Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Who wants to be a millionaire parking space?

No wonder Uber is so popular;
In cities like San Francisco, New York and Boston, parking prices have reached an all-time high. At least two new developments in Manhattan are asking $1 million for a single parking spot. Condominium developers are touting parking spaces with glossy brochures and promotional videos, marketing the small patches of concrete as luxury amenities.
Which they are, since these cities' politicians have deliberately made parking spaces scarce with their building codes;
For about four times the cost of an average single-family home in the U.S., buyers can purchase a parking space in New York’s Soho. At 42 Crosby Street, a 10-unit luxury building under construction in Soho, 10 underground parking spaces are asking $1 million—more on a price-per-square foot basis than the units upstairs. The building’s developers declined to comment.
Why should they comment? They're in the business of providing what people are willing to pay for.

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