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Eeep!:

--- Quote from: WillyNilly on March 11, 2013, 07:40:42 PM ---Interesting piece in the Wall Street journal this weekend about people doing this (begging for a dream) in order to move to NYC.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578348413644156942.html

Now don't get me wrong, I love NYC and I think you should all move here, but I found this funny because honestly?  NYC isn't all that expensive!  Its not cheap, but it didn't even make it onto the Huffington Posts list of 10 most expensive cities to live in the US list last month.

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Aww, but Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan DID make the top 10 list prepared by the Council for Community and Economic Research! :)
http://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-urban-areas-in-america-2013-2?op=1

WillyNilly:

--- Quote from: Eeep! on March 28, 2013, 07:40:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: WillyNilly on March 11, 2013, 07:40:42 PM ---Interesting piece in the Wall Street journal this weekend about people doing this (begging for a dream) in order to move to NYC.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578348413644156942.html

Now don't get me wrong, I love NYC and I think you should all move here, but I found this funny because honestly?  NYC isn't all that expensive!  Its not cheap, but it didn't even make it onto the Huffington Posts list of 10 most expensive cities to live in the US list last month.

--- End quote ---

Aww, but Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan DID make the top 10 list prepared by the Council for Community and Economic Research! :)
http://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-urban-areas-in-america-2013-2?op=1

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well... those are averages and when you consider how many millions of people we have in NYC, the number's get skewed. I actually recognize the photo that accompanies Queens, and I can say that yes a house might cost upwards of $500k in that area, within 3 miles of there one can a home in the form of a co-op or condo for half that. In some areas - perfectly nice, safe, clean neighborhoods - apartments sell for less then $150k. But places Malba, Jamacia Estates and Douglaston Manor, Queens where houses cost $1-6 million throw off the averages. NYC can be a very affordable place to live, especially considering wages tend to be higher here too.

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