I live in a mostly broken-down studio apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s filled with half-destroyed RVs, old televisions and shelves that don’t look to have been cleaned in years. My rent is actually discounted by almost 10 percent because we live in a shared space in a building that’s rented to ten artists, with a maximum rent of around $8,000 a month. I’m not a person who looks for cheap housing, but it did have a certain charm when I first moved to New York. It was green and open. While the flip side is that it smells like weed after an afternoon of coke snorting at some hipster bar.
Since moving to New York, I’ve found that apartment living can be a very dangerous thing for people, and while that doesn’t make the apartment the best choice of living space, at least it’s safe. The most dangerous place for a person to be is in an apartment that doesn’t have wifi.”
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