life in a tiny apartment.

June 6, 2012

Tip #17: Find a really cute lady or gent to share your apartment with.

ooh, just kidding. 
gratuitous shot of dreamy boyfriend + actual tip: treat the whole dang city like it’s your living room.*
apartments are small. summers are hot. don’t feel the need to stay cramped inside. 
we make frequent use of the church steps across the street for weekend lunches and after-dinner treats. we haven’t yet raised a glass with the monsignor who presides over it, but you never know, stranger things have happened. just yesterday, i gushed about my particular admiration for brooklyn bridge park. the bottom line? if there’s a public park in this city, chances are that we’ve picnicked in it or strolled through it or otherwise taken full advantage of its oxygen-producing giants and rolling lawns.
a few numbers to help you understand why:
central park: 843 acres
prospect park: 585 acres
brooklyn bridge park: 85 acres
the high line: 6.73 acres
our apartment: 0.005509 acres
we like our tiny apartment. but we’re not crazy.
*full credit for tip goes to india. see more of her ideas, here

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  • Reply rebecca June 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    truer words have not been said…. love this. 🙂

  • Reply d&d June 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    what a handsome man! so glad that you are BOTH safe and sound and happy.

    • Reply Erin June 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      thank you, friend.

  • Reply Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } June 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    LOL @ the "acreage" of your apt. Cute post!


  • Reply Ashley Blossom June 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think most of us live in tiny apartments because we love what's on the outside anyway! Right? 🙂

  • Reply Victoria June 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Great post 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea June 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    love it!

  • Reply Cindy June 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    hubba, hubba … oh, great tip, too :)!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Haha, your apartment in acres ! Great post!

  • Reply beccainboston June 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Target has circular bathmats. We have one now I think it goes great in the small space!

  • Reply Corina @WineDineDaily July 12, 2012 at 1:47 am

    What a great City Life you two have 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Oh boy, more self-possessed hipsters who moved to Brooklyn to become their own brand. People in the rest of America might be impressed but if you live in Williamsburg, every single person you see on the sidewalk has their own logo, blog and line of products. Usually with a post-modern 'bird' silhouette worked into it somehow. Megalomaniacs are a dime-a-dozen here. These two are NOT special- they are actually VERY conventional in this zip code. Lord knows who they paid off at Yahoo News to get featured all day long like this.

    • Reply Miya July 13, 2012 at 3:38 am

      This comment makes me really sad, because I'm pretty sure you've never met these people and yet you're making all kinds of assumptions about them. I'm not sure what compelled you to write a comment like this, but I wonder if you would be so quick to say these things if you were sitting across from the people toward whom you are directing them. Erin has made no claims to being special; on the contrary, her column on living in a small space is actually a nod to the fact that many of us live like her. She's a lovely person, and is special not because of the size of her apartment or willingness to share snippets of her life online, but because she is a kind person who is trying to lead a conscientious life. Bottom line: I think this comment is rude and has very little, if anything, to do with the conversations happening on this blog. Opening a conversation about the merits of self-branding and blogging is one thing; tossing out inflammatory comments clearly meant to hurt feelings (anonymously) is quite another.

  • Reply Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I'm loving the 240-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn Heights that's what I love most about its size can't forget anything everything is close to you awesome blog thanks for sharing your story

    • Reply Erin July 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

      so glad to hear it!

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