Several Christmases ago my parents had just split up and I was house sitting for a friend. I went to Mass on Christmas alone, and returned to a big empty house. I spent the evening watching Christmas programming on the religious channels, crying on and off.
This 100-square-foot “alcove studio” (broom closet) at 14 Convent Avenue in Harlem may seem pricey at $1,275 per month. But can you really put a price on the freedom that comes with not having to worry about how to organize your “entertainment center” or where to put your “clothes” or “any of your belongings,” because there’s absolutely no space for them? You can’t. You can’t do it. [NYDN]