NYU 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Belili
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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Belili » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:04 pm

idontwearskinnyjeans wrote:I'll be at Mercer. I wanted it, but that $8001.00 invoice made my heart jump.


That's the same price as me, J1-M?

I think it's still under-budget as far as the Student Expense Budget is concerned. Am I wrong?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby mightyaphrodite » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Got waitlisted for family housing at Mercer. Awesome :(

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:40 pm

it seem like everybody on this thread has a purple torch. looks like you sponser barney the big purple turd dinosoaur olympics.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Judicial » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:41 pm

Belili wrote:
idontwearskinnyjeans wrote:I'll be at Mercer. I wanted it, but that $8001.00 invoice made my heart jump.


That's the same price as me, J1-M?

I think it's still under-budget as far as the Student Expense Budget is concerned. Am I wrong?


The student expense budget designates $20,914 for room and board. So as long as you can eat for under $5,000, you should be all set.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Belili » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:53 pm

Judicial wrote:
Belili wrote:
idontwearskinnyjeans wrote:I'll be at Mercer. I wanted it, but that $8001.00 invoice made my heart jump.


That's the same price as me, J1-M?

I think it's still under-budget as far as the Student Expense Budget is concerned. Am I wrong?


The student expense budget designates $20,914 for room and board. So as long as you can eat for under $5,000, you should be all set.

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Hmmm... I'm going to submit a budget increase request for being a fatty who likes expensive pastries.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:09 pm

$8000? HA!

I ended up with a swank 15th floor studio in Mercer..$10,000...$2300 a month.

How on earth am I going to afford it though? Wondering whether I should jump ship and look for an off-campus apartment (*really* don't want to) or stick with it.

They BETTER approve a student budget increase or I'm going to starve.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby roguebear » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:11 pm

5th floor of d'ag here. Not one of my top 4 choices, but better than nothing. I was hoping to get one of the middle price (C2) mercer rooms for their size. Guess I'm at least saving money now.

Anyone actually get their choices on here? I wonder how they did it since they said if you submit by May 15th, you're put in the same pool as everyone else.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby dbt » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:17 pm

7th floor of D'Ag here. It was really nice seeing that $6200 bill. When all is said and done, I'll have about $8000 for "living expenses."

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby zanda » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:48 pm

I've got a G triple in Mercer.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby apx1393 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:18 am

9th floor, Mercer studio

my rent is also $10k+ per semester. "room + board" is more like just room for me. i guess i'll be living on ramen noodles. :lol:

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby anonymous_dude » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:04 am

I'll be in Mercer, F type apartment, middle floor. I'm really excited, but my stomach churned when I saw the price tag.

What's the general consensus on a reasonable month-to-month budget? I think the school recommends $385/month for groceries, $400/month for misc. Does that seem reasonable to our NYC-based posters?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby spinsta » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:08 am

I spoke with an NYU grad the other day. Together with his wife, they spent $240/mo on groceries and $100/mo eating out, which means that the two of them spent $340/mo. Of course, she was able to cook a lot at home while he was at class, so it might not be a realistic budget for everyone, but they were living in Mercer at the time and shopping/eating exclusively near NYU. What are the $400 in other monthly expenses? Transportation? Should only cost $100/mo - the cost of an unlimited subway pass.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby spinsta » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:17 am

On another topic, what would be a good bank to use (ie ATMs near campus, etc.)? Any ideas?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby idontwearskinnyjeans » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:27 am

Belili wrote:
idontwearskinnyjeans wrote:I'll be at Mercer. I wanted it, but that $8001.00 invoice made my heart jump.


That's the same price as me, J1-M?

I think it's still under-budget as far as the Student Expense Budget is concerned. Am I wrong?


I ended up with an F1-M, actually. I didn't even notice the J-type apartments, though I'm not sure how.

spinsta wrote:On another topic, what would be a good bank to use (ie ATMs near campus, etc.)? Any ideas?


I'd love to know this as well.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby The_Wall » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:54 am

spinsta wrote:On another topic, what would be a good bank to use (ie ATMs near campus, etc.)? Any ideas?


Bank of America.

And you can find a Chase ATM in any Duane Reade.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby mwazaumoja » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:59 pm

DISCLAIMER: This might not carry over because it was at Columbia and was before the economic 'apocalypse' that we're living through.

I was talking to a 2L (at CLS) about what he did for food most of the time, and he claimed that law firms came to campus to give luncheons so often that he rarely needed to buy his own food. I feel like since almost everyone is 'on a budget' the system must be 'designed' to accommodate our lifestyle....... That could be wishful thinking though.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:05 pm

The_Wall wrote:
spinsta wrote:On another topic, what would be a good bank to use (ie ATMs near campus, etc.)? Any ideas?


Bank of America.

And you can find a Chase ATM in any Duane Reade.


what is this business about Dwyane Wade?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby zanda » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:21 pm

just making sure I didn't miss anything... did we get the form for the required physical yet?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Judicial » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:12 pm

zanda wrote:just making sure I didn't miss anything... did we get the form for the required physical yet?

Not to my knowledge.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby LjakW » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:30 pm

Judicial wrote:
zanda wrote:just making sure I didn't miss anything... did we get the form for the required physical yet?

Not to my knowledge.

They wrote that they would send it out in late May to early June. I really want to take care of this already.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby novaman3 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:04 pm

9th floor of D'Ag, $6045. I got the 2nd cheapest apartment they offered, sharing the place with 2 other guys. The only downside I can see is a potential bottleneck for the bathroom :P

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby dbt » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:11 am

novaman3 wrote:9th floor of D'Ag, $6045. I got the 2nd cheapest apartment they offered, sharing the place with 2 other guys. The only downside I can see is a potential bottleneck for the bathroom :P


Me too! Feels good. I'm thinking a TV and video games are in order for the "saved" money.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby novaman3 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:14 am

dbt wrote:Me too! Feels good. I'm thinking a TV and video games are in order for the "saved" money.


I was thinking the same thing, but decided to rain on my own parade and figured I wanted as few distractions as possible (I still have the internet, which is about the biggest time sink out there). Besides, have you checked out the bedrooms? I don't think there will be any room for a TV :lol:

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby dbt » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:40 am

10X11 for me. I'll be living like a king. But I'm planning on getting a flat screen and putting it on the wall. Should be good.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:31 pm

what's everyone up to the rest of the summer?




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