Best "Places I've Lived" EVER.
@pengu1n @steponitvelma I hear what you're saying. My beef is more: this piece is entitled "How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City," and the writer rather glibly dismisses the idea of someone her age having $85K to buy an apartment because "what twenty-something making five figures has that kind of money," but she IS a 20-something making five figures and she DOES have that kind of money? So why not talk about (at least her personal) reality behind the magic? Like living with relatives to save on rent, getting gifted a portion of the down payment, and hustling to save up instead of glossing over that in a single sentence?
@pengu1n The "$85,000, because you magically have that much cash" line rubbed me the wrong way, too, especially since if the writer bought a $280K place with 30% down, that's $84,000. Add in all the legal fees and closing costs, and we're well clear of $85K. It didn't "magically" happen for her, so why would it for anyone else?
It's... kind of weird how Nick's wife doesn't have a name (or even a pseudonym) and isn't quoted anywhere in this piece.
@Cody28 Well, that's fucking horrendous. Not sure if you'd be interested, but there's someone at MSNBC who's looking to speak with current/former Handy employees: https://twitter.com/resnikoff/status/524994079088979968
@samburger So, so embarrassing. So much so that he changed his name and removed his profile photo on Twitter. Too bad I screencapped it earlier: http://imgur.com/7H9XKyg (Oops. Edited.)
@oxygen008 How sweet of the Chicago GM of Handy to chime in on this! https://twitter.com/oxygen008 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vikas-dua/17/498/68
Wow. Just... wow.
@ccq If I had any extra cash, I'd be shoving it into my IRA right now.