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Re: NYU 2011

Postby cawquette » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:07 pm

shoop wrote:Two! TWO law schools have send me admissions emails AND gotten packets/letters to me in the time since NYU said "Decision Letter Sent."


wow, congratulations on the other admissions!

i am hoping the snowstorm delayed our purple envelopes...nyu law was closed today lol. oddly enough, columbia wasn't.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:02 am

does anyone know how long it takes via subway to get from Bed-Stuy to the law school? gotta love those brownstones. also are the C and A lines 24/7?

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:04 am

Blindc1rca wrote:does anyone know how long it takes via subway to get from Bed-Stuy to the law school? gotta love those brownstones. also are the C and A lines 24/7?


http://www.hopstop.com

All of NYCs subways run 24/7, although I have waited for 20+ minutes at 2 AM in the past.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby timmna » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:05 am

ahduth wrote:I think I read somewhere they'll have invites out by the end of February? I got the impression they wanted the interviews to take place during one of the ASW sessions.


I think this was in the FAQ section of the admitted students site.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:27 am

LinzerTorte wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:does anyone know how long it takes via subway to get from Bed-Stuy to the law school? gotta love those brownstones. also are the C and A lines 24/7?


http://www.hopstop.com

All of NYCs subways run 24/7, although I have waited for 20+ minutes at 2 AM in the past.



thanks. unfortunately my internet is too slow to access that site. could i get an estimate? also an estimate from williamsburg/knickerbocker?

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:31 am

Blindc1rca wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:does anyone know how long it takes via subway to get from Bed-Stuy to the law school? gotta love those brownstones. also are the C and A lines 24/7?


http://www.hopstop.com

All of NYCs subways run 24/7, although I have waited for 20+ minutes at 2 AM in the past.



thanks. unfortunately my internet is too slow to access that site. could i get an estimate? also an estimate from williamsburg/knickerbocker?


Bed-Stuy is like 45 minutes, probably leave an hour to be safe, Williamsburg in can be done in half an hour but its better to leave at least 45 to be safe and because getting on the L at Bedford in the morning can be impossible.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:35 am

LinzerTorte wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:does anyone know how long it takes via subway to get from Bed-Stuy to the law school? gotta love those brownstones. also are the C and A lines 24/7?


http://www.hopstop.com

All of NYCs subways run 24/7, although I have waited for 20+ minutes at 2 AM in the past.



thanks. unfortunately my internet is too slow to access that site. could i get an estimate? also an estimate from williamsburg/knickerbocker?


Bed-Stuy is like 45 minutes, probably leave an hour to be safe, Williamsburg in can be done in half an hour but its better to leave at least 45 to be safe and because getting on the L at Bedford in the morning can be impossible.



damn! so not close? what is the closest one could live to campus for <$800/mo (not averse to renting a room in a 2 or 3 bedroom).

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:39 am

You also want to make sure you get as good a sense as possible of the character of the specific neighborhoods you are considering in Brooklyn (i.e., make sure you'd feel comfortable walking around late at night alone, etc.) Those who know Brooklyn better than I can speak to this, but at least be aware. Generally speaking, that won't be a concern for most of the places you find in Manhattan. As long as you're happy to share, I'd check out craigslist "rooms/shared" and in the search field type stuff like "grad student" or "law student." You'll find that a lot of people are grad students that want other students as roommates, etc.

Edit: You could look for stuff like this: --LinkRemoved--

Of course, the problem w/this approach is that you have to be willing to secure your housing within, say, the two months before you start school, but since a lot of students are looking for roommates to start at the beginning of the semester, might not be a big deal.
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Re: NYU 2011

Postby Guicciardini » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:40 am

Less than $800? That's kind of tough.

You could live for pretty cheap up in Washington Heights (that's north of Columbia) and take the A, which would get you down to Washington Square in only a few stops.

And, obviously, the morning rush is also something you have to take into account.

Ie. The Lexington Ave lines (4-5-6) suck ass with their delays.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:41 am

Blindc1rca wrote:
damn! so not close? what is the closest one could live to campus for <$800/mo (not averse to renting a room in a 2 or 3 bedroom).


It's not so much the distance as the subway line -- the L is notoriously bad. If you can find something on say the F that would be a good deal. Carroll Gardens can SOMETIMES have room shares at around 800 but its getting pretty pricey. Maybe Red Hook? Though that is gentrifying slowly too... but it's on the NR as well as the F which is much more convenient than waiting endlessly for the L.

