melamine wrote:Midwest - Columbus, here. I'd set up something fun to do in Columbus... except its boring as sh** here. Ha ha.
Yeah, the campus housing looks ridiculously expensive. There are places up in Harlem for 1000-1400 bucks for studio apartments and 1 bdrooms. Right next to the subway, with a direct line (it has stops, just no changing), which googlemaps says takes ~30 minutes to get basically directly to NYU. I don't mind a 1/2 hour commute.
Only thing - i take it i should get there early - and I need parents to sign something, given that they don't count my student loans as "income" guaranteeing that i can pay rent. yes?
I stayed with my friend in Harlem when I was in NYC and the commute was pretty long. It was doable, but not the most convenient thing. Plus you'll be by the CLS people there. I'm looking at some of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn that seem pretty cool. And everyone I've talked to has said to get housing a couple weeks in advance, not super early. It'll depend on the landlord whether they'll want you to have a guarantor or accept your loan documents.
And birdlaw, I'm from Nebraska.