Right around the end of August we decided we needed to look for a new apartment. Rent is so expensive here in Manhattan, especially on the Upper West Side where we lived. The neighborhood is great there and it's blocks from Central Park, which is a huge bonus, but for the space you get the price is too high. So we decided to look around other parts of the island and after about a week Freddy T. stumble across this treasure. This apartment has absolutely everything we could need and want in an apartment. It's great for our family. We are saving on rent, but had to sacrifice location. Our neighborhood is not bad, it's just very different from where we came from. We are minorities among a heavy Latino population. Everywhere you go the predominate language is Spanish. Our building is in place of an older building that burned to to the ground some time ago and 7 years ago the current building was completed. It is 7 stories and 2 apartments on each floor, much smaller than what we came from. Everyone we've met has been really nice. Half the residents own the units, actually they are condos, and the other half of us rent. A few weekends ago we had a pot luck dinner for the building. We all ate dinner out on the courtyard then the owners had their annual meeting. It was a great way to meet everyone! Anyway here is the tour. It's probably more pictures than you need to see but I want our families to have an idea of where we are living. Enjoy!
Living room standing at the front door looking toward the balcony.
Living room again standing at the balcony door looking toward the back of the apartment.
Hallway standing in the doorway of the extra bedroom.