| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

My NYC Apartment Tour ? & Tips on How to Afford Living in The City

hey guys ~ welcome back today we’re going to do a tour of my studio my studio in New York City so there’s honestly not much to show because it’s just a hallway and a bedroom or like a living space so I think what I’ll do at the end is I’ll talk about how to afford living in New
York City and this the tips I’m gonna talk about I think it’s pretty universal end of the day really comes down to knowing what you’re willing to give up I
know what you’re not willing to give up so if tomorrow if YouTube just
disappears.. and if my apartment gets taken away from me if everything gets taken away from me I think I’d still be happy and content where I am these things are nice and it brings me joy but my joy and happiness is not rooted in
having these things and having a place like this okay let’s start with.. right when you enter through the door you see Zee stove and you see Zee shoe rack I actually just put this together today earlier today if you guys have seen my older video you saw how my shoes are just usually
scattered everywhere on the floor not anymore
okay and then there’s also this this is also so these two are from Ikea I’m not
really sure you guys want to see so let’s talk about the aesthetics the
design for a sec I love the stainless steel backsplash I’m usually more of a
white subway tile kind of gal but this mixed with the quartz countertop with
the dark floors with the gray cabinets I’m a fan it was love at first sight so
there’s one thing that I do want to show you guys okay dishwasher is always kind
of open because I never actually used the dishwasher to wash dishes I just use
it as a drying rack but let me show you guys this supercool okay ready
so I feel like this is probably one of the top three purchases for my apartment
the other one is right here it’s the KitchenAid blender that was $750 but I
found it on Craigslist brand new for 250 dollars this is probably my best
purchase second best purchase is the little
knife this thing okay nice green clean supplies love these little mason jars
and bamboos reasonable utensil usable straws make matcha lattes with collagen
every morning with that here’s a little fruit bowl and snacks just in case and
let’s just go here so I feel like I’ve showed you guys this area already this
letter board is from Amazon the print is from Etsy itself no face in a bowl of
ramen this is real this is fake from Ikea and them what else there’s this
mirror hey guys so yeah this is pretty much the
the kitchen do you guys have any questions teaching me how to do this my
brother’s life purpose I like having it on my fridge just as a reminder of
what’s most important to me and uh-huh look yes him they asked me huh yeah
these are some notes from you guys Thank You Ally I love you
this is for my best friend Portia and these little pins are from Karina thank
you guys so much okay and one other thing I’ve talked about this in the past
all the things that I have in my apartment it’s I know it’s not as it
used to be very minimal where I didn’t have any photos I didn’t have any of
these like little reminders or little things or even prints but I got to a
point where I was like I want to get things that remind me of important
reminders so for example this rabbit is from Alice in Wonderland it’s from my
from Katie and it just reminds me of being functional and be a long time
because I’ve never a puncture one never on time something I’m working on no fish
reminds me of external stay is a mirror reflection of our internal states what
we see in others of things that we find unappealing and others is actually a
reflection of the things we find unappealing in ourselves so with that
okay moving on okay so I’ll show you guys the bath
really quick it’s really messy because I threw everything that I didn’t want in
my room in here so okay that’s bathroom that’s me okay you guys get the feel of
it all right so we’ll leave when you start walking this way there will be a
closet right here and then this is where all the coats are as well as all like
the cleaning supplies and on the top right here are heels that I have yet to
wear I honestly haven’t worn a single pair of heels and like the past year
since I moved here but I keep it because it’s like what if I need to wear that
thing that one time okay here is the use my bookshelf this is another print from
spirited away Haku in dragon form it’s my family’s my cousins all the cousins
on our grandparents this print my best friend drew it for me it’s of 11 and the
boys okay yeah I’m not sure if this is actually Kobe’s rookie card but it might
be so if it is this is the greatest of all time the war is just one but Kobe
will forever be the number one in my heart
these are the books my parents my cousin’s my brother books that I some of
these I’ve read some of these I’m going to read more books speaks out of mason
jars i guess and see good amount of you guys have asked where this desk is from
it is from the Container Store and then I’ll link everything down below I
