|easy tiger. we were discussing some inaccuracies in your comment column. feel free to correct the record if you like. no one is judging you. your question did seem oblivious to the reality of nyc life in the 70's - 80's when it was possible for a young artist to survive as working class poor. i have friends who currently pay mid 700 dollar range here in jersey city if you want help locating a studio in the nyc vicinity. no car or health insurance needed.
(i was composing a response while tom made his comment)