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5 World Record Apartments

As New York City renters, we often think we’ve seen it all when it comes to crazy apartments. But these five apartments not only go above and beyond the extremes in the big apple – they’ve set worldwide records. […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Apartment Living|
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The Ins and Outs of Temporary Walls

For years, temporary walls (i.e., room dividers, rent-savers, space-creators) have answered the prayers of NYC apartment hunters looking to save space and money. With a one day installation and a one-time payment averaging between $800-$2000 (based on wall size and type), a one bedroom apartment could turn into a two, a two bedroom into a three, and so on. […]

By |August 6th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|
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5 Awesome and Affordable Neighborhoods in NYC

Affordability is key for many young renters today and it can be hard to find a cheap place to live in a cool and fun New York City neighborhood.  But it’s not impossible to find a deal. There are exciting, thriving neighborhoods located throughout the five boroughs where you can find reasonable rents. Here are five, one in each borough, to consider:

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By |July 28th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

Quiz: The Amazing Stats of NYC!

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By |July 17th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

21 Questions To Prove You’re From The City

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By |July 9th, 2014|Apartment Living|

10 NY Tenant Rights You May Not Know About

Despite all the griping we do about our government, once in a while, it gives us something useful we can work with. Like this handy New York State tenant rights guide for those of us who are terrified of paperwork, signatures, and binding obligations. The actual document is quite a few pages in length, so we decided to put the best, most pertinent rules together in one easy-to-read blog post. […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

How to Maximize Your Unused Space

A few years ago National Geographic did the math and realized that if everyone in the world stood shoulder to shoulder, we would all fit in Los Angeles. Granted, this isn’t the most useful of thought experiments, but it illustrates something shockingly obvious that we’re all constantly overlooking – there’s plenty of space to go around. Take NYC, for example. This is a city where getting an apartment even remotely close to what you wanted is a cause for celebration. But if you’re anything like 69% of most New Yorkers, you’ll spend countless years moving up a few hundred square feet at a time in your search for the “perfect place.” But the perfect place (space-wise) can be any place, really, as long as you’re creative. Here are 5 parts of your apartment to rethink and discover all the square feet you’ve been overlooking (unless you’re a master-organizer and space utilizer, in which case, well done). 1. Your bed Ever notice how when you have friends over, they crash on the couch? Your bed can be your couch, and vice-versa. This simple rethinking of big furniture can save you tons of space – and potentially even free up an entire room. […]

By |April 11th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

7 Ways to Catch Some Rays in NYC this Spring

Ah, spring! This long winter has left us craving sun, and it’s finally here! But getting sun isn’t always easy in the city, where many of us live in spaces where we have to crane our necks just to see the sky. Even if you can’t afford that Park Avenue co-op with its private garden and commodious hot tub, you can still find ways to relax, get some sun and enjoy the great outdoors this spring. Here are 7 great ways to do it. […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Apartment Living|

4 Tips to Avoid Renter’s Remorse

You’ve just unpacked the last few boxes, hung your favorite art on the walls and finally kicked your heels up in your new apartment when a sinking feeling sets in. This place somehow doesn’t measure up… it’s not the apartment you actually want to live in. […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

The Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists

We get it. Everyone’s busy. Who has the time to read all those Top 10 lists? So: Here’s The Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists. […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|