I need help from my New York brothers! I have lived in the same apartment in NYC for the past sixteen years. It’s in a luxury doorman building on Lexington Ave. & 26th Street. The apartment is a 700 sq.ft. studio with half of the room being 400 sq.ft. and has 9’6" ceilings. I have successfully recorded everything from live drums to ‘The Uptown Horns’ without so much as a knock on the door. Now….we don’t do that at night, etc. But…I have gotten away with murder for years. That is about to end. It’s a very convoluted story but, I have to move. They are not renewing my lease. For those of you who live in Manhattan you know how particularly devastating this can be. I’m now paying $1,300.00 a month. They will put in a new kitchen and parquet floor and charge (and get) around $2,500.00 a month. There is no way I can replicate this situation in Manhattan. [comparable apts. are $3K a month & I could never make noise]. I have looked at a few lofts in Brooklyn. Although they are big and spacious, they simply have sheet rock walls. Forget about me making noise. I’ll hear my neighbors T.V.! I have lived in Manhattan for 23 years and I love it. I am reaching out to one and all. A lifetime of being a musician has shown me what an amazing community we are. How, when we network, we can accomplish anything. You never know who knows who knows who! I believe in taking life by the horns and winning. I know I can come out of this with a great new story; "Did you hear about Benjy? He had to move, and found this amazing….." So….I’m reaching out. Any and all suggestions will be so appreciated. Got an uncle that’s the biggest real estate guy in NYC? Know of a studio that’s relocating to larger digs? Etc., etc. Sincerely, Benjy King 212.684.1172 http:// P.S. I’m going to post this everywhere. I hope you all don’t mind.