Here is what many people don't discuss when they are talking about young creatives. It may sound trite, but the personal identity of many young people who come to the city to flourish creatively is slowly crushed by the reality of affording the lifestyle.
New Yorkers don't agree on much, but the 68 percent of us who rent our homes or apartments can usually find common cause on at least one issue: The rent we pay each month, as one perennial political candidate often says, is too damn high.
Rising rents, low mortgage rates and bolstered consumer confidence in our fragile, yet seemingly slowly recovering economy has created a perfect storm of buyer enthusiasm. So, how do you find the perfect apartment?