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How Do You Know? Tips for Couples Moving in Together

(Source: Thomas Hawk via Flickr Creative Commons) Are you and your significant other thinking of taking the plunge and moving in together? There are so many pros to shacking up that it can be tempting to do so sooner rather than later. But, before you mix and mingle your books and start buying Ikea [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Is Your Apartment Safe? Common Security Issues in NYC Buildings

(Source: Steven Pisano via Flickr Creative Commons) In any big city, personal safety is a concern and New York City is no different. While your parents’ memories of the crime-ridden streets of the 70s are long gone, their daily texts checking on your whereabouts and well-being are understandable, especially if you are new [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Apartment Living|
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How to Help a Depressed Roommate

(Source: Jessamyn West via Flickr Creative Commons) If you suspect that your roommate may be depressed, here are some warning signs to look out for, and some sensitive ways for you to approach the issue and seek help if necessary. Is My Roommate Depressed? Warning Signs to Look Out For Depression can manifest [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Map of the Best Black History Month Events in NYC

No matter how uncooperative the weather, New York is never devoid of things to do. Black History Month is no exception. From the Harlem Renaissance to establishing one of the first free black settlements in America, NYC has much to offer when it comes to highlighting cultural contributions of the African diaspora. Although the great [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Guide to Moving in NYC

So, you’ve finally found your dream apartment, signed the lease, and secured a rad roommate. After weeks of apartment hunting, open houses, application anxiety, and broker bartering, it’s safe to assume that the worst is all behind you – right?? WRONG! You still have to overcome one more hurdle before settling into your new digs [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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5 Under-the-Radar Date Ideas in NYC

There is no shortage of romantic date spots in New York City. From the top of the Empire State Building to champagne at Brooklyn's River Café, couples in NYC have their pick of iconic, Instagrammable vistas and venues. That is, of course, if you and your SO like those sort of dramatic expressions of love [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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What is a Roommate Agreement and Should I Have One?

If you are taking cues from Friends on what it's like to rent with roommates in NYC, you're going to be in for a rude awakening. Imagine this: You’re living with a new human in your life -- could be a friend or a stranger -- and all of a sudden, they do something that [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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5 Affordable, Under-the-Radar Neighborhoods in NYC

In New York City, neighborhoods constantly volley for the title of hippest, cheapest, most expensive or best place to raise a family. But superlatives have their limitations, so instead of chasing trends and popularity, we’re exploring the lesser-known gems and enclaves of NYC. Check out these five under-the-radar neighborhoods that you and your friends would [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|
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Budget Guide: How to Afford Living in NYC

(Source: Asim Bharwani via Flickr Creative Commons) No matter how you slice it, living in New York City is expensive. But as the old axiom goes, you’re paying for “location, location, location.” And when it comes to the preeminent location for career development, diversity, culture and night life, well, you just can't beat [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Guide to Renting With Roommates in NYC

Is it just me, or does everyone imagine their first NYC apartment will be a cozy one-bedroom in the West Village decorated just so, and, most importantly, all one’s own? For most of us, that dream is dashed as soon as the stark reality of the rent-to-income ratio sets in. Suddenly, not only is the [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Apartment Living|