believe it’s like the Java shelf leaning shaft us give you guys cool with I hope
people to find alternatives as well tip number one for how to afford living in
New York City is you can actually find a lot of really great deals on Craigslist
I know it can seem super sketchy and it goes without saying that you should be
very very careful of buying things off of Craigslist but because so many people
are moving in and out of the city every single day every single week and these
are mostly working-class professionals who are not going to do anything too
crazy too you can find a lot of things so this chair
I believe it was a part of a dining set I got it for $80
probably retails for like two hundred probably from cd2
and this little acrylic console I think it is from CB 2 and I’m not sure how
much you retailed for but I got this set so there’s one two the third one it’s in
there it’ll nest together I believe I got all of these for $60 and this starte
print this is called the night sky I got it from night sky dot IO what else what
else okay so this couch it’s from Ikea I love how it’s when I moved into this
beautiful white space I was like okay I want everything to be white and I wanted
a couch that was like a cloud but still structural enough and this is it it’s
super comfortable I slept on it a few times it’s great I don’t know why I
still thought it because my bed is literally right here but like you know
sometimes it happens you just pass out by accident and this lamp also got it
from Craigslist I believe it’s either West Elm or Crate
and Barrel or Pottery Barn one of those thing I got this for a hundred and I got
this plant from the same owner of this beautiful arc lamp and this is a rubber
tree it’s grown significantly since I got it which is great because okay
it’s on the floor the reason why but is on the floor is because I could not be
bothered getting a bed frame and I kept putting it off because I felt like I
already spent so much money furnishing my place it’s just one of those things
that I just never ended up getting around to yeah Oh show you guys my
closet really quickly two closets in this place one is the little one I just
showed you guys earlier on this side and then this is the bigger closet and the
smash drawers from The Container Store this is from Amazon which is where I put
all the things I don’t want to deal with but I will get to you eventually air
purifier alright so that was a quick tour of my studio and let’s talk about
how to afford living in a city like New York or living on your own or just
anything about finances and existence and budgeting and having the right
mindset and life there’s a few things the first one is mentality having the
right mindset you know you need to hustle if you want to live in a city
like New York City the second thing is budgeting it is so important to know
what you’re spending your money on and how much money you’re spending a month
and to not spend more than you are making and the last thing which I think
is the most important thing it’s your purpose why do you need to live in a
city why do you to live alone this is just knowing what you want and
knowing that you have to work really hard to get the things that you have if
you don’t already have these things for example me wanting to live in the city
of me wanting to furnish my apartment nicely but me not having as much budget
as I would like to decorate it like a West Elm catalog or a Crate and Barrel
catalog what I did was I bought most of the things off Craigslist that I felt
safe buying from someone else my bed and my couch were brand new I feel like
something as personal as your bed and something as personal as your couch
those are the two things that I don’t know I didn’t feel right buying it from
someone else but almost everything else as you guys saw earlier we’re from
Craigslist that’s like one way of kind of I was gonna say like life hack it’s
kind of kind of is a life hack you’re saving so much money on things that are
practically brand-new so that goes with like the mentality or the mindset of if
you know you want certain things what is a way to get to the end result without
doing the things that you normally have to do and this would just be like paying
the full retail price when I first moved to New York City in
2015 I went through all of my expenses to really see what is the bare minimum
that I can get by I brought it down to or five hundred dollars not including
rent that might seem like a lot to some of you guys or it might not but if it
seems like a lot to you it’s because living expenses in New York it’s
significantly higher than most places around the world budgeting is also
mindset right knowing that you can spend significantly less money doing things
yourself like making a smoothie yourself every morning instead of paying ten
dollars for a smoothie those are all little things that you can do to save
money here and there and I feel like I if you guys are interested in this let
me know maybe I can make a different video that’s more articulate because
