Whenever I tell someone I live "Uptown" (which I'm loosely defining here as Manhattan above 125th Street), I prepare myself for the same followup: “How do you like it up there?”, delivered with a sort of half-wincing expression as though they’re expecting me to suddenly share a time when I saw a subway rat eating a homeless person. But the truth is, I don’t have any stories like that. Rather, I only have stories about how Uptown is the best place to live in Manhattan. And since you look like you need some convincing, here're 18 reasons why:
1. I can actually afford to live here
With housing prices rising, finding a part of town where I don’t have to turn to hooking for rent money is a positive. You can find two-bedroom apartments up here for $1,600 or less a month. Tack on $112 for an unlimited MetroCard so I can take infinity trips Downtown, and I'm still able to actually afford things to PUT in my apartment, unlike the dude with the apartment on 14th Street.