I just moved from 2nd and Bowery to 9th and 3rd Ave. I loved the location of the former—it was a quiet, secretively hip neighborhood, and i was two blocks away from Whole Foods, three blocks away from my internship, and a 10-min walk from campus—but it was difficult sharing a studio the size of five full size beds with a roommate. I haven’t met my new suitemate yet, but i’m loving it here so far, because the room (a single!) is much larger than i expected (everyone else thinks it’s small, but it’s big enough for me), and it’s south-facing, so i get plenty of sunlight. My plants will be happy for once. The only downside about the interior is the depressing and dirty kitchenette and bathroom. The industrial, fluorescent lighting does not help, and i don’t have the money or time to decorate right now. I’m also very close to 3rd Ave, so i’m inundated with traffic noise all the time. But i have a sundial right outside my window, and how cool is that (it’s the one in the triangle formed by 9th, Stuyvesant St., and 3rd Ave).
Weighing the pros and cons, i think i got a pretty good deal. And i’m really excited to transform my room into a welcoming sanctuary. Hopefully i’ll be happier here and be able to get more sleep so i can blog more!
*about the image: Apparently, Connecticut College residents have camels greeting them outside their window.