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Old 02-23-2017, 12:48 PM   #8561
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ha! I'll pass.

I've never rented an apartment via Craig's List (or any other way for over a couple decades) so if there's this much fraud, it's news to me - but I'll take everyone's word for it, given my ignorance. I can't say I'm surprised, so I guess I should have been more doubtful.

But now I'm curious to know what the bottom line actual rent is. I see about three listings at $4,000.....
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:17 PM   #8562
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66 degrees in February:


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ha! I'll pass.

I've never rented an apartment via Craig's List (or any other way for over a couple decades) so if there's this much fraud, it's news to me - but I'll take everyone's word for it, given my ignorance. I can't say I'm surprised, so I guess I should have been more doubtful.

But now I'm curious to know what the bottom line actual rent is. I see about three listings at $4,000.....
I've developed a pretty keen b.s. filter over all the time I've spent looking at Craigslist apartments in my life (it actually doesn't take very long), and there is no way those posts are legit. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. And it's never a good sign when the pictures provided are marketing images that anyone could pull off the internet.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:04 PM   #8563
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..... If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Yup, true words. My trouble is, I've been out of the rental market so long, I don't have any feel for what would constitute "too good to be true" for MT. I can go look up and quote you chapter and verse on LIHTC restricted rents in various places, but that's looking from the ownership direction, and looking at affordable. From the renter's direction, on unrestricted units? I dunno.

So what does everybody think is the minimum rent - for real - in MT? For, say, a 1BR down pretty low in the tower where the views aren't great?
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:28 PM   #8564
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I've developed a pretty keen b.s. filter over all the time I've spent looking at Craigslist apartments in my life (it actually doesn't take very long), and there is no way those posts are legit. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. And it's never a good sign when the pictures provided are marketing images that anyone could pull off the internet.
So does this picture single handedly ruin all of the detractors that "just knew" this was going to be dead space and nobody was ever going to use it just because they said so.

It aint times square but its much better than what was there before and looks like its being used as designed. I see lots of people chatting, eating lunch, reading, taking in the outside air, basically doing human things. Cant ask for much more than that. Great addition to the city.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:40 PM   #8565
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seeing that pic made me pretty happy. hope it continues to get good use.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:16 PM   #8566
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Hopefully, the hours for sitting there into the evening have been extended. It's such a simple, but great addition to that corner!

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Old 02-23-2017, 05:19 PM   #8567
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Hopefully, the hours for seating there into the evening have been extended. It's such a simple, but great addition to that corner!
I saw the stairs open around 9 pm a few weeks back. I'm sure they will get plenty of use for, say, 8-9 months out of the year.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:31 PM   #8568
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I saw the stairs open around 9 pm a few weeks back. I'm sure they will get plenty of use for, say, 8-9 months out of the year.
Great news, I thought it was silly to have blocked off the stairs at dusk when the stairs were originally finished and opened.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:31 PM   #8569
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did anyone suggest moving this thread to Architecture and Urbanism?
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:43 AM   #8570
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There are a good number of units in the building that have been closed and delivered by Millennium Partners and not yet occupied, owner or otherwise. The rental population in the building is expected to pick up this next 9/1/17 cycle.

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Yup, true words. My trouble is, I've been out of the rental market so long, I don't have any feel for what would constitute "too good to be true" for MT. I can go look up and quote you chapter and verse on LIHTC restricted rents in various places, but that's looking from the ownership direction, and looking at affordable. From the renter's direction, on unrestricted units? I dunno.

So what does everybody think is the minimum rent - for real - in MT? For, say, a 1BR down pretty low in the tower where the views aren't great?
Probably $3500 or so would be a good ballpark.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:54 AM   #8571
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Probably $3500 or so would be a good ballpark.
Judging from curbed's map of high-end rentals in Boston/Cambridge (including Kensington etc. but not MT itself), $3500 sounds about right.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:41 PM   #8572
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This was probably already noted somewhere in here, but last week I found that the second or third floor of Primark was recently expanded and now goes out over the Old Navy location.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:27 AM   #8573
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I think I like the added texture the drawn shades give the entire building.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:49 AM   #8574
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Has anyone seen a copy of the condo by-laws? Do they have to be filed with the city, or the registry of deeds or anything like that?
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:32 PM   #8575
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Pic overload 2 of 4. Click in any to make it bigger.

IMG_4922 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_4923 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_4926 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_4927 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_4930 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_4956 by David Z, on Flickr

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:00 AM   #8576
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I'm still pissed we lost that facade.
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