The New York Times reports on apartment hunter Eliza Hartley and how she considered, but eventually passed up, living in Brooklyn Heights.
Now this, friends, is some controversy:
NYT: A $2,000-a-month studio on Court Street in Brooklyn Heights was in the thick of a busy neighborhood. Popeyes chicken was downstairs; McDonald’s was next door. Ms. Hartley worried about noise and odors. “I wasn’t into it,” she said. “You go out and it is just jammed with people.”
She was tempted to take an attic one-bedroom on Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights, also for $2,000 a month, even though it was the strangest apartment she had ever seen.
The place had no windows, just a skylight in every room. It was renovated and airy and came partially furnished with a couch and a coffee table, “so it was attractive for a lot of reasons,” she said. There was no buzzer, however, so when friends visited she would need to go downstairs to let them in.
“I’ve never seen anything like that — the window on the ceiling,” Ms. Fuchimoto said. “But the space was very nice.”