Gentrification Is Big Business

Some people flips houses; Goldman flips neighborhoods.

From Fetish Parties to Farmer’s Markets: On Graduating Into A Recession

I worked the coat check at fetish parties, escorted women home from their plastic surgery appointments on the Upper East Side, babysat, dogsat, and cleaned out apartments belonging to hoarders.

How Important Is It To Love Your Living Situation?

MIKE: “I like my apartment, but I don’t love it.” ESTER: “Have you ever loved an apartment?”

Food Coops, In Park Slope & Elsewhere

“I can’t think of another place where so many people are so quick to jump down each other’s throats.”

The Moral Dilemma Posed by the Mani-Pedi

it’s a small, cheap, accessible luxury in a city where most luxuries are inaccessible to me.

Brokers I Have Known

We found out where the closest laundromat was because after waiting half an hour, my roommate had to pee so badly that we went in a frantic search of the closest public restroom.

Extended Monday Check In, Should We Move To Riverdale? Edition

We would be good parents, and we would be good frugal folks, and we would be so, so lonely.

Chatting About Real Estate And How Much Stability = Happiness

A home named after Charlotte Bronte that was built in the 1920s in the style of an Italian villa, and it’s been on the market for a long time, and it’s reasonably priced?

How A Job-Hopping Latina Does Money

“It just hit me. I don’t have to stay here, I can live and work somewhere else, it’s not the end of the world.”

Working From Coffee Shops: The View

“She seems like someone who is very nice, except for today. Today she is evil.”