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Registered Jun 16, 2007
Philistine's most recent comments:
- On 4 Mar 2014
We are reaching another real estate extreme.,
What does a place like that rent for, 15k per month?
If we believe the min/max range stated in the listing, given the type and number of units: $10,300/mo.
- On 28 Feb 2014
What $1,600/Month Can Rent You Around New York City,
I visited last summer and was enamored. I'd have no problem living there, no car and all.
And the subway system was fantastic!
I don't miss NYC, but I had a very hard time leaving it. You are a wise person to have lived in LA and perceive the true city that is NYC. LA is a loose collective of hovels and ivory towers, interconnected by traffic jams and assholes: not a city.
Many people will disagree about NYC being a great place to live, and it certainly has its share of the down-and-out, but it is a real city, and to be in its boundaries is to be a molecule in a great cellular thing that comprises culture, humanity, and dynamism. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. in Far Rockaway because you drank yourself stiff and somehow crawled on the L train at Union Square is one of life's petites joies.
No city is going to please everybody. I wish people would understand that.
Yes, and it's a guess as to the noise level and neighbors are like when you take an apartment. Generally you have about 10 minutes to decide on the spot if you want the place or not. There is a fair amount of luck because of this (hopefully the neighbors don't play piano).
We got the mousy librarian chick and trollish motorcycle kid that made thundersome coitus noises all night, every night. It was a real libido killer.
- On 27 Feb 2014
U.S. Retail Chains See First Profit Decline Since Recession,
Fashion Island is actually packed whenever I am there. So is South Coast Plaza. But these are the enclaves of the well-to-do and foreign tourism. The more middle class malls like Irvine Spectrum, Cerritos, Mission Viejo, etc., are all struggling like never before, although empty store fronts are on the decline and home grown businesses are getting kicked out in place of chains moving back in.
I work very closely with the three big mall property corporations and travel all the malls from OC up to the Valley on a pretty regular basis. The really bad times hit in 2008 after the stock market crash and never really recovered, in terms of traffic and spending, in the 'B' malls. December and January were brutal YoY comp stores for most retailers in these areas.