New York

I'm ready to buy a castle

Do you remember way back when I posted about the Worst Rooms in New York City.  Well now feast your eyes on this BuzzFeed article that shows the castle you could buy for the same price as a NYC apartment.  Here is a taste (and I will be plagiarizing):

PRICE: $1,621,200    This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom castle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining   room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hall onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing.

PRICE: $1,621,200

This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom castle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining

room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hall onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing.

PRICE: $1,650,00   Here’s a 1-bed, 1.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment on East 30th Street. It’s conveniently located near nothing interesting.

PRICE: $1,650,00

Here’s a 1-bed, 1.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment on East 30th Street. It’s conveniently located near nothing interesting.

PRICE: $3,782,800   This 12-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 12,916-square-foot castle is like a fairy tale come true. With over 42 acres of land, a guesthouse, and a beautiful view of Touraine, France, you’ll have no issues entertaining friends   

PRICE: $3,782,800

This 12-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 12,916-square-foot castle is like a fairy tale come true. With over 42 acres of land, a guesthouse, and a beautiful view of Touraine, France, you’ll have no issues entertaining friends

 

PRICE: $4,890,000   Here’s a 5-bedroom, 1,331-square-foot townhouse in the Bronx. The bars on the window will help prevent burglary and are probably a fire hazard   

PRICE: $4,890,000

Here’s a 5-bedroom, 1,331-square-foot townhouse in the Bronx. The bars on the window will help prevent burglary and are probably a fire hazard

 

The Worst Room

I normally show you things that are lovely, but not today!  Today I would like to direct your attention to a blog called The Worst Room.   This blog gives me singular pleasure because it indulges one of my great loves: snickering at the living conditions in New York City.

Here's a taste: 

McKibben Lofts. Bushwick, Brooklyn. $800.00 - ad describes room as “Terrarium”

McKibben Lofts. Bushwick, Brooklyn. $800.00 - ad describes room as “Terrarium”

Park Slope, Brooklyn. $1100.00 - “Must be OK with low ceilings.”

Park Slope, Brooklyn. $1100.00 - “Must be OK with low ceilings.”

East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $1249.00 (Do you really need to see inside the rooms?)

East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $1249.00 (Do you really need to see inside the rooms?)

Upper West Side, Manhattan. $649.00 - “One bed in shared room with 3 other girls. There are bunk beds.” - “The space is small, but the rent is only $649 per month”

Upper West Side, Manhattan. $649.00 - “One bed in shared room with 3 other girls. There are bunk beds.” - “The space is small, but the rent is only $649 per month”