NYC Real(i)ty Speak: 5 ways to tell an estate-condition apt from a sh*thole
By Veronica X. |April 15, 2011 - 4:08PM
Besides needing a gut renovation, estate-condition apartments have little else in common with a basic NYC sh*thole apartment. The latter only look like someone died there. Here's how to tell the difference:
Estate: Herringbone floors with loose pieces of wood
Sh*thole: Parquet floors with loose pieces of wood
Veronica X. is a Canadian by birth, an Upper West Sider by nature, and an Upper East Sider by choice and circumstance. She has finally found an apartment big enough for her family, books, and shoes and is now in the process of renovating it.
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