Besides diving into our new, kick-ass workout routine, the boyfriend and I have been apartment-hunting the past few weeks. We're currently in the East Village (Manhattan), and hope to stay here... but ya'll have no idea what New York apartments look like, or the lows residents of this island must stoop to in order to live here.
For example, our current STUDIO apartment costs $1820/month! Our new one (if we're approved) costs *only* $1520. For 375 feet of space! Can you believe that? In North Carolina, $1520/month would buy us a mega FAT mortgage for a three to five bedroom house. Here? It buys us a fifth-floor walkup with a toilet right next to the tiny cat-food tin of a tub.
Put simply, for what we pay in a year for this (our entire apartment)...
We could probably afford this...
Then again... the jobs pay WAY more up here than down in NC. And if you can actually find one in NC, you're lucky. So, we're stuck here in the Village for now. *sigh*