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Decoded: a Look at the Nation's Most 'Bohemian' Listings

Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

This apartment is obviously not "bohemian." That much is clear. But what's unclear is what "bohemian" is even supposed to mean in the first place. Best case scenario: it's being used to describe some sort of vaguely artistic urban lifestyle that appeals to people because they've seen Rent. (Actually, maybe that's the worst case scenario.) Other worst case scenario: it just gets thrown in there because it sounds nice and it's a good marketing buzzword. A word of advice: if you attempt to achieve "La Vie Boheme" by renting a $3,000/month luxury apartment in Long Island City, you're doing it wrong.

a) He's dead. b) He was mostly known for rhyming phrases, so it's a little unclear what his contribution would be here anyway. c) Apparently, yes, it is a term—thanks to the Olsen twins?

Translation: you can afford this room if you're a weirdo with no money.

"Just take out word for it."
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