Oh, New York. The city that never sleeps. Due in part to the ridiculous number of coffee shops 'round every corner, yes. But also largely due to the comically ridiculous state of 'living.'

Hey - we've all got to start somewhere. After all, how will you one day appreciate that beautiful brownstone with requisite bright front door and backyard garden if you've never known the joys of a walk up studio in Chinatown with a fire escape larger than your bathroom?

[Photo via @cynthia_rowley]