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When three best guy friends from college move in together, the bond is inseparable. So, one moves away, whoever takes his place has big shoes to fill.  Knowing no one could ever live up to our expectations, we took a gamble on a Craigslist chick – for the purposes of …

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My Year of Living at The New Yorker

After quitting my job, I prioritized travel abroad. For the past few years, I had been chained to a desk, working non-stop insane hours as an investment banker. I began my months of freedom by booking a hiking adventure at Mt. Everest. Before I left, I needed to have a …

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Are Your Spider Bites Contagious?

Moving from a brownstone in Brooklyn to a doorman condo in Manhattan, I never would have expected ten days into my new apartment to suddenly be faced with a serious allergy to mysterious spider bites. Fearful, I wondered, did I make a major mistake –  I had committed months of …

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The Love Sack

When roommates move in together, it’s traditional to split items – one buys the dishes, the other brings the table. With our apartment almost completely furnished, we were missing just one key element to the living room – the couch. I gently nudged my roommate, reminding him it was his …

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A Night at The City Museum

This is apparently the week of sleepovers in public places, potentially catapulting The Natural History Museum out of first place for being the most interesting place to spend the night. Last weekend, The Mets hosted a sleepover at CitiField. This weekend, The Museum of the City of New York plays …

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Evicted For My Roommate’s Terrarium

When we gently placed my roommate’s terrarium in the car, I nervously worried the serene natural ecosystem might be disrupted by the bumpy drive up First Avenue. Unfortunately, we did not have much choice for transporting his pride and joy – the old aquarium turned biosphere. Sadly, his worst fears …

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My Roommate’s A Kung Fu Master in Training

I signed my lease without meeting my roommate. It was not the first time I had done something like this. I liked the apartment, I liked the price, so I figured I would like him. When I visited the 2 bedroom in Brooklyn, his friend gave me a tour, mentioning …

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Accidentally Auditioning for The Birds

I come from a family of animal rescuers. It’s in our nature. As a child, I have fond memories of saving squirrels.  Of course, as an adult, I have a cat, even though I live in a tiny apartment with barely enough room for my roommate and myself. One evening, …

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The Night My Roommate Dated Sega Princess

Exhausted and bleary eyed, I returned home from an all-nighter. All I wanted to do was sleep. As I stumbled towards my bed for the pillow, I paused, noticing strange sounds coming from the living room. The electronic beeps and pings sounded oddly familiar, but I could not quite place …