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28 things that will definitely happen to you when you go apartment hunting in NYC

It's a roller-coaster ride, dear New Yorker—but we're here to hold your hand

By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris |
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11. You will start thinking that a bathroom or kitchen with no sink is totally normal.

12. You will hear justifications like: "Yeah, the floor is a bit slanted, but you know what they say—Park Slope!"

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13. You will lose count of how many windowless rooms you've been shown, and start believing that a window between a bedroom and a living room is worth considering.

14. You will smell 200-year-old cigarette smoke.

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15. You will wonder why you don't live in Connecticut…

16. …and then remember why you don't live in Connecticut.

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17. You will give your cat the hairy eyeball, realizing your competition for space is about to get kicked up a notch.

18. You will be sad about your salary.

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19. You will wonder why you didn't just stay living at home in Kansas/Michigan/London/Antarctica.

20. You will feel your heartbeat accelerate when you read the listing for The One.

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