Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment Would Cost $2,800 To Rent

As the debate rages on about whether “Girls” is realistic or not, let us hearken back to a time and place when we were having the exact same debate about a different foursome of white ladies trying to make it in New York: the “Sex and the City” gals. At that time, much ado was made (and, frankly, much ado is still made) about whether or not freelance writer Carrie Bradshaw would have been able to afford her phenomenal apartment on the Upper East Side. Repeatedly, we decided she would not.

That decision was verified when it turned out that the real-life building that served as the exterior of Carrie’s apartment was on the market for over $9 million. But now, real estate agent Barbara Corcoran has assessed her fictional digs for Vanity Fair, and determined that Carrie would have paid about $2,800 a month for rent.

Speaking as a fellow freelance writer…LOLOLOLOLOLOL. Nice try, HBO. Nice try.

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    • Sarah!

      Not to be THIS GIRL, but in the episode where Aidan is asking her to buy her apartment back, she mentions that she is paying way less than the apartment should be worth due to some convenient technicality. When she looks at apartments that are in similar ranges compared to what she was formerly paying she is disappointed by their general suckiness.

    • Lindsey’sin

      She had a rent controlled apartment and mentioned that she pays $700 a month. Yep, I remembered that.

    • NotThumper

      The other commenters are correct, she paid far less than $2,800 a month. Perhaps a free lance writer that actually does her research could afford that?

      • Sarah!

        OH SNAP.

    • Jo

      Also, your girl Jennifer is a writer (granted, not a FREELANCE writer) talking about buying $2000+ dresses. So uhh… you tell me, what can a writer afford these days?

    • Jess

      This is why I could never leave the southeast. Despite hating the political environment, living here is so cheap. In metro Atlanta, you DO pay around $700 for an apartment comparable to Carrie’s, in size.