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My First Apartment: Abby's 16th Street Studio

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by Abby Stone (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Aug 01, 2011

The view of Union Square from "my" side of the park Location: NYC Size/Type: L-Shaped Alcove Studio, approximately 550 sf Length of Residence: 1 year I'd been looking for a year before I got my apar




 

 

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The view of Union Square from "my" side of the park

Location: NYC
Size/Type: L-Shaped Alcove Studio, approximately 550 sf
Length of Residence: 1 year

I'd been looking for a year before I got my apartment, sight unseen, on east 16th Street, just off of what was then considered Union Square's sketchy side. That year had seen me dog-sitting all over the city for a succession of ailing and handicapped dogs; the last one had asthma and we'd rest on the stoop after his walk while I mustered up the strength to carry him up two flights of stairs. That's how I met the real estate agent who worked out of the first floor. He offered me an apartment. I'd have to take it without looking at it plus he needed first and last and a finder's fee. The rent was ridiculously cheap; I said yes.



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