There are a zillion reasons why New York City is the best, but for the vast majority of people, the variety of available apartments is not one of them.
You may either have a large apartment or have some money left over after paying all of your bills, and that’s the general norm, especially if you’re in Manhattan. No one can enjoy both realms simultaneously unless they have an abundance of money.
This month, @skye NYC rentals, a real estate agent in New York City, takes us on a tour of a “micro-apartment” in the East Village that rents for $1,100. It’s in a nice area, however, the apartment itself isn’t that nice.
It’s trite to say that these studio flats are barely bigger than a walk-in closet, but it’s true. The “kitchen” consists of a sink, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and whatever counter space you can scrounge up for a hot plate and/or toaster oven, so serious cooks should look elsewhere.
And because it’s so little, there’s no private bathroom, so you’ll have to use the shared facility with the rest of the floor’s occupants. Yet, at $1100 a month, you get all your utilities except wifi included.
Nobody was having it. “This should be genuinely criminal,” commented one person. “Spending that much on a community toilet? We’ll pass on the offer. We’ve graduated from university, “The tweeter with the handle @she devil444 shared her thoughts.
Space is space, but @tommynolan99’s remark about the insanity of having to live in these during the lockdowns of 2020 stuck with me. The whole idea is making us feel suffocated and trapped.
It was so tiny that even those living in other parts of New York City (boroughs) were shocked to see it. “My monthly dues in this beautiful section of Queens are $1,650. Roomy 1 bedroom in a prime location.
I could never live in a place so little lol,” said @lifeonthe vedge, “30 minutes to Penn Station lmao. If it meant halving my rent payment or increasing my commute by a few minutes, I’d take the latter option every time.”
Hey there, @red.velvet06! Another one of us here in Queens! said, “No thanks, I’ll stay in Queens and take the 25-minute subway or 15-minute LIRR ride to the city when I feel like it lol.”
If you’re considering a move to New York City, you should know that there is much more to the city than just Manhattan. Yet, if you’re set on a low-cost stay in the Big Apple, be ready to squeeze into quarters like these.