Well, most of the housing options I found in our price range for this summer were about 700 sq ft of space on the 8th level of some unairconditioned building that most likely had a bakery or pizzeria (or some other oven-dependent business) on the ground floor.
But then we found this:
oh wait. let me take a few more steps backwards:
so let me take a few more...
there you go. much better.
with the extra bedroom and bath we do not use except for visitors.
yup, that's right, a veritable guest suite in NYC. Who knew such a thing existed?
And then there is the back patio:
At this point you might be thinking to yourself, "Wait. But I thought that square footage in New York was notoriously limited!" Well, you are right, it is.
I guess because we stole it all.