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Decoded: Apartments That Are 'Perfect For Roommates'

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Welcome to a special Renting Edition of The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Roommates.

It's no secret that New York City living is pretty expensive. In order to ease the financial burden it's often necessary to live with roommates, which might at first seem like a drag. However, not only do roommates save you money, they can also be fun! Roommates can introduce you to new kinds of music at volumes you didn't realize were possible, new kinds of people at 3 am on a weeknight, and new kinds of food that—oh, that was your food? I could have sworn I bought that food, bro. The point is, even with roommates, it can be important to have your own space. So if 750 square feet for three people sounds small, don't worry: The wall is up.

These guys are just classic roommates. Look, they both drape their towels over their desk chairs instead of hanging them on something! Totally in synch.

Depending on how the roommates function, that could actually work out.

Gordon Gecko would have more than a few problems with this arrangement (and apartment.)

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37 Wall Street

37 Wall St., New York, NY 10005