Help me move to Brooklyn
April 1, 2012 3:43 PM Subscribe
I would like to move to Brooklyn. How?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 22. I graduate from a really well-regarded state school next month with a degree in anthropology and English. I have no debt and no connections in the city. I'm looking at a June 1st move-in, I think.
I currently have $1500 and a car that will sell for $2500. My mom has generously offered to pay my phone bill each month while I'm gathering my bearings. The plane ticket is $120. That pretty much leaves me enough for first month's, last month's, a deposit, a metrocard, a mattress, and a little food, right? I'm hoping to save another $700 before I make the move, but I'm not counting it as a certainty in my plans. Will I have any trouble securing a place from out of the city?
How should I go about finding a job? I have experience in graphic design, community outreach, and editing. I'm not picky about the job itself, though I would prefer if it were related to my interests. Should I just go ahead and apply to everywhere looking? Will not being in the city count me out of the running? What's my best bet here?
Honestly, any tips, tricks, or warnings would be amazing. I'm stalking Padmapper, but besides that, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not even sure if I'm asking the right questions. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.