It’s amazing how big a decision moving less than a mile seems in Manhattan. Or is that true everywhere? Dean and I are considering moving across the park to the Upper East Side. Maybe to buy, maybe to rent. We’re in no rush, so we have plenty of time to peruse.
The problem is, I’m obsessed with our current building and never want to leave. I’ve started a moving/staying pro/pro list. It’s pro/pro because I refuse to publicly admit to my suburb-ready hubby that there are any cons when living in Manhattan (and don’t tell me the lack of grass, we have this big place called Central Park!).
Highlight of the moving East list: It’s MUCH more convenient for both of our work and a few
pushy special friends and family live in the area. Highlights of the staying West list: I’m generally in love with the West side. Plus, Fairway (my super market) is better on the West Side. Translation: the butcher knows me by name and order. That takes a long time to establish.
The process of moving always sucks and having an “open mind” does not come easy to me. We recently visited a penthouse duplex apartment for sale on East 86th & 3rd, advertised as this interesting space:
But when we arrived we saw that though penthouse technically meant the top floor of the building, it somehow felt like it was the basement. Upstairs (even higher in the building, but seemed below ground still) two bedrooms were separated by a narrow hallway. That hallway had this bathtub in it:
I couldn’t help but tell the agent: 1. No, we are not interested. 2. When he does sell this place, he must celebrate with a bath in the hallway.
Luckily, he laughed. Let the search continue.
Do you have any house/apartment hunting tips for me?