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Sweet seduction

I have to admit, I was somewhat seduced by, 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.


  1. Streetfaerie wrote:

    Im just finding this blog so I havent read all the posts but are you serious about living in the Stuy and being “independent” of the neighborhood, only venturing to “scurry” to the subway? I think this hits at the nerve of contention long time residents have of newcomers and so called gentrification. If you are going to live in this neighborhood then plan on actually becoming a part of it. How offensive that you want to live in our community but see it as some bombed out place that you happened to find a good deal in. People live and love here, its not some “rough” or uninhabited place that you happened to stumble upon. I hope you are able to come to a place where you see your neighbors as people worth getting to know, and the neighborhood as someplace full of culture and history, and understand that you can either be one of the many who only help to drive up property values and price people out with no concern or one of the few that actually try to make a home here.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    My intention was to point out that it seems that the MYNT was constructed to facilitate this sort of interaction.

    I can see that if this is the first post that you have read how you would come to that conclusion, but I am genuinely interested in community involvement.

    However, before I moved into the area I didn’t know what to expect so in a sense it could have been an advantage if Bed-Stuy were much worse than it actually is. Once I moved in I found that this seems more like a disadvantage, thus the discussion here.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

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