19 Bizarre Things About NYC Apartments Most Americans Will Never, Ever Get
Why do I live here again?
Understanding apartment listings nearly requires a history degree since wars — yes, wars — are used to categorize apartments by age.
It's conceivable that you'd have to pay an application fee, a broker's fee, a security deposit, and the first month's rent all up front.
It's literally so expensive that some people have roommates well into their THIRTIES.
Bedrooms, by the way, are often freakin' tiny.
Some of them don't even have a window to the outside world.
Bedroom closets aren't guaranteed either, and if you do have one, it's probably big enough for about seven sweaters.
Fire escapes are the closest thing most people will ever have to "outdoor space" in the city.
Having a washer and dryer in unit is a luxury most New Yorkers can only dream about.
In fact, many apartment buildings don't have laundry rooms either.
The only dishwasher in many NYC apartments is the person left to wash the dishes by hand.
Everything about NYC apartment kitchens is small: the sink, the stove, and sometimes even the fridge.
Apartment buildings don't "come with" parking lots or garages.
And finding an affordable place to park your car near your apartment is literally almost impossible, especially in Manhattan.
Yet, for some reason, the search for a bigger, better place is always on.
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