thank you very much for the informative essay on my inquiry; helpful. curious if i could get a little more detailed? feel free not to answer.
1. apartmentally speaking, east village (E and 6th specifically) is that good parts? know that it used to be a shithole, how 'bout now? $900/month? 2. what is a "good deal" (in all the areas) concerning rent-to-value? (value being common sense safe, light on the bugs, easy transport, etc.) 3. how does one get a place from out of town? 4. is a 13 year stay for a non-native 'normal?' what brought you there? 5. is there a gut-check-self-test one can take to know if they got what it takes to 'make it' there? feel free to give an answer to a human you don't know.
this is all stemming from a slight mid-life crisis (sad i'll die at 60 if the saying rings true). my kid brother is done with school in may. finance, his gig, you could say is plentiful in the southern part of the island. food is my gig and needless to say, good experience is also plentiful in and around those parts of the nation. i so love my current, cozy, midwest life but i so hate the thought of missed opportunities.