No, you haven’t missed a ton of editions—I had to take a long break because moving country was more challenging than I had expected. I’m now on my third move out of four in recent weeks (Cardiff>London>Brooklyn>Manhattan) with my fourth move—back to Brooklyn—at the start of next month.
The rental market in NYC has always been bad but right now it’s, according to those with more experience, the worst it’s ever been: Pandemic split-ups
, a housing shortage
, and bidding wars
. With no US credit history, no social security number, I couldn’t compete with other applicants for apartments. But I had a great idea: Offer over asking and sign the lease without visiting the apartment. Not so uncommon these days
. I saw it for the first time this week and I’m relieved to say it’s actually really lovely and I’m excited to move in.
This issue is longer than usual, as I have missed a lot of great things in the last few weeks. Sorry/you’re welcome.