Not what you posted in Chapter 2
True. I should have said “We had to sue to get the security deposit back.”
If you lived in NYC you would have realized that’s what I meant, as almost everyone skips their last month’s rent assuming it will be their repayment for the security deposit. In having to pay it, by being sued, we were essentially having to forfeit our security deposit.
It was an expensive apartment for that time, and that made it worthwhile for him to try to cheat us and for us to fight back. It was actually the model apartment that was specially fixed up for viewers who were considering buying an apartment when the building went coop (which it eventually did), so it had an enormous modern kitchen that was created by eliminating the maid’s room that existed on the other floors.