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What $3,000 Will Get You In NYC | Sweet Digs | Refinery29


Hey, I’m Brittany, welcome to
my Sweet Digs. let’s take the elevator, because if not we’re gonna have to
trek up four flights of stairs. So, let’s go. So, here’s my apartment. I live here with my boyfriend, our dog, our turtle,
and our 52 plants. Before I let you in, just make sure you
subscribe below, and let’s do it. I live in Bushwick, Brooklyn
with my boyfriend Andy. We pay $3,000 per month. I think it’s a pretty good price, because
we have a lot of space. We have laundry on sight, community garden,
and a community roof. This was actually the first
place we found, we found it on Craigslist, but it was really dark when we moved in and there was actually a wall
that closed off the bedroom, but it basically blocked off
all the light, so it wasn’t really great. So we asked them to knock down the wall and they did, which was amazing. I basically was the most annoying
tenant in the entire world, my landlord probably hates me, but it was worth it. So, over here is my record
and book collection. We have crazy amount of records. I think I have about 200 at this point. It’s anything from Elton John,
to David Bowie, we have Lana Del Rey, we have Prince. Hurricane Sandy hit, and all of my records were in the
basement of my mom’s house, and like half of them got washed away, but she did save a good amount for me. I work in advertising, I do social media for
a social media platform. I’m actually originally from Brooklyn, but I lived in California for a while, I lived in London for five years, so I feel like my travel has
kinda brought my home together. It’s given me my taste and my style, and has influenced me a lot. So, this is my bathroom. My favorite part of the bathroom
is actually the shower, you can step right in, you can fit about 4 to 5 people in there. It’s ginormous, and that’s really
rare for New York. When I first moved to this apartment a lot of the tiles were coming off,
and the grout was gross, and everything looked
a bit of a mess. But the landlord fixed everything up
and now it’s good as new. Every time I go to a new
country or a new city I like to bring something back with me to add to the apartment, so this beauty right here is from
London’s Portobello Road. It was actually made in Italy,
but the bead work is from Mali. This I actually got in London,
I lived in London for 5 years, and it’s a Raleigh,
it’s from 1973. This is our photo wall, we have
a couple different pieces. There’s a really cool
Fernando Botero bootleg photo that we got from Cartagena
a couple years ago. If you’ve ever seen the “Y Tho” meme, that’s basically that painting right there. This is a photo of my boyfriend’s Great
Great Grandfather from the Civil War. He fought for the Union so that’s… something to note. His name is Andrew Ewing Craig, same as my boyfriend’s,
he was named after him. And it’s a really beautiful photo so we
added it to our collection. My home style some people
would say is Bohemian, I don’t really like that word so
I like to call it eclectic. Andy got this table at Junk
in Williamsburg. It was really cool, but it was
kinda like shiny and very 80s. So my stepdad came over and he
sanded the whole thing down, stained it, and sealed it
with polyurethane. So now it’s like this beautiful,
restored wood instead of shiny 80s wood. And if you wanna walk with me over here
we’ll go into my kitchen. My least favorite part of the apartment is
actually the kitchen. It’s not huge, and we love to cook. I mean when I say we I mean Andy, he’s a really good cook. I like to tidy up after, because
I’m a bit of a clean freak, but it’s really hard when
we have dishes, and we usually have a lot of them, so we kinda pile them all over here, all over the counter, and then we
kinda run out of space, so we bring them to the dining room table. There’s actually no ventilation in here, there’s no fan above the stove. So, the second you literally put
anything in the oven, the smoke alarm goes off. So, I usually have to get this bench, and then I get the Swiffer, and then I attempt to reach
the button. We don’t really have any storage in the
apartment because it is a loft, and I’m really tiny
so I can’t reach anything. So, Andy usually has to jump
on the stove, and then jump up there to
put our suitcases, and our old clothes, and anything we
don’t want people to see is just basically hidden up there, and we block it with just some wood. So now we’re gonna walk into
my little living room area. So, let’s talk about the most
important things in the apartment, our pets! This is Gus, he is almost 7 years old,
I got him in London. He is a Chihuahua-Yorkie-Corgi I think. We have a turtle named Stella,
she is a Red Eared Slider. She’s about 11, and we actually got her in
Chinatown, and she was like this big. And we also have 52 plants. I don’t actually name them because I try to recognize all their
species’ so I don’t kill them. Andy’s a huge nature person
and he always had a lot of plants. For me I just got more plants to get
more oxygen in my apartment. Our plants are probably the most
expensive thing in our apartment at the moment. I think if you times 10 by 52 that’s probably the most expensive
thing in our apartment right now. We invest in ones we know
are easy to take care of, that will blossom and grow and they won’t die immediately. Some of our plants aren’t doing
that well because of the winter, they’re kinda a little bit
beat up right now, so comment below to let me
know if I should keep or compost. My favorite street find is
actually this coffee table we got. I love a good street find. Knowing the days you should
look is really key. Always get a good neighborhood
on like a Sunday. So here’s my favorite place: the bedroom. So the biggest pet peeve
in my apartment is actually the closet situation. We had zero closets when we moved in, so we went to Ikea and
bought these hat shelves that we just turned into our closet. And then we also bought storage
that has like our socks, and bras, and underwear, and
that’s hidden under the closet space, and then after that we ended up
buying this cabinet off Craigslist that’s usually for dishes, and cutlery,
and silverware and all that fun stuff, and we put our t-shirts and our jeans in it. So, a highlight of the apartment is actually
this view. We’re on the top floor and there’s nothing
blocking anything. Growing up in New York, you don’t get a lot
of windows or light, so walking into this
apartment is absolutely amazing. It’s almost scary. And then waking up in the morning you literally just like wake up
in the clouds, so it’s really beautiful. Moving in with my boyfriend was fun. He was in his apartment
for like 11 years or something crazy like that, so he had way more stuff than me. So it was difficult because he
had to get rid of a lot of stuff, but it worked out, it was totally fine. We have similar tastes,
so that was really easy. Our apartment started
to feel like a home after all our
bits and bobs had a home. We have a lot of little
random knick -knacks, and we didn’t really know
where to put everything. So once we bought like
shelves and cabinets and found little area’s for everything, it all came together and
it became like a little nest. My next dream apartment I
would love to have a private garden. We’re really into planting herbs, and fruits and vegetables, so being able to have my own space outside, especially for Gus
would be so awesome. Growing up in New York’s interesting. Size of apartments and houses
can be really random, and as you know small, so having a space of my own that’s
actually big and open, and has a lot of light is amazing, and something I never
really expected to have. I always dreamed of having
a loft growing up so now that I actually
have it it’s really cool. Thank you so much for
watching my Sweet Digs, to watch more videos, click here, and to subscribe, click here.

