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A way to thank leasing office employees?

A couple of middle-manager-ish employees perhaps bent the rules a little bit for us and allowed us to transfer a lease to new parties, completely getting us out of the lease. Should I/how do I say thank you? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Moving to California from NYC: How... to do that.

So I've just gotten a job in San Francisco and my GF and I will therefore be leaving New York and moving. I've never lived more than 125 miles from NYC before, so I need help with understanding the logistics here. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Feb 10, 2014 - 22 answers

Can I sublease my NY apartment while I'm gone for 1-2 years?

Our apartment in New York is rent stabilized and we love the neighborhood it's in. I was very, very lucky to find this place back back when I was single. But in April we are moving to London temporarily (maybe for two years?) because of a job my wife has taken. The dream scenario is that we could leave our furniture, find someone we trust to sublease to, and have the option to come back in two years. Or if things go terribly in London we could come back earlier. But there's a complicating factor and I don't even know if the rules would allow us to sublease for very long. Details below. [more inside]
posted by theory on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Down to the wire

I'm looking for an Oct. 1st roommate share in Brooklyn, and so far I'm coming across shockingly few places listed on Craigslist. Is there another list I'm not aware of? I already put word out to my network. Details: -- I've lived in BK for six years (Crown Heights + Park Slope), and have never had trouble finding a place before. --Budget is $1100 and under. --Looking to stay for 6 months or longer --I'm searching under "rooms & shares" AND "sublets & temporary" Thanks!!
posted by jessca84 on Sep 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Loans for NYC Moving Expenses

I'm planning to move from one NYC neighborhood to another at the end of the summer. Though I'm 99% sure I'll be able to cover all potential expenses (movers, security deposit, first/last month's rent, broker's fee), I was wondering if there's a reputable company that advances small loans to help cover these costs. [more inside]
posted by incomple on May 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Where should I live in New York?

I'm moving to New York and don't know a lot about neighborhoods. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by naoko on May 1, 2013 - 16 answers

liability after apartment fire in NYC

The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Landlord Not Providing Habitable Apartment Due To Hurricane -- Still Responsible For Rent?

I’m currently in NY in an apartment without water, sewage, heat or electricity. I’m living elsewhere until my area gets these services back. As I understood it, an apartment without these sorts of things (not to mention the stench of sewage and sea water eating away at the belongings in the floor below and the mold that must be growing there – I think the tenants down there are simply walking away and not cleaning up) is considered uninhabitable. Aren’t renters, by law, not obligated to pay rent until these issues are fixed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Bedbug, bedbug, whatcha gonna do?

NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Jul 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Problems I never thought I'd have: finding lodging in NYC for my fiance for several months / a year

I can't believe I'm trying to find an apartment in NYC, especially on such short notice, but I guess I am. Is there some kind of apartment-finding service anyone recommends? Am already looking at Airbnb - good? Probably need something cheap, tiny, convenient for a few months (one person working in Times Square), then something for two people and possibly a cat for the remainder of the year. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Help With Apartment Hunting in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Buying vs renting an apartment (New York City)?

Buying vs renting an apartment (New York City)? [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Oct 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Did my apartment turn into a hotel room? What can I do about it?

What is the legality/propriety of leasing apartments in NYC for the purpose of renting them out on vacation rental websites? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Signs a New York rental apartment is not infested with vermin?

In New York, when searching for a rental apartment, what are some rule-of-thumb features usually associated with NOT having pests or vermin -- features that you might be able to find just by looking at, say, the Craigslist ad (e.g. refurbished apartments with granite countertops generally a good bet, high-up apartments, etc.)?
posted by shivohum on Nov 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Finding a good landlord in NYC

I know how to find a good apartment. How do I make sure that apartment has a good landlord? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 2, 2010 - 19 answers

House Rent Boggle

What do I need to know about signing a lease in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Oct 26, 2010 - 15 answers

How to negotiate better rent in NYC?

We're looking to sign a lease on the apartment we currently sublet, with the support of the current tenant. The management company has indicated they will increase the rent. We want to minimize (or eliminate) the increase. How to negotiate this tactfully & effectively? [more inside]
posted by limon on Sep 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Where to rent a 1br on New York, reasonably close to Chelsea, for less than $2000?