right now I feel like I’m just sharing openly the things that I’ve been doing
so with that knowing that I wanted to live here and knowing that I was going
to be working at nonprofit media company so I wasn’t making that much money I
knew I had to have another source of income and what I did as you can see
from this playlist I did a lot of thirsting to resell and that was how I
made a couple thousand dollars extra a month to be able to support myself to be
able to live not on a 500 dollar budget that’s just goes back to mentality of
like trying to find different alternatives or trying to find different
solutions to help you get to where you want to be and not being afraid of
hustling not being afraid of trying not being afraid of failing to learn or to
improve or to get better why do I need to be in New York why do I
need to live by myself why do I need to live in the city why do I need to do all
the things why do we need to do half the things that we do because we don’t need
to do half the things that we do for me because I knew I was going to go and
work really early and leave really late by really early for a while I went in
around 5:00 I can’t really sustain that I’m trying to get back there but I
haven’t been able to now it’s about like 6:00 or 7:00 and then I leave around
8:00 9:00 or 10:00 or 11:00 mostly around like 9:00 or 10:00 these days so
knowing that I was gonna be at work for the majority of the day around my
co-workers who I love dearly but there are people in humble s I knew that I
wanted to have my own personal space when I came home that was just my space
to do my thing – like mole or – potato or – just like the battery just died so
I just changed the battery really quickly so I knew I wanted to live near
the office and I knew I once live alone and I knew that I wanted it to be
relatively nice these are all kind of like bougie rowena tendencies of like
liking nicer things and finer things in life but I knew that I would have to
trade off something and that trade off for me was time and my energy so I guess
the moral of the story for the last point is just to know what is the most
important to you and know that if you really want something badly enough
you’ll do whatever you can to make it happen for me being in you or because my
focus is just work and is just to do the best that I can with the time that I
have on building a better future for myself and for other people and for the
things that I believe in everything else just kind of happened
I don’t know if this is helpful at all I guess what I’m trying to say is if you
want to put me in a little potato sack in a corner of a room with six other
people or a ton of the people I can live like that if you want to put me in
Hartman like this and let me live by myself I can do that too and I think
it’s like that flexibility of knowing what you’re willing to sacrifice knowing
what you’re not willing to sacrifice so I think at the end of the day it really
comes down to knowing what you’re willing to give up and know what you’re
not willing to give up so if tomorrow if YouTube just disappears
and if my apartment gets taken away from me if everything gets taken away from me
I think I’d still be happy and content where I am these things are nice and it
brings me joy but my joy and happiness is not rooted in having these things and
having a place like this this just turned like a completely different turn
the initial purpose of this video but yeah I think if you are rooted and
grounded in who you are and the things that you are passionate about no matter
what happens to your life externally nothing will be able to deter you from
doing the things that you need to do and I feel like your living conditions and
your living situation definitely helps elevate the quality of your life no like
for sure but it’s just like a little sliver of like the bigger picture of
knowing what’s most important to you and knowing why you’re even doing anything
why you’re chasing the things you’re chasing why you are working towards the
thing you’re working towards or why you feel like you need to have the latest
things because I don’t know for a lot of us myself included it’s because like I
want to be cool or like I want other people to look at me a certain way or I
want other people to view me as but certainly so wow I like the direction
that this just kind of turned so yeah I mean I hope this was helpful if you guys
want me to elaborate on any of these points please let me know if you have
any questions I’d be happy to answer down below and yeah… thank you guys for joining I love you guys but the ones who stick to the end who catches my rambling like this.. you guys, I love you guys and honest.. okay honestly, thank you so much for watching thank you so much for being a part of my life and my journey because without you, none of this would happened none of this would happen I hope you guys have a wonderful morning
or evening or night or afternoon or study break I hope… most of you guys probably
aren’t in school anymore but um I love you guys ~ see you guys next time baii ~ *kiss*