100 Comments

SaltAndPepper

Jun 6, 2019, 10:51 pm Reply

Remember when bushwick was a crackheads and lower income families…..Good ool'times!!! 3k ???Damn gentrification is real !!

Connie H.

Jun 6, 2019, 12:04 am Reply

Great place!!

Lisaaaa The Foodie

Jun 6, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Gentrification 101

idk

Jun 6, 2019, 9:07 am Reply

I dont care how high those ceilings are i wouldnt pay 3000 bucks a month for a crappy kitchen and zero storage space no clothing closet and a small bedroom nooooo sonnn

K mania

Jun 6, 2019, 8:44 am Reply

Super inflated but it’s okay they’re willing to over pay haha.
I love the plants ?

S McCray

Jun 6, 2019, 4:34 am Reply

Wayment. So that button @ 3:32 is to turn off the smoke alarm??! ???‍♀️Wow. I didn't know that! Who said the internet wasn't useful? #theyLied #carryon

weareallblinded

Jun 6, 2019, 8:49 am Reply

lovely apartment , hefty rent

Jamie Todd

Jun 6, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

She’s so fucking annoying

cacia da silva

Jun 6, 2019, 9:06 am Reply

BIGGGGGGGGGGGG like for Seu Jorge on the wall

SUKANYA PURTELL

Jun 6, 2019, 1:54 pm Reply

All of these videos about what you get for the amount $$$$ that these ppl are paying reminding me again about YUP! Gentrifications is real and still happening ?

