Monday, October 13, 2008
But like a growing number of well-off families, they have decided to remain in Manhattan, even though it means squeezing into a one-bedroom rental in the West Village. It costs them $3,995 a month, an amount that would allow them to rent a four-bedroom house in a suburb like Short Hills, N.J.

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for pared-down, simple living. But nothing about *any* big city could tempt me to rent indefinitely for THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS when perfectly spacious, not McMansion-y homes are available for reasonable purchase prices less than 10 miles away. I don't get it. I'm just not urban enough, I suppose. Maybe in my next life.