I enjoy my safe happy little suburban neighborhood where friends and discarded bicycles gather on the front lawn, but I want to live in New York City where I can do stuff every day like go to the taping of the Jon Stewart show and wander around the first five floors of the MOMA, running out of time seconds before making it to the sixth floor to view the Special Exhibitions. What can “a person divided” do?
– OK fine, it’s me, Bossy
Dear – oh never mind – Bossy did write her own question. This dilemma is quite the pickle. And when Bossy says ‘pickle’, She is of course referring to the vinegar-heavy Kosher pickles featured in Fine & Schapiro’s Upper West Side delicatessen.
But truth be told – and here Bossy is going to let you in on a little known fact – NYC housing is kinda pricey. Bossy knows because she carves a little portion of every week to browse Manhattan real estate sites, which puts Bossy in that hopelessly underfinanced mood that is all the rage these days. And Bossy understands maybe that’s due to the fact that she’s very selective. She focuses mainly on neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, Soho, Battery Park City, Chinatown, Hamilton Heights, Murray Hill, Inwood, the Financial District, Harlem, the Lower East Side, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, Nolita, East Harlem, Midtown, Chinatown, and Hell’s Kitchen.
And Bossy allows that, yes, she wants to live in a Brownstone. Or a loft or a Pre-war building or a Luxury low-rise or a Townhouse or a Post-war building or a Luxury High-rise or a Walk-up. But still she can’t find anything affordable. The websites are a hoot, though, and allow a person to dream, which is never half bad.