teahouseblossom
Monday, June 06, 2005

      ( 8:54 AM ) teahouse
 
The View From the Top

I continued my apartment hunting quest over the weekend.

A coworker mentioned to me, "Hey, you know there are new luxury condos going up in Jersey City. They're right on the water, and have a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. You should look into them."

I asked, "What's the price range?"

He said, "Well, they start at $700,000 for a one-bedroom."

"That's an outrageous price!" I exclaimed. I can get a one-bedroom in Manhattan for a lot less than that."

He thought about it for a minute. "Yeah, well, you wouldn't have a view of the Manhattan skyline from it, would you?"

I had to admit he had a point.

I guess there are people who'd rather pay a premium for a view of it than actually live in it.
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