Moving to NYC for the summer. Tips on finding gay-friendly housing?

  • college14

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    Mar 25, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I am a junior in college, and I will be interning in New York City for the summer from June to August. I am looking for summer housing in Manhattan.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to finding a place, or a sublet to offer?

    Hoping to find a place with gay-friendly/gay housemates, in the West Village/Chelsea/Hell's Kitchen or anywhere nearby.

    Been using Craigslist, and it has been full of scammers and brokers.
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    Mar 25, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    Tons of places with room shares. CL is probably the best place. Hell's Kitchen is THE place right now. WV and Chelsea are yesterday's news with most gay places shutting down or catering towards the tourists.
    I'm looking for a roommate now, but long-term.
    Good luck!!
  • Paradigm_Shif...

    Posts: 251

    Mar 25, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    You can try StreetEasy.com This site has fewer listings but they're all legit.

    There isn't any special LGBT search but they've got some good places listed.


    For the gay focus you can try http://www.rainbowroommates.com/. I never used this site myself and it seems a little corny but its a name I've heard, so maybe they're worth a shot.

    Anyway you cut it, finding a place in NYC is hard work so good luck!!

  • owen19832006

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    Mar 25, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    id say anywhere in lower manhattan is gay friendly!
  • college14

    Posts: 2

    Mar 25, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    Definitely looking at anywhere midtown and below!
  • g56whiz

    Posts: 46

    Apr 05, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    owen19832006 saidid say anywhere in lower manhattan is gay friendly!


    I lived in Manhattan for decades. I don't think there is a gay unfriendly place anywhere in the borough. Some specific buildings may be snooty and standoffish but more by class than sexuality Of course you may feel more at ease strolling hand in hand with your pal of the moment in Chelsea, Clinton or even now in Inwood I'm told. Don't be afraid to sample some of the trendier nabs in the boros like Greenpoint or Long Island City or even places in Brooklyn. Forget Staten Island or the Bronx: too far a commute.
  • Hyperion

    Posts: 12

    Apr 09, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    My brother did a summer internship in NYC one year. He found housing at nyu for the summer and it worked out great for him. You have to look early though.

    NYC is awesome, I've enjoyed over 6 months living there, have fun!