I have been in New York just shy of two weeks but have only been in my apartment 5 days. I absolutely love my apartment in Brooklyn. Since it is in Park Slope, the price is a little higher than I originally wanted to spend on rent, but I certainly do not regret it!! It is a block away from the subway which takes me to work (bachelor's degree and waiting tables), just down the street from Target and Bath and Body works, and a block away from the best restaurants, shops, and bagels Brooklyn has to offer!!
My apartment is about 700 sq feet and is a steal for this size and area of New York. I just completed painting my bedroom and the bathroom and tomorrow I will tackle the living room and kitchen after yoga (yes Candice and Keith, my hippie yoga!! muhahaha!) Pictures of the finished product soon to come! Stay tuned!! Cheers for now!