When we see New York real estate on film, living situations usually err on the side of grossly unrealistic—think freelance writer Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment with walk-in closet on “Sex and the City,” or Monica Gellar’s massive two-bedroom in Greenwich Village on “Friends.” But while there are plenty of eye rolls to go around for said and similar programming, thankfully there are also several recent cinematic depictions that are much more relatable and representative of the city’s housing woes. Ahead we review and rank three major motion pictures—”Love Is Strange,” “Tiny Furniture,” and “5 Flights Up”—on our very own real estate and housing reality index.
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- Mind-Bending Bamboo Structures: It’s strong, it’s flexible, and it doesn’t even do yoga. Architizer showcases 7 bamboo structures you’ll have to see to believe.
- A Blast from Brooklyn’s Past: Take a step back in time with the Brookyn Historical Society’s old map showcase on July 10. The Brooklyn Paper has more on the nostalgic exhibit.
- Tiny Furniture: Looking for furniture for that tiny parlor or that landing off the staircase you just don’t know what to do with? We’ve all been faced with decorating a smaller space. Well Apartment Therapy has come to the rescue with some stylish sofas that will look chic in your tiny space.
- A Colorful Laight Street Loft Remodel: Our name is 6sqft and we have an interior addiction. The last time we looked at apartment interiors was… what time is it? It’s no secret we adore a good loft interior here at 6sqft so we couldn’t resist taking a glimpse–or a long, dreamy gaze–at this Laight Street remodel featured in Freshome.
Images: Laight Street loft (left), Bamboo Structures (right)