We struggled to find a good apartment in NYC. We found not only something good, but something fantastic at a reasonable price.
True... since 90% of our building is rent-controlled, we have some really 'interesting' neighbors in a few units, but for a $2000 2-bedroom apartment with a full back yard and additional storage, live-in super who is always helpful, nice landlords who try to make sure we're comfortable, I think we're staying for good! All I wish is to be able to land a 10-year lease!
(Tell that to the crazy lady on the 3rd floor who likes to toss things out her window onto my patio - HAHAHAHahahahaHA! You're stuck with us!!!)