Alissa Lyn

Jun 6, 2018, 7:46 pm Reply

"why do you need to live alone"
well geez, asking the deep questions :'(

david dempsey

Jun 6, 2018, 3:23 pm Reply

Hi! loved this video. Ive been thinking of making smoothies/juices in the morning before work. I'd be interested in seeing recipes and how you find time to make them in the morning.


Jun 6, 2018, 3:41 am Reply

OMG you live right by the Highline!! I can only the amount in rent tho… v nice place


Jun 6, 2018, 12:12 am Reply

Some tips for budgeting?

Jacquelyn Jinks

Jun 6, 2018, 4:34 am Reply

It’s lovely!!

I share the same love for Sharks! Where is the beautiful white hat from?!


Angela Alvarez

Jun 6, 2018, 5:42 am Reply

you had mentioned that you thrifted and sold online, was that through craigslist as well? I also live in nyc and am looking for ways to make a little bit of money selling clothes and such, what website did you use?


Jun 6, 2018, 7:36 pm Reply

Rowena, I was watching some of your older videos (new subscriber <3) and stumbled across your video on your brother's life purpose. I clicked on the link that led to your blog; however, it said that it is currently under construction. Will your blog be back online, or if you have discontinued it could you potentially post the list someplace else?

Keep doing what you're doing; it's incredible! <3

Marilyn Capehart

Jun 6, 2018, 10:42 pm Reply

A blender for $700 and you paid $200 that's a lot 6-18-18

Jasminn Tan

Jun 6, 2018, 2:25 pm Reply

Omg that RJ pillow!! ?

Chelsey Michelle

Jun 6, 2018, 3:48 pm Reply

Great video!

Sparkle Spirits

Jun 6, 2018, 4:59 pm Reply

i barely get into the vid and see ( RJ )bt21 0:05


Jun 6, 2018, 12:41 am Reply

I have to ask, how do you get the stuff you buy on craigslist home? I live in nyc and always want to get furniture on craigslist but can never figure out how to get items like a large lamp or chair home in a cost effective way

Leila Ghauri

Jun 6, 2018, 12:23 am Reply

Great tour!
I got my own place too!
I put up an empty apartment tour video 🙂
Check it out and let me know what you think?

Spoiler alert: My place is not as cool as yours 😛


Jun 6, 2018, 12:27 am Reply

I live in this building! It's cool to see another apartment layout. I also have a tour on my channel that I posted 4 months ago. However, I really like your minimalist style! I'm taking notes!!! Thanks for sharing neighbor!

Emnet Abrham

Jun 6, 2018, 7:24 pm Reply


Beca So

Jun 6, 2018, 6:22 am Reply

you girl are inspiring!!!! love you kisses from mexico city

Carolyn Aukafolau

Jun 6, 2018, 6:48 pm Reply

Hi Rowena. Thank you so much for your honesty and reflection. I am just about to move from New Zealand to teach in Hong Kong. I will be looking for an apartment and living in a very expensive city, so your thoughts are timely and have given me a lot to think about. Even though you are so young (I am 55) your videos really resonate with me. I have been following you for a while. You are very inspirational. Thank you. You do great work xx

Sky Walker

Jun 6, 2018, 5:55 am Reply

I too never understood why someone wants to keep someone else's bed. Especially in some of those domestic or international house shopping shows. So gross.

Steinway Kawai

Jul 7, 2018, 1:31 pm Reply

hello Rowena! Will you come back to Taiwan this summer? I really enjoy your attitude toward life and always being positive. Hopefully we can meet up in TW !!


Jul 7, 2018, 12:20 am Reply

I just stumbled upon your channel and honestly watched this video till the end and I really needed that rambling! I'm literally so lost when I thought I had myself together and I used to think I have a plan and now I have no clue so I just really need to work on my mindset and figure out how to motivate myself with the environment i'm in! But can't wait for more videos <3

Melissa Suarez

Jul 7, 2018, 12:47 am Reply

AH YOU HAVE AN RJ PILLOW!!! Best part about your apartment that is so unique. I have a Cooky pillow!!

zenia san

Jul 7, 2018, 6:29 pm Reply

lovely apartment with a touch of loved ones….


