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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|
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How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Move Out?

True Life It's not news that young New Yorkers are living with mom and dad for longer than ever before. And who can blame us? Rents in New York City are insane, the cost of living is debilitating and salaries are stagnating. For many of us, the benefits of home cooking far outweigh [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Dog Breeds that Love You and Your Apartment

If you’re a dog lover in the city, chances are you’re not going to buy a high-energy Golden Retriever. But that doesn’t mean that you’re immune to the charms of our furry friends. Who doesn’t want a little dog to go on walks with you, to greet you after a long day at work, and to help you ward off stress? Still, you don’t want to confine a dog that needs a lot of room to roam to your tiny apartment. Luckily, there are several breeds that are well-suited to apartment dwelling. Here are five types of dogs who would love to come live with you. […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Apartment Living|
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9 Apartment Decorating Tips

Just because you don’t own your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t decorate. With a few nice touches you can turn your small rental into a welcoming home. Here are just a few tips for converting your apartment into your own: […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Apartment Living|
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Checking An Apartment’s Safety: It Starts With The Door

Prior to renting an apartment, no matter how great the space is or ideal the location, it’s worthwhile to check its safety and security. Here are a few things to check, starting with the door. […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Apartment Living, Renter Tips|