An Alabama Girl dreams of a 1-bedroom in Brooklyn. And some Gothamist Commenters dream of a 1-bedroom in Brooklyn.
What a coincidence, I've been saving to move to Montgomery, AL since last summer. But it hasn't been easy. I'm currently in Brooklyn, NY with my 16 roommates. However, I don't have the best job, I make ends meet making artisanal vegan sausage and urban honey. I do my best to save all my pennies (I have estimated it will take about $25 to get to Alabama and secure an apartment for about a month). But now I'm starting to think I will need some help. -- Will Simon
You mean Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay, where I grew up, are still considered part of Brooklyn? Wow. Maybe I don't feel like such a poseur anymore when calling myself a "Brooklynite." I thought that whole part where my parents climbed down off the boat from Italy, bought a house in Brooklyn, and raised me here for 17 years didn't count anymore, cuz I didn't "earn" it by paying $100k for art school and living in a loft with 16 other people in Bushwick while working as a barista to pay off my loans and support my coke habit. -- ummcans
Save up and work hard like everyone else.
Move to Brownsville while you're at it.
Dumbass. -- Wza
We could all do without the sexual-harassment comments in the thread, and, as usual, they're splintered in the Brooklyn-equals-hipster debate, but, overall, the community feels pretty united against this naive case of hope in our country's most expensive city. I mean, I feel extremely privileged to be able to rent a one-bedroom all for myself in Brooklyn. And I worked -- and continue to work -- damn hard to keep it that way. New Yorkers get mega-grumpy at stories like this because every single one of us has a truly unique narrative of how we got here and how we survive this romanticized city of dreams. None of them include donations from the internet.