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Decoded: The NYC Apartments with the Most 'Open Feel'

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Welcome back to 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 for us, send them to the tipline. Today's words, courtesy of a tipster: Open Feel.

The openness of this apartment is readily apparent. There's really no denying it. That openness might be diminished, though—ever so slightly—if the person who buys the apartment decides to put furniture in it. But that's really on him or her. It's your choice, eventual buyer. You can either have an open feel or a place to sleep. But definitely not both. Maybe since the ceilings are so high, you could just stack all of your possessions vertically. Yeah, that's probably the way to do it.

Woah, wait a second. Forget the open feel. Gracious wall space? Gracious? Wall space??? The fact that we already did one of these for 'gracious' and didn't include this listing, which has been up for almost six months, should actually be a crime. Seriously, send us to jail. We'll go. Here's a tip for brokers: if you find yourself saying that an apartment has "gracious wall space," there is not a single good thing to say about that apartment. Just let it rot.

Honestly, this looks like the least-nice apartment in Hobbiton. If the ceilings were any lower, it would have to be designated as a crawl space.

Feels kind of like a not-particularly-wide hallway to us. Approximately.
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