If you live in New York City (Manhattan), more often than not, you must live in an apartment. It is worth mentioning though,that living in an apartment does not make you inferior to people living in a single family home in suburban neighborhoods. Here in New York, although, lack of space seems to be an unending issue, and a lot of New Yorkers seem to be contented living in cramp spaces, tons of apartment dwellers in high rise buildings also enjoy the opposite.
When you say you are living in an apartment, it does not necessarily mean that you are living in a square box, perhaps, all of it is just 25 square foot. The truth of the matter is that there are a lot of apartments that are even bigger than a single detached family home in the suburbs for as long as you can afford to live on one. Moneyed people living in the city live on apartments too; perhaps on lofts, the whole floor on a building, or other decent sized units. What most New Yorkers love about living in Manhattan is their proximity to where the “action” is and accessibility to their workplace and basic establishments. All of which, are accessible by just a mere subway ride.
However, it is not to be denied that there are New Yorkers who are content with their cramp quarters in exchange of living close to where they work. They just make-do with what they have and resort to storing their belongings in the oddest places imaginable. In the city, square footage is at a premium, and closet spaces is coveted. So, because takeout culture is the norm and have made cooking at home obsolete, New Yorkers are now tapping every nook and crannies of their kitchens. If you haven’t heard of people storing their sweaters inside their ovens, their designer handbags inside kitchen cabinets, shoes inside the fridge, then just take a look at these photos.
It looks funny and odd but hey, they seem to be happy and that is all that matters.