History Main / FriendsRentControl

19th Jan '17 5:45:38 PM jjeffrey01
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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two [=SoHo=] tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of decades of rent control in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is over $2,500.

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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two tenants in Manhattan's trendy [=SoHo=] tenants neighborhood with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of decades of rent control in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is over $2,500.
19th Jan '17 3:52:30 PM riverdine
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** Inverted in the pilot episode, where the loft had a normal floor to ceiling height, and looked like it was little more than a converted storage space. After it went to series, the ceiling double in height and the room gained a raised platform on one end. Still looks like converted storage, as there are still club items stacked against the back wall and the place is never painted, and while we never see the bathroom, there is clearly no other separate room as Michael treats it as studio with his mattress right in the open between the door and the kitchenette area.
19th Jan '17 3:42:40 PM riverdine
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*** It's pretty clear from early on that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Sheldon (who let's not forget is so well-paid he doesn't even ''cash his paychecks'' regularly unless he specifically wants to buy something) could always have afforded the place on his own and genuinely wanted a roommate for the company, whether he admits it or not.

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*** It's pretty clear from early on that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Sheldon (who let's not forget is so well-paid he doesn't even ''cash his paychecks'' regularly unless he specifically wants to buy something) could always have afforded the place on his own and genuinely wanted a roommate for the company, whether he admits it or not. Leonard for his part remains out of friendship, StockholmSyndrome and what money he saves goes to either helping Penny with rent/food (in early seasons) or buying whatever new nerd merch he wants.


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*** Bernadette comes from traditional working dad/stay-at-home mom family, where her father was a cop until retirement, so her views on luxurious spending don't include Howard's need to buy into a five grand 3D printer just because he can; anything over $500 probably makes her step back to evaluate. Penny most likely has massive debt to pay off, but also is able to stay just a hallway across from her boyfriend/husband, and not moving or upgrading allows her to continue to feed her clothing/shoe habit (and given what she was spending on shoes 'before' her new job, that's probably a lot).
** Raj came from extremely wealthy parents (quoted from Sheldon as being somewhere "between Bruce Wayne and Scrooge McDuck"), so his fairly large one bedroom is actually extremely below his means. His only real concerns towards his dwelling is maintaining his residency in the US and playing his parents against one another for gifts when they divorce.
18th Jan '17 2:03:52 PM Yandie666
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**Is gradually averted as the series wears on. Winston eventually gets a job as a cop, for a while Coach is living there as well. As of the most recent season, there are at least six people living in the loft. Also, while the common are of the loft is spacious, the bathroom and bedrooms appear fairly cramped.
17th Jan '17 2:37:22 PM nielas
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** Mrs. Hudson can afford to live in a townhouse in an expensive London neighborhood because her late husband run a drug cartel and she inherited a sizeable fortune when he was executed.
15th Jan '17 10:49:44 PM dmcreif
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* Justified on ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''. Matt Murdock lives in a pretty large apartment in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, which has some of the highest rent prices in the United States. As a recent law school graduate who's only just starting his own practice, this place should be well outside Matt's budget. But, Hell's Kitchen saw property values drop due to damage sustained during the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Chitauri invasion]]. Making Matt's apartment even cheaper is its generally run-down aesthetic (though all the appliances seem to function just fine), and the bright electronic billboard across the street that shines brightly through the living room window - an eyesore for anyone with functioning eyes, but not a problem for a blind man.

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* Justified on ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''. Matt Murdock lives in a pretty large apartment in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, which has some of the highest rent prices in the United States. As a recent law school graduate who's only just starting his own practice, this place should be well outside Matt's budget. But, Hell's Kitchen saw property values drop due to damage sustained during the The [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Chitauri invasion]].Incident]]. Making Matt's apartment even cheaper is its generally run-down aesthetic (though all the appliances seem to function just fine), and the bright electronic billboard across the street that shines brightly through the living room window - an eyesore for anyone with functioning eyes, but not a problem for a blind man. He also doesn't use the lights all that often (lower electric bill), doesn't have any wall decorations or TV, and as a disabled individual qualifies for a number of tax breaks.
9th Jan '17 2:35:15 PM jjeffrey01
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** Another directly addresses this, apparently it was rent control. When Aidan buys her building and gives her the option of either buying the apartment or leaving, she starts to look at more believably-priced buildings (including one which apparently reeks because it's right above an Indian restaurant.) Apparently, the building was rent-controlled, she got the apartment, and the rents just kind of exploded around her.
** Her apartment is stated to have sold for over 9.6 million.

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** Another directly addresses this, apparently it episode reveals her apartment was rent control.controlled. When Aidan buys her building and gives her the option of either buying the apartment or leaving, she starts to look at more believably-priced buildings (including one which apparently reeks because it's right above an Indian restaurant.) Apparently, the building was rent-controlled, she got the apartment, apartment and the rents rental value just kind of exploded around her.
** Her apartment is stated to have The exterior of her apartment, actually a five bedroom townhouse, sold for over 9.6 million.$13.2 million in 2013.
5th Jan '17 10:25:55 PM jjeffrey01
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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two [=SoHo=] tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of rent control and residing in the same apartment for decades in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in that neighborhood is over $2,500.

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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two [=SoHo=] tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of decades of rent control and residing in the same apartment for decades in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in that neighborhood is over $2,500.
5th Jan '17 10:24:33 PM jjeffrey01
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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two SoHo tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of rent control and residing in the same apartment for decades in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in that neighborhood is over $2,500

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* An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two SoHo [=SoHo=] tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of rent control and residing in the same apartment for decades in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in that neighborhood is over $2,500$2,500.
5th Jan '17 10:23:52 PM jjeffrey01
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', the {{Trope Namer|s}}. {{Handwave}}d by Monica claiming that her grandmother originally rented the apartment and she is illegally subletting it, which is actually in the realm of possibility due to rent control in Manhattan, it's not unheard of for families to occupy apartments for decades and pay under $100 for apartments that would rent for thousands on the open market. The superintendent is actually aware that Monica is breaking the law, and one episode centered on Joey trying to persuade him not to blow the whistle after his patience runs out. That being said, there was a chunk of time where Monica was unemployed, meaning the entire apartment's rent fell to the wages of a waitress. A particularly terrible, and therefore probably poorly-tipped, waitress. (Though in fairness, Monica borrows money from Ross and makes several references to her savings being quickly depleted, so clearly she was still paying some rent.)

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', the {{Trope Namer|s}}. {{Handwave}}d by Monica claiming that her grandmother originally rented the apartment and she is illegally subletting it, which is actually in the realm of possibility due to rent control in Manhattan, it's not unheard of for families to occupy apartments for decades and pay under $100 for apartments that would rent for thousands on the open market.Manhattan. The superintendent is actually aware that Monica is breaking the law, and one episode centered on Joey trying to persuade him not to blow the whistle after his patience runs out. That being said, there was a chunk of time where Monica was unemployed, meaning the entire apartment's rent fell to the wages of a waitress. A particularly terrible, and therefore probably poorly-tipped, waitress. (Though in fairness, Monica borrows money from Ross and makes several references to her savings being quickly depleted, so clearly she was still paying some rent.)


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*An article in [[http://nypost.com/2012/03/18/soho-seniors-spend-as-little-as-55-a-month-for-rent-controlled-apartments/ The New York Post]] profiled two SoHo tenants with ''insanely'' low rents - $55 and $71 a month - the result of rent control and residing in the same apartment for decades in a neighborhood where the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in that neighborhood is over $2,500
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