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Beware New Condo Buildings with Unfinished Apartments!
Beware New Condo Buildings with Unfinished Apartments!

Beware New Condo Buildings with Unfinished Apartments!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I’m making plans to move out, I’ve been picking friends’ brains to see if they have any connections to open apartments/roommates and came across another crazy NYC housing story that I very much need to share with ya’ll. It’s one of the worst I’ve heard – and it can really happen anywhere and to…
Required Roommate Reading
Required Roommate Reading

Required Roommate Reading

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re having doubts about moving in with a random roommate, you should consider reading Oonagh O’Hagan’s new book, I Lick My Cheese. It’s pretty much worst case scenario stuff, but it will give you an idea how important it is to find a compatible roommate. That said, it sounds like pretty entertaining reading! Culled…
Tips for helping you survive being home for the holidays!
Tips for helping you survive being home for the holidays!

Tips for helping you survive being home for the holidays!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Greetings fellow apartment-ites! If you’re anything like me — you’ve been home for about a week and are getting a bit claustrophobic. It’s the first time I’ve been back in the ‘burbs without a car(ie escape plan) since high school. Actually, my senior year I bought a used car with the money I’d saved from…
The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?
The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Holiday tipping makes me uncomfortable the way tipping cab drivers makes me uncomfortable. How much am I supposed to tip? 10%? 20%? Do I just round up? And as I’m sure many of us are feeling this year, I kind of want to tip just enough. Well, I suppose some of us feel that way…
Q & A with a no-fee Rental Agency Part 2!
Q & A with a no-fee Rental Agency Part 2!

Q & A with a no-fee Rental Agency Part 2!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back to the exciting second installment of our Q & A with Rose Associates, a no-fee rental agency with properties in Manhattan! As one of you posted earlier this week, it IS frustrating feeling priced out of the entire city. However, just because you cannot afford to live on the lap of luxury, doesn’t…
Beat the Winter Blues
Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Got a case of the winter blahs? It’s understandable. After all, those of us with 9-5 jobs get up in the dark, work all day, and when it’s time to go home – oh look, it’s dark again. Depending on where you live, it may also be wickedly cold. In winter, people tend to eat…