Vote for my boyfriend....please!

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    Apr 16, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    Apartment Therapy has a contest each year called. According to the site: "The Smallest, Coolest Apartment contest is for all small apartments and homes in the world, under 850 square feet (@ 79 square meters). We are seeking the most ingenious and beautiful submissions along with all the tips and resources we need to maximize our own homes.Cool."

    My boyfriend entered his East Village apartment and was up till 3:00 a.m. Sunday/Monday working on it. Please check it out, and if you like what you see vote for him!

    The contest web site is: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/contests/2008/small-cool/

    His entry is located at: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/small-cool-2008-east/east-21-eduardos-recyclables-048206

    You do need to register for the site in order to vote, but it doesn't take very long at all. It's interesting to look at all of the apartments and see what they've done with their small spaces.

    Note: he's an artist and did all of the artwork in the apartment, including the Tamara de Lempicka reproduction in the main picture.

    Thanks, guys!!!!!
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 16, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    Wow, I think I would go crazy in such a small space, but if he's happy there that's all that matters. He's done a wonderful job with it, he should be proud.
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    Apr 16, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    Thanks, Shawn. He's been there 12 years and it's rent controlled. The apartment next to his is going for over $3,000 a month!!!! Rent is out of control in this city.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 16, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    That's insane, I thought I had it bad. I pay $1200 for a 630 sgft. 1 bedroom.
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    Apr 16, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    lissenup, your boyfriend has a nice use of space going on there. Very inspiring!
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    Apr 16, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Thanks, zdrew. Don't forget to vote! Lines are still open! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 16, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    all ya'll are crazy. I pay 450/month for a spacious 2 bedroom house with a large yard. I couldn't imagine paying thousands a month for a place as big as my bedroom!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 16, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    spryte21 saidall ya'll are crazy. I pay 450/month for a spacious 2 bedroom house with a large yard. I couldn't imagine paying thousands a month for a place as big as my bedroom!



    Spryte is correct. I about upchucked when another RJ member here told me how much his "half" of the rent was in his little 2 bedroom apt. in the NYC area. It was more than my mortgage on my new home.

    The difference between Kansas and NYC and other metro areas... and btw.. here we ARE NOT having any mortgage issues (with sales).. my next door neighbor sold his house in 10 days.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 16, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    Sorry lissenup... I'll make sure to check it out and vote. How are you doing?
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 16, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    My rent is 3x more than my parents mortage was. It's even more than what my mortage would have been when I was considering buying a condo a block away from where I am now. If you're into big city living, it's worth it though. I don't own a car because I don't need one. If I were in a smaller city where rent is cheaper but I'd need a car to get around, my expenses would be close to the same.

    I've been doing some apartment hunting in Dallas, just to get an idea of what's available, and I've been amazed to find 2 bedroom apartments for less than what I pay now.
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    Apr 16, 2008 7:55 PM GMT
    I'm with you, Shawn. Before I moved to NYC my mortgage was $600 for a 3-bedroom house, including a pond in the backyard. However, I had to drive everywhere to do anything and had to go out of town many times to do the things I enjoy doing. I really hate driving and hate cars, so that limited the options of where I could move. I pay $86 a month for transportation instead of a car payment, insurance, and gas. I can walk out the door and get anything I need - without going more than a couple of blocks (including eating out, getting groceries, going for a cup of coffee, shopping for clothes, getting a haircut, meeting people for a drink, renting a movie, etc.). It's all a trade-off. The only thing I really miss is my gas grill and pond.

    I also live uptown, where rents is much cheaper and apartments are HUGE!
  • auryn

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    Apr 17, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Does he have to do anything with Paris Hilton if he wins?
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    Apr 17, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
    I love how chic and artistic it is, I would love to live in that space and I voted for him hope you guys win.
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    Apr 17, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    Oh lissenup such good taste and its super! Yeh l gave up the Car also hate them and now i can walk everywhere or take the mini bus here or a cheap Taxi ride!

    l have a house but would like a smaller place and plan some day to move to Izmir a city by the aegean sea!
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    Apr 17, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    Gods I wish I had a flair for interior design like that. I think I missed out on that part of the gay gene.
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    Apr 17, 2008 2:08 PM GMT
    Auryn saidDoes he have to do anything with Paris Hilton if he wins?


    No, just Perez Hilton. icon_cry.gif