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Consider Queens: Renting in Jackson Heights

Located east of Astoria and just south of LaGuardia Airport, Jackson Heights in often hailed as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City. The area is a true melting pot filled with residents who come all over (167 languages are spoken here), but the majority of residents (64 percent) are Hispanic, according to [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Apartment Living, Market Data|
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Looking for a Budget-Friendly Brooklyn Neighborhood? Rent in Bay Ridge

Can you feel the pulse of the Bee Gees hit, “Stayin Alive"? Or maybe you got a whiff of red sauce bubbling on a nearby stovetop? Perhaps it was the distant clamor of traffic entering the borough some hundreds of feet above Narrows Bay via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. All of these senses put you in [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Hacks for Living in NYC With Just a Smartphone

  As your creaky old laptop from college takes its last dying breath, you might be asking yourself: "Do I really need to spend $1K right now on a new one?" The answer, put simply, is no. Gone are the days when the most impressive feature on your cell phone was Snake (how good was [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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The Best Time to Move in NYC

Moving to or within NYC probably ranks pretty high on a list of most stressful events in a person’s life, along with divorce and death of a family member. Alright, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is true that finding a new apartment, in an extremely crowded city and market, can [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Apartment Living|
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How to Survive a 6th-Floor Walk-Up in New York City

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of New York renters like the dreaded word “walk-up.” The very mention of this word can induce feelings of panic, summoning flashes of sweating, panting, and burning thighs. However, walk-up apartments are often an unavoidable (and affordable) reality for many New Yorkers, and thousands of renters have lived to [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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The Five Best NYC Neighborhoods for One-Bedrooms Under $1,500/Month

New York City’s insanely high rents coupled with its equally insanely high cost of living make being a financially solvent adult person, well, hard. Living paycheck to paycheck is the name of the game and to make ends meet we do all sorts of crazy things like living with mom and dad way longer than [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Couples Living with Roommates: Tips on How to Avoid Disaster

Let's be real. In a city as expensive as New York, your relationship status and living situation can get complicated.  Sure, we'd all like to meet someone, date happily and carefully nurture the relationship until we are confident enough to make a joint decision to commit to one another and cohabitate.  Has this ever happened? [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Can I Live in a NYC Railroad Apartment With a Roommate?

When first moving to New York City, like many creatives, I came with limited job prospects, enough money for a few months of rent, and the notion that Williamsburg or Bushwick had to be my new home. In addition to my naively-imposed constraints, my apartment search was additionally complicated by the fact that I didn’t [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Last Minute Move? Get Tips on How to Move in One Day

Picture this: you’re hurrying to the subway already late for work when you get a text. Time to move! Maybe your temperamental landlord has finally snapped and given you the boot. Or perhaps your not-so-reliable roommate has missed one too many rent payments. Whatever the case may be, last-minute moving happens all the time in [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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The Definition of a Bedroom: An Illustrated Guide

If you're searching for an apartment on a tight budget, you'll encounter your fair share of walk-in closets and windowless hallways espousing themselves to be bedrooms. But hey, you're looking on the cheap, right? You'll take what you can get. Not so fast. While your stoic acceptance of the harsh realities of New York City [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Apartment Living|