Living in New York? Not easy. We don’t have to tell you that. You see your own bank statement every month, so we know you get it. Sixty percent of your paycheck goes to rent, another 10% to bills, and the other 30% is probably spent on actual payday when you celebrate by buying full-priced drinks. And the craziest thing? It used to be even more not-easy. To the point that you probably did a few desperate things so you could stay afloat in this city. Rest easy, you’re not alone.
Here are 10 tales of actual desperation that people pulled in order to avoid moving anywhere but here.
I sold NYU kids’ leftover shit
“Every year when NYU kids move out of their dorms, they leave tons of stuff behind: entire wardrobes, office supplies, furniture, mini-fridges, etc. NYU says it gets donated but I see most of it on the street for a few weeks. So one year I raided the bins, filled up a suitcase, and sold all of the girls' clothing at Buffalo Exchange. I made $250 cash and it only took two hours. I also kept a mini-fridge, some lamps, and a printer for my new apartment. #sorrynotsorry.” - Dan