No, I am not making this up.
According to New York Magazine, the current hippest destinations for New Yorkers are:
From the magazine:
If Philadelphia is our “sixth borough,” then PennsylvaniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second city is PhillyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s West Village. “ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more gay-friendly than Manhattan,” says Coldwell Banker relocation specialist Mark Rutigliano, who moved here (with his partner) from West 11th Street. It’s not just that Queer As Folk is set hereÃ¢â‚¬â€?a serious performing-arts scene thrives downtown and the city hosts the annual International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Of course, Pittsburgh’s appeal also lies in its affordable real estate: $300,000 gets you a three-bedroom house. And if you do get homesick, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an upscale gay bar called New York, New York. – 2/27/06
I beg to differ. $300,000 could actually buy you three 3 bedroom houses here.
Chris Griswold says
Also, there's no gay bar called New York, New York.
At least there hasn't been for months.
we're most definitely the *it* town at the moment…!
Did anyone else see the article in the Chicago Red Eye today? http://www.chicagoredeye.com/steele.htm
Huh!?!?!? Been to Shanghai. They have no idea how to put fries and cole slaw on a sammich!
Amos the Poker Cat says
Actually, if you quality for the low income package, make that four new houses at $75K a pop with 3 years state and local tax abatement in Beltzhoover. Of course, if that New Yorker story was really true, or serious, then the big topic of discussion here would be PBS' Flag Wars show on how all the gay couple that are flocking here are driving up the prices of urban housing, and forcing elderly black couples into backruptcy with rising property values. No happening? Well, not here.