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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    Yet you ignore the thousands of buildings in NYC that have been restored and renovated over the last 10 years. Have you been to Harlem, The South Bronx or Brooklyn lately?
    I have, Derek. However, I was speaking about Manhattan.

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    Could we please keep this thread on topic: 785 Eighth Avenue

    thanks.

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    Where's the fun in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Could we please keep this thread on topic: 785 Eighth Avenue

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    What the HELL you talkin' about, Bo'?

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    I've never been one to mind an interesting digression.

    But the circular kinds where the same old stuff is tossed back and forth over and over are ridunculous.

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    The Problem is Manhattan is an island and has diminished its status as the hip, go-to place for art, music, great apartment living, etc.

    Depite the focus of this forum. Manhattan ain't "it" anymore.

    Williamsburg is the premiere music scene in the country. Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods are where "city" people (i.e. people who are actual resident) go to hang out and party.

    The divide between rich and poor has pretty much destroyed Manhattan. It is now just an island with big buildings and a glorious past. If anything, I do wish we had a tunnel or another bridge from Brooklyn that completely bypasses Manhattan.

    I'm a Brooklynite, yes. I've lived in Manhattan.

    I'm still enjoying (?) /suffering from (?) unemployment, but if I could find a job that let's me avpid Manhattan all together - I'll jump at it.

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    In the above photo: I never noticed that "car wash" sign.

    Is it the world's biggest car wash or just the world's biggest car wash sign.

    Funny it's generic... I mean if you're going to pay for a sign like that you might as well immortalize yourself: Moe's Car Wash or whatever.

    Getting the thread back on topic: would that qualify as a crap building or is it actually a lot nicer closer up?

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    Part of the problem is the whole world has gotten kind of dull.

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    I guess it just depends really. I have lived in Astoria, Queens my whole life, I am 23 years old, and Manhattan to me anyway is still the place to go. I love Manhattan and go every chance I get, cause its only 10 minutes away. If I could live, work and play in Manhattan I would. To me, its the epicenter of my world.

    It just depends on who you are really.

    And this building is yes very slim, I have not been to see this particular building in a while though.

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    785 is giving serious Woody Woodpecker from that angle.

    And could someone please re-face the horrid pink hotel thing. That is really one of the worst big buildings to go up in Manhattan the last 20 years.

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    I toured the penthouse, ground floor, and other areas of the almost, but not quite finished, interior today. The penthouse is a very nice space, with about 2500 square feet total. The “great room” (living, kitchen, dining is all one big room) faces towards the west (Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson, Jersey); and features high ceilings in excess of 15ft (I think) with floor to ceiling glass on all walls except the north. There are three hot tubs on the roof, two for the two apartments on the floor below the penthouse, and a third for the penthouse occupants towards the rear and on a higher level reached by a private elevator from the penthouse (you can see it below the circle in the photo above).

    Now the cons: I’m a little disappointed with the workmanship and choice of some of the interior finishes (of course, it’s not completely done). Also, heating and cooling is provided by wall units. I was hoping they had gone with in-floor hot water heating. I wonder how those wall units will maintain comfort throughout the space when it’s -10F and windy? Cons aside, if I had the money this would probably be my first choice for a residence in NYC.

    I’ll get some photos up soon,
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    Lucky you. Even luckier if you had the big cash to buy the pricey PH

    Can't wait to see your pics.

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    Impromtu visit to penthouse on 08/25/09... Sorry the quality of the photos isn't the best - they were taken with a "thowaway" film camera and scanned.
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    Impromtu visit to penthouse on 08/25/09... - bill
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