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Bronx/Staten Island Sisters Seek Manhattan Two-Bedroom

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Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section...

Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The Hunt: Dreams vs. Reality
The Hunters: Sisters looking for a rental
Dream: $3,000/month
Reality: $2,795/month
Dream: Upper East Side
Reality: Upper East Side
Dream: 2BR (equally sized), cat-friendly, big living room
Reality: 2BR, big living room, open kitchen
This week's Hunters are a pair of sisters looking for a rental in Manhattan. Both are healthcare professionals, with the elder Dr. Taiwo Odufunade completing her residency, and the younger Idowu Odufunade working as a nurse in Brooklyn. They were living in the Bronx and Staten Island respectively, and were hoping to find a cat-friendly two-bedroom on the Upper East Side. Eventually, they found a apartment in the East 80s with two bedrooms that were not equally sized, sparking the most passive-aggressive argument ever, as neither sister wanted the smaller bedroom, nor did they
"want" to inconvenience the other by taking the bigger bedroom. They finally realized how silly this was in a city where trying to find a livable apartment often entails giving up your firstborn and just took the goddamn place. [The Hunt/"A Manhattan Apartment for Sisters"; photo via lucas_roberts426/Curbed Photo Pool]