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Restaurants & Food / Re: Saw Shack
« Last post by wlirfan on Today at 01:50:40 PM »
I agree with Rosie -- tried two of their veggie-meat special dishes listed on the bulletin boards.  Both were excellent.  Nice to have them here.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Airplane Noise (Part 2)
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Today at 11:49:06 AM »
In TRYING to DECIPHER the info...they seem to be relying on the updating of plane models to lower noise.

My guess is that this will be like waiting for the MTA to upgrade all subway trains. 

We still have subway cars running that were built in the mid 1960's.

And so it will be with airplanes.

 

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Airplane Noise (Part 2)
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Today at 11:08:29 AM »
FYI

The  LGA airport’s Part 150 Summer newsletter link is now available for your use:

http://panynjpart150.com/AdminPages/GetProjectFile.asp?a=LGA4&f=LGA%20-%20Part%20150%20Study%20Newsletter%20-%20Summer%202016.pdf.

Please feel free to share this link with others who are interested.   Also note, this newsletter has been posted on the project’s website.
 
Attachment(s):
LGA Airport Part 150 Summer Newsletter
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The big advantage with Washington Plaza is you can finance 95% which is perfect for someone low on cash but has the income to qualify and yes you're getting a completely renovated apartment.

Hi JH, the only people who can get 95% financing in Washington Plaza are current tenants who are purchasing their own apartments, which will not be renovated.  Anyone buying the renovated units has to put 20% down. I live in the building and still had to put 20% down because I bought a renovated unit instead of the one I live in.  I think the main advantage with Wash Plaza for outsiders is that there's no board approval.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Saw Shack
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 09:52:39 AM »
I'm so glad this thread was resurrected because it caused me to try Saw Shack for the first time this weekend and I really liked it.  I find most restaurant food to be too salty for my tastes so it was such a nice change.  Everything I ordered was good but I think my favorite was the sesame chicken.

It arrived within a half hour (so don't be turned off if you order online and see a 60-90 minute estimate).
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Shelby2,
I only caught it because I did exactly the same thing. ;)

Ha! And this just landed in my inbox:
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160829/washington-heights/goodbye-sellers-market-price-growth-cools-manhattan-brooklyn
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From BEB:
Shelby2, Please double check my work but I think you may be looking at the floor plan for the 77th st building. If you scroll down on the columbia brochure and check out the 35th AVE B27...I am fairly sure that is the one being listed. If so it is an EIK flex to bedroom situation after all. Correct?

Yes, I guess I grabbed an image from the wrong part of the building.  I don't know the Berkeley well.
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From Shelby2:
"From looking at the Columbia real estate brochure, if the floor plan of this apartment really does match up with the one labelled B27, it does look like a "convertible 2" although it's true that the second bedroom would be only 8x10 with no closet.  However, you'd still have an eat-in area in the kitchen.  (Sometimes when you shave off the area off the kitchen in these apartments, you are left with nowhere to sit and eat next to the kitchen). "

From BEB:
Shelby2, Please double check my work but I think you may be looking at the floor plan for the 77th st building. If you scroll down on the columbia brochure and check out the 35th AVE B27...I am fairly sure that is the one being listed. If so it is an EIK flex to bedroom situation after all. Correct?
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It's hard to see this as "fairly priced" when it is 50k over any other one-bedroom in JH, but who knows, maybe it's that much better than everything else, and it must be interesting to test the limits of the market. I know that's going to be a CROWDED open house!

From looking at the Columbia real estate brochure, if the floor plan of this apartment really does match up with the one labelled B27, it does look like a "convertible 2" although it's true that the second bedroom would be only 8x10 with no closet.  However, you'd still have an eat-in area in the kitchen.  (Sometimes when you shave off the area off the kitchen in these apartments, you are left with nowhere to sit and eat next to the kitchen). 

There are other true 2 bedroom one bath apartments being listed in buildings like the Allendale, the Belvedere and the Fillmore for anywhere from $579K to $699K, such as this one http://streeteasy.com/building/the-fillmore/6h

So it does seem like $499K could be an appropriate price for an apartment that can serve as a 2 bedroom fairly easily.  Also you probably get the benefit of having a maintenance fee that is much lower than a true 2 bedroom.

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: We have the most mosquitoes
« Last post by M7X7 on Today at 08:52:38 AM »
The "sweet blood" thing is a myth, although there is evidence they slightly prefer type-O blood. I don't think it tastes any different to humans, though.  :)

The global geographic distribution of mosquitoes is based only on climate - warm places with lots of standing water get more mosquitoes. I would guess the problem in Jackson Heights is related to all the gardens.
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