Jennifer Nalewicki is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who has been published in The New York Times, Smithsonian, Interior Design, Scientific American, Hemispheres...
Stop complaining about your cramped dwelling and embrace your inner tininess: the McMansion era is over, and more people are beginning to see the beauty (and efficiency) of smaller spaces.
Any NYC resident knows how necessary it is to make sacrifices when apartment hunting.
Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy.
The first thing that attracted Andrea Araujo to her apartment in Astoria, Queens, was the ample sunlight pouring in through the windows.