Jul 7, 2018, 4:25 am Reply

where in new york is this? and how much do you pay for rent? not to be crude, but i live in brooklyn and pay $1300 with roommates, so if a studio is a better deal, id love to consider it

David Jimenez

Jul 7, 2018, 3:33 am Reply

you could get wooden pallets for the bed frame and paint it it white

Enchanted Minds

Jul 7, 2018, 4:37 pm Reply

Love the tour! Thanks for sharing! Can you please do a what's in my Givenchy bag video? 🙂


Jul 7, 2018, 6:57 pm Reply

You had me when i saw RJ


Jul 7, 2018, 6:36 am Reply

How do you do laundry and how long does it take you to get to work? I'm moving and starting work in 2 weeks and my first apartment is a large (nyc standards) studio with temporary walls with 2 other people. I'm amazingly under my budget limit so I'll be able to pay school debt in my first year, but will eventually want privacy. I love the look of your studio, the ONLY thing missing from it being my absolute dream is in-unit washer dryer. It seems like 5 studios with affordable rent for 1 person has a washer dryer in unit. :'( However, that's my compromise if I can get into my own space.

Lovely video! I look forward to more content from you.


Jul 7, 2018, 6:11 pm Reply

First time being on this channel and I was just watching it for the decor and apartment stuff then I saw the RJ plushie ??


Jul 7, 2018, 3:56 am Reply

You found some awesome goods on Craigslist! Good job!


Jul 7, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

wow love it so much! xx

Jane S.

Jul 7, 2018, 3:16 am Reply

How do you eat??? Like truly, how do you meal prep when you’re out of the house/office very often or remember what to buy for thee week of food to nourish yourself for cheap? Would love that from you 🙂

Michelle P

Jul 7, 2018, 2:17 am Reply

i'm curious how much nyc rent is these days. i live in toronto and even crappy places are out of control prices 🙁


Jul 7, 2018, 7:37 pm Reply

Ive only watched about 60 seconds of this video and I am already touched by how you started it!! Happiness should never be rooted in things that can simply perish! Agreed and well said girl!


Jul 7, 2018, 7:56 pm Reply

YES your videos are incredibly helpful! As you live and learn and grow, you're sharing it with people that are either on the same journey as you or who will eventually merge paths with information you've shared from your journey! I absolutely LOVE your channel and your energy! don't ever change! even the rambles at the end! i swear i get off topic SO MUCH in my videos lol


Jul 7, 2018, 6:40 pm Reply

My fav space is your book area I’m a book worm I collect self help books ???? I’m a new subbie I’ve been lovin your vids thanks for inviting me on this tour ?
Big love from the BayArea510 ♥️

Reese Kim

Jul 7, 2018, 4:56 am Reply

This was so incredibly helpful I love videos like this!!

Yuuki Suzuki

Jul 7, 2018, 11:09 pm Reply

is there any video of presenting your books? and if there isn‘t I would appreciate a video there you talk about your most inspiring books!

thanks & you have a great channel 🙂


Jul 7, 2018, 12:14 pm Reply

snooze fest ffs

Laura H

Jul 7, 2018, 8:43 pm Reply

I just discovered your channel and I fell in love with your personality instantly. My thought at the end of the video was "I want to be her friend, she spreads so much positivity". Thought I should tell you, you know, spread the love and stuff 🙂


Jul 7, 2018, 5:03 am Reply

also you should try facebook marketplace! i got a mid century modern, made in denmark, teak wood desk for $75 (probably would sell for $400 at a vintage shop/west elm dupe) and i just got a mid century modern record stand for $40 that retailed at $120, this is all in brooklyn too!

Dee T

Jul 7, 2018, 8:41 pm Reply

This is really inspiring! Planning to move to the city soon…. How much was your rental? How do you find such a nice space?


Jul 7, 2018, 8:42 pm Reply

I saw you have a water boiler/electric kettle in your kitchen. What kind do you use and would you recommend it?

moon shines on you

Jul 7, 2018, 9:55 am Reply

Nooo wayyyy I am planning to moving to NY next year, and this is THE video that I just needed. I am so happy that I got to watch this! Thanks so much for making amazing clips?

Maria Chaves

Jul 7, 2018, 3:00 pm Reply

This was beautiful! If you could do a detailed NYC budgeting video I would love that! I loved that you said you chose to trade off your time and energy for your bougie personal preferences, like yea girl I support that so much. I relate!!! Like I think a bougie preference of mine would be the occasional bougie af dinner and occasional eating out cuz to me that's part of the love and joy of living in NYC, how do you feel about that? What would you recommend? Like you said I could live in a corner w roommates to afford that lifestyle I want for myself. Thanks girl!!


