Good News: This Woman Lives In Manhattan

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Misc

Bad News: She lives in Manhattan and pays $700 for her 90-square-foot microstudio.
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Male 559
move
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Male 21
I would want an apartment like that
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Male 3,477
That would be a lot of room if you were on a navy ship.
$700 is what I`m asking for my 1400 sq. ft. 1st floor Railroad.
But it is in Upstate and 10 mi. N. of Albany.
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Male 12,365
[quote]My point is: if that`s the case, you can hardly claim yourself superior over those who have to buy small for a lot of money: we don`t have a time machine, we can`t go back and buy when you bought.[/quote]

Feel free to point out exactly where you hallucinated a claim that I am superior because I`m halfway through buying a house.
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Male 6
700 is too much. I`d live there if it was 400 or less. I`d definitely smoke weed all day in there though.
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Male 25,416
ITs like tetris
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Male 794
nah its cool, i will pay $1100 that i pay now to live in Queens with 10ft ceilings and a view of manhattan out my window, with a large kitchen, livingroom and bedroom, i gladly pay $400 more than she does and have all the benefits of normal living minus the cramped up claustrophobic elevator apartment. and i have all the things she has except 20 min away by subway, i think thats a WIN on my part, LOVE YOU NYC (QUEENS)
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Male 336
wish I could find one of those locally.
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Female 737
I`m glad she`s happy with it, but I just don`t understand the sacrifice. What is the point of living in NY City just so you can say you live in NY City? You look out your window and you see... windows. If I was still living on my own, I could see trying to live in a small space, but now I`ve gathered a family and animals.
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Female 17
sex would be difficult in such a small bedspace
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Female 8,043
I have seen bedsits smaller than this. It is fine- no good for me, but I have family and animals. I also have no desire to live in a town.
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Female 570
damn. i sure hope i wont end up in a place like this when i get older.
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Male 604
I lived in a smaller area while in a dorm at UT Austin
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Female 4,039
vv also for anyone afraid of spiders - they always seem to be on the ceiling right over where your face is.

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Male 2,841
This must be a living hell for those with claustrophobia.
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Female 327
Actually, I think this looks like a great place to live! We really don`t need that much space. People who have 1000+ sq ft homes probably spend most of their time in a very small section of them.

This also forces you to keep only the important things, instead of endlessly acquiring more and more crap that just goes into storage.
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Male 2,145
I used to live in a studio smaller than this in LA. The bed was in the wall sticking out into a garage. Paid $175 in 1976, was right on the beach in Redondo could even see the waves if I shoved my head against the bathroom screen.
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Male 235
Looks like a jail cell
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Female 40
Did anyone else notice the guy pop his head around the corner at (0:30)?
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Male 6,693
Geeze. Move to Jersey.
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Female 4,039
I would have to wear a helmet to bed every night or live life with a big, bruised forehead.
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Female 290
Holly crap... $700 for 90ft. wow... The place is suffocating but it`s a compromise I guess...
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Male 579
It`s like how the people live in `5th Element`... I`ve considered this once down in Key West. I`m glad I roomed w/ someone else however.
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Male 10,338
I`m Jimmy McMillan, and THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!
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Male 478
thats awesome. if you`re single. with no kids. or dog.

so not for me then. :(
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Male 382
In TN I pay 800 a month for 1500 sq ft, and the house sits on just over an acre of land. Dang!
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Male 14,331
Lol $700 a month!!! Oh look a Mac looks like she enjoys paying too much for things.
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Male 2,033
@Swaywithme

where the hell are you paying 490 for 90sq/ft in Canada? I`m going to have to guess Vancouver but still....
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Male 110
@Sistarose.

I think you mean Location, Location, Location.

Position, Position, Position sounds erotically wierd.
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Male 40,728
Location Location Location! This little place is in a VERY high rent area, so it`s comparatively cheap.

