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. #