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November 6, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental Diaries, vol. 6

Neighborly interactions have increased exponentially for me since I made the jump (down) from a third-floor walk-up to a ground floor apartment. This is thanks to a phenomenon I rarely experienced in my years upstairs: UFOs (Unidentified Falling Objects).   The only UFO yet to be scientifically explained is a hot pink shoelace that landed […]
September 29, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental Diaries, vol. 5

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  Rent had been due a few days, but Amber and I had time to find a fourth roommate to help us pay it. This was Florence. […]
September 5, 2017
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Rental diaries, vol. 4

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  For Daniel, details of {a person named} Florence’s relationship with James were hazy prior to the whole group’s arrival in {a city named} Florence. Florence and […]
July 11, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 3

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  The Lady Downstairs is not a washed-up horror film, but a name my former roommates used when referring to Elena, guardian of the ground floor. She […]
June 7, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 2

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  Sam is the son of a teacher and a writer—professions that people who land in Florence often have or hope for. His family’s was supposed to […]
May 12, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 1

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  Pre-visit, the contract seemed to be exactly what I was looking for—the owners were searching for a reliable long-term resident to look after their renovated one-bedroom […]
July 21, 2017
LIFESTYLE

The Florentine Day: 12 Hours in San Niccolò

On September 14, 2017, the editors of The Florentine will move to Palazzo San Niccolò for a community-focused day of talks, tours and tasting.