Apartment Cheap


The Awl’s real estate columnist recently visited that perhaps unfairly maligned apartment with a shower in the kitchen, which just might be a good deal in the current market. Or at least that’s what the broker argues (and she’s mayyyyybe not wrong?):

The apartment had originally been listed, in January, at $1,995. “It was on the market for over a month, and nobody called,” Dippolito said. Even when the rent went down two hundred dollars, he received only one application. After local media picked up on the listing and poked fun at the shower-kitchen situation, that applicant tried to negotiate. Dippolito recalled, “The guy e-mailed me and said, ‘We really don’t want to pay more than sixteen-fifty.’ And I said, ‘Guys, I can’t get you an apartment in Queens for sixteen-fifty!’”