MY house cost $20,000 in 1997, sure it`s worth 60K now, but if I sold it I`d have to buy another house, which would cost even more! (Winnipeg used to have amazingly cheap houses, now it`s a lot closer to national average, eh?) I`m in a pretty crappy neighborhood, there`s huge slums just a few blocks away, gangs, arson, car thieves...
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Female 105
Psh, whatever. She is just living in a college dorm room.
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Female 7
Good for her, shes lives in her dream location and can make ends meet in a creative way. Don`t know if I`d do it but good for her.
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Female 373
Anyone ranting about how much more they have compare to her, you are missing the 3 rules of realestate. Position, position, position. mind it is nothing special, me I love this house
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Male 2,850
One odd thing about this, though: why waste the storage space up there by putting the bed there?

Why not just go all Japanese and have a futon bed out on the floor that you roll away and store during the day?
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Male 2,850
@Angilion

"I pay £260 a month for a house with 6 rooms, each bigger than her apartment, and I`m buying it, not renting it. My bedroom is 3 times the size of her apartment, and that`s just the one I actually use as a bedroom."

How long ago did you buy it, though?

upmystreet.com tells me that my house, that I bought in 2007 for £71,000, sold for £28,000 in 2003. That`s a 153% increase in just four years.

Even though the recent crash has knocked some off the recent prices, they`re still staggeringly high. If you bought ten years ago, for example, of course you`ll have a huge house for a low price.

My point is: if that`s the case, you can hardly claim yourself superior over those who have to buy small for a lot of money: we don`t have a time machine, we can`t go back and buy when you bought. We have to buy and live in what`s available now.
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Female 170
I love it :O Looks so cozy! Waaaay overpriced though. Dunno why anyone would think the bathroom`s insanely small, I`ve seen worse since loads of our small student apartments in Denmark have smaller bathrooms than this one here.
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Male 514
Only in a huge city do you pay so much for so little
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Male 4,546
And yeah Angillion, when I was in London I had a flat in High Street Kensington. Studio, but actually pretty big. Maybe 700 sqft.

Cost me about $2000 per month.

Then I moved up north to Durham and paid about $400 per month for a 3 bedroom house.
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Male 4,546
I`m fine living in confined spaces. I used to share a 8ft by 15ft place. So that`s only 120sqft for 2 people.

Looking at it.... this place actually seems about the same size as mine was. Only I was paying... $2400 per year (total, not each).

What is the 700? Per what? Month I guess?
Keep in mind, travelling I`ve seen, a 7 bedroom villa with 20K sqft of land, 8K sqft of housing bought for ~$125`000. I`ve also seen a $300 sqft studio sell for $1`600`000.

Not everyone is familiar with Manhattan pricing.
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Male 897
I would go freakin` Insane living in such a tiny space.. Plus, where I live you can get a two bedroom apartment for that much a month.. Still, it`s pretty impressive that she has made it work for her.
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Male 336
dumb i pay $50 less for 684 sqft
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Male 107
That`s way to much money for 90 square feet of room. I mean, I could live in something like that if I had to, but I wouldn`t pay anymore then $200 and that`s monthly. Despite its size it really wasn`t a bad little apartment tho. Everything seemed pretty nice, and clean.
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Male 137
it`s Felice Cohen
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Male 3,076
XD 700$ for 90 feet damn big cities are expensive...
I pay 585$ for 180 feet :P
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Female 2,927
id have to lower the bed down at least six inches more. im a tosser and i dont like bumping my head.
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Male 661
I actually really like that apartment. I think I would love living in there
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Female 3,696
As much as I should be shocked over the price of the tiniest apartment- I`m more shocked and amazed at her organizational skills! It`s a little overwhelming with things piled so high, and her standing on that wheeled chair made me cringe but she`s made a pretty damn functional space out of very small quarters!

