Apartments without bathrooms: the new frontier in cheap rent?
By Virginia K. Smith |December 3, 2014 - 12:59PM
Whether it's a less-than-stable roommate or a long, cold walk to the train, sacrificing comfort in exchange for relatively cheap rent is a time-honored NYC tradition. But there are limits—or at least there should be—which we'd always assumed included taking on an apartment without its own bathroom. Not so!
One assistant trader at a Midtown bank told DNAinfo his story of a hunt for an "affordable" apartment within walking distance of his job, which in the end, turned out to be a fourth-floor Upper East Side walk-up with a bathroom that's not in the apartment itself, but in the hallway on his floor. For $1,350 a month. (One upside, at least: it's private, and only he has the key, unlike this $1,200/month Prospect Heights studio with a "shared" hallway bathroom.) Unsurprisingly, he tells the site, "I hate it. Sometimes if I hear someone is out in the hallway, I have to hold it for a while until that someone is gone."
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