NYU Students -- where do you live?

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amyLAchemist
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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby amyLAchemist » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:32 pm

VictoryFord wrote:good advice.

another thing i would add, which gannak mentioned. if you want an apartment, TAKE IT! there really is no time to waste. you are almost better off looking for an apartment 3 days before you have to move in rather than 30 days.


It's the same in LA. I am betting I am going to have a month of overlap with my LA and NY apartment anyways, esp. since I have to give 90 days notice of when I am moving out....ick.

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby showNprove » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:34 pm

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby ezpar » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:15 pm

Sounds like a fucking nightmare to me. I didn't even need a credit check when I moved into my current apartment. We saw the place, decided we wanted it, and gave the landlord a check.

Is Brooklyn considered "easier" to move into than Manhattan?

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby pomona » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:20 pm

ezpar wrote:Sounds like a fucking nightmare to me. I didn't even need a credit check when I moved into my current apartment. We saw the place, decided we wanted it, and gave the landlord a check.

Is Brooklyn considered "easier" to move into than Manhattan?


Because the rental rates are lower, it's probably easier to get into an apartment (income/asset requirements are lower).

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby ezpar » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:24 pm

pomona wrote:
ezpar wrote:Sounds like a fucking nightmare to me. I didn't even need a credit check when I moved into my current apartment. We saw the place, decided we wanted it, and gave the landlord a check.

Is Brooklyn considered "easier" to move into than Manhattan?


Because the rental rates are lower, it's probably easier to get into an apartment (income/asset requirements are lower).


That's good to hear. I really want to live in BK if I end up at NYU, but I might have to live in the city with my SO if she goes to Columbia (not LS) -- getting there from Brooklyn would be a pain.

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby pluto » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:31 pm

red_sox wrote:Do any of you have experience of the Gramercy / Murray Hill area? Seems like it could be a good compromise between NYU and midtown, i.e. within walking distance of both.


I live in Murray Hill right now in a studio that's pretty big for Manhattan (about 300-350 sq. ft.). It's $1675/month + electricity/gas/cable/internet. Works out to about $1850/month. I love having my own place and the apartment is great. Murray Hill's not as boring as people are making out but yeah there's probably more fun stuff around the village. The walk to the law school is completely doable but I like sleeping in and in the cold it's not as fun. The commute is fine, the B/D/F/V are only two blocks away and it's like a 3 minute ride to West 4th (it's only a stop away on the express trains) which is right by the law school. The neighborhood is totally safe. You're kind of right in the middle of a lot of stuff in Murray Hill and it can be nice to be outside the NYU bubble.

I found my apartment on craigslist although it was listed by a broker. I looked at a ton of crappy apartments before I found this one so be prepared for crappiness. I managed to work the fee down to about 12% and I had to pay a month's deposit and have a guarantor. It was a pain but I think I might stay in this place for the next couple years so I'm hoping it was worth it.

Hope this helps!

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby stevenr18 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:41 am

I'm going to go ahead and throw an entirely new wrinkle into this thread. I have a pretty big dog (a Husky), who's coming with me to law school, whether it's NYU or not. I know exactly nothing about NYC, but he needs to be able to run and go for long walks in order to be healthy/happy. Any places convenient to NYU with reasonable rents and some green spaces/dog parks where I can let the little guy off his leash to run?

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Re: NYU Students -- where do you live?

Postby prbaglady » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:50 pm

stevenr18 wrote:I'm going to go ahead and throw an entirely new wrinkle into this thread. I have a pretty big dog (a Husky), who's coming with me to law school, whether it's NYU or not. I know exactly nothing about NYC, but he needs to be able to run and go for long walks in order to be healthy/happy. Any places convenient to NYU with reasonable rents and some green spaces/dog parks where I can let the little guy off his leash to run?


Tompkins square park in East Village/Alphabet city has a great dog run where you can let your dog be off leash and play with other dogs. It's my favorite dog run in New York. The park itself is pretty small and not super clean, but it's very dog friendly. They even have separate dog runs for larger and smaller dogs. I wouldn't recommend central park as much (close to the upper east and upper west sides). It gets really crowded and you have to get there insanely early in the morning to let your dog off leash. I'm not familiar with the northern area of the park (around Harlem), but it could be less crowded there.

My second favorite park is Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It's huge, gorgeous, less crowded, and it's easier to let your dog run off leash. If you live in Park Slope or Prospect Heights, you'll have easy access to the park. The commute to NYU from here is 20-40 min, depending on how far you live from the subway and what subway lines are accessible to you.

Now, as an NYC dog owner, let me warn you that it's going to be difficult to find an apartment with a dog, especially such a large dog. Most landlords don't allow pets, and if they do, there's often a size limit. Prepare to spend a long time looking!




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