NYU Class of 2015

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby kaveman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:14 am

Which tends to have better views from the top floors, Mercer or Dag? Which is the best of the three Mercer options: Mercer, 3rd, or Broadway?

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby xlawschoolhopefulx » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:06 am

kaveman wrote:Which tends to have better views from the top floors, Mercer or Dag? Which is the best of the three Mercer options: Mercer, 3rd, or Broadway?



Well, I'm not a current student (yet!) so take this with a grain of salt, but...


Our tour guide was a 2L who had moved from Mercer to D'Ag so she could have some better views from her room. She also appreciated D'Ag's balconies, so that's probably the answer to that question.

In terms of the Mercer options, I think they're priced based on which side you select. Broadway is loudest, since it faces the main street, so it's also the cheapest option. Just from having been there, I'd think that W 3rd and Mercer are equally quiet and offer similar views. That option is probably just up to you. Or you can toss a coin.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby kaveman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:49 am

xlawschoolhopefulx wrote:
kaveman wrote:Which tends to have better views from the top floors, Mercer or Dag? Which is the best of the three Mercer options: Mercer, 3rd, or Broadway?



Well, I'm not a current student (yet!) so take this with a grain of salt, but...


Our tour guide was a 2L who had moved from Mercer to D'Ag so she could have some better views from her room. She also appreciated D'Ag's balconies, so that's probably the answer to that question.

In terms of the Mercer options, I think they're priced based on which side you select. Broadway is loudest, since it faces the main street, so it's also the cheapest option. Just from having been there, I'd think that W 3rd and Mercer are equally quiet and offer similar views. That option is probably just up to you. Or you can toss a coin.


Thank you.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby ssteiner » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:38 pm

At what point should I be concerned about not getting my netID? Deposited last Tuesday.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby thatkid » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:55 pm

ssteiner wrote:At what point should I be concerned about not getting my netID? Deposited last Tuesday.


I deposited April 4, got the confirmation of deposit/ check for your netID email on April 12, and then my netID was actually available 72 hours later.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby ssteiner » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:12 pm

thatkid wrote:
ssteiner wrote:At what point should I be concerned about not getting my netID? Deposited last Tuesday.


I deposited April 4, got the confirmation of deposit/ check for your netID email on April 12, and then my netID was actually available 72 hours later.


Thanks...I guess if I don't have a confirmation email by Monday, I'll contact them.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby PigBodine » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:45 pm

it says on the website that it should be sent 'within 10 days,' so I'd really only start worrying about it after two weeks. I'm not sure when undergrads get their IDs set up, but this has to be pretty much the busiest part of the year for whoever's doing it.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby ssteiner » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:13 pm

Never got any sort of confirmation email, but I was browsing the admitted students website and clicked the University ID section, only to discover that I'd been issued a netID and University ID despite never being notified. So that's taken care of, at least!

Submitted my housing application- going for a larger two bedroom in Mercer. It's more expensive than I was aiming for, but when I'm studying I tend to need a lot of space to spread out all my things because for some reason it helps me think.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby zworykin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:23 pm

ssteiner wrote:Never got any sort of confirmation email, but I was browsing the admitted students website and clicked the University ID section, only to discover that I'd been issued a netID and University ID despite never being notified. So that's taken care of, at least!


Same here.


Housing app submitted. :)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby crooked » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:06 pm

zworykin wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Never got any sort of confirmation email, but I was browsing the admitted students website and clicked the University ID section, only to discover that I'd been issued a netID and University ID despite never being notified. So that's taken care of, at least!


Same here.


Housing app submitted. :)


+1 to both. I got my confirmation e-mail several days after I found my netID on the ASW.

I applied exclusively for Mercer. I just looked at the very small spaces in D'ag and didn't think I could do it after being out of a dorm room for two years. I also thought the six-minute walk to class in the mornings would do me good :)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby zworykin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:27 pm

crooked wrote:I applied exclusively for Mercer. I just looked at the very small spaces in D'ag and didn't think I could do it after being out of a dorm room for two years. I also thought the six-minute walk to class in the mornings would do me good :)


It'll be a six minute walk from your room to the street in Mercer, unless you're living way down low.

My first choice was a studio in D'ag because I think it would be easier for me to go back to a tiny room than it would be to go back to having roommates, having lived alone for the past few years. Of course I don't actually expect to get one. Second choice is a 2B in D'ag and Mercer options come in at 3 and 4.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Elric » Tue May 29, 2012 12:32 pm

checking in :)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby law2015 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby indigomachine » Wed May 30, 2012 5:26 pm

law2015 wrote:Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?


Fees are typically in the 10-15% of a year's rent. Didn't check out your profile, but if you're K-JD, keep in mind that you will almost definitely need a guarantor to apply for an apartment through a broker (they want you to be able to prove that you make / have access to money 40-50times your monthly rent without a guarantor, and something like 100x that with a guarantor).

I lucked out in that my roommate had parents that could act as guarantors for us, but that part was a huge pain.

(sidenote: NYU also has a pretty useful housing registry if you're committed to not living in the dorms and the broker thing doesn't pan out).

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby xlawschoolhopefulx » Thu May 31, 2012 4:08 pm

indigomachine wrote:
law2015 wrote:Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?


