Monday, October 17, 2005

"just some minor enticements"

Lots of apartment talk going on lately. Rents in the ol' NYC are certifiably reeeediculous right now, and it makes me appreciate my good fortune in finding myself a rent-stabilized studio in a "soft market" and hanging onto it for three years, even though I'd rather live downtown in a place that is not smaller than each of my college dorm rooms. My bubble will soon be burst, since my building is "going co-op" this month, and when my lease runs out in May I'll either have to buy my little box in the sky (ha!) or, I'm guessing, pay the real rent (who would buy a 144 square foot apartment, even though it is really quite a charming lil' abode if I do say so myself,) which is 30% more than what I'm paying right now. Given the career path to which I am aspiring, I fear my options will be limited to da Bronx, the uncool parts of Brooklyn, or something like this. Or worse yet, this. Lord have mercy.

4 comments:

Robo's Drone said...

Oh my God. Freaks! This City is out of control. OUT. OF. CONTROL!

Gina said...

and these posts are both on the same day, no less. good to know there are options for the varying degrees of ho-dom. this really is the best city in the world.

Anonymous said...

Eh, me and MC saw the same exact ads back in June when we were looking. I guess Mr. Chiseled Jaw and Mr. No Sexual Favors have yet to find any takers?
-Katherine

Gina said...

haha, that just makes them even sadder. i guess they took their mothers a little too seriously when they told them never to give up on their dreams.