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11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal
11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal

11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living a green lifestyle isn’t supposed to be an expensive venture. Sure, there are all kinds of cool yet pricey eco-friendly products out there, but when it comes down to basic living expenses taking a green approach and plugging it into your daily life can make a big monetary difference.  It’s like being frugal with…
Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites
Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites

Beyond Craigslist – A Brief Guide to Apartment-Hunting Web Sites

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We recently listed a few resources for those who want to get off the beaten path and find an apartment without using the internet. But, of course, the web is an invaluable research tool, especially once you’ve figured out how to narrow your search, and how to harness the wealth of information without drowning in the onslaught. …
5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know
5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know

5 How-To’s Every First Time Apartment Hunter Should Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1. How to Research a Neighborhood Neighborhoods are important, but choosing the best one has a lot to do with your personality and finances, and it’s hard to truly know until you move whether you’ve made the right choice. Growing to love a city takes nine months to a year, so as long as you…
Sodastream Review & Giveaway: Make Soda At Home!
Sodastream Review & Giveaway: Make Soda At Home!

Sodastream Review & Giveaway: Make Soda At Home!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GIVEAWAY WINNER GINA M MADDOX. THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR GREAT COMMENTS AND POST IDEAS! We’re always searching for great new products to help make apartment living just a touch easier, what with all the walkups and tiny spaces where we dwell. Recently, we came across the Jet Sodastream – a rad…
I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!
I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I realize that many of my posts are about problems. My apartment’s too small. My apartment’s too expensive. My apartment has a leak etc etc. As my Yiddish speaking grandfather would say, I’m a bit of a kvetcher (complainer). So this Thanksgiving week, I am going to look on the bright side, for there still…
Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods
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…
Kelly M’s guide to affordable Brooklyn neighborhoods
Kelly M’s guide to affordable Brooklyn neighborhoods

Kelly M’s guide to affordable Brooklyn neighborhoods

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of reasons to take a look at Brooklyn if you’re moving to New York on your own. The commute can be easy if you work downtown, the nightlife is so good you’ll go whole weekends without seeing the city, and Brooklyn has enough character to fit into three normal-sized U.S. cities,…
New York City – City Guide
New York City – City Guide

New York City – City Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Big Apple is made up of five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each has its own special character, neighborhoods, and dialect (some would say).