In fact, in New York, sometimes a bedroom view isn't that great of a thing. Just ask the West Side Beauty. Her new neighbors have taken to spending time on their roof, with a perfect view of her bedroom. She can see and hear what they are doing and . . . well, you see the problem.
So my message to The Little Nolita Lady's future roommate - take the apartment and rejoice that you don't have to buy shades.