A Tale of Condos Gone Rental

The writers of NBC's "30 Rock" got it wrong. As faithful viewers know, the Manhattan apartment that Liz Lemon (Tina Fey's character) rents is going condo. Maybe in some other lifetime guys, but the trend in real life real estate is just the reverse: Condos, at least the newly built ones, are going rental.

In Liz's case, there are a few tenants who gleefully eye their neighbor's higher-floor view location and fantasize about breaking down walls/floors/ceilings to create the palace they always dreamed about. For them, we suggest reading more about it.

But for most renters, the "going condo" notice was, and is, the realization of their worst fears: It means a move, leaving behind the friends and sense of community they had found in the building.