Jul 7, 2018, 12:28 am Reply


Taylor Durand

Jul 7, 2018, 3:12 am Reply

Do you know of anyone hiring? lol

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Jul 7, 2018, 7:33 pm Reply

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Jul 7, 2018, 9:05 pm Reply

Rj is so cute

Brandon Ramirez

Aug 8, 2018, 11:58 pm Reply

right by the high line?? that must cost one pretty penny ?

Kate Huneke

Aug 8, 2018, 12:22 am Reply

No way, we 800% live in the same building. Small world!


Aug 8, 2018, 2:02 pm Reply

Do you need to pay taxes when you resell thrifted items?


Aug 8, 2018, 5:12 pm Reply

Beautiful apartment tour 🙂 curious about your nyc rent!

Jeremy Wagar

Aug 8, 2018, 10:23 pm Reply

Love your videos, and love this tour. You have a beautiful home! ?

Kristina Wetterich

Aug 8, 2018, 3:02 am Reply

where are you living in manhattan/how much is your rent if you don’t mind me asking? I’m moving into lower manhattan soon and I can’t find a place that i like in my budget ($2000 max). do you have any apartment hunting tips in nyc with a lower budget?

Paula Gonzalez

Aug 8, 2018, 5:51 pm Reply

I have the same sofa! It's so perfect… like, it doesn't get any better for the price point. Also, bed on the floor– yes! I also kept putting it off and now I feel weird even thinking about getting a bed frame lol


Aug 8, 2018, 9:53 pm Reply

I love your no face artwork <3

Nadia Milfort

Aug 8, 2018, 10:16 pm Reply

How much do you pay for rent?

Ellen Kobayashi

Aug 8, 2018, 10:29 am Reply

Would love to see a video on how to save money on the things you want, it was really cool how you started to make your own matcha lattes to save money!! please make a video on this x love your videos Rowena

Sara Huncke

Aug 8, 2018, 12:23 pm Reply

I'm sorry wut? You flash a givenchy bag in the beginning of your video and live in an apt that probably cost $3000 a month? What about this is minimalist/budget-friendly?


Aug 8, 2018, 10:43 pm Reply

Its like a korean one room apartment!! Its soo cool!!


Sep 9, 2018, 5:09 pm Reply

your videos make me so optimistic, inclusive of the ramblings towards the end. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂

Wendy Yang

Sep 9, 2018, 6:09 am Reply

How much did you pay per month???

Kay Flip

Sep 9, 2018, 2:28 am Reply

working class professionals = oxymoron

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gwen velora

Sep 9, 2018, 12:54 am Reply

I just watch your video like today. I don’t know how but i saw your video on my feeds and i clicked. And i instantly love you cause you’re so relatable and so cool and your lifestyle is for sure very interesting..yeah.. i just wanna tell you that. Gonna binge watch your videos now. ?


Sep 9, 2018, 1:27 am Reply

how much do you pay for rent?

Chandler May

Sep 9, 2018, 2:06 am Reply

Why don’t you wash dishes?

Mandy C

Sep 9, 2018, 5:56 pm Reply

this video was super helpful.i saw your video on budgeting with the 50/30/20 but it didn't click until the end of this video

Jennifer O’Brien

Sep 9, 2018, 11:13 am Reply

Haha I’m the same with heels?! When will I wear them?! Also love the rambling at the end love your videos just subscribed!

Latrice Sydney

Sep 9, 2018, 7:03 am Reply

lol finding deep psych meaning in material possessions so you can claim minimalism

MissVindicat ASMR

Sep 9, 2018, 7:09 am Reply

I love this! And wow, you work A LOT! I work full time but it’s not nearly as much as you. And I already feel like I’m working all the time. Maybe I can shift my mindset somehow too. Thank you! ?


Sep 9, 2018, 12:58 pm Reply

Good video! Please show you make your matcha latte with your bulk machine ?

