Renting in NYC: Friend wants 2 bathrooms, I want 1

My friend and I are planning to room together in NYC once we begin our jobs in IB. I was looking to rent either a 2 bed, 1 bath (as I did during my summer internship with another acquaintance), but my friend wants to do a 2 bed, 2 bath to have his own bathroom (for privacy, cleanliness, personal routine, etc.)

I would prefer not to have to pay $350 more in rent, this would mean I would have to pay $4.2k per year extra just for an extra bathroom (implying I would need to make an extra $8.4k in NYC since the government takes half in taxes).

My friend is partially unwilling to negotiate on this... I understand why 2 bathroom is important and I’ve never really shared a bathroom in my life tbh, but still, most people just do 2 bed and 1 bath (like my friends who also do IB in NYC). We are also friends, therefore we have respect for each other to keep it clean.

I told him that we are gonna be spending a good chunk of our time outside of home anyways so 2 bathrooms may not be necessary, and I expect that as friends, we will keep our shit clean. 

I’m super picky, he’s super picky—please give me your thoughts / pieces of advice!

 
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Is this a sh*tpost? Nowadays kids are fucking posting about this shit? while there are war crimes happening in the world? 

To OP - you should be more worried about getting ur priorities in check and not being a little b*tch.. if this is a SRS concern for you, reevaluate and find a new career asap.

potentially look into budget planning analyst roles with CFA. Just my $0.02.

 

jjslammausa

Seems like OP likes to hear his roommate shit 

OP is the type of guy to knock on the bathroom door when his buddy is in the shower and say "it's ok, I just gotta take a quick sh*t, don't mind me!"

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

I'm dating someone, and we live in a 2br/1ba. Even when privacy isn't a concern sharing a bathroom while getting ready in the morning isn't fun. Get the 2 bathroom, you won't regret spending the money.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
 

If either of you has girlfriends over, 1 BA is a disaster. What kind of sick human desires 1 bathroom for multiple people?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

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