It's impossible to be bored searching for an apartment in New York City. That is, if you're like 13,205,234,835% of the people who deem craigslist the most effective way to get one. The attention grabbing headlines on craiglist.org are pretty great.
Have you checked them out lately? You should. They're all, "THIS APARTMENT IS CRAZIER THEN BRITNEY SPEARS" or "THIS IS HOTTER THAN JENNIFER ANISTON ON THE JANUARY COVER OF GQ."
Yes my real estate devil worshiping friend Jennifer Aniston is still very very hot at age 40-99. But would I like to live inside her for more than a day or two? Debatable. How about saying things like, "This apartment is spacious and while on a 5th floor walk up it's got one small window from which you can see the L train ride by?" I may not click but I appreciate your honesty.
For anyone in the market, by the by, here is one good option.