The early days of this blog featured a few posts about my epic apartment hunt in 2011. After all of that, would you believe that I have thought about moving? I considered it.
I love my apartment with a few small exceptions:
- The price. I pay more in rent than I do for my DC condo’s mortgage and condo fees combined. This is the only real reason I have considered moving.
- Not much kitchen counter space–it’s all along one wall instead of enclosed (see above). I wish I had an island.
- The windows are the kind that seem to be en vogue now: no screens; they are either open or shut, nothing in between. When the windows are closed, they are almost completely soundproof which matters in a city like NYC. But I like fresh air too.
- No washer/dryer. There’s a laundry room on the ground floor, though.
On the flip side, I really do have a terrific apartment. Just enough space, lots of sunlight and great closets. My landlords live in the building with their baby boy and are lovely people. I also have neighbors I know and like. That was not my experience during the ten years I lived in Washington, DC.
The super is incredibly nice and takes care of whatever I need. Once I had him pop in to fix the tub drain while I was at work and I came home to find that not only did he do so, he also assembled a large floor lamp I had lying on the living room floor.
Finally, while Williamsburg is a hipster petting zoo of sorts, I do love the neighborhood with its great restaurants, bars and other amusements like Smorgasburg.
Because of the price, though, I am always looking at apartment listings. This place I considered for $2650 in 2011 now goes for $2895-3185 depending on floor. Prices at this Kips Bay building have held more or less steady, but I didn’t like the place then so it’s safe to assume I wouldn’t now.
Plus, packing and moving. Ugh. I just don’t wanna.
I’m staying put. I think.
Your place is gorgeous! Stay there! So I can live vicariously through you please : )
Ha! Ok, done deal. I will start selling plasma to pay the rent.
Oh nooooo! Well I dunno. NYC is awesome. Maybe? Extra question mark?
It’s awesome but also awesomely expensive.
Truth. Oh decisions, decisions. Are you considering going back to DC, or bagging the whole thing and moving to Costa Rica?