Craigslist apartment ads tested
We checked out photoless listings to see if the properties were as sketchy as they sounded.
Mon Oct 5 2009
The no-photo ad
$1850/1br-NICE LOOKING 1 BDR APT. RIGHT NEXT TO COLUMBUS CIRCLE.
446 W 58th St
between Ninth and Tenth Aves, No. 5E
1BR/1 bath $1,850
Nice-size spot for budding pot fiend, nearly two avenues away from Columbus Circle. Includes the following:
* Natural light, including a window in the closet; ideal for growing cannabis
* Just a few hundred steps from Central Park (plus four flights of stairs)
* Bathroom the size of an airplane lavatory; stained toilet that requires hovering
* Kitchen needs gutting; cheap Hell’s Kitchen restaurants nearby instead
VERDICT: Worse than advertised
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