Sydney P

Jun 6, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

Drink every time she mentions London

CC

Jun 6, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

Or you could move somewhere else and pay $1200 for a mortgage ….

Elise Annaveline

Jun 6, 2019, 5:55 am Reply

The best part of the appartement: the doggie, the plants the windows. Although how can people sleep when it's not pitch dark

ahlsl mirci

Jun 6, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

Why would any 4-5 people try to fit in a shower?

Kelly McMurray

Jun 6, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

She needs to take a breath…speaks so fast

Nairne K

Jun 6, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

Would much rather the $1200 apartment in Dallas

•Murray• •HeleneJ•

Jun 6, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

I feel sorry for all the Latinx people who were forced out of Bushwick because of people like this and saying “$3000 is great for this area” I literally know people left and right having to leave because of this

Samantha Stieber

Jun 6, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

Do they not have a bathroom ooorrr

Tee Time

Jun 6, 2019, 11:47 pm Reply

3k are you mad?! No fn way.

Rihanna Whyt3

Jun 6, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

NYC IS NOT JUST MANHATTAN

ezgiveoylesine

Jun 6, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

We got it! you lived in london for 5 years!

ARLENE HUTCHINSON

Jun 6, 2019, 9:25 pm Reply

If you're still living in the apartment I would recommend raising the bed on a full platform so 1. You'd get full drawers under the bed = storage 2. Better views from your bed ??‍♀️ and there's enough room in the house for a full closet plus plus, you just need a plan

Rickie Smith

Jun 6, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

Love the series but the design of many of the sweet digs seems to be the same.

Jade Monet

Jun 6, 2019, 5:56 am Reply

love your plants!

Print Me A Coupon

Jun 6, 2019, 6:29 am Reply

Another millennial who will burn though paycheck before saving. You will regret it. Your marketing job will not last.

AyotaL SamoTH

Jun 6, 2019, 6:56 pm Reply

I have three red eared sliders too. Nice dig!

GCBrad

Jul 7, 2019, 9:39 pm Reply

That apartment is so ugly, the way they design is space is sooo gross too, nyc hipster culture is soo stupid

Ann Latham

Jul 7, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

Stella is coool !

LeopardLover LeopardLover

Jul 7, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

3k for Bushwick insane for thoughts of you who don’t know NY bushwick is Equivalent of the Congo

Miguel Crisantos

Jul 7, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

that is ridiculous. You should have at least one big closet for that price.

Lauren

Jul 7, 2019, 3:41 pm Reply

Did she live in another country at some point?

Rev Laird

Jul 7, 2019, 12:50 am Reply

This is a very good well worth it Los nice size but it should have more closet space and you should have your own private portable washing machine and dryer I think that would have been my extra plus I love the space but this individual who apartment it is is something noxious in the voice is just really aggravating minor how a man deals with that kind of nagging tone everyday is beyond me no piece of ass is worth that now this is a nice place but this broad irritates my nerves???☕️❗️?????????

Dmitriy Lyubarskiy

Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply

I am lived in Brooklyn for 20 years and I think you are overpaying. Bushwick isn’t that amazing of an area, if you said Williamsburg, I might understand why you pay 3K a month. The apartment isn’t so big and the kitchen is tiny. You can get more for your money elsewhere.

A Name

Jul 7, 2019, 12:11 am Reply

Why would you have 4-5 people in your shower? Is she having orgies in there?

Ashley Vonier

Jul 7, 2019, 3:48 am Reply

There is no way that photo is from the American civil war ?

Cloe Stein Muñoz

Jul 7, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

Doesn’t she know that sleeping with plants around you is very bad? Plants liberate toxins during the night that you breath.
She could actually die from it.

