LI tenants stay upbeat, show how to survive a pandemic
Serendipity was in play when Michelle Blum moved from a one- to a two-bedroom apartment in the Greybarn in Amityville in March 2020, just before the statewide COVID-19 lockdown.
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"Thank goodness we did, because otherwise it would have been very challenging: two people working out of a one-bedroom apartment, on the phone all the time," says Blum, a nutritionist, whose fiance uses the second bedroom as an office.
Blum, 32, who has been living in the development for five years, takes advantage of the "Barn," the Greybarn’s clubhouse, to consult with clients.
"It’s a really great place to have, especially with the pandemic," Blum says of the Barn’s work areas, which have good Wi-Fi.
"Apartment living is sometimes close quarters, especially because my fiance’s home and we’re both on the phone; it makes it more challenging to function," she explains, especially with Reese, Blum’s mixed-breed pup, who’s constantly nudging her to play.