I have impressed :]

(I pay 490- My closet is similar in size.0



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Male 1,931
$700 for what to some people in this country is a closet.
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Female 6,381
How the hell do you make that bed (even if it`s only after wash day)??
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Female 612
"I know I live in the Midwest, totally different as far as living costs. However, that is insanity. We pay $600 a month for a 1200 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, nice home. I certainly wouldn`t be able to make it over there."

What?! I live in a college town that is literally in the midst of a bunch of wheat fields (pop 28k), but in WA state, and getting a real house here is at the absolute least twice this, maybe more. The town is full of super shoddy apartments for a good $700 or more and it is by no means prime real estate. I hate this town.
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Male 12,365
I pay £260 a month for a house with 6 rooms, each bigger than her apartment, and I`m buying it, not renting it. My bedroom is 3 times the size of her apartment, and that`s just the one I actually use as a bedroom.

That said, if her apartment is in the most expensive part of New York, then New York rent is very cheap. I dread to think what London is like now - when I was there >30 years ago, you wouldn`t have been able to rent a wardrobe for that sort of money in a high-end location, let alone any kind of apartment.

I`ve just had a look at flats for rent in Knightsbridge. Nothing for less than £1000 a week. No typo - week, not month. No doubt shopping around would find something lower, but not $700 (~£430) a month.
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Male 2,004
i take back everything bad I`ve said about America, i want to live in that apartment
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Male 1,116
I`d live there.
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Male 1,744
psh, amature

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Female 133
I know I live in the Midwest, totally different as far as living costs. However, that is insanity. We pay $600 a month for a 1200 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, nice home. I certainly wouldn`t be able to make it over there.
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Male 2,121
Damn, I pay about the same for a room in a sh tty 6 bed house in a scummy neighbourhood of a studenty town. I bet those things become more popular with massive house prices and overpopulation.
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Male 3,915
it really doesn`t look that bad...
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Male 2,868
God this makes me appreciate Portland even more. I pay $350 for my share of the rent in a 3 bedroom apartment that I share with my girlfriend and another friend. It`s in a triplex, so we have a yard and a patio. And I`m only a 20 minute bike ride from downtown.
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Male 314
how do you get freaky in that bed?
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Male 362
This is bigger than my place goddamnit!
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Female 527
How does she put sheets on her bed?
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Male 2,703
Its her fault, she`s willing to sacrifice space and creature comforts for location. I personally wouldn`t do it, but to each their own
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Male 151
Welcome to Japan...
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Female 696
I like the cozy loft bed.
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Male 663
that`s actually a pretty cool apartment the way that she`s set it up
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Male 490
Ridiculous! I lived in a 2 bedroom (big rooms too), kitchen, and living room apartment with pools nearby for only 675 bucks a month!
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Male 256
That is awesome! Is she looking for a roommate?
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Male 2,389
that`s just stupid. no matter how you put it.
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Male 2,440
Compared to the average cost of rent in Manhattan, I`d live in that apartment no prob. Mind you, I like my space, but saving a bunch of money on rent would be fantastic. It`s like she said, you`re near everything else (restaurants, entertainment, friends` apartments) that it wouldn`t be that bad.
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Female 192
Nice apartments in new york can range over two grand. :x ick.
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i wouldnt live in new york if you paid me
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Male 759
I`d totally do that.
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Male 306
how do you do it on that bed? or do you simply not do it on that bed but in the living room/kitchen hybrid!?!?!?
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Male 101
Ah man, I`d totally live in a place like that. 700 isn`t terribly steep for New York, I`d assume.
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Female 1,743
No thanks.
Not for 700$.