ILAxMORE

Jul 7, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

My mom pays $2,500 a month for a 3 bedroom house with 3 bath in Virginia Beach, which is a very good price so I understand this?

fahren299

Jul 7, 2019, 2:38 am Reply

Talks about everything except how you afford 3k a month as a 20 something.

Victoria Corcoran

Jul 7, 2019, 7:54 am Reply

Lovely space

The Jade Coast

Jul 7, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

2 minutes in and I am done. This is what has happened to my former neighborhood. This is the epitome of gentrification in Brooklyn lol

Tanner Payne

Jul 7, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

3k is terrible for this even in Brooklyn lmao

Linette Low

Jul 7, 2019, 5:19 am Reply

What a lovely home 🙂 Cheers for sharing. ♡

Rachel Laine

Jul 7, 2019, 11:27 pm Reply

That dog is the best think about this video!

Renan Aguilar-Valenzuela

Jul 7, 2019, 6:11 pm Reply

OMG…she is a nightmare, everything in a question tone…i am thrilled how these people with their low IQ get 3 grands a month to pay that rathole.

Elizabeth Semarge

Jul 7, 2019, 9:26 pm Reply

I don't think that's your boyfriends great-grandfather fought in the civil war the hat kind of looks like it's from world war 1.

Allat Goddess

Jul 7, 2019, 12:09 am Reply

Your apt. is gorgeous, just gorgeous Everything. Everything.
ALso, you're blessing that you can keep Gus. I live in a no pet place, sigh!

mjordie97

Jul 7, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

$3000!?! You should just get a house in Staten Island

Monica Soto

Jul 7, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

first time I didn't finished watching a video this woman annoyed the hell out me!!

Veronika Granado

Jul 7, 2019, 4:53 pm Reply

I stan a Lana del Rey fan

D’Afrique Rousseau

Jul 7, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

I have a friend who lives in Bushwick. She's lived there for at least 5 years. I refuse to go. I refuse to cross a bridge to go anywhere unless I'm leaving the city.

seckzeedrea

Jul 7, 2019, 12:36 am Reply

3000? Yurrrr buggin

Empire Textbooks

Jul 7, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

How long was she in London again? Was it 4 years?

Nothinmuch

Jul 7, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

Jesus fuck absolutely nothing goes together in that house

Khalil Karim

Jul 7, 2019, 10:06 pm Reply

0:53 She axed them to knock down the wall

Peggy K

Jul 7, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

Beautiful space.

Marsha Pierre

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

If I have to pay $3000 in rent it better be for 3 different apartments.

Paper Plains

Jul 7, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

So many hate comments…chill guys.

Margaret Saint-Germain

Jul 7, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

She’s an example of why I left New York .

Margaret Saint-Germain

Jul 7, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

Wow David Bowie and Lana del Rey ? You must really love music

Margaret Saint-Germain

Jul 7, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

This woman is not from Brooklyn. Show me the birth certificate

RubyOpheliaQuinn

Jul 7, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

Wasn't that a WWI uniform?

Morgan

Jul 7, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

If you would like to learn about gentrification…this is a 101 course!

Helluminati

Jul 7, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

3k for this small place???? I don't think I could live anywhere without having shutters or curtains or something to cover windows. Is it really cheaper to rent than buy own place?

Irish South Sider

Jul 7, 2019, 3:22 am Reply

If your boyfriends great grandfather had fought for the confederacy I'm assuming you would have had to virtue signal, get all PC and shit? Who cares what side he fought on. PC culture as gone way too far.

Sarika R

Jul 7, 2019, 3:32 am Reply

I didn'y know why people were hating on her because I thought she was pretty cool until 1:40. The statue is a very important God (Ganesha) in Hinduism and seeing it right next to the TOILET with some aesthetic trinkets made me pretty angry. My religion is not an aesthetic, Karen.

Valentina Cracchiolo

Jul 7, 2019, 10:55 am Reply

At this point why wouldn't you buy a house… her bf rented an apartment for 11 years ?!

Karina

Jul 7, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

no one:
literally no one in the whole world:
Brittany: so i lived in london

AYA Barakat

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

Is it me, or is she just so unlikeable?

