored tradition which has led to
a system dominated by special arrangements. For example, I have a friend who
just received $50K to move out of his apartment, so that the landlord could
raise the rent from what he paid ($750 for three small contiguous units) to
market (at least $3000). Bad as the tenant scams are, landlord behavior is
worse. EG, buildings falling down, truly stunning neglect, and much much worse.
> And living in New York City, in even more wildly overpriced real
> estate doesn't indicate poor judgement?
> - Joe
> (Owner of a very nice house sitting just yards away from the
> San Andreas Fault.)
> Joseph S. Barrera III
> Software Architect, Broadbase (=> Kana) Software, Inc.
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