“No, me neither,” Ms. Mulhall said. “That’s how my whole family is: all up in each other’s faces all the time. No one knocks.”Last June, they rented a one-bedroom on East 85th Street for $2,450 a month, putting their cavalier attitude toward personal space to the test. Ms. Mulhall took the bedroom — which has two good-sized closets and overhead storage — and Mr. Robison has a loft bed in the living room.
Rent was $1,200, which was “a lot,” said Ms. Mathis, a court clerk specialist at New York State Surrogate’s Court, but “you sacrifice.” When they moved in, she could afford only beds and curtains at first. “In my family, you have to get the curtains right away. You can’t have people looking in at you. Maybe it’s a Southern thing,” said Ms. Mathis, whose mother was raised in North Carolina. Several months later, she bought a dining set. Several months after that, they got a couch.
A number of brokers hung up when he told them what he was looking for and that he had 13 or 14 potential roommates but no absolute “yeses.” He also learned that actors’ reputation for being flaky partners on a lease was not totally undeserved. Four or five people dropped out of the search after being offered jobs on touring productions. A handful of others said they would leave their sublets or month-to-months only if what Mr. Heitz found was something nicer or less expensive.
Interesting read on the disconnect between furniture makers and today's buyers. But not wanting to pay $$$ for furniture isn't just cheapness, but likely a reflection of how many urban renters there are: https://t.co/02Pm7pVRQx
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