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Quality of Life in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Activity 46
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Paul Macapagal answered:
Hello Claire,

Your most easiest commute will be from Edgewater, Hoboken, and the Jersey City area. The Path train will be your best friend!!
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Steve Sharp answered:
SUBtenant? sounds like a freeloader... Sounds like he/she does not care how their actions effect you... sad eh?

I would talk with the new owner or their agent - they will come around soon and they will be glad to help you resolve the issue for it is their problem as well... ... more
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Tue Jun 9, 2009
Lindsey Holmes asked:
I own a co-op in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, across from the New Yankee Stadium. They are an HDFC. I would like to find the next up in ranks on HDFCs or 1175-1177-1185 Anderson...
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Goat answered:
People still willingly live in New York?

So this is what they mean by rat race.
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Thu May 7, 2009
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
Hello Adina,

Rodent problems can potentially cause significant health issues. Even if the landlord has stopped the entry of pests have they cleaned up the remnants left by the pests (fecal matter, etc.). If your landlord is being unresponsive in correcting the issue you can call your local Health Department and request they investigate. I would first try to reason with the landlord before starting down the path of turning the situation over to the Health Department. Once the Health Department gets hold of it, depending on their attitude, it could start a firestorm and confrontational situation between you and the landlord.

I would refrain from attempting to use chemicals or any other method of removal that might affect other residents. This might lead to you being dragged into something you do nnot want to deal with.

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Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!!
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Sat Jun 27, 2009
Ralph Windschuh answered:
I would imagine the managing company would have to take care of that but you would have to check the offering plan for more details.
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Sun Feb 1, 2009
Ralph Windschuh answered:
I've never had anyone ask me for that. I would think that you're better off finding a building that you like in an area that you like that allows you to change the windows and put soundproofing on the inside of your unit rather than structurally. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
Aileen-Manhattan-NYC answered:
The Platinum on W. 46th St. is very, very pet friendly. They either have a dog spa or pet daycare, but you'll have to contact the sales office to confirm.
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
Realtors, by law, are not allow to comment on school districts and communities; we are only allowed to be the source of the source.

If you go to, you can click on "community info." ... more
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Aileen-Manhattan-NYC answered:
Wed Apr 16, 2008
Zack answered:
I'm not sure I understand your question, but in terms of affluence to train station, it looks like this:

Bronxville - most affluent by a lot
Tuckahoe - distant 2nd
Fleetwood - very close to tuckahoe
Mt Vernon

Fleetwood and Tuckahoe are probably interchangeable. I lived in Tuckahoe and like the town so I think it probably belongs 2nd but one could make a good argument to swap them I'd think.
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Raffay Abid answered:
you can check it on our website
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Sun Nov 25, 2007
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Sun Jan 27, 2008
Kenneth Cole answered:
What a great question. I've lived in NYC 65 years, so what can I say. There are many great places to live outside NYC. What is the main concern of yours? Traveling to and from work? Taxes? property size?
Schools? All must be taken into account. Please respond and maybe I can help. Ken
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Sat Oct 27, 2007
Gail Gladstone answered:
I am not sure if it applies to condos, but in real property, continued and uninterrupted use can translate into eventual ownership. Certainly take this to an attorney to question. I would suggest getting in touch with Barbara Ford at LIBOR 631-661-4800 who heads up committees dealing with co-op and condo rulings. ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Lorna Leibowitz answered:
The litigation was settled last year. The bill has been paid and the co-op is in excellent condition financial condition.
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Deborah Madey answered:
In project management, analysis, acquisitions?
Commerical - residential?
There is a lot of different options, but you need to be more specific. Some sectors have tightened up, even had layoffs. I just received a phone call from someone who was laid off from a major builder/developer after 8 years of service and thinking of selling real estate with their license. Previously, they were not involved with sales. ... more
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Absolutely and that would depend where you are coming from to retire in Manhatten. Coming from the San Francisco Bay area with assets it would easily work. If your were comint from Kansas without assets it might be another story. Also, how far is retirement off? With careful planning it can be done. ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:
For crime rates there are online stats, but I think the better info and stats might come from your CRO...or Community Resource Officer at the police department. If you live in NYC I think you could call 311 and ask them to point you to the right person. Otherwise you could ask one of the beat officers in that district to point you in the right direction. That person can give you some ideas, trends, and if you're nice to them perhaps they'll email you the stats they have collected for the precinct. As for schools
You might also want to check the website for stats on schools and crime and more information about the neighborhood. Also check out the link: for some more information about the neighborhood. If you need a good agent to help you find just the right place, please send me your contact info and I'll put you in touch with a great agent.
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Mon Jul 23, 2007
Pierre Calzadilla answered:
Short Answer: Everywhere

Long Answer: Depends on the floor and the block, but i'll give you tips on what to look out for:

1) Hospitals - there are blocks in NYC that are "ambulance blocks" i.e. fastest routes to Emergency Rooms

2) Floor - the floor you live on though, can make it a moot point. You can live on an ambulance block, but be on the 6th floor and never hear it.

3) Buses are on the avenue's - the buildings are generally set back in some areas, like the upper east side, but older properties, even in the upper east are right up on the street.

4) When are you home? - Generally traffic in certain areas is limited to certain peak times, this can vary, the usual "rush hour" times, are worse or longer in certain 'hoods.

So, basically there is noise all over NYC, hey we are, "The City that Never Sleeps" - but the situation can be averted by being on the right floor, the back of a building, or off the beaten path.

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