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April 28, 2012

Charles asks…

How much $$$ will i have to earn in order to live in ~Beverly Hills,90210~….?

Is earning $15,000/- worth of living in Beverly hills or more…..I’m a small-time actor and a fashion designer…..I lived in Manhattan,New york and wanna live in ~Beverly Hills~…

Q):- 2 x 5 = 10 points (just answer these short and best)

1)How much will i have to earn per month?
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2)Average individual income per month (bachelor guy)?
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3)I want a job can you tell me the best job site for working in B-H?
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4)Tell me the prices for apt rent,gas,travel,electronics & furniture etc etc etc
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5)Tell me some good financial sources or websites to earn my living..

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ALL I WANT IS A
$100,000 JOB……
A 3 BEDROOM LUXURY APT…..
A EXOTIC CAR…..
LUXURY FURNITURE….

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Administrator answers:

A lot of money that’s for sure!

David asks…

What is a good neighborhood in New York City where I won’t pay too much for an apt?

I’m from Texas and got accepted for an internship in NYC but i don’t know where to live for the summer. I want a good, decent neighborhood but I don’t want to pay $2,000+ a month on rent like I would in manhattan.

Administrator answers:

I would recommend looking into apartments in brooklyn or queens…

$2,000 + might get you a nice STUDIO apartment in manhattan.. But not much anything bigger…

Brooklyn and queens you should be able to find a 1 bedroom for $1,000 + and a 2 bedroom for $1,200 +

both boros are a short train ride away from the city…

Joseph asks…

I need the least expensive 1 bedroom apt. in Chinatown in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens ASAP – Please help us.?

I hear about rent control and programs with long waiting lists that I don’t have time to be on.
I know this is a tall order, but there is got to be a way to get one quickly.
Some people tell me about really nice places at ridiculously low rents.
I recently finished a long costly custody battle and won, so I need the bedroom for my soon to be teen daughter.
Please help us as I don’t want to have to go into a shelter or live on the streets with my twelve year old daughter.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Administrator answers:

Rent in shanghai village

Steven asks…

Creative party ideas for wife’s X0th birthday party in Boston (or nearby)?

Hi everyone,
My wife is a special kind of awesome. The kind where she doesn’t have a clue how much I and the people around her love her. Her X0th (shh, secret) birthday is this week, but will pass without a party due to travel. I want to schedule something for her and all of our friends for the first or second weekend in August. It can be overnight. I really want it to be something special and unique (but not unbearably expensive – think <$2k). What are your ideas? 15-30 people, ideally in the Boston area (fewer will travel). PLEASE let me know what you think we could do.

Ideas so far:
Rent yacht in Boston harbor ($2500 for 4hrs – no)
Rent 3-4BR apt in Manhattan for two nights, dinner and shows – have yet to find the right place ($600/night is fine, but all the nice places are booked)
Dinner at a restaurant (did that and a day at Nashoba Winery last year)
Rent event venue in Boston and have a masquerade party (open to more people)
Bonfire party on a beach with a catered meal (cant find a beach that allows this in MA)

Any and all ideas are welcome, however, comedy shows, blue man group, F1 boston, paintball, and other similar ideas are not quite for her.

Administrator answers:

Jasper White (Summershack) is holding clambakes on the beach at Spectacle Island. I think this would be a most unique birthday idea. The Harbor Islands are beautiful and not visited by many, it seems. See http://www.islandalliance.org/spectacleclambake.asp.

Ken asks…

What is a good website for finding apts in Manhattan?

I’ve searched rent.com and apts.com and they don’t offer much. I already got apt guide books and searched the local papers too. I was just wondering if there was a really good site out there that i’m missing.

Administrator answers:

Hi, I like u will like this one: http://www.cityrealty.com/
Happy hunting!

Paul asks…

I don’t want my annoying coworker to move into my condo building…is there any way to tell him?

I live in Manhattanin a condo building. My coworker once came by my apartment and I guess he really liked my building. Now he and his wife are looking to rent an apartment in my building. There are hundreds of other buildings in Manhattan, most of them nicer than mine… and even cheaper but they want to rent an apartment in the same building I live in.

First off, my coworker is a nice person and we do get along. He is super quiet at work and I am practically his only friend at work and he can be very irritating. He is the kind of person who would ask work-related questions when we’re out of work. I am the kind of person who likes to go home and relax, not think about work at all especially during the weekend. I ride home in the same subway as he does (he lives in the same neighborhood right now), so I am already stuck with him on our commute but at least I am able say good bye at my subway stop and not deal with him until the next work day. Now I feel like I will be stuck with him and his wife. His wife is already irritating – she told the realtor that she is practically best friends with me…but we’ve actually never met. I guess she thought it would benefit them if they say she is best friends with someone in the building.

They found out that there is an apt for rent in my building and they are willing to pay 3 months rent so that no one else takes it — which sounds crazy, I know my coworker doesn’t make THAT much money but it almost sounds like they are so desperate to take this apt.

Is there a nice way to tell my coworker to look for another apt? I know it’s really not my place to tell someone where they should live and I know I sound selfish…but who wants to live in the same building as their annoying coworker? I want my home to continue to be a place where I can relax and not think about work.
I don’t think my coworker is aware of the culture in Manhattan (regarding the privacy issue). He and his wife are recent immigrants on a working visa from mainland China. (I’m also of Asian descent but I am american).
I totally lucked out! He and his wife decided not to take the apt in my building! Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

Administrator answers:

Every good New Yorker knows that unless your neighbor is moving or dying and you want their apartment, you have no other reason to talk to them. Manhattan, lovely island that it is, is a bit on the crowded side, and everyone has learned that some semblance of personal privacy must be maintained for sanity’s sake, which is why everyone generally ignores those around them on the subway or streets.

