Adam Leibsohn, a 27-year-old communications strategist who makes roughly $60,000 a year and pays $1,650 a month for his own apartment in the East Village, says the trick to squeaking by in the city is to swear off impulse purchases and credit cards . . . “It’s kind of a spartan lifestyle,” he says.
reality: Median income in New York City in 2005: $43,434