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It pays to have a self-actualizing career

Megan Hilty works in theater and her husband, Brian Gallagher, is an actor and musician, but they live in a modern-construction two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan with great views and its own washer/drier. Perhaps $6,000/month?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

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  1. I smell a trust fund.


    January 26, 2016 at 11:31 am

    • Megan Hilty is a lead actress on Broadway. That pays pretty well. She’s probably making ~$30k per week.

      Dave Pinsen

      January 27, 2016 at 2:10 am

  2. It appears that we do not know how much they are paying in rent. Perhaps a poor door apt for starving artists. They do exist.

    De Blasio’s affordable housing for NAMs, under the poor door program might backfire, given the fact that blacks and to a certain extent Hispanics generally have poor credit scores, because they don’t pay their bills, including rent on time, despite paying a low subsidized rent. They would need to accept Whites to fill the void.

    Montreal would be the most self actualizing friendly city in North America. 1 bedroom apartments start as low as $300 and there are no pesky NAMs to ruin your living experience, with the exception of Montreal Nord (the city’s equivalent of black Harlem).

    Bernie Sanders would be the man to initiate welfare subsidies that encourages self actualization, but most citizens in Meriprolestan believe in acquiring more junk via capitalism, which means working at a job that pays for it.


    January 26, 2016 at 11:37 am

    • Their apartment is located in Lincoln Square. A great place to live with amenities nearby on W 72nd St, Columbus Circle or further down in Hell’s Kitchen.


      January 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    • I was recently in Montreal and was floored by the predominance of NAM’s in the metro. It didn’t used to be that way. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you see a lot fewer whites in Montreal than you used to. Not counting the 450, it’s well on its way to becoming majority minority.

      And for the record, rents have surged. I can’t imagine a decent 1 bedroom for $300, seriously.


      January 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      • There are some apts as low as $100/month in some areas. But yes, rents has surged overall, but in no way, as astronomical as any place in Meriprolestan, including prole country. I can get a 1 bedroom for under $1K.

        The Metro has many NAMs, yes, and they live in their segregated less desirable areas, like Montreal Nord. However, Montreal’s civic culture is very White, and not Liberal that one finds in NYC (the policy of NAM inclusiveness in a PC culture).

        The “Whitest” Canadian major cities with very few NAMs and Asians, are Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Who’s fault is it, that Whites refuse to settle in cities with less vibrancy and start families (which usually means boring amenities and very White in terms of their demographics)? Where will SWPLs get their exquisite sushi and tasty falafel sandwiches?


        January 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm

  3. Well it doesn’t seem to have worked out for them. They are at an age where they should own a 3-4 bed/2-3 bath house with a big yard, yet they are still stuck in an apartment.


    January 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    • A 2 bedroom apt in the Upper Westside of Manhattan is the envy of many SWPL parents. Non-NAMs who are able to raise a family in Manhattan, is a sign of consummate status. And forget about proles, they have no chance whatsoever, unless they were grandfathered in a rent stabilized apartment, eons ago.


      January 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      • Ok, but let’s think about the place that they live. The masses are non-whites living in squalor, the elite live well, and the middle class are struggling to afford 1st world amenities (washer/dryer, parking spaces, etc…). Sounds like a random 3rd-world Latin American country to me.

        I’ve spent most of my life in middle/upper-middle class situations but I had a brief period of genuine poverty. Even when I was poor I had a washer and dryer. The only time that I didn’t have one in my entire life was at the start of my wife’s self-actualizing career, when we were forced to live in DC. Since then we’ve moved back to 1st-world accommodations, and on one salary (I stay home).


        January 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      • To answer your question about the White middle class — American capitalists have turned proles into credulous slaves, similar to NAMs, who fritter their meaningless lives away. The pursuit of material well being, takes a toll on one’s psychological well being.


        January 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  4. Nausea inducing crap like the NYT Styles Section is part of the reason I feel no affinity to this SWPL class. It is often really good for a hate-read. I don’t know if it’s ironically intended to foster class hate by always showing off the bien piensant bourgeois bohemians, but I hope that the overcredentialled underpaid scribblers at places like the NYT are clever enough that it isn’t merely accidental.

    Perhaps my class enmity is just status envy; not everybody can make it to be a TV star… and my simple life isn’t worth writing about in the style section of the NYT or any other newspaper for that reason. As much as I feel the pain of the status envy, I can rationally dismiss any envy of the attention these two are getting. As C- celebrity (and baby daddy) they may get some attention from the readers. But what does that get them? And is any of the attention actually a positive to their lives? I doubt I’m alone in feeling more dismissal and contempt for these folks and not so much admiration.

