Summer in NYC

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    May 04, 2007 8:19 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I'll be moving to NYC for the summer for an internship at a large book company. I've visited the city a few times--I was actually there a few weeks ago and stayed at a friend's house in Astoria. I am just looking to see any tips you guys can give me regarding living out there for the summer. Here's an easy bulleted list . .

    * Finding affordable housing, as I won't be getting paid extremely well as an intern. I've searched the sublettors section of craigslist and found some apartments I can move into for about 700 a month--I'm not too comfortable with moving in with some random people I don't know but for that price it's what I'll have to do. My work is right by a N, R, W subway stop so I've been looking at apartments which are close to those stations.
    * Things to do, places to see! I'm not talking tourist stuff, but places that will be fun to explore as a temporary resident.
    * People to meet! Of course I'll be looking for some friends to help pass my weekends and nights (especially since I'll probably be living in a tiny box). I'm 20, so I can't go out drinking and meet people there--which might actually be good for me . . I'm a DJ here so while I love good dance music, I've seen enough of the party and drug scene and would rather meet intellectually stimulating people.
    * Any advice you would have . . I'm a little intimidated by moving like this but I'm excited at what will come!

    Since I won't have a gym, I think I'll just be doing yoga (through the video podcast) and a lot of running to keep in shape, and then I'll return to weight training in the fall on campus.

    Thanks, and wish me luck!
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    May 05, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    Hey and welcome to NYC! Yes it's very expensive to live here for housing. Also check online in the Village Voice apt. listings. summer is a great time here esp for free stuff to do. There's always a street fair, concerts, flea markets, parades...endless things to do. Did you check w/the HR dept at the company you'll be working at.....maybe they have leads to housing? Just an idea.
    Anyway good luck and welcome to town!
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    May 06, 2007 5:37 AM GMT
    a few tips:

    check the MTA website:

    before you count your train options. Upcoming trackwork - especially at night - can dereail (pun intended) the most appealing sublet. a cheap sublet is easily negated by the cost of "frustration cabs" Thos are not the most reliable lines. NR as in Never Running. Then again, they all suck.

    there are a ton of gay athletic groups. volleyball and softball are especially big.

    the city has gyms (nothing fancy) for something stupis like $50 a year.

    ask me anything else you want to know.

    and welcome. just remember, there is no rehab for the drug called NYC. Not even LA (hahahahaha).
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    May 06, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    That's some great advice hotversguy--I better go back and re-check the subway routes I was planning on living by . .