When I found my three-bedroom apartment in Murray Hill almost two years ago with two friends from college, I knew I was lucky.
It had everything I wanted, especially the location. It was one block from the 6 train; the M101, M102, M103 stop outside our apartment. It was in walking distance from Grand Central one way and Union Square the other.
It was also very close to Madison Square Park, offering a convenient escape from the apartment, which has a tiny living room and kitchen.
The three bedrooms, however, were surprisingly equally huge--three square rooms which fit a full -to-queen size bed and a dresser and each one had a window--whereas many of the three-bedroom apartments I encountered had disproportionately sized rooms. One apartment, a duplex, had one triangular-shaped room, a regular square room and a third room that took up the entire lower floor.
On top of that, it was a rent-stabilized apartment. Paying $3,150 a month to live in a great area where I can see the Empire State Building seemed like a great deal.
This place is--well, was--perfect.