This is the view from our new studio. As busy and exciting as the city is, I feel like we kind of escape it when we get home. It's nice to be able to see as far as the eyes can see. We face towards the financial district so we can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance too.
Again, iphone pics so little blurry
Did I mention it's small?
We traded in a bit of space for comfortable building amenities (gym, pool, yoga!). We're right in the thick of things here in Midtown. Andrew only has a few stops on the subway for work. And we're a block from Penn Station that can virtually get us anywhere without a transfer. The Empire State Building is one block up and over, which means we're inundated with tourists. I'm still a tourist though so that doesn't really bother me. The guys on the corner recruiting people for the E.S.B. try me every day. I think I'll finally feel like a resident when they pass me up as a local. I'll have to start acting like I know where I'm going though. I'm still trying to get my bearings. When our year lease is up, we'll be anxious to breathe a bit more maybe closer to the water or park. But this is perfect for us wanting to figure this city out. It's amazing how little space you can live on.
The back of our couch folds down making a comfy sleeping spot for occasional visitors.
Andrew finally admitted he loves the lockers. They help store so much and, quite personally, I think they make our place.