OU Playwriting alum Ronnie Koenig has a feature in the NY Times called “When Friends Get a Home Together” The fascinating and fun article about real estate looks at different groups of friends who have bought houses together and their reasons for doing it. Congrats Ronnie!
Here’s a little excerpt:
For some New Yorkers who have been priced out of New York City’s real estate game, pooling resources with friends and siblings has become the quickest path to homeownership. And while sharing a front door can put even the best relationships to the test, some are finding it’s worth the risk.
For Laurie Savage, a writer and restaurant server, and her husband, Garette Henson, a filmmaker, both 36, the arrival of their son, Fox Henson, almost 2, sparked the idea of buying real estate with a friend. That friend was Alix Frey, 37, whom they had met when they were all students at Sarah Lawrence College.
The group recently moved into a three-story two-family townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Ms. Frey, the director of the Blum & Poe gallery in Manhattan, occupies the top level while the couple have the lower level, including the basement and the backyard. The parlor level is divided between the Savage/Hensons and Ms. Frey.
More about Ronnie
She began writing freelance articles for Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Penthouse and iVillage. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Self, Men’s Health, Parents, American Baby, Babble, AOL Moviefone, The Saturday Evening Post and American Way (in your seatback pocket!). Her weekly column for amNY newspaper entertained subway riders and she’s the co-author of Naughty New York: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City and Penthouse Presents: Working Stiff.
She has been a well-spoken guest on Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CBC Radio One and Sirius XM. She performed on the NYC stage at Ars Nova, 92nd St. Y and the East Village’s Kraine theatre. She was fortunate enough to teach a comedy writing class at Gotham Writer’s Workshop and She’s lectured at colleges across the US.