As prices for studios rise steadily throughout New York, here’s a useful guide to finding the ideal, affordable NYC studio and figuring out what your “priorities” should be.
If you are a struggling artist, it is all about bang for your buck. Your work deserves however much space it needs to be fully realized. Don’t worry though, it is possible to pay a dollar per square foot if you follow these rules … and yes, these are all real world scenarios faced by artists in NYC.
A Charmingly Awkward Entrance
Adds incentive to stay trim.
Think bus depot not bus stop
Look for the Waste Management line not the L line.
Bring a towel and a hazmat suit.
A Local Swimming Pool
Charming … and avoids the crowds!
A ladder may be required.
Like the grocery store but much bigger and undeniably more exclusive.
Cell reception is beautiful on many levels.
Overpasses or underpasses
Who needs The High Line when you have this next door.
If there is no running water say hello to this guy!
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