July 25, 2003

Lots of people pay $36/sq foot for their house... just not every year

According to this, New York is the most expensive city to live.

You mean to tell me there are places where it doesn't cost $5 for a pint of ice cream? What about a pack of cigarettes (how can people afford to smoke?) for the low cost of $8, surely that's a bargain? No, you say? Sorry, I just don't believe it.

As a conscientious, polite New Yorker (is there any other kind?), I feel it is my duty to point out the following changes:
- The movie theater by my apartment charges $10, not $9 for a ticket.
- Monthly metrocards now cost $70
- $1,000/month apartments do not exist. They are an urban legend.
- Apartments rarely (and by rarely, I mean never) come with free parking. Parking costs $400/month (unless you need 24 hour access to your car, then it's more).
- The grocery store down the block charges $6.99 a pound for chicken. Sure, it's "gourmet, organic, free-range", but $7/lb is a bit high, no?

Come on NY, say it with me, "We're #1! We're #1!".

... and, just like in baseball, Boston finished in 2nd place. [13:19]  [ ]