It's on the other side of the building, so I'll have a better view of NYC, and it is an apartment with a wide balcony (as opposed to a small balcony) which will be cool. It's basically better in every way - and 250 sq. ft. larger - and only $200 more per month. My dad watching the baby will more than make up for that, and still leave me a little extra money and be able to give my dad some money every month to help him pay off his debt and bills and such.
This is the best news I've had in a long time. This just may work. The best thing is my bedroom has direct and close access to the front door, so I don't have to walk past his bedroom to get in or out, or to bring people in or out. Since it's the master bedroom, it also has enough room for people to actually hang out (the main room is 12x20, plus the hallway with the closets that leads to my private bathroom), so I can have friends (or whatever) over in my own private space. It's a small touch, but it gives me that little extra touch of privacy. Good stuff.