Is such a distinction even possible? There are so many shitty rooms! Everywhere! For so much money! That people actually then agree pay, thus validating and perpetuating everything that is despicable about New York real estate! You could laugh until you cried, really. Or, you could turn this fucking horror show into a Tumblr. The creator of The Worst Room chose the latter.
The idea here is pretty straightforward, and the author explains, "this is a blog created for me to share the craigslist postings I sift through on a daily basis trying to find decent, affordable housing in New York City."
A+ work. And if I had to choose among the current options for the very worst? I'd go with the above, which is available in Carroll Gardens for $750 a month. It's cramped, of course, but something about the cluttered, high walls and light pouring down from an unseen source reminds me of the pit little Kirsten Dunst is put in to die in Interview With the Vampire. Or just a run of the mill prison cell. Either way, it's no good.
Anyway, besides helping us all to laugh at our pain, this Tumblr serves another important, heroic purpose: shame. Lots and lots of shame, heaped upon the idiots who not only think these kinds of offers are appropriate, but will probably find someone dumb enough to actually give them money. It's an uphill battle, but when anyone at all does the hard work of trying to make Craigslist assholes truly ashamed of themselves, we can only applaud that.
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