It doesn't matter how desperate you are, don't ever let anyone fool you into paying nearly $1,300 for a 100-square-foot apartment. Douglas Elliman Real Estate, hoped the glowing description of this South Harlem apartment ("large, east facing windows allowing for robust sunlight") would help sell this $1,275 one-person cell:
Floors are contemporary dark-wood, and kitchen appliances are newly-installed, jet-black. Cabinet space is generous. Bathroom is new with rainforest showerhead. The building is a gut-renovated pre-war structure with laundry in the basement and a garden for exclusive use by tenants...Studios are small, clean, with compelling renovation.
By yesterday evening, the listing had been taken down. This proves that not even colorful writing can sell someone on a pathetically small apartment.