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Junior Snags Coveted NYC Alleyway for Summer Housing


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Greg Nelson (W ‘20) was ecstatic when his hard work and family connections paid off to secure him a Morgan Stanley internship for the Summer in New York. Nelson was even more ecstatic when he finally signed the lease for a highly sought after alleyway in Midtown.

“I started looking for housing in October, so all of the apartments were taken, but luckily I was able to get this cool space between a Ramen restaurant and a Duane Reade,” Nelson said. “Fifty square feet all to myself,” he bragged.

Every Summer, thousands of students flood into the city and compete for limited housing. Many struggle to find a nice and affordable place to supplement their 100-hour work weeks.

Nelson’s converted alleyway boasts a 180-degree view of West 42nd street from ground level as well as a breathtaking view of the night sky. Trash pickup is conveniently close, utilities are free, and pets are not only allowed but also included with the lease.

“Ten feral cats can’t be worse than my freshman year roommate, haha” said Nelson, whose freshman year roommate did not have rabies.