Thanks for that depressing, depressing information. I'm paying 875/mo right now for 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms all to myself here in Phoenix. Nearly double that for my own tiny bedroom and a shared bathroom/"kitchen" is going to be... an adjustment. One that I was already aware I'd be making, sure, but it's depressing all the same.
Yeah, NYC is really expensive... but it's my favorite place in the world, so I think it's definitely worth the trade-off
And honestly, you get used to living in the smaller space.