Friday, March 29, 2013


when we arrived in nyc we lived in temporary accommodation for a month in midtown. as convenient a location it was i couldn't wait to find our own apartment somewhere less busy (ha, less busy in manhattan, no chance!) and somewhere to call our home.

apartment searching was rather fun, once we got over the shock of the 15% annual rent broker fee we had to pay, that incidentally we hadn't been informed of! we had no idea what neighbourhood in manhattan we wanted to live and although we were given a broker for advice we still didn't have a clue. all we knew is that we wanted to be close to transport for nick's work. we tried to walk around neighbourhoods in our first week, but since all of downtown was in darkness because of the Sandy storm we were limited to midtown and upper west. one weekend we ventured into the west village and loved it. the only thing was, so did everyone else and so not only were there very few apartments but they were tiny.
it was our third week in temporary accommodation and so we had one last day of apartment searching and we found our home. its in our ideal location and amazing size for manhattan. it even has a spare room....well, its officially a 'closet' but seeing as it fits a double mattress and our guests we call it the spare room! and how did we manage to get so much apartment within our budget? well, we live on the top floor in the attic and so have sloped ceilings and some areas of our apartment are crawl only access! good job we're not the tallest couple!

we were so blessed with perfect timing the day we moved in not only did our container arrive from the uk with our one arm chair and our belongings but also our delivery of furniture that we bought in the us arrived. and so here it is. welcome to our home.

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