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Why would a potential Craigslist landlord ask for my birthday?

Is there a scam I'm not aware of, or any reason why I shouldn't tell this person my birthday? I can't think of why I shouldn't, but it just seems a little strange. I would ask them why they want the info, but don't want to come across as strange, in case this is a normal thing. [more inside]
posted by taupe on Jun 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Where to live for Yeshiva/Albert Einstein College of Medicine?

My cousin's boyfriend has accepted a postdoc at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He'll be moving here in August. He is a research scientist and will be keeping very odd hours and making frequent trips to campus to access the lab. Where should he live? Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jun 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Possibly Moving back to London- Help?

Hi, I am considering moving back to London after over a decade in NYC. I have a few questions that I am curious about. But after just typing and erasing them- I am just going to ask how other people have found the differences between living and working in (not visiting!) the two cities. [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

tell me your experiences with housing court in nyc

I would like to take my landlord (really, management company, I guess?) to housing court because I haven't had heat for ten days (and counting) and hot water for ~five, and I would like a rent abatement for the days of this month in which my apartment was not inhabitable. Have you taken someone to housing court in NYC? Please tell me your experiences and any advice you have. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Feb 27, 2013 - 18 answers

Not quite ready for the land of artisanal snausages

Am I making a mistake in my choice of NYC neighborhood? Details within for your much-appreciated sanity check and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Nov 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Help a Housing Newbie in NYC

How do I navigate looking for a room/roommate in NYC? Hope me, AskMe! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 13 answers

The man jus' upped my rent las' night. No hot water, no toilets, no lights. (But Whitey's on the moon)

NYC-filter: My apartment building's management is totally irresponsible and unresponsive. And they just raised the rent. Can I—or should I—take action? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on May 20, 2011 - 20 answers

LANDYLAWD

NYC Landlord Weirdness. Our building had two landlords, each of whom presided over different apts. 3 Apts (including ours) were managed by Landlord A, 4 by Landlord B. Now landlord B is taking over the entire building. I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

When Can I Bring Out the Guys With Baseball Bats to Get My Deposit?

I just moved out of an apartment in New York City, and for a bunch of reasons I'm worried about getting my deposit back. Quick question about NYC rental law inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Is it a scam, or a scam-not?

Thinking about using a "vacation rental" seen on craigslist for 4 days in NYC in January. Has anyone ever done this? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Dec 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Housing dispute lawyer in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a good lawyer in NYC for dealing with housing issues, specifically a dispute over a security deposit with a former landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

NYC/SC Beach houseswap?

I would like to visit and immerse myself and my young family in NYC culture. To this end, I would like to find an arrangement this summer whereby I could arrange a houseswap. [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Apr 2, 2009 - 6 answers

high-income rent deregulation

My landlord is trying to deregulate the rent stabilized status of my NYC apartment/home that I have lived in for 15 years. By law he can do this if my income is above $175,000 and the rent is over $2000 a month. I personally do not earn close to this but the rent is over $2000. Question, if I am the sole leaseholder and have a roommate (month to month status) does our combined income qualify towards this total or is it only applicable to the leaseholder? Basically, I need a roommate to afford the rent and I am trying to find out if I should renew my upcoming lease.
posted by sequin on Dec 29, 2008 - 8 answers

can a landlord demand more security deposit after you've moved in

nychousingfilter: I signed a lease, moved into my new apartment on the 1st and now my landlord is demanding an extra security deposit. Can they do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 15 answers

how much does heating cost in nyc?

How much does it cost to heat an apartment in Brooklyn? My roommates and I are about to put down a deposit on a 3-bedroom in Greenpoint. The only unknown is that heat isn't included, and we have no idea what that will cost for a winter. Rough estimates and anecdotal evidence appreciated. 1000 a year? 500? 3000? Thanks much.
posted by boots on Aug 11, 2008 - 11 answers

NYC housing for very low income people with disabilities?

My mother needs to find a new place to live. The house we currently live in will be set to go up for sale early next year. But repairs need to be made first, so my family would like us both to move ASAP. I’m looking at a move to Queens, but my mother has Multiple Sclerosis and has a limited income. All she has are her Social Security disability payments each month, which only come to about $600-700, and food stamps. I can’t afford to take her with me. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Aug 5, 2008 - 18 answers

how to deal with a deadbeat roommate and angry landlord?

[nyc] my roommate is a few thousand bucks behind on rent, our lease is up at the end of august, and my other roommate and i are both very worried he's not going to give our landlord everything he's owed before then. are there any ways for the two of us who are square with the landlord financially to avoid getting massively screwed by this (in the legal system + credit records) other than us ponying up his share? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Is $1350 a month reasonable for an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan?

Is $1350/mo reasonable rent for an apartment on W 107th St. & Broadway (Upper West Side of Manhattan)? One bedroom, ground level, furnished, clean, utilities and cable included. Can you tell me anything about the W 107th & Broadway area? Nice? Stuff to do? Safe? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

Help me choose an apartment

I am headed to law school in Brooklyn with a full ride and a great housing offer-- subsidized housing for 3 years. My partner and I can pick between two apartments, but we can't decide which we should take. [more inside]
posted by sondrialiac on May 30, 2008 - 20 answers

Luxury apartments nyc?

I have a specific question about apartments in NYC. I will be moving June 1, and am looking for an apartment building in the Upper West Side with similar cost/amenities/location as Sheffield 57 or Trump Tower. Does any one know of any similar rentals or apartment buildings in the same area? I have been searching around, but am finding it hard to locate places that arent for sale, or that have the same standards as these two wonderful places. Thank you so much i really appreciate any and all help!!!!!
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Need 80/20 Housing Help

Need help with an 80/20 housing issue gone mad. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jan 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Rent - Now on Broadway (and 170th)

How can a freelancer with a decent but sporadic income convince someone in NYC to rent to him and not just point and laugh? [more inside]
posted by jake on Sep 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Cheap/Dangerous places in NYC

Where do the poor folk live in NYC? [more inside]
posted by iamck on May 27, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I find an apartment in NYC without going thru a real estate agency?

Non-realtor sources for an apartment in NYC/Bklyn? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on May 5, 2006 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to live in NYC for the summer?

MovingToNYCFilter: I'm soon to be a college grad, and I'm in the running for a 6-week internship in NYC that may become long-term employment. Please help me figure out what I need to know to live in the big city. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Apr 26, 2006 - 19 answers

Landlord selling my building: Am I screwed?

NYC: Our landlord is selling our building. We have a lease. What's going to happen to us? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Mar 20, 2006 - 14 answers

NYC to Rutgers

Question for NYCmefites and/or mefis that know about Rutgers University. I have a friend here in Spain that is going to do a 2 month academic sojourn at Rutgers but wants to enjoy NYC to the fullest. She has a tight budget, where should she stay? [more inside]
posted by sic on May 20, 2005 - 15 answers

Shiny, tiny new apartment in Manhattan or affordable charm in Brooklyn?

Another NYC Real Estate Question: the SO and I, who have always lived in charming smallish walk-ups with leaky tubs/peeling paint in Queens-like proximity to 'the big city,' have been seduced by the siren song of new construction downtown. With their pre-opening rent breaks, brand-new appliances, and convenience to both work and play, these "luxury buildings" appear to offer a whole new standard of living at an attractive price. However, ... [mi] [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on May 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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