My apartment is 600$ -- which includes utilities and is a two bedroom place. That place reminds me of my dorm days last year. I felt cooped up.
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Male 338
What I`ve learned from this is American rent is much lower than I thought.
You couldn`t get anything for less than £1500 ($2400) a month in the equivalent area of London (near hyde park) - even at that it would probably be a flat share.
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Male 2,402
New York is turning into Tokyo.
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Male 17,511
$700 a month for that ?!, Seriously that`s insane.
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Female 2,761
btw- I think 700 dollars a month for rent is really high, but hearing what others pay in rent in NYC I wasn`t sure this was such a bad deal for a private living space
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Female 2,761
good for her, I think thats great. Minimalistic living and conservative thinking with her money! Bravo! No reason to have much bigger of a space for a single person in a city. I`d do it in a heartbeat in her shoes
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Male 900
"the rent is too damn high!"
lol!
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Male 550
Screw that! I don`t care if it`s next to the garden of eden. 700 a month!? drat. That.
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Male 2,033
@Zombunny

I have a hipster storage bin in my kitchen. My friend keeps hers in her study but I don`t like random hipsters near my books.
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Female 1,589
Sex must get be very difficult in that bed.
Also, I wouldn`t be able to live without a kitchen. I love baking way too much.
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Male 1,021
I don`t mind the size but I wouldn`t pay so much money for that size.
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Male 2,988
the rent is too damn high!
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Female 592
I lived in Brooklyn Heights when I was 18. I thought my apt was small but hers is half the size. Given the opportunity and a different age, I would do it again. NYC is different than anywhere else in the world. I had a ever livin` blast. The city does not sleep.
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Male 79
I personally like it, small spaces are easier to manage and you have less clutter. Though for $700 a month, not a chance. I`m paying $500 right now for a house :/
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Female 856
That reminds me of staying in a Formula 1 in Zeebrugge. Never again!
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Male 1,678
Prisoners have better accomodation you crazy bitch!! She may aswell just live in a pop up tent and shower at the gym. It would save the best part of $700 a month.
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Female 112
And I thought my apartment was small... at least I have a kitchen and more than four walls.
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Male 34
im from the country and i see this and it makes me wonder how somebody could be so dumb. you might say she lives there because of her job.... well if her job was so great then she could actually afford a real apartment. $700?!? idiots...
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Female 2,525
Where do you store your random hipsters, SlothOfDoom?
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Male 7,830
i could live in that place, but not for f*cking $700.
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Male 210
I have a 1800 square ft house, an acre of yard, and a 2 car garage for $550 a month. I feel like such a loser. :/
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Male 395
even more amazing is her boyfriend lives in the gap behind the door! You can see him at the 31 second mark.
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Male 405
One could have some crazy sex on that bed.
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Male 683
Kinda reminds me of my dorm room.
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Male 904
@ SlothOfDoom Don`t forget about those awesome $60 metal wire shelving units she has everything stored on. Those are top-notch. Pretty too.
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Male 2,033
"Professional Organizer"

So...at a quick glance...

-Half of belongings in cloth totes.
-Need to stand on wheeled, rotating chair to reach items.
-TV blocking AC unit
-Desk lamp clipped beside head instead of safer, smaller pucklight.
-Random hipster stored behind door.



Quick...someone hire this expert!
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Male 15,510
I prefer to live in those capsule hotels of Japan
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Male 740
I need to tell her I know a place that`s good for $800
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Female 854
That`s pretty awesome...the $700, not so much.
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Male 29
I lived in NYC, and she is quite obviously cracked. There is about a million other opportunities for living spaces, hundreds within a block of where she is. They all have different ups and downs, but this is just crazy. There is a sucker born every minute though.
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Male 587
I love it... less is more.. I often question why I spend so much money on a house when I`m never home and the only things I do there is sleep and bath.
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Male 2,516
New York city is bananas
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Male 226
Not for claustrophobics.

I`d never be able to roll over in that bed. I`d jam my shoulder against the ceiling every time.
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Male 2,034
Stupid.
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Male 2,552
$700/month for that is bat-poo crazy!
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Male 20,899
Link: Good News: This Woman Lives In Manhattan [Rate Link] - Bad News: She lives in Manhattan and pays $700 for her 90-square-foot microstudio.
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