Apartment hunting in Manhattan…

So my time in TriBeCa is coming to an end and I've been looking like crazy to find an apartment. Of course the classic in New York is Craig's List which has listings upon listings of rentals, sublets and microwaves for sale.

After apartment searches in London, Marseille, Barcelona and Paris, I can't say that this city is any easier or more difficult than another; but you have to go through the emotional rollercoaster of seeing, loving, losing and accepting. And then, and only then will you find something where you can cohabit with the mice and the roaches in harmony!

Having looked at a few apartments, it's amazing what criteria you come up with:
– Must have a basin with a mirror in the bathroom.
– Must have a door to the bathroom.
– A sink & rice cooker don't make a kitchen.
– If the current tenant isn't smiling, there's usually a reason…

It looks like I've found a sublet in NoLiTa – don't you love the NYC acronmyns, this city is running so fast that they've even had to shorten the names of the neighbourhoods – didn't see any mice or roaches, and the heating works well.

Targetted move-in date is Thursday 12/1.

By Lex Bradshaw-Zanger

A digital native and integrated brand marketer with a passion for marketing-communications and product design, Lex has a truly international outlook and experience, having worked both in major marketing agencies and client-side brands across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

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