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New York is known for its shoebox apartments, but since living here I’ve been lucky enough to wind up in housing with giant bedrooms more often than not. Of the many apartments I’ve inhabited in this city over the past few years, only one of them involved a stereotypically small bedroom, but I’ve just moved again, and now I have a large… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Looking for a new apartment can be difficult anywhere, but in NYC it’s a bloodsport, and tales of shitty apartments are legendary.

Enter “The Worst Room,” a Tumblr chronicling, all-too-accurately, the shitty state of New York City apartment shopping. Tumblr creator Ryan says he made the site to “share the Craigslist postings I… READ MORE »


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Do you have a special room or space in your home or apartment that feels truly peaceful or makes you really happy? We want to see it! All next week we’ll be opening up our homes to you, and sharing some of our favorite spaces, and we’d love to see where you live, too! {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” READ MORE »


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John Legend recently opened up his Bowery home to New York magazine. He says he wanted a unique space with plenty of light, not a cookie-cutter box. While John’s 1,350 sq. ft. apartment does have floor-to-ceiling windows, giving his home plenty of light, it also looks a little too styled for my taste. Everything, including… READ MORE »


News

Do you have an extra $68,000 laying around and an unbridled sense of irony? Then why not purchase the smallest apartment in the world! No, surprisingly, it isn’t a bathtub in someone’s Soho apartment — it’s a closet-sized space in Rome’s Piazza di Sant’ Ignazio. What do you get for your $68k? A bathroom with… READ MORE »


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Well, it certainly isn’t the White House, but this one-bedroom New York apartment might be the closest any of us get to shacking up with Barack Obama. The Upper West Side pad recently hit the market, boasting hard wood floors, office space, and a chance to inhabit a place where the President once paced. The… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Having a roommate can be a godsend if you want to live in an expensive city. But a roommate can also be a major annoyance in your life, especially if she or he has a habit of bringing home late night lovers or giving their partners all-access passes to your apartment. Headphones and an easy-going… READ MORE »


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It never fails to amuse us how celebrities think they can use Craigslist like everyone else, as if they’re normal people. Dream on. Sooner or later someone’s going to pick up on them. That’s what happened with Whitney Port after her three-bedroom West Village apartment went up in the Manhattan rentals section, with tons of… READ MORE »


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Thanks to The Selby, we’ve gone into the homes and apartments of fashion stars like Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Kim Hastreiter, and Aya Kanai. Now, we have a brand new book to add to the coffee table, one which will bring shame to our apartment decor. Despite what you may think about your own interior design… READ MORE »


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Sure, lots of blogs are rounding up the sexiest stories, trends, and scandals of the year — including us — but when Apartment Therapy does it, it’s a little different. Among AT’s sexiest posts of 2009, don’t miss what happens when furniture gets it on, an odd array of chic condom dispensers, the sexiest … READ MORE »


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The sort-of-not-really “Seinfeld” reunion (AKA the “Seinfeld” peeps got together to resurrect their old sets and yuk it up for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) called for a few 2009 upgrades to Jerry’s apartment—granite countertops, flat screen TV, side-by-side door refridge. Kinda weird seeing it that way, right? [Joy Hog!] … READ MORE »


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There’s no shame in renting. Owning a home is good and all, but it definitely comes with a certain amount of responsibility, financial and otherwise. While renters out there don’t have to deal with shoveling snow from the front walk or replacing a leaky faucet (dial up the landlord, baby!), many times one does face… READ MORE »


Celebs

I never understood how John Mayer gets so many women: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Aniston. Then, the September issue of Elle Decor arrived in my mailbox with Mayer’s New York City apartment on the cover. Sure, he got a little help from Giorgio Armani, but Mayer has it going on in… READ MORE »


News

Sometimes I get annoyed when my roommate doesn’t do the dishes. I get even more pissed when I lean over the sink to put on mascara and the entire front of my dress gets soaked because someone couldn’t be bothered to dry the counter. But a wet dress and dirty dishes are nothing compared to… READ MORE »


Style

My studio apartment isn’t exactly palatial, so I’ve had to do without certain things that people who live in larger places would never consider an extravagance, like an ironing board. If I iron any of my clothes (I tend to hang them in the bathroom while I shower and let the steam do its best… READ MORE »


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It’s my favorite time of year again, and not because abundant sunshine and sandal-wearing weather is finally on the horizon, but because it’s the season for Apartment Therapy’s Smallest, Coolest Home Contest. Now in its fifth year, the home design contest is open to anyone who lives in a home 1,200 square feet or smaller. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Feminine touches make a house a home, but before you invite a man back to your place on Valentine’s Day, you’ve gotta make it dude-friendly. Think of it like baby-proofing a place, but for the other kind of baby! You don’t want him to get turned off by your knickknacks when he’s already turned on… READ MORE »


News

This is Carrie’s apartment during the SATC series. Really eclectic, a little messy. It looks like a real apartment. Okay, now check out her apartment — supposedly the same one — in the Sex and the City movie. The bedroom looks so…neat! What happened? Does Carrie pay someone to clean her apartment now that she’s… READ MORE »