Erwann is staying two months and decided Manhattan was not suitable for his sensitive constitution, thus making a decision to move to a very large house in another part of New York, outside of Manhattan. The outer boroughs: Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx are much more quiet and one gets a lot more space for the money. Erwann was here the time of the blizzard. The city was silent. As far as price, Manhattan is one of the most expensive cities to live in the US. The amount of money people pay for space here is truly unbelievable. We all pay a lot per square foot. It makes sense to me that when one comes from a small Provence in France and hasn't travelled much, that it would really seem like a lot of money for the less space that one is accustomed to. I think that is why it is good to (Website hidden by Airbnb) see how people live in different parts of the world and take in the culture. I hope you get the chance to travel more, I know this is your first time travelling on your own and for any extended period. Good luck.