    But I pity New Yorkers if having simple comforts at home like laundry machines is such an unusual luxury.

    So when we were moving back to Manhattan, I said, ‘I may have to eat macaroni and cheese and Top Ramen, but I am going to have a washer and dryer in my apartment.’ And it had to be a place that was pet friendly. That limits it big time in Manhattan.”

    Oh, and one more thing. There was a baby on the way, so two bedrooms were a must. And if the apartment could be some distance from the theater district, but still a quick subway ride to Times Square — nice to have a little space between work life and home life — so much the better.

    So a TV star and Broadway stage actress has to live in a two-bedroom apartment? She’s really super grateful to have something even the lower prole classes can take for granted… a washer and a dryer????
    Not impressed.

    From what other basic comforts and conveniences must city living New Yorkers abstain? I may not be able to take advantage of the world class cultural offerings, shopping and fine dining. But I have little use for these and find these usually too pretentious. And Broadway musicals? Obnoxious. Who goes to those?

    It might an interesting discussion for all our New Yorkers to share what’s the price of living in that “World Class City” and to reflect on what makes it worth living there. I’ve read before that many apartment buildings don’t allow residents (even condo / coop owners!) to have their own laundry machines (washer and dryer). Obviously the parking is a doozy. I love being able to drive home and pull right into my driveway. (I can’t wait to get an automatic garage door that opens and closes at the touch of a button.) Granted my neighborhood isn’t very cool. And the pubs and restaurants I can walk to are kind of limited. I’d have walk to a bus or the light rail to get to the more interesting neighborhoods. But by now I’m discovering I don’t even really like “going out on the town.” I’m thinking I may be better cut out for living out in the country…

    I may seem a curmudgeon and a misanthrope… but on the contrary I may value people more than most SWPLs. I’d just rather a simple dinner at home with grandma, friends or other kin than any at fancy starred joint seated in front of strangers no matter how hip or famous they are.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    January 26, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    • Most Manhattan apartments have no disposall in the kitchen sink: they’ve been legal for less than 20 years.


      January 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    • TOP Ramen? TOP Ramen? Well la dee da, fancy New Yorkers are complaining about getting to eat the most expensive brand of Ramen every night… SMDH


      January 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    • I love being able to drive home and pull right into my driveway.

      I’m sure you do, but you can get that in 99% of America. How about the people who love being able to live a normal life even though they can’t drive a car? For them, there’s NYC, San Francisco, and… not too much else. And if they’re white but not top-10%-rich, fuhgeddaboutit; they will be living as minorities in their neighborhoods.


      January 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

  5. Let’s take a moment to discuss Ms. Hilty’s appearance. Excuse me for being direct and perhaps harsh.

    On the one hand I feel like I should be obliged to find her attractive. She looks like she sprang from the same American mold used to make cheerleaders, sorority girls and beauty queens. But I can’t help feeling any attraction at all… zip… nada… zero… only background radiation static on the bonermetric scale.

    It’s not that I’m immune to the charms of fellow blondes. They may be my favorite… However from her dark roots and bad bleach job it appears she isn’t much of one. I’m not saying I’m too good for her, but in the picture that they chose her face doesn’t have anything interesting or intelligent about it. Innocence can be sweet, naive or just plain stupid. Her visage certainly lacks the delicacy and fine features of genuine beauty. To think that her appearance is probably her greatest capital…

    And all those damned perfectly formed and white teeth…. She’s ready for a toothpaste ad.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    January 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    • She looks like a fairly authentic nordic blonde to me, actually. Danish origins, perhaps by way of Ireland judging from the name.


      January 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    • You must be insane. She looks a bit like a blonde I was crazy about in the ’70s, Meredith Baxter (who became a lesbian in her 50’s). The remarkable thing about that photo is that she hooked up with a fey hipster in a porkpie hat. Something tells me he doesn’t hunt or fish or shoot, or play basketball or golf or …


      January 27, 2016 at 12:02 am

  6. Self-actualizing career? Well yes, if you’re the one out of ten thousand wannabes that actually gets to star in a major Broadway play, then life is good. The rest are waiting tables.

    Still, I won’t mock these people because they were good enough to produce a nice white baby, and didn’t adopt a non-white child.


    January 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    • How very stormfront of you…lol


      January 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  7. They have a kid! I’m actually surprised.


    January 26, 2016 at 3:26 pm

  8. OMG, OMG. A washer? And dryer? And both inside your own residence? wow


    January 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

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