Having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and vacated her dorm room, Danica Ciccariello needed to find a new place to live last summer.
A friend connected her with Teresa Sanacore and Sarah Pascuzzi, newly graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
The three joined forces, figuring it would be easier and cheaper to find a two-bedroom to share among three than a one-bedroom to share between two.
Wandering around the East Village in the early summer, having received no answer to their knock at an apartment they were scheduled to see, the three young women stumbled upon a father moving his daughter into a walk-up building. He invited them to see her place. Four roommates were sharing a three-bedroom “flexed” into a four-bedroom, similar to what they sought.