Apartment hunting in NYC is a harrowing misadventure. Thanks in no small part to the collapse of the world economy at the hands of criminal banksters, realestating in the rotten apple is not the least bit swampy.
With the exploitation of higher education and corporate mindset of universities, schools such as Columbia U are the key players that define neighborhoods. In the vicinity of NYU the demand for student housing is so great that landlords are charging 36,000. dollars a year for what can only be describes as a 400 square foot shit-hole.
But there is an eternal poetry of life in the city. On uber busy Broadway, a work crew enjoys a quick game of poker under the shade of a truck.
. Oh the irony.
On Houston street, a decade of road construction is offset by wild indigenous murals.
In a post 911 NY there is ample employment opportunity, but not for the faint-hearted.
I sorely need a beer from the incomparable McSorley's.
Can't wait to get back to the Big Orange...