Nneka

Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

I don’t know why people don’t uprise in these gentrified areas. This is bullshit.

More Of Kila

Jul 7, 2019, 10:50 pm Reply

Eclectic is the friggin word . Not hipster, bohemian . ECLECTIC??‍♀️

Grace Richards

Jul 7, 2019, 7:20 am Reply

Does she have a boyfriend?

Ciara Mc Glynn

Jul 7, 2019, 7:23 pm Reply

why doesnt she like the word bohemian?????

MustacheN Beef

Jul 7, 2019, 11:26 pm Reply

Kristin Cavallari

nollie23.x

Jul 7, 2019, 11:09 am Reply

That rooftop looks soooo depressing lol hahahaha

B oom

Jul 7, 2019, 11:48 am Reply

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JASSON JIMENEZ

Jul 7, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

my appartment three times the size of her apartment!! how she could say her boy friend paying 3,000$ a month thats a lie.!
im paying 1,780 for a 3 bedroom two bathroom parking area and acces too the roof aswell for the same prize and i live in brooklyn ny! that apartment looks like a dump

Rex

Jul 7, 2019, 9:30 pm Reply

Can you guys change your channel name to “Gentrify29”

Haley

Jul 7, 2019, 5:42 pm Reply

Y'all that poor turtle

chinyere melville

Jul 7, 2019, 11:33 pm Reply

Yeah $3000 in Bushwick….ok

jan rey

Jul 7, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

She sounds like an 80's valley girl…

Guitarr

Jul 7, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

3000 $ for THAT?? I pay 750 $ and i actually got a bed room, huge living room etc IN the middle of Flensburg town down to the water. That there, looks like my first studio apartment i paid 300$ for.

okcavins

Aug 8, 2019, 9:28 am Reply

So sweet to share, super cute place. Her video hosting voice has the same cadence as any other NY girl apt tour. Its a whole thing. My advice…by a largr wardrobe and a fun dresser.

spare c0ochie

Aug 8, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

Uhhh does she have a bathroom-

Tee Coleman

Aug 8, 2019, 7:18 pm Reply

Insanity. Just rediculous.

celeriacmarcus

Aug 8, 2019, 1:18 am Reply

I love the dog and the plants.

xtang0322

Aug 8, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

I see a dog and I click.

Matt Simmons

Aug 8, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

She has Jade plants just like my 3rd grade teacher did

Matt Simmons

Aug 8, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

Well, does.

Miss Nicole Arie

Aug 8, 2019, 1:12 am Reply

Holy shit that turtle needs a nail trimming

All Mine

Aug 8, 2019, 11:24 pm Reply

what kind of job do you have that you can afford that kind of rent???

Estelita Quintero

Aug 8, 2019, 9:53 am Reply

Jump on the stove ? Girl stop it . ? you doing too much.

Clarissa Case

Aug 8, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

Babe. The most expensive thing in your apartment is your ego.

Emilia

Aug 8, 2019, 11:52 pm Reply

She's so LA but I can see how it's a good thing, considering her job lol

iamz33r0

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 am Reply

You guys in the comments are a MESS! I LOVE IT! LOL

JasmineSkyy

Aug 8, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

$3000 in bushwick? No laundry in the unit??

Jackie Christian

Aug 8, 2019, 6:06 am Reply

A major correction is needed. The picture of your boyfriends great etc. grandfather is actually not a civil war uniform but a World War 1 American doughboy uniform circa 1918. So he didn't fight for the wrong side unless of course, he was German!

Elii Swan

Aug 8, 2019, 9:44 am Reply

you know that more plants dont give u more oxygen, only trees do that

deb jean

Aug 8, 2019, 6:12 am Reply

Nice and spacious. Beautiful floors. $3,000 a month would get you one hell of s house in PA.

Heidi Crane

Aug 8, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

traveling is not a personality trait

Thomas Hull

Aug 8, 2019, 2:32 pm Reply

What an INSANE record collection !?!?!

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