Posts Tagged: neighborhoods

How Safe is Your New Hood?  8 Ways to Check

How Safe is Your New Hood? 8 Ways to Check

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving to a new neighborhood, whether a few blocks or thousands of miles from your comfortable bubble, it’s easy (and important!) to question how safe the new area is. Especially if you won’t be living in a building with 24-hour security or a doorman, you’ll want to make sure you feel protected in your new…
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…
NY Mag’s Top NYC Neighborhoods and Time Out’s Rental Deals

NY Mag’s Top NYC Neighborhoods and Time Out’s Rental Deals

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 TimeOut NY & NY Mag Apartment Issues Have Arrived! Which means…it’s officially Apartment Season in NYC! Think of it like the hunting season, except that instead of coming home with a poor,  dead  animal, you just get to come home. To your own place. No small  feat! It kind of baffles me that both Time Out and…
Our Favorite New York City Neighborhood Blogs

Our Favorite New York City Neighborhood Blogs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week we shared some good evergreen NYC neighborhood guides. After a quick read of one, or all, you should have a pretty good idea of the main New York hoods in addition to some outside charmers. Once you’ve decided where you think you want to live, though, it’d be a good idea to get…
Should Your Personality Type Dictate Your Neighborhood?

Should Your Personality Type Dictate Your Neighborhood?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Kinda a weird question, I know. But whatever city you live in — if it’s big enough to have neighborhoods, it’s big enough to have neighborhood stereotypes. If you’re in Boston, Davis Square is funky/crunchy with a side of college students. If you’re in Chicago, Wrigleyville is full of drunk cubs fans, great happy hour…
New York City Neighborhood Guide

New York City Neighborhood Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of our readers wrote in last week letting us know that one of our links was broken (thanks!). Alas, the link was to a great source of info about NYC neighborhoods and so now she feels rather left in the lurch. Well, let me first do a bit of self-advertising and let you all…
Google Helps You Plan Your Commute Before Signing the Lease

Google Helps You Plan Your Commute Before Signing the Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My sister read my post last week about her move and wanted to share a particular tip she’s learned in her apartment search – planning for a quick commute! Her story’s below:) ————- Hi everyone, it’s true, I’m Alissa’s sister. And. . . I’m currently working in the suburbs and living at home. Recently, after…
The PadMapper Maps Craigslist Ads aka is Best Apt Search Engine Ever!

The PadMapper Maps Craigslist Ads aka is Best Apt Search Engine Ever!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So. . .I have a confession gentle blog readers: I secretly am kinda a techie nerd. Like, whenever I figure out a new computer program, I feel as if I’ve just run a half marathon. Well, what I imagine running a half-marathon might feel like. So, when I discovered the PadMapper, I got super excited.…
Living in Park Slope -The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Living in Park Slope -The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, ya’ll. It’s been a bit of a stretch and in that time, I’ve gotten to know my hood a bit more. And, amazingly, reading about it (and its borough) everywhere from the NYtimes to Nymag…to hearing a soundbite from Sex and the City. Carrie remarks to Miranda that “Brooklyn is the new Manhattan.”…
Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even thought it’s been two weeks, I feel like I’ve been searching for an apartment since foreeever. I’ve also been known to enjoy the hyperbole. To be honest, I haven’t made that much progress since we last spoke. Er. I wrote. Well, unless you could file ‘knowledge’ or ‘experience’ way under some useful category. For…