NYC can be a strange place.
Apartments are small, apartment kitchens are dicey, but bars and restaurants are plentiful.
So you find yourself headed to your local watering hole to meet up with your fellow winos without even considering the idea of having people over to your home.
My apartments in NYC have slowly...very slowly...gotten bigger and bigger. In 13 years I have lived in 9 different places, all of varying sizes and with varying infestation problems...
My latest apartment has two highly coveted features...space for a dining room table and a window in the kitchen!