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Why I broke up with the Upper East Side and moved to Harlem

Posted on 03 November 2014 |
by Agent Lindsay Nelms
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By Bohemia Agent Lindsay Nelms

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Moving from anywhere to NYC can be a culture shock, especially when it comes to apartments. But I was prepared! I watched Sex and the City religiously and dreamed of one day moving to my fabulous NYC apartment, I my fabulous shoes and living my fabulous NYC life. When Sex and the City was on air from 1998 - 2004, Carried Bradshaw lived in a brownstone in a rent controlled Upper East Side apartment for the price of $750… I will pause for your reaction.  She had a massive two room studio with separate kitchen, walk in closet and a bathroom with two doors… When I moved to NYC I was told the old tale of “Don’t live above 96th street!” so I did just that and moved to the Upper East Side at 72nd on York Ave into a studio for $2100. What anybody failed to mention was the walk from York Ave to the subway would feel like walking to Africa. They also failed to mention the hell that is the 6 train. The only exposed brick in my apartment was the brick from the building 

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next door that was close enough to touch if I reached out of my window. The mice weren’t too much of an issue as my roommate had a cat and she pretty much caught them and brought them to us already dead. While living on the UES I worked for another real estate company and showed apartments in the area. I once showed an apartment where the shower was directly over the toilet. Kill two birds with one stone? Enough was enough! I wanted the fabulous 

3shoes and the fabulous apartment. So I ventured to Harlem. I found a two bedroom, sunny, rent stabilized HUGE apartment for$1750, only 3 short blocks to the express train. Soon my love for uptown infiltrated my life and I made the decision to move my work uptown as well to Bohemia Realty Group. Best decision ever. I am able to find people homes that I am proud to show! Not only are people not showering over their toilets but they might even get a marble bathroom with deep whirlpool bathtub to boot.

 

 

While my SATC dvd’s will forever be my guilt pleasure, I am officially over the UES and have proudly moved on to Uptown, things are getting serious ;) 


Agent Lindsay Nelms

About Lindsay Nelms

Lindsay Nelms moved to NYC upon graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia to pursue a career in fashion design. With her acute sense of style and down to earth personality, Lindsay will make your search for your next home successful!

Agent Lindsay Nelms

About Lindsay Nelms

Lindsay Nelms moved to NYC upon graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia to pursue a career in fashion design. With her acute sense of style and down to earth personality, Lindsay will make your search for your next home successful!