Apartment Living

If you’re a dog lover in the city, chances are you’re not going to buy a high-energy Golden Retriever. But that doesn’t mean that you’re immune to the charms of our furry friends. Who doesn’t want a little dog to go on walks with you, to greet you after a long day at work, and […]

Just because you don’t own your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t decorate. With a few nice touches you can turn your small rental into a welcoming home. Here are just a few tips for converting your apartment into your own:

Prior to renting an apartment, no matter how great the space is or ideal the location, it’s worthwhile to check its safety and security. Here are a few things to check, starting with the door.

When making an offer to buy a home or condo, you typically have an “inspection contingency.” Within a few days of an accepted offer, you pay a professional or general contractor to inspect the house. If there are issues, you can back out of the deal, free and clear…  minus the $200 – $1,000+ you paid the inspector. Or […]

  So, you have a roommate and that roommate comes with baggage. Not just any baggage, like bulky furniture, or a propensity to leave dishes in the sink, or a plethora of knitting materials. No, it’s something a lot more lively and furry, and it might chew up your shoes. Now, if it’s a fish […]

  New York City is always pushing the boundaries, and its residential buildings are no exception. Whether it’s a 9 foot wide house, apartments over 1000 feet in the sky, or a mansion full of ghosts, New York has it all. Here are four of New York’s most notorious residences:

  As a recent article in The New York Times pointed out, more and more adults are choosing to live with roommates, despite having the financial means to afford their own apartments. For some, the high cost of living alone in New York is just not worth it, and they prefer to save their money […]

A few years ago National Geographic did the math and realized that if everyone in the world stood shoulder to shoulder, we would all fit in Los Angeles. Granted, this isn’t the most useful of thought experiments, but it illustrates something shockingly obvious that we’re all constantly overlooking – there’s plenty of space to go […]

After surviving the onslaught of inescapable heat and humidity (except for the brief deep freeze of riding the subway and popping into your bank) that is living in New York during the summer, enjoy the relief of moderate temperatures of the changing seasons by embracing the outdoorsiness of the city and by immersing yourself in seasonal […]

As New York City renters, we often think we’ve seen it all when it comes to crazy apartments. But these five apartments not only go above and beyond the extremes in the big apple – they’ve set worldwide records.

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