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Guide to Subletting in NYC

Subletting your apartment in New York City is a lot like every other real estate transaction in the city. It's stressful and confusing at first, but ultimately manageable and worth the hassle. That is, of course, if you know what you are getting yourself into. This guide to subletting in NYC is a great place [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|Renter Tips|
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Moving to NYC from Elsewhere

(Source: Kathleen Bence via Flickr Creative Commons) Relocating to a new city can be stressful. With a population of over 8 million people spread across five boroughs, adjusting to NYC’s hyper-urban setting can be daunting. Sure, I thought I was prepared. “It will be like a larger version of San Francisco, just less [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Renter Tips|
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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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Help! My Roommate Eats All My Leftovers. What Do I Do?

(Source: Christopher Penn via Flickr Creative Commons) You’re on the train home after a long day at work and you’re starving. All you can think about are the leftovers from last night’s takeout that are waiting for you in the fridge. How good it will feel to crack open that cardboard takeout box, [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Renter Tips|

Guide to Renter’s Rights in NYC

(Source: J.L. McVay via Flickr Creative Commons) There are some things in life you can be casual about. Happy hour, cut-off shorts, kickball, responding to texts from your mom. There are other things, however, that you definitely cannot be casual about. Chief among those are your rights as a renter and the terms [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Renter Tips|
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The Hidden Costs of New Apartments

(Source: Barbara Krawcowicz via Flickr Creative Commons) You might write off moving expenses as one of the smaller financial concerns of your apartment search (especially compared to broker fees, new furniture, etc.) but there are many hidden costs of moving in NYC that extend beyond renting a truck and tipping the man with [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|Renter Tips|
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Best and Cheapest Movers in NYC

(Source: So Cal Metro via Flickr Creative Commons) Moving apartments in NYC can be challenging at best, purgatory at worst. From climbing fourth-floor walk-ups to steering furniture through narrow doorways and even narrower staircases, it’s safe to say this city presents a series of unique obstacles. You’ve jumped through all the financial hoops [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Renter Tips|

Common NYC Neighbor Complaints and How to Deal

In the suburbs, neighbors are civilized to one another. They bring each other casseroles, pleasantly greet one another as they leave for work and chit-chat as they mow their lawns. OK, I might be generalizing, but outside of the city, neighbors tend to exhibit mutual respect and camaraderie. NYC neighbors, on the contrary, often become mortal [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Renter Tips|
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5 NYC Expenses to Kick and 5 to Keep

Life in New York City can be expensive. With endless options for food, transportation and entertainment at your disposal, it can be difficult to decide what to splurge on and what you can live without. Here are five expenses to kick and five to keep to help you spend wisely in NYC. Kick-It Expense #1: [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Renter Tips|
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How Do I Afford Rent in NYC on an Entry-level Salary?

With median rents hitting $2,932/month in Brooklyn and $3,200/month in Manhattan, affording rent on an entry-level salary in NYC is not easy. But guess what, dear editorial assistants and junior tax associates? You and your entry level colleagues can do it. Young profs do it all the time. According to one StreetEasy report, new graduates [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Renter Tips|