Help me find a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months
November 13, 2007 1:43 PM Subscribe
Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008).
posted by kanuck to travel & transportation around New York, NY (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Furnished would be preferable, but I can deal with buying some throwaway furniture.
I'm open on price range, though if it gets up to "corporate temp housing" level expensive, that isn't too useful.
I live in Seattle and am expecting to take a trip in order to handle closing arrangements. I've considered just coming to NYC for a week (is that enough?) to do everything in person (looking at places, haggling, signing papers etc) -- thoughts on that approach? (in particular, how far in advance would be best to maximize my odds?).
1) Craigslist: most of the ads seem to be for comparatively short term sublets (days or weeks, rather than months). I'll probably post a "housing wanted" ad there at some point, but am really looking for other options.
2) Apartment brokers: given my requirements, will they useful / required?
3) Universities/colleges: do any in Manhattan make student housing available to non-students?