Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Some New York apartments are the size of a closet, while some literally are closets — like the room where Kimmy lives in the dwelling she shares with her roommate, Titus. But living in rooms that are not legally “rooms” is pretty par for the course for broke dreamers trying to make it in the Big Apple.
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Character: Kimmy Schmidt Roommate: Titus Andromedon Jobs: Personal assistant, retail at a Christmas-themed store (Kimmy); actor, themed-restaurant worker, cruise-ship performer (Titus) Show’s claimed cost: Anywhere from $0 to $950. “We owe Lillian two months’ back rent, which is $950,” Titus tells Kimmy. Real-life cost: $1,800 to $2,600 per month, but not specified for an under-the-table basement apartment