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Velcro command strips, and using the apartment’s
picture molding for hooks and string
to hold frames.
“So it’s not just aesthetically we wanted to
do that,” Rabinovitch explained. “We had to;
there was no choice.”
Even the pop of gold molding on the wall
surrounding the pictures in the living room
is an illusion: it’s gold tape, since they aren’t
allowed to paint, either.
They also had to get creative with no
closet space in their bedroom. They put an
exposed rack of clothes next to the bed,
framed on either side by tall bookshelves
used for pants, shirts, sweaters, perfume and
“We have two closets in the whole apartment.
Two,” Riccio said. “So we have no
place to put anything. We really want to use
our vertical space.”
With countless limitations, they’ve made it
work. Looking ahead, they’re hoping to redo
the kitchen and replace some furniture, but
one thing’s for certain: they’re not leaving
Astoria anytime soon.
Photos courtesy of AJ Riccio