6. You need to learn how to minimize
It’s only possible to cram so much stuff into one tiny space. So unless you luck out and get a loft that costs the same price as a tenement apartment you’re bound to be stuck buying smaller furniture and using most of it for more than a single purpose. This is when your table becomes your desk, storage space, and possible cooking surface if you need to go to that extreme. Learning how minimize is essential when living in a NYC apartment.