I would definitely look in Brooklyn. You might get ridiculously lucky and find something non-terrifying in lower Manhattan for less than 800 a month, but I wouldn't lay money on it it.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:44 am

Also Jersey City (within walking distance of Exchange Place is best, but it's $) or Hoboken. Not to say either is cheap, but the commute is easy and it's less expensive than most of your options in Manhattan.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby ppch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:53 am

Blindc1rca wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
Bed-Stuy is like 45 minutes, probably leave an hour to be safe, Williamsburg in can be done in half an hour but its better to leave at least 45 to be safe and because getting on the L at Bedford in the morning can be impossible.



damn! so not close? what is the closest one could live to campus for <$800/mo (not averse to renting a room in a 2 or 3 bedroom).


I think Bed-Stuy wouldn't be too bad if you could get the A - at peak times, it might even take you less than 45 minutes to get to West 4th. You might also be able to find something for that much in South Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/Ditmas Park/etc. You might have to settle for a place that's not off a train that stops at West 4th (2/3/4/5 from Crown Heights), but it's pretty easy to get close. Looking for apartments in Brooklyn on Craigslist is a nightmare, because there are a lot of scammy posts, but it's just what you have to do. I definitely recommend looking in rooms and shares - easier to avoid sketchy roommates than sketchy landlords.

Do not live in Washington Heights! No reason!

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:05 pm

ppch wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
Bed-Stuy is like 45 minutes, probably leave an hour to be safe, Williamsburg in can be done in half an hour but its better to leave at least 45 to be safe and because getting on the L at Bedford in the morning can be impossible.



damn! so not close? what is the closest one could live to campus for <$800/mo (not averse to renting a room in a 2 or 3 bedroom).


I think Bed-Stuy wouldn't be too bad if you could get the A - at peak times, it might even take you less than 45 minutes to get to West 4th. You might also be able to find something for that much in South Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/Ditmas Park/etc. You might have to settle for a place that's not off a train that stops at West 4th (2/3/4/5 from Crown Heights), but it's pretty easy to get close. Looking for apartments in Brooklyn on Craigslist is a nightmare, because there are a lot of scammy posts, but it's just what you have to do. I definitely recommend looking in rooms and shares - easier to avoid sketchy roommates than sketchy landlords.

Do not live in Washington Heights! No reason!


HA! My best friend commuted from below Canal to Columbia for years because she felt the same way.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby somewhere » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:11 pm

For those who are still wondering about those purple envelopes:

I was in the DLS 1/21 group, admitted to ASW on 1/25 (just after 5pm eastern—that's three working days after DLS), and I received my purple envelope in the Mountain West yesterday, 1/27.

The letter itself was dated 1/21, but the envelope had two postmarks: one with the cost of postage on 1/22 and another with postage of 0.00 on 1/24. So I'm guessing the DLS date is when they are dated and leave the admissions office. They might get stamped and dated in a university mailroom, and if that's late enough in the day might not actually be transmitted to USPS until the next working day, when they could be stamped again at 0.00 postage.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby somewhere » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:12 pm

I'm not a New Yorker, so please clarify:

What's wrong with Washington Heights?

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby subtle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:12 pm

somewhere wrote:For those who are still wondering about those purple envelopes:

I was in the DLS 1/21 group, admitted to ASW on 1/25 (just after 5pm eastern—that's three working days after DLS), and I received my purple envelope in the Mountain West yesterday, 1/27.

The letter itself was dated 1/21, but the envelope had two postmarks: one with the cost of postage on 1/22 and another with postage of 0.00 on 1/24. So I'm guessing the DLS date is when they are dated and leave the admissions office. They might get stamped and dated in a university mailroom, and if that's late enough in the day might not actually be transmitted to USPS until the next working day, when they could be stamped again at 0.00 postage.



That's all fine, but you're in the Mountain West and you have yours. I'm in Michigan. HMPH.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:17 pm

somewhere wrote:I'm not a New Yorker, so please clarify:

What's wrong with Washington Heights?


Well, it's a bit of a ride by subway, and off-peak service is going to be more of a hassle than you might like. But I think the main thing is that there's just not that much going on up there (not a lot of great restaurants, bars, etc.) This is why a lot of people would prefer Brooklyn for similar commute time (and cost, depending on neighborhood). That said, there are a lot of nice apartments in Wash Heights close to the 1 or A that are reasonably priced. I think a lot of it depends on personality...when you come for ASW, try to visit some of these neighborhoods to get a feel.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:18 pm

somewhere wrote:I'm not a New Yorker, so please clarify:

What's wrong with Washington Heights?


