I lived in a Rent Controlled building for the past few years in NYC's Lower East Side. The location and actual apt were fantastic but my building was horrible. The conditions in the hallway were beyond disgusting. I lived across from a park and every now and then I would find a homeless person sleeping/doing their buisness in the hallway. The Tenants apt below me always smelled like Shit when you passed by. Visitors would use their sleeves to open door and try not to touch anything when going up and down the stairs. The shining light was seeing their amazed expressions when finally entering my unit. For me as I got older I became more and more embarrassed by the conditions and ended up moving out recently. I still live in the LES but moved to a newer building .In the end I felt a bit stifled by the conditions and was too embarrassed to have people over for parties etc. If its that bad then I recommend finding something better. You never know how long your going to be living there .You should try to think where you want to be in you life in the next two years or so and see if it fits into your vision.
Nice Apartment, Nasty Building: Is it Worth It?
|8/11/11 3:00 PM|