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We asked five New Yorkers to name the one thing they would change about their apartment if they could.Here’s what they had to say:

  • More mail options: "I would change the ability to receive packages in my non-doorman building. Right now, I have my packages delivered to work or to my parents’ house in New Jersey!" -Julia, Prospect Heights
  • Wishing a tree grew in Brooklyn: "The one thing I would change about my apartment is that I want a tree outside my window. In my experience, having a tree outside one's window is like having a friend when you are lonely. It's like having an art piece you didn't have to buy or frame. Plus you can tell if it's windy really easily."  -Yael, Boerum Hill
  • More light: "I’d prefer that all apartments would have a skylight. So you would get more sun into the apartment, and use less electricity." -Moses, Bronx
  • A quieter space: "I live on a busy street, and although my apartment has lots of light, it also has lots of noise.  If I could change one thing I would make the windows double-paned so that there would not be as much noise from the street." -Rafael, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Less heat:  "I wish we didn’t have the building’s heaters.  They clang all night.  We also live on a high floor so it gets really hot.  We sleep with the air conditioner on in the winter." -Ben, UWS

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Room for Improvement asks New Yorkers to reveal the one thing they would change about their apartments if they could.

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