Posts Tagged: NYC

By Golly, It’s a NEW Apartment Searchin’ Blog!
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…
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,…
Something, at last.
Something, at last.

Something, at last.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, after being incredibly busy with school and also trying to find someplace decent to sublet in NYC for this summer, I’ve finally made somewhat concrete plans. A friend is moving way uptown on Manhattan, and said I could live with him for the summer. It’s a fifth-floor walkup, but I’ve been meaning to lose…
now it’s just getting ridiculous!
now it’s just getting ridiculous!

now it’s just getting ridiculous!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Still no luck. I’m starting to wonder if it’s because I’m from out of town or something – finding a sublet cannot be this hard! I’ve sent out countless emails, and received nothing but bad news in return. “Hi, my name is Kelly, I’m graduating from University in St. Louis this May, and was wondering…
Time is running short…
Time is running short…

Time is running short…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
and I still haven’t found anything! Everything I check out seems to look great at first, but then when I hear about the roommates who smoke, the moldy toilet, or the rotted-out windows, it all falls through. I just want a place where I will be comfortable; a place where I won’t feel that I…
too good to be true.
too good to be true.

too good to be true.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, the place that I mentioned in my last post has gone the way of the dodo. The people who live there and who were supposedly moving out in early May, have decided not to move at all. I guess I’m back to looking at sublets. A friend of mine is planning on moving out…
could it be?
could it be?

could it be?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
a lead? on a real apartment? Perhaps. I’ve heard things about a two bedroom place in Williamsburg where the heat is free and the lease starts in May. My friend and soon-to-be roommate Jackie has a friend who knows a guy (seriously) with a place available May 1st. I obviously wouldn’t be able to move…
frustration already
frustration already

frustration already

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Can someone please tell me what a “railroad style” apartment is, and why some of them are “semi-private”? I guess maybe i’ve been spoiled living in the smallest big city in America, with the lowest housing costs, but why is it that a person should have to pay one thousand (1000) US Dollars to live…
It’s a start…
It’s a start…

It’s a start…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, all. So, my name happens to be Kelly, and I happen to be looking for an apartment in New York City – while living halfway across the country in St. Louis. I’m graduating from University one month after my 21st birthday, and two weeks after my lease is up. I need to find a…
The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out
The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out

The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Talk About Renting a Hole in the Wall Did anyone see this in the NY Times last weekend? It’s about people who advertised for rent, at $35 a month, a suspended mattress in their loft. The amazing thing is they got 12 replies. The article also talks about other crazy places people are willing to…