I just walked past Winona Ryder on Bedford this afternoon. Is she living in Williamsburg?
Wonderful article. Thanks so much, Henry.
Finally a good break from hectic weekdays..
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This place has got nothing on Pies n' Thighs. The food is really salty, your limited in what you can get with your order, and the music is just too fucking loud for a restaurant.
Some of the above mentioned hoods will never "come up" in time for most qualified buyers to enjoy. Slaves of NY should take the cheap money far from the Crook; homey don't want you there!
If you wanna buy cheap, I'd suggest you buy in parts of Brownsville , ENY and Bed-Stuy (the poverty stricken area, not the gentrified areas) there are still under $500,000 - properties available. Be careful choosing your neighborhoods, what you might like in on paper you might regret at night. I know I did, ended up moving to Glendale (9 blocks from Halsey L Train) after being woken up by gunshots on more than one occasion. Safety first people.
Cheap money refers to interest rates being low right now. A 30yr fixed loan is around 3.5 to 3.875%, depending on your particulars as a borrower as well as how much money you'll be borrowing. Historically speaking, these rates are incredibly low. For qualified buyers (good credit, solid income, assets in the bank), now is a decent time to buy considering how "cheap" the money is to borrow (your views on the macro real estate market aside). The difficulty is, for most buyers, they don't meet today's lending standards.
This is such a through listing of the borough but you really neglected to check out and mention anything in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights, where there is so much happening right now. I hope to see this updated soon.
So sad that these newly transplanted HIPSTERS are now the ones complaining about weekenders ruining their community....
Give me a freaggin break! I grew up on theses streets and miss the days of skelly, handball & johnny on the pony... Games played on the very same (barren) streets of a time long gone. Where do these villainous neighborhood snatchers get the nerve to claim Williamsburg as theirs... This elitist self imposed image of entitlement is exactly what this city can do without! HIPSTERS arent really as hip as the think they are, most of whom arent even from New York City... It has always been the Nitty & Gritty-ness of Native New Yorkers that has kept this city the hippest town on the planet.... Maybe the time has come to protest this invasion..... HIPSTERS Go Home ! ! !
See those houses in that picture? That's how I always pictured New York - all the years that I was growing up in Aberdeen or Edinburgh or Inverurie (we moved around a lot) as a kid. And I always thought they looked like the most amazing, beautiful, incredible places to live.
Even then, though, I thought you had to be rich to live in them.
Well... if I ever do get over to New York, I'm going to be interested in finding out about such places. There's too few of them in Edinburgh, which is already frustrating. And with the fine weather coming in (although we're apparently expecting heavy snow this weekend) I need my nudey fix.
I would normally agree with the other comments on this board. Or I'd simply stop reading the kind of postings those comments referred to. But with this series - Game of thrones - it's so densely packed with so many characters that I actually appreciate the depth of the recaps that Kristin Iversen writes.
I just make sure that I don't read them before I watch the actual episode.
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Perhaps a proprietary trader can pull $5 million out of his pocket to buy this house,
but the current owner may have bought it 20 years ago for $1,250,000. If he did,
then it took only an average annual increase of about 7.2% for the house value to
grow to $5,000,000. He may not have been rich when he bought it. Although difficult,
it was possible to borrow enough to buy it, even if the buyer had little or no money but
Then, if he was lucky and could keep paying the monthly mortgage bill (perhaps by
refinancing whenever rates dropped and even borrowing some additional cash
to ease his cash flow burden), maybe he would enjoy the kind of inflation in house
prices that have allowed some of us to become multi-millionaires despite starting
with no money.
facebook? did I miss something?
Where's the shared Google calendar with this stuff??
I never got a facebook site because I don't want to spend my free time in front of a screen. I tried myspace a bit late and found it slow, difficult and not worth the effort, as well as creepy and disrespectful with advertising.
I expected facebook would be about the same and haven't learned anything to the contrary. People who like to follow internet fads enjoy the next new thing, but I like real contact with actual people and physically doing things. Anyone who wants me to have facebook, or twitter, or whatever the next fad is, can set it up and maintain it for me because I'm not doing it.
BTW, facebook might be trying to get a monopoly on internet discussion. There are some news and blog sites where the only way to post is with facebook. I was so disappointed when ChicagoNow became this way! I had really enjoyed that site. Luckily this trend doesn't seem to be taking off - so far.
where do you RSVP for these concerts?
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