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The Hunt: 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: A couple living with separate roommates in Williamsburg who decided to move in together.
Dream: $3,000 a month
Reality: $3,000 a month
Dream: Somewhere in a Brooklyn less trendy than Williamsburg
This week's Hunters, Christine and David, both lived in Williamsburg, but in separate roommate situations, both in less than wonderful buildings. After two years together, they decided to move in together, and to get out of Williamsburg. With the Apple Store and Whole Foods coming, it was time for a new hood. They wanted a one-bedroom with a dishwasher, though one agent explained the lack of one with the old 'New Yorkers eat out' line, which Christine would have none of. They considered a rental in a co-op, but that was complicated. Christine remembered seeing a building under construction in Bed-Stuy and they hoped it might be ready for them. Perfect timing! They found a one-bedroom with a dishwasher at the top of their budget. While they had to put up with noise while the rest of the building was finished, they're happy there. He takes the G to the L to his job in the Flatiron District and she takes the C to a Citi Bike for her job in West Chelsea. [The Hunt/A Bed-Stuy Rental, Dishwasher Included]