It Happened One Weekend: Roosevelt Island Couple Settles in Bayonne (New Jersey!)

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Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The Hunt: Dreams vs. Reality
The Hunters: A couple moving to New Jersey
Price
Dream: N/A
Reality: $2,500/month
Neighborhood
Dream: Manhattan
Reality: Bayonne, NJ
Amenities
Dream: 2BR, washer-dryer
Reality: 2BR, washer-dryer, closet space
Summary
This weekend's Hunters are a couple originally sequestered on Roosevelt Island, who didn't quite like the long commute into New York. After searching for a relatively inexpensive (no specifics) two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan and coming up empty, they expanded their search to New Jersey, apparently willing to sacrifice a reasonable commute to their respective jobs. They soon found a huge two-bedrom apartment in Bayonne (birthplace of George R.R. Martin and Shaquille O'Neal), with a washer-dryer, lots of closet space, and a nice view of the Bayonne Bridge. They're now paying $2,500/month and have become "the people who say, 'We are going into the city.'" [The Hunt/"Full of Character for a Lot Less Rent in Bayonne, N.J."]

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