With the domesticity problem continuing to plague Bushwick, especially after a prolonged winter and an increased sense of attachment to one person, more Bushwick couples have decided to resign themselves to added months–even years–together in order to not have to deal with breaking their lease/scrambling to find a new apartment.
Grace Nester, a 29-year-old typewriter repairwoman, and Robbie Adaptor, a part-time bar back at The Narrows, are prime examples of being part of a couple purely for reasons of convenience and laziness. “I don’t remember much about how I met Grace or when exactly we started dating. It might have been three years ago, or it might have been five. All I know is, we’ve been living together for two, and our lease isn’t up until December, so I gotta stay with her until at least then,” explained Adaptor.
Nester added, “In a lot of ways, it forces us to work out our bull shit. I recommend it to any serious couple over marriage. Because having a lease in Bushwick together is far more binding. No one wants to give up their primo apartment location–or have to revert back to having more than one roommate again. Jesus Christ, I’m too old for that.” Yes, it would seem there is no such thing as pure motives in a Bushwickian relationship. We’re all just looking for that other half to complete
us our rent check.
Written by Genna Rivieccio