Nothing there, everything closes early, no good grocery stores, three bars.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby somewhere » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:24 pm

Okay, thanks.

It's funny that New Yorkers describe it to non-New Yorkers as a part of the city where nothing's going on. You have to understand where some of us are living now. We're definitely talking about a relative quantity. :)

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby ppch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:28 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
somewhere wrote:I'm not a New Yorker, so please clarify:

What's wrong with Washington Heights?


Nothing there, everything closes early, no good grocery stores, three bars.


Yes. I've lived off the A in Brooklyn and Washington Heights, and unless you need to be in upper Manhattan (e.g., Columbia), Brooklyn's a better choice for my money. More aesthetically pleasing (brownstones), closer to fun things to do. I feel like people are often inclined to live in Washington Heights rather than Brooklyn because they really want to live in Manhattan, but it's so different from living on the Upper West Side or in the Village.

Hopefully all of this know-it-all behavior will not hurt my getting-into-NYU karma! Oh please!

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:32 pm

ppch wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
Bed-Stuy is like 45 minutes, probably leave an hour to be safe, Williamsburg in can be done in half an hour but its better to leave at least 45 to be safe and because getting on the L at Bedford in the morning can be impossible.



damn! so not close? what is the closest one could live to campus for <$800/mo (not averse to renting a room in a 2 or 3 bedroom).


I think Bed-Stuy wouldn't be too bad if you could get the A - at peak times, it might even take you less than 45 minutes to get to West 4th. You might also be able to find something for that much in South Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/Ditmas Park/etc. You might have to settle for a place that's not off a train that stops at West 4th (2/3/4/5 from Crown Heights), but it's pretty easy to get close. Looking for apartments in Brooklyn on Craigslist is a nightmare, because there are a lot of scammy posts, but it's just what you have to do. I definitely recommend looking in rooms and shares - easier to avoid sketchy roommates than sketchy landlords.

Do not live in Washington Heights! No reason!


From Bed-Stuy to NYU Law Building if you're close to any train it should not take you more than half hour... Bed-Stuy is one of those neighborhoods that is becoming a little nicer than it was a few years ago(it use to be and still kinda is a war zone out there)

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:33 pm

somewhere wrote:Okay, thanks.

It's funny that New Yorkers describe it to non-New Yorkers as a part of the city where nothing's going on. You have to understand where some of us are living now. We're definitely talking about a relative quantity. :)


Hee, I guess that's fair.

But if you are looking at going to NYU, Brooklyn>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Wash Heights.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:
From Bed-Stuy to NYU Law Building if you're close to any train it should not take you more than half hour... Bed-Stuy is one of those neighborhoods that is becoming a little nicer than it was a few years ago(it use to be and still kinda is a war zone out there)


This is what intimidates me about looking in Brooklyn--the obviously good neighborhoods are $, and I feel like you have to have a good feel of the neighborhood down to level of several blocks if you're looking in Bed-Stuy/E. Williamsburg. Thoughts from Brooklynites? I live in NJ (hour commute to NYU), but I obviously want to be closer for school, and Brooklyn is a top option.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:40 pm

NYC_7911 wrote:
Zarathustraspoke wrote:
From Bed-Stuy to NYU Law Building if you're close to any train it should not take you more than half hour... Bed-Stuy is one of those neighborhoods that is becoming a little nicer than it was a few years ago(it use to be and still kinda is a war zone out there)


This is what intimidates me about looking in Brooklyn--the obviously good neighborhoods are $, and I feel like you have to have a good feel of the neighborhood down to level of several blocks if you're looking in Bed-Stuy/E. Williamsburg. Thoughts from Brooklynites? I live in NJ (hour commute to NYU), but I obviously want to be closer for school, and Brooklyn is a top option.


If you can find something close to any train stop, the safer you will be, especially in neighborhoods like Bed Stuy or East Williamsburg BUSHWICK. (Sorry, pet peeve. East Williamsburg does not exist).

I have a lot of friends in Crown Heights, for example, which can get SUPER shady in some parts, but they are all essentially sitting right on top of the 2/3 stop so they are in a fairly gentrified/Hasidic neighborhood, and I've been to and from there plenty of times and felt fine.

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Re: NYU 2011

Postby ahduth » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:44 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:From Bed-Stuy to NYU Law Building if you're close to any train it should not take you more than half hour... Bed-Stuy is one of those neighborhoods that is becoming a little nicer than it was a few years ago(it use to be and still kinda is a war zone out there)


I was going to say, wasn't Biggie from Bed-Stuy? :o




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