I have to admit, I was somewhat seduced by aptsandlofts.com, the broker for the MYNT. I walked into their offices one day and asked if they could help me find an apartment. I said I didn’t want to pay more than $1500, but that was a mistake. I should have said I don’t want to pay more than $1000 and then I would have seen more than just one offer.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I have an apartment and I’m very pleased with the MYNT, but from an impartial buyer’s standpoint I’m what P.T. Barnum might (not?) have called a sucker. I generally buy the first thing that is presented to me if I think it is a good deal, whether or not there are a lot of other options available. Mattresses, towels, etc.
It wasn’t a hard decision to go with the MYNT because it is very nice, new and so close to the subway that you could live there and be completely independent of the neighborhood, only venturing out when you needed to scurry to the subway. I had heard Bed-Stuy was pretty rough, but apparently the area around the MYNT has come a long way. There is even a parking garage, so if you owned a car you could really go unnoticed.
I would personally like more time to explore the area and get to know the people in it, but it’s NEW YORK and there are so many other great things to do! I still have a lot of time left on my lease, I’ll have plenty of time to explore.
The G Report: I think the G runs slightly faster before 9:00 than after. I jumped on at Myrtle-Willoughby at 9:06 and got to work 33 minutes later. Earlier in the week I got on just before 9 and the trip only took about 27 minutes.