Herro, I'm looking for a place to live in NYC...again

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    Jan 03, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    I currently have a great living situation but that's going to end March 1st. I'd ideally like to move out anytime between the end of January and March 1st into Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, or maaaaaybe the Bronx.

    I'm hoping one of you RJers has a vacant room or knows someone with a vacant room. My budget is around $800. Here's my (so embarrassed to say this) CRAIGSLIST ad with more details about me:

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sha/2781751598.html

    Btw please don't reply with any retarded posts like "$800 is too cheap you'll never find a place that low." I currently live in the Upper West Side paying $715 a month so yes, yes I can find places that low and lower.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    you are crazy if you think you can find something that low Jake. Maybe if you sold your body for rent it would work...
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    with ur face pic on there, im sure someone will take you in.

    I mean really. . . you're absolutely gorgeous. I'll even go so far as to say you're stunning. Stunning beauty. lol
    I mean whats not to love? The recipient of ur meager rent budget will get to wake up with that face everyday.

    I'd say you're well on ur way to Charlie Sheen Winning!


    jk dude, but honestly. Best of luck on ur search. I've been in ur sitch before, it'll work out.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    You think that's a good pic? Wow, well thank you!
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    I hope you share some of the creepy replies you get..

    I'm probably the only person interested in reading them though icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
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    Oh Jake you're so cute. You actually posted a picture of yourself. It's like "does anyone want this cute puppy? Pwease takez mez in" <3

    ok I'll ask around and keep in eye open for you icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    The ad doesn't pop up when i search for it. CL is a piece of shit.
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    Jan 04, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI hope you share some of the creepy replies you get..

    I'm probably the only person interested in reading them though icon_rolleyes.gif

    Actually, though he kind of spelled it out in the ad I'd be interested in how some responders may still interpret "incentives"...
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    ...tell me if this actually works.....
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    I've got a room in Denver.

    It's free for hot MOT such as you.
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Jake,

    You sound like you'd be an awesome room mate. Plus you were pretty much up front so no one is going to have surprises. You are pretty cute though so I can't imagine the creeper replies you are going to get haha.

    You should probably post some for the lulz.
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    Jan 04, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Jake my friend is looking for someone, but he wants too much $.

    Do you work downtown? Have you thought about Jersey City at all? Relatively good deals and you can still be in town quick... probably faster than from the Bronx.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    i would take you in just for saying you don't like Glee.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    LatinHeartNYC saidi would take you in just for saying you don't like Glee.


    Beat me to it.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidYou think that's a good pic? Wow, well thank you!


    I would devour you like a brisket at Shabbat dinner.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    Again....it's rare.....I agree with you on this one. Both cities are high on my list if I ever had the opportunity to live in the NYC area.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    That's what I told him. I have friends who live a block from the Grove St. station and it's a great neighborhood. The PATH system has all new cars and seems more reliable than it used to be.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    turtleneckjock said
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    Again....it's rare.....I agree with you on this one. Both cities are high on my list if I ever had the opportunity to live in the NYC area.


    Trust me, you would NOT want to live in the NYC area - especially after having lived in Florida.

    The cost of living is much higher, you have to pay state and local income taxes, the weather is generally dreary from November - April, the sun sets at about 4:15 in the afternoon in December and January. I have no idea how I was able to live the first 38 years of my life up there!


    Maybe so, however, I miss the four seasons (even after living in Orlando since 1979) and I yearn for a more exciting and vibrant urban environment. Orlando is okay, but I crave something a little more intellectually stimulating than "Eight Year Old Suzy Winning The Spelling Bee...."
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    turtleneckjock said
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    Again....it's rare.....I agree with you on this one. Both cities are high on my list if I ever had the opportunity to live in the NYC area.


    Trust me, you would NOT want to live in the NYC area - especially after having lived in Florida.

    The cost of living is much higher, you have to pay state and local income taxes, the weather is generally dreary from November - April, the sun sets at about 4:15 in the afternoon in December and January. I have no idea how I was able to live the first 38 years of my life up there!


    It is DEF not for everyone.

    I honestly can't imagine either one of you living here.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    That's what I told him. I have friends who live a block from the Grove St. station and it's a great neighborhood. The PATH system has all new cars and seems more reliable than it used to be.


    Yep, more convenient to Manhattan (especially the west side below 34th street all the way to the Battery) than if you lived in most parts of Queens/Brooklyn and of course way more convenient than the Bronx.

    The downside - you just can't hop in a cab in Manhattan and get taken home since you don't live in NYC.


    True. Well you can, it's just expensive.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    njmeanwhile said
    southbeach1500 said
    njmeanwhile said
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    That's what I told him. I have friends who live a block from the Grove St. station and it's a great neighborhood. The PATH system has all new cars and seems more reliable than it used to be.


    Yep, more convenient to Manhattan (especially the west side below 34th street all the way to the Battery) than if you lived in most parts of Queens/Brooklyn and of course way more convenient than the Bronx.

    The downside - you just can't hop in a cab in Manhattan and get taken home since you don't live in NYC.


    True. Well you can, it's just expensive.


    I've had countless fights with cab drivers that don't want to take you from Manhattan out to Queens unless it's LGA or JFK - I can only imagine how difficult it would be to get them to take you to Jersey. (Yes I know, the law says....)


    Well you undoubtedly have tried this more than I have, but the few occasions I have needed to take a cab either to Jersey City, the Secaucus train station, or even all the way to my house, they were fine. Maybe it was because I got the cab at Penn Station, though. The drivers queuing up there may already have already have this possibility in mind.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    you should change the picture. you look like you'll steal.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    njmeanwhile said
    southbeach1500 said
    njmeanwhile said
    southbeach1500 said
    njmeanwhile said
    southbeach1500 saidHave you considered Jersey City / Hoboken? Both are less expensive than NYC (and taxes are lower) and a quick trip on the PATH train into Manhattan.


    That's what I told him. I have friends who live a block from the Grove St. station and it's a great neighborhood. The PATH system has all new cars and seems more reliable than it used to be.


    Yep, more convenient to Manhattan (especially the west side below 34th street all the way to the Battery) than if you lived in most parts of Queens/Brooklyn and of course way more convenient than the Bronx.

    The downside - you just can't hop in a cab in Manhattan and get taken home since you don't live in NYC.


    True. Well you can, it's just expensive.


    I've had countless fights with cab drivers that don't want to take you from Manhattan out to Queens unless it's LGA or JFK - I can only imagine how difficult it would be to get them to take you to Jersey. (Yes I know, the law says....)


    Well you undoubtedly have tried this more than I have, but the few occasions I have needed to take a cab either to Jersey City, the Secaucus train station, or even all the way to my house, they were fine. Maybe it was because I got the cab at Penn Station, though. The drivers queuing up there may already have already have this possibility in mind.


    Maybe! You pay double the meter, right?


    I think the dispatcher told me how much it was in advance. I know that's the case at EWR.
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Damn, now I wish I lived in NYC...then you can come live with me icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    I was looking to live in NYC too but opted out for now so staying in PA. You come always come to PA and go back to school NYC is like an hour and half away though.