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How do I get rich enough to have a dedicated office room in NYC apartment? Married, no kid and currently live in 500sqft 1bd apartment.

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If you start sleeping on your couch, the bedroom can be the office.

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this fantastic hahaha

I would start by moving to NJ. 😊

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I am already in Queens😒

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What’s your rental budget? There are definitely 2+ br apartments in Queens that I’d consider pretty reasonable (at least by NY standards).

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Apartments are bigger and cheaper in Brooklyn and Queens, my guy

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You gotta think about this differently. I got myself a dedicated office with no extra cost by subdividing my living room into 4 sections: TV and couch area, breakfast nook, office and “garage” (meaning a pile of stuff that otherwise was looking for a home.) Bingo! New office! Pro tip: put it in one of the corners so you have “the corner office!” You can thank me when you save all that money for a down payment on a place in Arizona when you realize there is no need to spend so much for so little space and you can work from anywhere now. 😅

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We just moved to a 2bed w/private outdoor space in a JC (Paulus hook) for 3k. I had a lot of misgivings but now we are here it’s awesome having dedicated space, one of us in living area and one of us in second bedroom. So easy to get to manhattan and without NYC tax the rent is effectively 2.2k-ish (I think.. resident alíen here and tax inept)

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How are you not seeing rent deals in queens of all places rn. They’ve been dropping like crazy. You should be able to find a 2br for like $2k/mo, maybe less if you can sacrifice a dishwasher.

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Embrace it. Tiny house living is on trend.

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I don’t think you do in nyc...I thought that was the whole point

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Marry rich

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500 sqft? 😰

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Move to westchester county. I bet for that apartment you are spending 2k-2.5k. For that price you can rent a home.

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This makes me enjoy my 2 bedroom apartment for $800 a month in LCOL

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But i also only get paid $45k so i guess there’s the pros and cons 😂

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Time for prayers and the lottery

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