Posts Tagged: NYC

20 Tips for Surviving New York City on a Budget

20 Tips for Surviving New York City on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Maybe you saw last week’s semi-sappy post about leaving NYC. Well, this week I thought it might be more helpful to share some of my NYC honest-to-goodness learnings. 1) Use a broker when searching for apartments. It’s more $, but you’ll get a better deal on the month-to-month rent plus a better place in the…
Goodbye, New York

Goodbye, New York

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was about to email a friend whose name begins with “L-e” and my grandpa’s now-expired email address popped up within Gmail – an address I haven’t had the ability to use in over four years.  Almost the length of time I’ve lived in New York. Gramps wasn’t New York’s biggest fans; he once asked…
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…
Introducing Elyse, Our New Guest Blogger

Introducing Elyse, Our New Guest Blogger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. With her two roommates she is now rubbing elbows with the hipsters in the Lower East Side. First Apartment Living: The Infant Stages I’ve been living in my new apartment for about one and a half months. If my apartment life were a…
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…
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…
Since when is it hard to find a subletter in NYC? Since Now!

Since when is it hard to find a subletter in NYC? Since Now!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Greetings from the new world. What kind of world, you say? Well, apparently, it isn’t the world of obscene rental costs and banging your head against the wall because you aren’t getting chosen for a Craigslist Apartment. Which, you know, is great and all — unless you’re the one trying to sublet the room you’re…
By Golly, It’s a NEW Apartment Searchin’ Blog!

By Golly, It’s a NEW Apartment Searchin’ Blog!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hellooo fellow apartment hunters! Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name’s Alissa and when I first started blogging for this shnazzy site, I was young(ok, 23), naive to apt-living, and generally flying-by-the seat of my pants. And look what I ended up with.Isn’t it beautiful? Too bad I just got a sweet new job in…