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How realistic are New York apartments on TV shows?

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THE WASHINGTON POST – When you think of New York housing, you probably either picture the typical real-life version — a hovel that can barely fit the rats that infest it — or the popular TV version: a sprawling, sun-drenched paradise.

While some series portray New York real estate fairly accurately, many have turned a blind eye to what its characters would actually be able to afford in the Big Apple’s housing market. Carrie Bradshaw’s spacious studio with a walk-in closet? Newspaper columnists with a shoe addiction don’t live like this: “Girls” is an example of the strides TV shows have made in illustrating New York City living with a degree of realism. But it still falls short of getting it just right.


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