Blake Parker

Sep 9, 2018, 8:16 am Reply

Jesus Loves you.
Who ever is reading this, know you have a home that is not of this world. A home in eternity called heaven.


Oct 10, 2018, 8:24 am Reply

Nice space…I miss New York…ughh :(….Meanwhile, I did pick up an idea from you which is to use my dishwasher as a drying rack..that will help me to maximize my counter space…lol

Silas Garcia

Oct 10, 2018, 5:32 pm Reply

Did she mention how much she pays for the apartment?


Oct 10, 2018, 9:40 am Reply

This is SO cute


Oct 10, 2018, 7:03 am Reply

Hi may i ask how much is your rent for your studio?

Anikookie 2414

Oct 10, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

Yes its a RJ cushion ???

Andra Toma

Oct 10, 2018, 7:08 am Reply

Gorgeous apartment. I live in NYC also, and cannot imagine living on $500 per month, in addition to rent. Internet is 64,99, ConEdbill is more than $100, MetroPass is $124 per month, my cell is $65 / month…we are already at $350 in addition to rent, and I have not eaten yet…
So please, do a utube about living on a budget in the city.
Again, you have a gorgeous place.

Cindy Wong

Nov 11, 2018, 3:40 pm Reply

i'm in newyork, can't believe we are this close


Nov 11, 2018, 5:05 pm Reply

a dream apartment!!!! everything I would want for a space of my own. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us!!

Alexis Gilbert

Nov 11, 2018, 8:19 pm Reply

Such a gorgeous apartment!! ?

Thu Nguyen

Dec 12, 2018, 11:31 am Reply

I add your videos into a playlist called Rowena so I can listen to you when I cook or feel defeated. Honestly the most down to earth youtuber on personal development I’ve ever seen. Respect m/

Colliers Inc

Jan 1, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

I wish more ppl would say what size bed do they have that information helps

Kenneth Boykins

Jan 1, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

This video was incredibly helpful!!

DaeHa Kang

Jan 1, 2019, 2:02 pm Reply

Everything's beautiful and minimalistic and I love but,, wHAT ABOUT RJ?¡¡

Cendalee Bundy

Jan 1, 2019, 12:31 am Reply

I’m sad I’m just seeing this…. also RJ is just living the life

Ande Linn

Jan 1, 2019, 5:21 pm Reply

I would love to know how you budget! I also live in an expensive city (San Francisco) and need to figure out how I can save money to pay off my medical bills and student loans.

Emily K

Feb 2, 2019, 6:01 am Reply

This was so motivating. A lot of people talk so negatively about the challenges of moving to NYC but your approach is really positive and refreshing. I do think it comes down to mentality the most.

Harshitha J

Feb 2, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

Rowena how do you clean your sofa and bed?? Its so white, I too love the theme but I'm very afraid to use them thinking they'll get stained

Erin Williams

Feb 2, 2019, 2:41 am Reply

What kind of bed do you have? Looking for one I can throw on the floor as well ?

Ghuleh Loranti

Mar 3, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

You have this otherworldliness to you that I really admire. Definitely subscribed!


Mar 3, 2019, 4:19 pm Reply

i think putting your bed up on wood palettes would look super cool and go with the place too

Soukaina Benmamoun

Mar 3, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

I just love this amazing beautiful wonderful person Rowena !! GOD thank you soo much for making her a youtuber I'm soo thankful for her on YouTube ❤❤❤
I just looove you girl!! Please keep being the beautiful great person you are?


Mar 3, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

What neighbourhood are you in? And how much is the rent?

Nelson Ortiz

Apr 4, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

Wow awesome place…very comfy 🙂

Amy Lamb

May 5, 2019, 11:49 pm Reply

hahaha… I just noticed the little shark emoji on the corner of the video! That's so cute!!!

gor jess

May 5, 2019, 7:57 am Reply

Girl… you got money and expensive taste.

Nicole Penny

Jul 7, 2019, 3:48 pm Reply

i never seen an apartment that speaks so much to my soul and aesthetic.

cc le combe

Aug 8, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

Literally everytime I watch one of your videos I get so inspired to blitz my own apartment and get my shit together. THanks for being a positive influence!

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