Dorm life cramping your style? Dummy! Everyone knows that the only way to be happy is to pay more.
At least that’s what NYU junior Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins did. In a bizarre New York Times article, Csordas-Jenkins describes her move from the Broome Street dorm and its unsightly “ventilation gaps” to a more livable $2,100/month apartment of her very own on Union Square.
“It was impossible for me to live comfortably in that situation,” Csordas-Jenkins says of Broome, the roomy SoHo dorm. She wished she had “checked the box that said are you willing to pay more, because I need to be a healthy person.”
Her chief complaint was noise. “Earplugs combined with a white-noise machine were not enough” to secure a restful sleep for the junior who, like her former roommates, chose to attend college in one the world’s largest, noisiest cities.
Will Csordas-Jenkins find happiness in her new $2,100 crib? What the hell is a white-noise machine? Are New York Times readers mocking NYU students for our near-cartoonish privilege? So many questions!