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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Memorial Sloan Kettering Employee Moves From Subsidized Roosevelt Island Apartment To Manhattan-There Are Worse Commutes Than Roosevelt Island But...

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The NY Times reports on the hunt for a new Manhattan apartment by former Roosevelt Island residents living in Southtown's 475 Main Street which is used as subsidized housing for employees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. From NY Times The Hunt column:
WHEN he began a job in New York three years ago, moving here from a one-bedroom rental in Washington, Andrea Farina didn’t need to think about where to live. His employer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, provided subsidized housing.

His housing, however, came with a three-year limit, which Dr. Farina hit last winter.

He paid around $1,250 a month for a large studio at 475 Main Street, on Roosevelt Island,...

... I liked it very much, but I never liked it when somebody would come visit and you have to share a room, ...
Mr. Farina said about his stay on Roosevelt Island:
I know there are worse commutes in the world,” he said, “but I hated to see my apartment and not be able to get there” easily. He often found himself rushing to the tram, missing it anyway.
They eventually found an apartment on East 62nd Street.


Anonymous said...

If the landlord has any difficulty subletting the Doctor's or any other studio here on R.I., I will be happy taking it over at "about $1250 pm" with prompt commencement.

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