There’s a really lovely “we’re all in this together” attitude among New Yorkers. Even though we live among millions of strangers, knowing we’re all up against the packed subways, the freezing cold and the battle that is shopping in Soho any time other than 10 am on a Tuesday makes this uber-competitive, crazy-fast-paced city actually feel like a community.
However, there is one element of city living where apparently, we are not all in this together – Real estate.
Initially, I thought all of us were setting up room dividers, hauling our laundry to the basement of our buildings and storing things in our ovens. Things changed when I heard about a friend with an honest-to-God washer / dryer in her apartment. Then I went to a friend’s place and she had stairs – as in she had multiple floors. And then, my DVR recorded Selling New York, where I discovered there are real, live, human beings living in 4,000 square feet in New York City. Stunned, I needed more evidence. Some online research proved it’s official – people are living large.
Now, let’s be clear. Gwyneth and I are happier than pigs in mud to live in our teentsy apartment. We are so grateful for the elevator, the view, the dishwasher, how we’ve made it feel like home and of course, the dumpster. But if I found an extra $3.75 million in a coat pocket, Gwyneth and I would rush ourselves right over to 178 Garfield Place and buy this gem that one of our fashion icons, J Crew’s Jenna Lyons, is selling. Check out this stunner.
Maybe one day. You’ve gotta have something to look forward to, right?
mk & Gwyneth