So, should your coworker move into your building, you still have no reason to have to deal with him at all. Ever. If he comes to your door, leave the chain on, peek out and look regretful and say “I’m so sorry, this just isn’t a good time” and close the door with a sad smile. A few rounds of that will keep him at bay.
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Hehehehe, well, he’ll learn, and it will be nice of you to be one of the people who politely helps him learn that privacy is far more important in cities than elsewhere.

Thomas asks…

NYC residents only!! How much does it cost to live reasonably in NYC?

I LOVE NYC! I’d LOVE to move there. How much would it cost annually to live there comfortably?? By comfortably I mean eating every now and then, shows and such in moderation, just not scraping every penny you own to eat. I saw online this lady lives in a 99 sq ft apt. Her rent is low. I don’t mind doing something like that. Are there any tiny apartments for cheaper but still in An awesome local like manhattan? Please someone help me!!!!

Administrator answers:

That depends on WHERE in NYC.

You realize a 99 sq ft apartment is a room that is LESS THAN 10 ft by 10 ft?

Mark asks…

Would moving to Manhattan make sense?

I am really struggling with this decision, and hope to get some objective advice. You should understand first, that I come from an educated but working class family, (made up of nurses, social workers, teachers) and I am only supporting myself. No kids, but no one is helping to support me either. I say this so you understand that if I did lose my job, I wouldn’t be homeless, but it would be a burden on family members if I had to move in with them.

I am also 31 years old, widowed in 2006, and still currently single. I currently live and work in Hartsdale NY and pay $1050 in rent for a decent studio apt with utilities included in rent. I currently make $73,600, (I work in I.T.) but just got a job offer in Manhattan at $75,000. I’m thinking of accepting the job and just moving into Manhattan to be close to where I work. I’m a shy person and don’t really do any entertaining at my place, so I would be fine moving into another studio. From what i’ve seen on Craigslist, a comparable studio to what I’m renting now in Manhattan would be about 1400-1500. My car payments plus insurance equal about 400 a month, and if I moved to Manhattan I would sell my car, so i’m hoping that it would end up evenening out with my increase in rent, plus most likely inclusion of utilities. Also, where I currently rent is month to month, which I really like, and I know i’d most likely not find that in Manhattan. And I also know the general cost of living in Manhattan would be more expensive.

I could commute from Hartsdale to Manhattan on Metronorth, but the total length would be about an hour and a half one way, whereas I could move to Manhattan and just have a half hour walk to work, or 20 min subway ride. Argh. What should I do?? Should I refuse the offer and continue to work in Hartsdale? The place that offered me the job in Manhattan would be more prestigious and impressive looking on my resume than where I currently work, so that is something i’m considering too.
Thank you so much for your advice!
Thank you all so much for the advice! I’ve decided to go for it but I will be careful.

Administrator answers:

You sound like you want to go for this change in your life but are worried about leaving the old you behind. I say go for it. You’ve already worked out it’s not going to mean to much of a financial burden and being so close to work will mean you have far more time in the evening for socialising.

City life is more expensive but it is also more interesting and could be the exact thing you need in your life now, as well as a change to a more prestiguous sounding company.

Also I am sorry for your loss. It can’t have been easy losing someone so early on in your adult life.

Good luck!

Donna asks…

Should I move to Manhattan?

I am really struggling with this decision, and hope to get some objective advice. You should understand first, that I come from an educated but working class family, (made up of nurses, social workers, teachers) and I am only supporting myself. No kids, but no one is helping to support me either. I say this so you understand that if I did lose my job, I wouldn’t be homeless, but it would be a burden on family members if I had to move in with them.

I am also 31 years old, widowed in 2006, and still currently single. I currently live and work in Hartsdale NY and pay $1050 in rent for a decent studio apt with utilities included in rent. I currently make $73,600, (I work in I.T.) but just got a job offer in Manhattan at $75,000. I’m thinking of accepting the job and just moving into Manhattan to be close to where I work. I’m a shy person and don’t really do any entertaining at my place, so I would be fine moving into another studio. From what i’ve seen on Craigslist, a comparable studio to what I’m renting now in Manhattan would be about 1400-1500. My car payments plus insurance equal about 400 a month, and if I moved to Manhattan I would sell my car, so i’m hoping that it would end up evenening out with my increase in rent, plus most likely inclusion of utilities. Also, where I currently rent is month to month, which I really like, and I know i’d most likely not find that in Manhattan.

I could commute from Hartsdale to Manhattan on Metronorth, but the total length would be about an hour and a half one way, whereas I could move to Manhattan and just have a half hour walk to work, or 20 min subway ride. Argh. What should I do?? Should I refuse the offer and continue to work in Hartsdale? The place that offered me the job in Manhattan would be more prestigious and impressive looking on my resume than where I currently work, so that is something i’m considering too.
Thank you so much for your advice!
Edit: Thank you all so much for your advice! Ive decided to go for it, but I will be careful where I pick to live.

Administrator answers:

I think you need to go to Manhattan and look at the apartments listed for $1500 p/month to see if you would feel safe and comfortable living there. I think you may have to pay more than that to get a reasonably nice place in a good locale for commuting.

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