Up on the roof: The only place in New York we can feel normal

here are plenty of disadvantages to real estate, as any smug upstate convert (America’s answer to home county types who “could never live in “) will tell you. The prices are high (a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for less than $2,200 per month? Impossible), the square footage is low (having a kitchen is seen as a bonus; bathtubs belong to rich people on the Upper East Side only); and the landlords are often mysterious and underhanded (our last landlord evicted us early for no reason; our new one hasn’t revealed his name and asks for the rent to be paid by cheque and deposited into a PO box).

Link: Up on the roof: The only place in New York we can feel normal
via www.independent.co.uk