Fees are typically in the 10-15% of a year's rent. Didn't check out your profile, but if you're K-JD, keep in mind that you will almost definitely need a guarantor to apply for an apartment through a broker (they want you to be able to prove that you make / have access to money 40-50times your monthly rent without a guarantor, and something like 100x that with a guarantor).

I lucked out in that my roommate had parents that could act as guarantors for us, but that part was a huge pain.

(sidenote: NYU also has a pretty useful housing registry if you're committed to not living in the dorms and the broker thing doesn't pan out).


I also found that it was necessary to have a guarantor for the apartment. Thankfully my parents were willing to step in, but (agreed) it was a pain in the butt.

As for broker's fees- I got lucky and found one who asked simply for one month rent- it ended up saving almost $1500 compared to the typical percentage you might have to pay.

Suggestion: don't use the realtors suggested on NYU's off-campus housing info page. Instead, try searching on websites like hotpads.com, padmapper.com and good old craigslist.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Thu May 31, 2012 9:38 pm

Not going to NYU, but nakedapartments.com is another one to check out.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby arez » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:11 pm

Anyone genius enough to do what users somewhere and incompetentia did last year in terms of section schedules? I would do it myself but I have no idea how they did it.
Here's the link to last year's thread: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... start=1500

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby law2015 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks to everyone who commented with apartment search info!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby izy223 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:20 am

indigomachine wrote:
law2015 wrote:Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?


Fees are typically in the 10-15% of a year's rent. Didn't check out your profile, but if you're K-JD, keep in mind that you will almost definitely need a guarantor to apply for an apartment through a broker (they want you to be able to prove that you make / have access to money 40-50times your monthly rent without a guarantor, and something like 100x that with a guarantor).

I lucked out in that my roommate had parents that could act as guarantors for us, but that part was a huge pain.

(sidenote: NYU also has a pretty useful housing registry if you're committed to not living in the dorms and the broker thing doesn't pan out).


checking in also going to NYU this fall-

do you have any idea on how to access the housing registry?- im looking for a 3 bedroom (have 2 friends also doing grad school one in NYU one in NYIT) near NYU/Union square do they have 3 bedrooms on the registry?

up until now everyone has told me to ditch one roomate and get a two bedroom but im hoping i may be able to find one.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby law2015 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:55 am

Did anyone receive immunization forms? Also, what is the process with loans? I filled out need access and fafsa and haven't received any further instructions.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:28 am

arez wrote:Anyone genius enough to do what users somewhere and incompetentia did last year in terms of section schedules? I would do it myself but I have no idea how they did it.
Here's the link to last year's thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=140482&start=1500

I'm at work now, but I can try and do this later for you guys if I think about it. And if I can't figure it out I'll just email Inc and see if he'll do it for me.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby k5220 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:54 am

izy223 wrote:
indigomachine wrote:
law2015 wrote:Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?


Fees are typically in the 10-15% of a year's rent. Didn't check out your profile, but if you're K-JD, keep in mind that you will almost definitely need a guarantor to apply for an apartment through a broker (they want you to be able to prove that you make / have access to money 40-50times your monthly rent without a guarantor, and something like 100x that with a guarantor).

I lucked out in that my roommate had parents that could act as guarantors for us, but that part was a huge pain.

(sidenote: NYU also has a pretty useful housing registry if you're committed to not living in the dorms and the broker thing doesn't pan out).


checking in also going to NYU this fall-

do you have any idea on how to access the housing registry?- im looking for a 3 bedroom (have 2 friends also doing grad school one in NYU one in NYIT) near NYU/Union square do they have 3 bedrooms on the registry?

up until now everyone has told me to ditch one roomate and get a two bedroom but im hoping i may be able to find one.


the housing registry is available from NYU Home. after signing in, you click the tab at the top that says "NYU Life," then scroll down and the link to the housing registry should be on the left.

it looks like there are 3 bedroom apartments available, but i'm not sure about your other needs

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby izy223 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:25 pm

k5220 wrote:
izy223 wrote:
indigomachine wrote:
law2015 wrote:Those who got apartments through brokers, how much did you pay?


Fees are typically in the 10-15% of a year's rent. Didn't check out your profile, but if you're K-JD, keep in mind that you will almost definitely need a guarantor to apply for an apartment through a broker (they want you to be able to prove that you make / have access to money 40-50times your monthly rent without a guarantor, and something like 100x that with a guarantor).

I lucked out in that my roommate had parents that could act as guarantors for us, but that part was a huge pain.

(sidenote: NYU also has a pretty useful housing registry if you're committed to not living in the dorms and the broker thing doesn't pan out).


checking in also going to NYU this fall-

do you have any idea on how to access the housing registry?- im looking for a 3 bedroom (have 2 friends also doing grad school one in NYU one in NYIT) near NYU/Union square do they have 3 bedrooms on the registry?

up until now everyone has told me to ditch one roomate and get a two bedroom but im hoping i may be able to find one.


the housing registry is available from NYU Home. after signing in, you click the tab at the top that says "NYU Life," then scroll down and the link to the housing registry should be on the left.

it looks like there are 3 bedroom apartments available, but i'm not sure about your other needs


thanks looking into it now!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:48 pm

Double in D'Ag. Beautiful.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:54 pm

Got a 3 bedroom Mercer. I originally wanted D'ag but I'm kind of glad now. It will make the transition a little easier since I'll have a little more space to myself.




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