Over the weekend the NY Times published an article about the difficulties of being young, underpaid and supporting oneself in New York City. Is this news to anyone? Seriously, I think it’s a pretty well known fact that it’s hard to survive financially in NY. I do have to admit though, the young 20 somethings profiled in the piece had some great (and not so great) ways of not breaking the bank! All in all it’s nothing groundbreaking, but it was nice to have validation that my constant feelings of financial strain are shared by others. Even better though, it’s great to know there are those out there even more desperate than I am…. Ah, the joy of schadenfreude! Thank g-d I am nowhere near desperate enough to sell my eggs, eat nothing but grapefruits… or heaven forbid live in someone’s closet.
On a side note, since I have yet to see a walk-in-closet in NYC, I’m thinking that must have been made up… ’cause I think we all know walk-in-closets are just a fantasy for us city dwellers. (NY Times)