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Your Questions About Luxury Apartments

August 16, 2013

Carol asks…

How much of New York City is on welfare?

How much of the people draw money out of the state for assistance?

I don’t know why people remain to live there in bug infested apartments, it really does look like communist Russia and people living in state sponsored living. Too many people crammed all into one apartment complex.

An NYPD officer told me that a certain group of people even have large homes (and pointed out to me) out of the city, and still draw welfare and state assistance. How is this possible? Do certain groups of people get more money than others?

Administrator answers:

Most New York City residents are struggling. Some are not. Wall Street and the banking industry are doing well and the luxury housing market is recovering nicely. Sale of luxury items is rebounding as well. “Small people” are struggling. According to the article posted below, one third of NYC residents make less than $11.54 per hour, or around $24,000 per year. Working class New Yorkers are struggling to pay their rent on a monthly basis. On the flip side, a Manhattan apartment in the Trump building recently sold for $33,000,000.

Http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/apr2010/nyhs-a27.shtml

Ken asks…

The obsession with luxury: Is the luxury bubble about to burst?

Actually, the part after the colon is the name of a Wall Street Journal video that I’m unable to get to play. Maybe, it’s on YouTube.
What exactly are luxury items or activities?

Administrator answers:

NEVER!This obsession with luxury goods is something ingrained in the human psyche,especially post industrial revolution and the arrival of consumerism.

The luxury industry is the only one that grows evenly,has a near flat growth-does’nt grow as fast as say real estate or banking and does’nt go bust as quickly either ;)

In short luxury industry is built on needs.Once you reach a threshold of income,you have a decent house,decent car…now you want the good life,la dolce vita!

Examples of luxury items include mechanical watches,designer shoes,trench coats and other fashion clothing,gourmet chocolates/food,
examples of luxury services include high end restaurants,star hotels,concierge services,doormen/serviced apartments…etc

A country that built its economy on the export of its luxury goods(watches and chocolates) is Switzerland…and their per capita income is twice that of USA’s….a country which is the largest consumer of luxury goods happens to be Japan!

Lizzie asks…

What’s a great urban environment to live in for someone that is 18 and just moving out?

I would prefer somewhere either in New England area or on the west coast where I could just get a small apartment near a big city or in one. But not anything too expensive that I would have to work 24/7 just to keep up payments and could have some free money left to spend?
I plan on attending a community college near where ever I move to and then transferring to a university. I know it’s probably easier to just stay here, but I really hate the area I live in now and I just need to move out of here.

Administrator answers:

Well if you stayed home and went to college or university you would find an awesome looking wife with the same high goals and make 150 thousand a year together 20 – 30 dollars an hour, and live a life of luxury, or you can move out and struggle and find you keep reaching the top of your pay scale year after year and you can’t break the 15 dollar mark, but if you went to college and or took up a trade that is really needed you can make big bucks and not waste your time when you can be making triple the cash. Just sayin lol

Robert asks…

How do low income families move into luxury/expensive apartment buildings?

I had a friend that lived with her mother and sister in a Trump building on West End Ave, and I remember her saying something about how they let a few low income families move into the building. We were in highschool at the time so I didn’t ask her to elaborate, but now I wonder how that works… anybody know?
Oh, I’m talking about New York City, so please only answer if you really know what you’re talking about, thanks!

Administrator answers:

My guess would be that they started builting low income apartments in ALL areas of a city to redistribute po folk amoung the medium and rich folk. That way their intermingling would bring the po folk up and alleviate the problems that come with cluster slums or just poorer areas of town. I found out this works well in theory but isn’t always done as in smaller towns the powers that be don’t want to live too close to low income apartments

Maria asks…

how cheap do you think I can find an apartment for?

I need to move out soon, like really soon, and was wondering just how cheap I could buy a decent looking apartment for.

Administrator answers:

If you live in the ghetto – $300
if you live in a decent area – $600-$1000
if you live in a luxury apartment $2000 and up

Chris asks…

What are the most dangerous parts of Astoria, Queens?

I’m looking to move to Astoria in September and I’m looking at apartments tomorrow but I’ve never been to the neighborhood. I hear it’s nice although some parts on Google Maps street view make Harlem look ritzy in comparison.

Administrator answers:

I live in Astoria and it is not anymore dangerous than Manhattan. However, the area around Queensborough Plaza N/W stop has a few projects (and luxury buildings too) and the two stops after Queensborough Plaza – 39th and 36th St stations don’t really have a lot of human traffic and are a bit more industrial than the rest of Astoria, but once you are at Broadway and all the way up to Ditmars Blvd it is all about the same – people walking outside at all hours, good grocery stores including organic, restaurants, and etc. I do think though that Ditmars stop (last stop) is the nicest.

Lisa asks…

How common are private swimming pools in Israel?

When I lived in the southern US, pretty much every condo or apartment complex had a pool, and so did many homes.
Is it like that in Israel, too?

Administrator answers:

There are quite a few..

Private swimming pools are no longer a pleasure reserved for the very wealthy: Technological progress and the entry of new products into the market have enabled those who are not millionaires, but who have managed to save some money, to build backyard pools and enjoy a refreshing swim on hot summer days. Tens of thousands of private homes in Israel now sport private pools. Most of them are in luxury neighborhoods such as Kfar Shmaryahu, Savyon and Herzliya Pituah, but there are also quite a few in moshavim (semi-cooperative communities) and in new neighborhoods of single family homes in Yehud, Rishon Letzion and Ashdod.

Http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/853683.html

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