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Old April 24th, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Around here "the island" usually means Long Island. No doubt you're talking about Manhattan.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Around here "the island" usually means Long Island. No doubt you're talking about Manhattan.
that's because you live on Long Island ... for the rest of us we know what we mean.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 12:24 PM
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Nice try, but don't you belong on the other side of the pond anyhow?
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Old April 24th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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Nice try, but don't you belong on the other side of the pond anyhow?
He's about to move there.......it's called the East River pond.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 01:16 PM
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Take the time to look at Hoboken. Easy commute to LR Manhattan and a shit ton cheaper.
It used to be cheaper - not so much anymore for the space alone. All of my friends in Hoboken pay a few $hundred more for their units than I do in NYC, AND they have to walk 15-20 minutes to get to the PATH, plus the commute into NYC and then another subway or walk to their jobs. Granted they're living in basically brand new buildings and I'm living in an older walk-up in the West Village, but my unit was handed over to me completely refurbished. If you have to pay for both a monthly PATH card and a Metro Card to get to work you're looking at commuting expenses close to $200 per person.


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Living in Hoboken and working in mid-town? That only seams like a good idea if you are from out of town ... getting the path every day would positively suck. The money you would save would not offset the misery.

Living on the island is the best plan until you get your bearings.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 02:04 PM
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No doubt, live in NYC if you can, nothing else like it! If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!
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Is a roof rack a particularly bad idea for NYC?
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Old June 19th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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Not at all if you don't plan to garage your truck.
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Correct, either the garage won't accept vehicles over a certain height, or they charge extra$ for over-height vehicles. But these are problems you might have with just the height with bigger tires and bit of lift.
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Is a roof rack a particularly bad idea for NYC?
depends where you park .. I park in Williamsburg for $220pm and it has about 25ft ceilings .... that is however very unusual.

Street parking is possible but you have to be shuffling the car and competing for space every couple of days with the alternate side cleaning regulations.

You are likely to have to pay an 'oversize'premium in a garage ... any length, width or height that's over some magical number they'll stick you for a charge ... if you magically they come under that number they'll stick it to you because it's a land rover ...

A roof rack is a bad idea as it will limit your already limited options. If it's a nice wolf setup though I'd be willing to consider helping you out by buying it a a deep discount! ;-)
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I park in an outdoor lot downtown for $252/month, with rack.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:03 PM
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probably worth mentioning you can get a 10% off the 18% parking tax if you are a NYC resident and have your vehicle registered appropriately.
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I guess the flip side is why do you think you will need a rack in NYC?

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I guess the flip side is why do you think you will need a rack in NYC?

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If it were a matter of need, I wouldn't be driving a Land Rover in the first place. I'd like to in the future get a roof tent. When I had a roof rack on my Disco, I used it all the time. Not needed, but nice to have. The reason I'm considering one is as part of a trade.
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If it were a matter of need, I wouldn't be driving a Land Rover in the first place. I'd like to in the future get a roof tent. When I had a roof rack on my Disco, I used it all the time. Not needed, but nice to have. The reason I'm considering one is as part of a trade.
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I'd like to in the future get a roof tent.
Get a roof top tent, keep your rack and put both of them in your bedroom. Now you have a 1-bedroom for the price of a studio.
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Get a roof top tent, keep your rack and put both of them in your bedroom. Now you have a 1-bedroom for the price of a studio.
I don't think a RTT would fit in a Manhattan studio.
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Also, just to keep this thread up to date, we are considering a very "large" apartment with two of our other friends in Williamsburg. Right now most of our friends are living in Williamsburg, so that would be a plus, but we're not sure if we want that commute.
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