Urgent: Would you pay $1400 in rent for 9ft x 9ft bedroom with almost nonexistent living room in Midtown?
Roommates and I are very close to locking down a unit in Herald Towers. It's a 1br flexed into 3br so we'll have a strip measured 3ft x 9ft for a common space that will probably fit a loveseat and a coffee table and nothing else.
I'll have the smallest room in the apartment, paying $1400 (all utilities included except electric bill). The others are paying $1600 (11ft x 12ft) and $1500 (9ft x 10 ft).
The walls haven't been put up yet so we have the measurements but can't really visualize the space. I'm a little worried about how small my room will be - full bed (don't really need queen), dresser, bedside, that's it. But then again I won't be spending much time there.
Herald Square is crowded af, but the main attraction is that subway is literally downstairs. Super easy commute to work and everywhere in Manhattan.
Worth it to pay $1400 for this?
EDIT: The other option we have is at 50th street and 10th ave. I like the area a lot more - quiet, restaurants around. The apartment is a lot of space, will have 3 spacious bedrooms and a living room and a terrace to get nice fresh air. I'll be paying around $1800 in rent and the commute will be tougher: 30 minutes to FiDi, which includes 10 minutes of walking to the subway yikes.
so it's 1400 for better commute, shittier living space and neighborhood vs 1800 worse commute, great living space and neighborhood. Which one is more worth it?