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What/Where?: A "semi-studio" at Madison Avenue and 127th Street.
Looks Good, Right?: Curious "semi-studio" labeling aside, we're talking just $800/month for your own furnished slice of Manhattan pie. This is the type of big-city deal dreams are made of, right?
The Catch: Oh, about that semi-studio thing. From the Craigslist listing: "I CALL IT 'SEMI-STUDIO' BECOUSE IT IS COMPLETELLY INDEPENDANT SPACE AND IT WILL CONTAIN A SINK, REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE, SOME HOT-PLATE FOR SOME COOKING THE ONLY THING YOU SHARE IS THE BATHROOM BUT THERE IS A BATHROOM IN A EVERY FLOOR AND THIS IS A SMALL TOWNHOUSE MOSTLY IS TWO SEMI-STUDIO BY FLOOR." In other words:
As the Curbed reader who submitted this put it: "Looked at the pictures and plan first and thought 'that's odd.' Read the copy and thought 'Isn't that illegal?'"
· Listing: $800 FURNISHED SEMI-STUDIO IN TOWNHOUSE [CL]