Moving to NY tips

  • NYmba

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    Feb 21, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I'moving to NYC in a few months.
    I've been looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Manhattan online, but its not easy and many ads seem like scams. Does anyone know a good and reliable resource for securing an apartment? Also not big on the idea of paying a broker fee..

    Besides that, I'm down to meeting any friendly locals as I don't know many people in NY. Message me if interested.

    Thanks
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    Feb 21, 2015 6:15 PM GMT
    Price and availability will depend on where you are hoping to live.

    There ARE no-fee rentals. Check out Stuyvesant Town's website. 1-3 bedrooms starting around 3200. Per month. That is on the East side just above the East Village and below 23rd street.

    Also the Upper East Side has some deals east of Lex above 89 street although they are often small walk-ups. Also, transportation can be an issue.

    If you can afford a broker ( generally 1-3 months rent) go for it. Let them do the leg work. They often cut side deals with supers and landlords to get access to the best stock

    Be diligent, be flexible and have A-1 credit and cash on hand- you'll be fine!

    Good luck

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    Feb 21, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
    With that body, you won't have any trouble meeting locals.

    You'll need cash ($$$$, not the RJ member).
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    Feb 21, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    Hope you're wealthy. Not a nice place to be on a budget.
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    Feb 21, 2015 6:43 PM GMT
    HikerSkier saidWith that body, you won't have any trouble meeting locals.

    You'll need cash ($$$$, not the RJ member).


    Actually, a bit of BOTH may be helpful...

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  • Eli_jah

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    Feb 21, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    It is VERY hard to find a job with a decent wage here if you don't have a degree, connections, or viable skills.

    Also housing is super scarce and almost everything is at market rate, which means $3,200 for a tiny shoebox studio apartment.

    Just be warned. Don't come here if you don't have at least $6,000 saved and already have a job lined up.

    EDIT: You're already here, according to your profile. Why make this post then?
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    Feb 22, 2015 7:24 AM GMT
    I'd rather live in Australia. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 22, 2015 10:19 AM GMT
    I saw a couple of ad rentals online. I had a friend who moved to NYC about 3 years ago. She transferred with her current bank/company. You have to be there, see the place, meet people and make the commitment. icon_smile.gif But yeah, Just use common sense when dealing with people. I suggest hitting up people you know in NY to help or ask around. I saw an ad in Chelsea/Hell Kitchen like 2 days ago, pretty cool, private room, cute, furnished, with other gay men like $800/month? Lol Snatch it up, oh yeah save a lot of $$$ too.
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    Feb 22, 2015 1:46 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI'd rather live in Australia. icon_cool.gif


    Absolutely agree. It's going to be quite a shock going from one of the friendliest places on Earth to THE rudest place on Earth.
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    Feb 22, 2015 3:45 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI'd rather live in Australia. icon_cool.gif

  • NYmba

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    Feb 22, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm moving for an MBA, so at least 2 years in the city. Which websites are reliable? Or should I just walkaround and ask for availabilities to doormans at various buildings?

    And how much in advance should I start looking?

    Thanks
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    Feb 22, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    Radd said
    xrichx saidI'd rather live in Australia. icon_cool.gif


    Absolutely agree. It's going to be quite a shock going from one of the friendliest places on Earth to THE rudest place on Earth.


    Well We can't All have Your genteel Southern manners Scruffy.

    Of course space is limited in Manhattan so We just don't have the room to keep a sofa on the front porch with a bucket of beer and a rusted out Dodge on blocks in the front yard for a right proper cotillion...

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    Feb 22, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    xrichx saidI'd rather live in Australia. icon_cool.gif

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  • flahotstuff

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    Feb 23, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    pack many suit cases of money for the big apple. At least you can eat fairly cheap!
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    Feb 23, 2015 1:21 AM GMT
    NYmba saidThanks for the replies.

    I'm moving for an MBA, so at least 2 years in the city. Which websites are reliable? Or should I just walkaround and ask for availabilities to doormans at various buildings?

    And how much in advance should I start looking?

    Thanks


    You should ask the school/university about grad housing help in the city. I think Craigslist NY is a good place to start. But yeah it may be a good idea to bunk with a roommate since a studio 1 bed apt in NYC is like 2000-3000 grand a month. Save money! icon_smile.gif