Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: More Ado About Belvedere
Remember Anonymous, who was interested in purchasing a condo at Belvedere at XXVII? Well, he has done his homework and the prognosis looks good. For the most part. He writes:
Hope you’re enjoying a good new year.
I did my hw with the dob and while a belvedere property had construction workers urinating out the 3rd floor window (emphasis mine — Ed. Note), I didn’t see structural issues.
Pencil lofts have halted construction.
I’d break even with this purchase within two years vs renting.
I’ve been advised that locals may be anti cookie cutter condos due to the detractmemt of a neighborhood feel. I know newyorkshitty.com is unbiased, so would you truly advise not to pull the trigger on this?
#1. Anonymous you are too kind: I am by my own admission biased against these properties.
#2. Especially when they are built by construction “professionals” who piss from third story windows. That’s just plain nasty!
Look at it this way: if the gentlemen working on this site have been observed urinating al fresco, it begs the question (in my mind, anyway) as to what they have been doing indoors— if you know what I mean.* The previous caveat having been written, I am happy you did your homework (even if I disagree with your decision) and it might be a good idea for you to have an inspector give the property a once-over before signing anything. Better safe than sorry.
Good luck— and welcome to the neighborhood!
*I had to bust your chops over that one, Anonymous. That is simply too gross.