Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a particularly hairy subway ride this evening, I was thankful to return home to my quiet, empty apartment.  But, with my boyfriend out for a drink with friends, as I entered, I couldn’t help but peer into the darkness, momentarily concerned about what or who might be greeting me once I entered. I’ve never…
2 Couples as Roommates Learn to Decorate an Apartment to Suit Everyone’s Taste.

2 Couples as Roommates Learn to Decorate an Apartment to Suit Everyone’s Taste.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment is going global! Our newest guest blogger is Dedreanna, a 21 year old journalism grad from New Brunswick, Canada, moving to the city to start her career. Decorate Debate- Decorating an apartment to suit everyone’s taste. By: Dedreanna For me, one of the main things I thought about when we finally found…
Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I looked for my last apartment, there were a few scary things in play.  I was moving in with my boyfriend (ack!) navigating the broker scene (double ack!), not to mention trying to find an honest landlord. But the hands-down, most terrifying part of the process was trusting someone I had just met with a check…
Introducing Hudson Heights, an Affordable NYC Neighborhood

Introducing Hudson Heights, an Affordable NYC Neighborhood

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Today’s guest blogger Christopher is introducing his favorite neighborhood. Hudson Heights by Christopher Rizzo Hudson Heights is not an official New York City neighborhood, but in a few years it probably will be. This enclave in Northern Manhattan has become extraordinarily popular with students, artists and young families that are priced out of other areas…