I've lived in NYC for almost six months now and I finally had my first encounter with one in my apartment. Luckily it wasn't as disgusting as this one. It was small, and more white-colored (which strangely made it less scary.)
Okay, are you ready to be SO proud of me? I didn't even flip out, I just involuntarily exclaimed, "SICK!" and then took off my shoe to kill it. It was near a fork so I moved the fork so I could smash it and in that swift moment it disappeared. And then I even searched for it! How much of a grown up am I???