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Home People 24 Year Old Rye Woman Lives in 6.5 x 8.5 NYC Room

24 Year Old Rye Woman Lives in 6.5 x 8.5 NYC Room

Sarah walsh

Ahhh, those early post college days… those tiny, tiny New York City apartments.

The New York Times used 24 year old Sarah Walsh of Rye to illustrate the pains people go through to enjoy a bite of the Big Apple:

"Sarah Walsh, a 24-year-old from Rye, N.Y., lives in what she describes as a “crummy little apartment,” a third-floor walk-up on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. She has two roommates, and her share of the rent is $800.

“I was extraordinarily lucky to find it,” said Ms. Walsh, who earns about $40,000 a year as a fund-raiser for Birthright Israel Foundation, a nonprofit organization. “I felt like I looked at a thousand apartments.”

The downside is that her room is just 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 feet. Because there’s no closet, she keeps her clothes in an armoire in the living room.

“I could have lived at home, in a giant room with a closet,” Ms. Walsh said. “But it’s so much fun to live in the city, to buy your own groceries. You make sacrifices to live here. If you want to be in Manhattan, it means a smaller apartment.”"

You can listen to audio from Sarah here.


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