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About 50yrSKINSfan

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  • Birthday 09/19/1949

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  1. The things I said were my OPINIONS that were formed from working and living in Ocean County NJ. for almost 50 years. There is no right or wrong, just someone's opinion, no stats for that. Oh and by the way, guys that work on RE know prices of homes in their area as we are always looking for a house to buy and fix and turn over. Hard to do in my area as the margins are slim as most of the time you just make your wages after all the work and buying and selling. I do not need to look up stats when I see homes sell in my neighborhood within a week of seeing the sign get posted on the lawn when
  2. Do not have a twitter account. Do not care about AOC or Queens or NYC. Just think they should have thought more before letting that many jobs slip away.
  3. Did I offend you or something like spit on your driveway. You seem to be spending the whole day trying to find fault with my posts even questioning the way I made a living. By the way, I do not care about real estate data from the whole country. It does not affect me as I am not moving to the west coast so save your stats. It has nothing to do with the Amazon NYC deal and that was what bothered me about the AOC vote. Then for some strange reason you try to link me to a political party when I stated I have no affiliation and I rarely vote on top of it as I do not care about politicians as I thi
  4. First she does not threaten me and my only gripe is that she may be too young to have the power to vote down a deal like the Amazon NYC deal. Like every politician she has some good ideas and some not so good. Personally I do not care about her or NYC. I live in NJ so whatever she does does not affect me. I do feel sorry for the job loss but if that is what they wanted then it will be good for the next town that gets the deal.
  5. AC was a in a downturn 50 years ago that is why they wanted casinos to come in and revitalize the city. The area going west from the casinos to the convention center and all the retail shop area in between is in pretty nice shape. Don't have any reason to travel north from the casino area so I am not sure what it is like but go south from the casinos and there are some real nice neighborhoods. Did some work on the high rises on the boardwalk and they are cool. Nice views of the casinos and ocean. Ventnor is pretty nice too.
  6. Wife worked in real estate sales office. I was a contractor working on real estate. Still sound disingenuous? You may be right about homes all over the country selling fast, about that I have no knowledge. I am talking about homes in my area where I have lived and worked for almost 50 years. Never saw sales this fast that I recall. Try the Bronx or Camden.
  7. I would't want to raise a fam on the boardwalk but been on it a mil times, daytime of course and never had any problems. Of course the parts we stay on are around the casinos. No reason to go anywhere else. Yes parts of AC are still bad but they most of the town is a hell of a lot better than it was before gambling.
  8. Next door neighbor put her house up for sale sold in 5 days to a couple from NYC. Son sold his home down the street to a fam from Long Island, close to the city. Had 3 offers 2 more than asking price. Been working in real estate for 30 years and never saw selling this fast.
  9. You do knot known anything about AC. You went there a few times to play cards and you stayed in a casino. 50 years ago the whole city was turning into a dump compared to what it was 75 years ago when people used to come from all over to go there. The whole city was a dump not just parts away from the casinos. The casinos made parts of it better along with some retail shops, restaurants and the convention center. South of AC is Ventnor. Big money homes close to the water. Many people that work in AC have bought homes there, not by the water of course,
  10. Same story with lots of cities in the NYC area. It would be worse if there were no casinos. My daughter has a expensive brownstone in Philly, easily worth a mill, a few blocks from the liberty bell and she cannot get anything delivered to her home as it is stolen from her front porch. Homeless sleeping down the street buy Jefferson hospital that was also ransacked in the last peaceful demonstration. Her husband has the place as he worked at Jefferson. Want them to gtfo and stay in Jersey.
  11. That changes my mind if Bloomberg thought it was a bad idea. Like I said, some people liked it some didn't. Never said Queens was a dump. Never took a tour. Don't have a opinion on living conditions. Whent to Shea and the airport a few times. I know most of the Bronx is a combat zone. Think they are doing a lot of building in Brooklyn. Last time I was in Manhatten I was amazed by the number of large cranes being used to create more high rise apartments. Saw same thing in Rome and London. That was a few years ago. Now people are leaving in droves from NYC. High taxes and crime. Talking AC as I
  12. If I remember there were hundreds of people living in dumpy conditions in AC that did not want the casinos to come to AC as they were going to be displaced. If it was left to them then AC would have continued the downward spiral like many cities in NJ including my hometown of Paterson. Very few of us like change. The deal went to a vote and the casinos won and I think it was a statewide vote not a vote left up to a handful of politicians. I remember voting for it and my wife voted against it on the grounds that gambling is wrong. I remember seeing a article about some guy who had nothing and h
  13. I am not a fan of most politicians in general. I feel most are out for themselves before anyone. Guess we all have some of that. I do not vote all the time unless I like the candidate. If I do not like them I do not vote. I wanted to vote for Jill Stein last election for reasons not related to politics but did not get the chance as I was out of the country plus my wife would think I was nuts. You can twist the AOC Amazon deal anyway you want as we only have what she or the media said but please don't tell me she made the right decision for NYC when the governor and mayor said NYC needed the de
  14. NYC has always been a welcome spot for imagrents. My grandparents came through there from Ireland and Italy. Building a plant wont't change that. I grew up in Paterson NJ and I worked in NYC in the 60s. Had a job, before FAX machines, where I reported to the Paterson news paper. They gave me a round trip bus ticket to NYC and a list of all the customers that were going to advertise in the paper that day or week. After getting off the bus at Port Authority, having a few beers at the Terminal bar across the street, I would jog to all the addresses that were on that list to pick up the ads that
  15. No, really I am. I voted for Ross Perot and Jimmy Carter the first time. Have no love for the Bushes. Would have voted for Mondale if he was up against anyone but Reagan. Was not crazy about Obama but I did like how he got lower income families health care.
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