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January 20, 2010
An article in the NY Times today made me reflect on my first few years living in Manhattan; the struggle I had finding an apartment that was acceptable, moving in from Astoria; Manhattan rents were nowhere near what they are now, but they were still a pretty significant chunk of oneís salary. Iíd lived in Queens for two years, but it was exhilarating to explore the neighborhood I called home, Yorkville, as well as other neighborhoods.† Itís not that I donít like living in the city Ė but it is very expensive to live comfortably in the city, beyond my means.