Cardozo Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
mcastig4
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Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby mcastig4 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:01 pm

Anybody joining me?

hudsonRR2
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby hudsonRR2 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:02 pm

possibly... probably?

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fluffy
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby fluffy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:30 pm

hopefully!!
By the way, when is their deposit deadline? I want to know if I should start waiting anxiously by the phone starting tomorrow...

mcastig4
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby mcastig4 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:10 pm

pretty sure the deadline is April 15th.

meganr
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby meganr » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:28 am

I'll be joining you! I'm doing the May AEP program though.

hudsonRR2
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby hudsonRR2 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:55 am

My letter says the deadline is April 20th.

SpartanNY
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby SpartanNY » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:29 am

I sent my deposit in yesterday. Cardozo it is!!

Now the big question... where the hell do I get an apartment?

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sentinal5656
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby sentinal5656 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:04 am

i think i might join you guys!

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby sentinal5656 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:04 am

mine says april 20th too

hudsonRR2
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby hudsonRR2 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:38 am

SpartanNY wrote:Now the big question... where the hell do I get an apartment?



start looking through craigslist....

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby Cruzansweetie » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:47 pm

I'll be there!
Fo the other poster: You should also check out the village voice for apartments and most people have been telling me to look outside of Manhattan theres a commute but the apartments seem significantly cheaper.

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby JPetrella18 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:05 pm

i've narrowed it down to two schools and am like, 80% sure it's going to ultimately be cardozo. just have to wrap my head around the debt even with 23K a year...anybody going to the event on the 7th? it will likely be my make or break experience. that, or more money being offered which seems unlikely.

in regards to an apartment, the only place worth staying out of manhattan would be somewhere near the L in brooklyn (williamsburg, greenville) because it would take you right into union square. if you can move like, a month early you might be able to get cheaper rents. the nyt just ran an article about how rents have gone down dramatically, but as a former real estate agent i can tell you august is one of the busiest months for moves anywhere = more competition for places and higher prices.

I'm going to try to move around July 15th, take my time finding a sweet fucking deal, and enjoying the city for a few weeks before i prepare to kick ass...

hudsonRR2
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby hudsonRR2 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:47 pm

Certain parts of Queens are also great and an easy commute (think N, W, R, Q line.. maybe even the 7 line).

Then again, I may or may not have some resident bias... Anyway, Queens is underrated and MUCH more affordable than manhattan. In some cases, it takes less time to get to the village from queens than it does from other points in manhattan.

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby youngkyun739 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:51 pm

see u guys in May :o

I've been looking for apts... and it sucks, $1500 for a studio :evil:

thea77
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby thea77 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:52 pm

Anyone have thoughts on whether to use a rental broker or not? As a non-new yorker the idea of paying someone to hook me up with an apartment seems outrageous, but I've heard it's the norm in nyc...

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby JPetrella18 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:38 am

thea77 wrote:Anyone have thoughts on whether to use a rental broker or not? As a non-new yorker the idea of paying someone to hook me up with an apartment seems outrageous, but I've heard it's the norm in nyc...


If you know someone out here or you feel familiar enough with where you'd like to live, then you can handle it yourself...but be prepared to spend a good about of time doing so. If not, it's not a totally terrible idea to use a broker, so long as the broker you're using is good at their job. Luckily, in the current market there are very few left who aren't. If you start early enough and find a very hungry agent who is willing to work with you, there are some landlords who are willing to pay the broker fee nowadays but it'll limit your choices a bit more.

I'll be doing it myself, but I know the area and worked in real estate...best of luck!

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fluffy
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby fluffy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:12 pm

I'm in! 2012 here I come!

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby JPetrella18 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:07 am

I was like, 99 percent committed and found out I got into UMN today. I'm tired of deciding things.

I think I'm just gonna go live on a beach in Central America...

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby fluffy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:10 am

JPetrella18 wrote:I was like, 99 percent committed and found out I got into UMN today. I'm tired of deciding things.

I think I'm just gonna go live on a beach in Central America...


Well congrats on that! This cycle is definitely full of surprises.. Either way you have some great choices!

Regarding apartments, the main thing people need to keep in mind is that Cardozo is near union square, which means it is the 2nd easiest place to get to in the city after times square. Also, Brooklyn >>>>>>Queens. Way more beautiful and interesting. Even if you live off a train line that doesn't stop at union square, it's easy to transfer or take the bus crosstown. Manhattan is narrow!

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby thea77 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:36 pm

Hey, thanks for the apartment advice you guys. I am paying my deposit today, so I am now officially committed! There are so many people bashing Cardozo on this site, but the impression I got from the school was overwhelmingly positive. What is up with all the haters...

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby hudsonRR2 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:46 pm

fluffy wrote:
JPetrella18 wrote:I was like, 99 percent committed and found out I got into UMN today. I'm tired of deciding things.

I think I'm just gonna go live on a beach in Central America...


Well congrats on that! This cycle is definitely full of surprises.. Either way you have some great choices!

Regarding apartments, the main thing people need to keep in mind is that Cardozo is near union square, which means it is the 2nd easiest place to get to in the city after times square. Also, Brooklyn >>>>>>Queens. Way more beautiful and interesting. Even if you live off a train line that doesn't stop at union square, it's easy to transfer or take the bus crosstown. Manhattan is narrow!


UMN= snow.

And false. Sections of brooklyn that most of us will probably be able to afford are DEFINITELY not more beautiful and/or interesting than decent parts of Queens. Just saying. :)

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fluffy
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby fluffy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:12 pm

hudsonRR2 wrote:
fluffy wrote:
JPetrella18 wrote:I was like, 99 percent committed and found out I got into UMN today. I'm tired of deciding things.

I think I'm just gonna go live on a beach in Central America...


Well congrats on that! This cycle is definitely full of surprises.. Either way you have some great choices!

Regarding apartments, the main thing people need to keep in mind is that Cardozo is near union square, which means it is the 2nd easiest place to get to in the city after times square. Also, Brooklyn >>>>>>Queens. Way more beautiful and interesting. Even if you live off a train line that doesn't stop at union square, it's easy to transfer or take the bus crosstown. Manhattan is narrow!


UMN= snow.

And false. Sections of brooklyn that most of us will probably be able to afford are DEFINITELY not more beautiful and/or interesting than decent parts of Queens. Just saying. :)


At the risk of turning this thread into a Queens/BK debate, I'll say this:

BK=
Prospect Park!
Ft. Greene
Prospect Heights
Clinton Hill
Park Slope...
Bed Stuy (I lived there and love the buildings)
Williamsburg
Coney Island and Brighton Beach (far, but fun beach trips!)

Queens=
Astoria
Long Island City (industrial)
Forest Hills if you want to basically live in the suburbs.
(and a slew of other ethnic neighborhoods--I won't deny that eating in Queens is great and cheap)

But, to each her/his own!

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby deadatheist » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:02 pm

SpartanNY wrote:I sent my deposit in yesterday. Cardozo it is!!

Now the big question... where the hell do I get an apartment?


yes yes. god i want to go. now.

thea77
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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby thea77 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:59 pm

Would anyone recommend looking for a place in NJ?

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Re: Cardozo Class of 2012

Postby fluffy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:50 pm

thea77 wrote:Would anyone recommend looking for a place in NJ?


no.




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