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Hacks for Purging Your Apartment of Clutter

(Source: The Clarion-Ledger) Whether you’re moving to a new place, making space for a new roommate, or just in the mood for some spring cleaning, sometimes a purge is necessary. Knowing where to start and what to get rid of can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re a low-key hoarder who [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Rentals Near Central Park for Under $2,500

For most of us, an apartment with outdoor space is out of budget so public parks become the default solution. From Saturdays laying out in Sheep Meadow to morning runs around the reservoir, Central Park is hands down the best and biggest public outdoor space around. But sometimes the schlep from the subway to prime [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Apartment Living|

NYC Rentals with Outdoor Space for Under $2,500

After spending the winter cooped up inside, it sometimes seems as though New Yorkers will do anything to get that extra time outside. Unfortunately, few of us have apartments that offer outdoor space, relegating the majority of NYC residents to public parks. That’s all about the change, though, if the frequency with which everyone is [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Living with Multiple Roommates? Get Need-to-Know Survival Advice

(Source: Sarah Joy via Flickr Creative Commons) When you live in a city of 8.5 million people and ever-rising rents, the only financially viable living option is an apartment you share with many other people. And although it is technically illegal for more than three unrelated people to live together in New York, [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Roommate Interview Tips: How to Weed Out the Crazies

Source: Matt Long via Flickr Creative Commons Renting with roommates is like any other roommate situation in New York City. Full of trade-offs. We all have our roommate horror stories but there is a world of difference between a roommate who eats your leftovers and roommate who stiffs you on rent or invades [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Dealing With the Apartment Post-Breakup

via GIPHY Breaking up is painful. It’s even more painful when the logistical hurdles extend beyond returning some stuff and re-activating your Tinder account. When you live together, dealing with the apartment can be one of the most complicated aspects of the breakup. If you’ve found yourself in this position, don’t panic. You certainly won’t go [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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How to Search and Find a NYC Sublet

Source: Mark Powell via Flickr Creative Commons Signing a 12-month lease and shelling out three months of rent upfront is par for the course when it comes to New York City rentals. But let's face it, that's an inordinately binding and absurdly expensive proposition. Even if you're cool with long-term commitments and flush [...]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Got Stuff? See Resale Value of Used Items From Your Apartment

Gems or junk? (Source: CCGH via Flickr Creative Commons) Are stoop sales a thing of the past? As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, it seemed like you could hardly go a sunny weekend without passing at least a couple around the neighborhood. But now that eBay, Craigslist and even Facebook are the [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Sharing Rent When Your Partner Makes More

Source: Tamara Alvarez via Flickr Creative Commons Moving in with your SO is an exciting time, but for many couples, it can also be the first time you dive into serious talk about money. While you may have talked off-the-cuff about feeling broke, wishing you got a raise or what you’d do if [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Apartment Living|
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Local Hacks: Best of ClassPass New York City

When it comes to fitness goals, there's no shortage of inspiration in New York City. Just walk down the street here and chances are good that you will run into an inordinate number of good-looking model types. And damn! Don’t you wish you were fit! You swear to do the Full30 and you mean it this [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|Apartment Living|