Where to rent a 1br on New York, reasonably close (walk or subway) to Chelsea, for less than $2000? [more inside]
posted by The Landscaper of Dorian Gray on Jun 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Cheapish accomodations for 12 in Brooklyn for one night

I'm looking for a big hotel room or suite or apartment for rent in New York City for a single night. For 12 people. On short notice. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Recommend independent or well-treated Astoria cleaners

Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Moving back to Manhattan

We're returning to Manhattan after some years. Do you have any suggestions on apartment hunting? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

How to negotiate problems with my new living situation? -- Or should I just move out?

How to negotiate unforeseen problems with new living situation -- Dog peeing. Roaches. Roommate smoking -- Or should I just throw my hands up and move out in a few months? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Feb 9, 2010 - 28 answers

Can I/should I do background checks on my building super?

How do I protect myself from a situation like the one I read about (inside), where a sex-offender was hired as a super and was allegedly being inappropriate? Can I/should I ask for background checks from anyone who has keys/access to my apartment, since it seems like the landlord is not required to do so (in NYC)? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find a belltower to live in.

Investigating a New York City (Brooklyn) real estate fantasy: I sometimes dream of finding an odd space -- a small garage, a storefront, a storage building -- and fixing it up into livable space. I see examples around town of people who have done this. I've heard friend-of-friend stories. But I have no idea how one finds non-apartment real estate sale listings in Brooklyn (or non-new-obnoxious-condo listings, for that matter). Putting aside zoning issues and the like -- where could I start investigating? Craigslist/Streeteasy/Trulia don't seem to help.
posted by the jam on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Bushwick, Brooklyn - Emerging Neighborhood or Pure Hype / Lies??

Moving within Brooklyn - Should I consider Bushwick as a potential neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 30, 2009 - 22 answers

Living near Yankee Stadium?

Anyone have any experiences with or impressions of the neighborhood immediately around Yankee Stadium? I'm considering living there and commuting to midtown Manhattan. I know it's cheap--what are the other pros and cons?
posted by shivohum on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Paint chips keep falling on my head

Rain damaged my apartment's ceiling. What rights and remedies do I have as a tenant? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Dec 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Do I want to live in Manhattan?

New Yorkers - do I want to move to Greenwich Village? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Oct 26, 2008 - 24 answers

Finding the elusive, decent Brooklyn apartment?

How do you find a better-than-decent apartment in Brooklyn without having to spend two weeks working on it full-time, and without paying a ridiculous broker's fee? [more inside]
posted by condorman on Aug 14, 2008 - 13 answers

What documents should a Canadian bring along when apartment-hunting in New York?

Canadian moving to New York in September. Apartment-hunting in August. No credit history. Going to be a graduate student, so no fat salary either. But I can get a guarantor with ample funds, and I can pay several months in advance, if it's necessary. What documents should I bring with me to New York? [more inside]
posted by limon on Jul 1, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I *officially* get dibs on this NYC room share?

Getting an room in NYC question...with a twist. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

When do I start looking for an apartment in NYC?

I accepted a job in New York City that starts midsummer. I'm in school until the end of May. When do I start looking for a place to live? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Jan 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building?

How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building? It wakes me up (I have to sleep during day shift) and it's really frustrating. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Oct 31, 2007 - 42 answers

Can I just sleep in the lab?

I'm moving to Ithaca, NY for grad school, but it's tough to find housing from a distance. Any suggestions regarding rentals and neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 31, 2007 - 19 answers

Shouldn't our landlord sign the lease too?

We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
posted by edlundart on May 28, 2007 - 18 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Can a low credit score keep me from my Brooklyn dream?

What credit score is a minumum requirement for an apartment in NYC? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Feb 21, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I pick the right tenants to sublet (or swap for) my apartment, and how do I help them feel at home?

Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Feb 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Help my friend find an apartment in NYC

Asking for a friend: Help me find a cheap, safe, and convenient apartment in the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Dec 26, 2006 - 14 answers

How to cheaply furnish a Manhattan apartment?

How can I cheaply furnish a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by onthestereo on Dec 20, 2006 - 23 answers

How do I get over my fear of moving in NYC?

How do I get over my fear of moving? How do New Yorkers deal with this overblown rental market? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Sep 12, 2006 - 11 answers

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment?

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Being a New NeighborFilter

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good way to get in good with my new neighbors? [more inside]
posted by softlord on Jun 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Partitioning a large studio apartment

I'm moving into NYC for the first time. It's a studio, but a relatively large one, and I'd like to partition it. I've looked mainly at shoji screens, but I'd rather not take up the extra space with the accordion footprint. I don't want to spend a huge amount of money, or do anything that requires a permit. What are some creative options?; for_name=condour75 [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Dec 16, 2003 - 13 answers

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