The staff at Tumblr linked to some of their favorite blogs of the moment, and one of them is called "THE WORST ROOM"—a blog about "trying to find affordable housing in New York City" but is really a blog about some of the saddest rooms for rent on the market for crazy amounts of money. One thousand dollars a month to live in someone's walk-in closet! Is there any air circulation? Who knows!? My stars.
I'm not sure if there's a lesson here besides: Make sure you have easy access to copies of major payments you've made somewhere. Thankfully, Chase had electronic copies of two years' worth of checks online.
There are a total of eight units in my apartment building, and when I moved in, I made an effort to knock on people's doors and introduce myself. Some of my neighbors—the older, possibly retired ones—seemed wary of me. Who is this young person knocking on my door, and what does he want? Oh, he's just saying hello? Okay, goodbye!
In Harvard Magazine, the architects who won New York City's "microstudio" competition explain how they came up with their concept.
Curbed NY is kicking off their "rental week" with a series of renter horror stories. They've started with this story about a tenant who was sued by a former landlord for not paying rent after vacating his apartment.
Would you live in one if you were looking for a single space in Manhattan? In theory, it looks great.
I was lucky this year when my lease was up for renewal and my landlord didn't notify me that my rent was going to be raised, because it seems like rents are going up everywhere else.
Can you design a beautiful, tiny space?