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Roommates Stay Put in Hamilton Heights

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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: roommates looking to rent
Dream: $2,200/month
Reality: $2,193/month
Dream: Crown Heights
Reality: Hamilton Heights
Dream: 2BR, dishwasher
Reality: 2BR, dishwasher
This week's Hunters are a couple of recent Vassar grads (hey, no Vassar-bashing!) who were looking to upgrade their living situation. They were renting a two-bedroom in Hamilton Heights and wanted to move out to Crown Heights, where all their friends lived (big surprise). They didn't want to spend more than $1,100/month, per person, and after looking at two-bedrooms in the area that just weren't cutting it, they decided to stay put. They renewed their lease in Hamilton Heights, with just a slight monthly increase. This was kind of an anticlimactic installment of the Hunt, so let's speculate about whether Jenna and Jordan are a couple, if they're just friends, or if something between them is getting ready to develop. [The Hunt/The Apartment Trail Winds Back to Hamilton Heights; photo via H.L.I.T./Curbed Photo Pool]