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Best way to look for apt share in NYC?

I'm looking for an apt share in NYC within 20 minutes or so to midtown by train. Is craigslist the best place to look? Do you have any general tips on how to do the search, what to avoid? My experience so far is that it can look good on photos but still be very rundown, but no photos/details is likely to be even that much worse.
posted by rainy on Apr 4, 2014 - 14 answers

The Odd Odd Triple

How can three guys with slightly wonky income situations get an apartment in NYC without a guarantor? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Mar 18, 2014 - 7 answers

How easy to sublet a Long Island City apartment?

My girlfriend and I are thinking of re-signing a twelve-month lease, but we know we don't want to stay for the entire lease. How likely will we be able to sublet our Long Island City apartment, just across the river from Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 12, 2014 - 4 answers

I want to move to NYC and get a design/dtp job. Or graduate school.

I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Great places to rent for a young person in NYC

22 years old here and I work full time and study part time and live on my own currently. I really really want to move out of my current place. I'm supposed to be getting an increase in pay soon and as such I'm wondering what are some good parts of the city (NYC here) that have affordable rent that doesn't eat a crazy chunk of income. Assume that my maximum rent is $1200 (but I would rather go a bit less - I'm looking at value over price, but not some run down place or a place in the projects.)
posted by antgly on Jul 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Re(le)nting in NYC

This will take a bit of time as I will go into some details but bear with me please.I have seen the earlier threads but the kinda of questions I had are, sort of, very different. I am in early 30's and have just moved to NYC. I am by myself now and expect my wife to join me after December. Currently, am in a hotel provided by my employer and can have this for a month more. My office is in mid-town manhattan (near grand central) and one client whom I would be visiting often is in long island city. I plan to use subway extensively for my travel. So, I have started my house hunting now. Q1: Is this the right time or am I too late and I should beg my employer to give me couple of more weeks? [more inside]
posted by TheLittlePrince on Jul 21, 2013 - 18 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

Subletting dispute: what are my options?

I recently subleased a place in NYC for three months. I put down a $2000 deposit and paid $3200 for the first month. I’ve been there for two weeks. The lease specified that I’d pay for each remaining month on the first of the month. I've been told "you’ve lost your fucking money, get out". What next? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Feb 24, 2013 - 28 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

Should I continue this fight with my landlord?

Towards the end of September, I realized that the property management company did not cash my rent check. I called the company and asked if they had received it, to which they said they had not. I feared it lost in the mail, so I called my bank to ask how much it would cost to cancel a check, which is $15. Trying to save myself some money, I went down to the office to talk to the property management company in person. The surly man at the front desk informed me that my rent was overdue, that I should cancel the lost check and write a new one. I explained to him I didn't want to have to pay for it, and could he take a new check to cover my rent and not cash the old one if it arrived? I had brought with me a letter I had written which very clearly stated the problem with my rent not being paid on time and the costs associated with cancelling a check. I detailed which check # was lost in the mail, which was the new check # and to please DO NOT CASH the lost check if it showed up. He said he would give it to the rent manager. Fast forward to a week later when both checks have been cashed. It was so much money that my account went negative and now I've been charged a bunch of fees by my credit union! Should I fight my landlord to get them to pay for these fees? [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Oct 9, 2012 - 36 answers

how much rent should i be paying in NYC?

mid-20s, moving to NYC jobless but with some prospects to realistically find an entry-level job in the $40,000 range. have $20,000 saved. what kind of rent should i realistically plan to pay? am looking at a $1150/mo (per person) in Fort Green. can i do better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 - 20 answers

I think that I was scammed for two months' rent ($4,200) in NYC -- what can I do?

So I've found myself in a bit of a sticky situation and need advice. I recently subleased a studio in Manhatttan for a couple of months (April and May) from a guy ("John") whose lease expires at the end of May. He seems like a decent, reliable guy. He said that he's moving back home for a while to start a company (different state), and that he recently quit his job (financial services industry, upon looking him up myself). On move-in day, after helping him pack his car, he gave me the keys and was on his way. [more inside]
posted by rossen on Apr 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Cross-country move

Give me your advice for renting (for one person) in the nyc area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 43 answers

How should I handle this rent increase?

My NYC landlord offered a lease renewal on my rent-stabilized apartment, but with a rent adjustment that appears to be too high. It's a bit more complicated than that, though. [more inside]
posted by aiko on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Where best to look for cheap short-term accommodation in NYC?

I want to rent a room in NYC for 3 months between June - August, pay a maximum of $700 monthly, where should I look? [more inside]
posted by mushuu on Feb 12, 2011 - 27 answers

Any rental shops other than 3rd Ward?

Is there a metal shop that I could theoretically rent out for a day in NYC? (Not 3rd Ward) [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 12, 2011 - 2 answers

A Van Down By The River

My wife and I live in an expensive (by non-NYC standards) NYC apartment. Recently, lamenting how much of our salary went down the rent drain, we wondered if we could save money by living in a van. (This is a thought experiment. We're not really planning on doing it.) Is this feasible economically? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 20, 2010 - 53 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

Help walk us through signing a commercial lease.

What are some important things you should know before signing a lease on a commercial space? New building, storefront, Brooklyn. Help us get as not-screwed as possible. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

It's either me or the door!

Can I withhold rent until my landlord installs a door on my second bedroom? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 21, 2010 - 15 answers

NYCFilter: Filled out rental application, now not so sure

NYCFilter: Filled out rental application. Now don't want to continue process. Problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 6 answers

How hard can it be to rent out a no fee ferchristsake

Where do you search for an apt in NYC? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Sep 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Lower Rent NYC Area Filter please help

Lower my rent at my current residence and stay for another year. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Not Quite the King of Queens

NYC Filter - I'm moving to Queens in August, and on the hunt for both neighborhood/broker recommendations. Astoria appears to be out of the mix. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Advice for hunting for mid-range 3-bedroom apartment in NYC?

Tips for finding a 3-bedroom apartment in NYC? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jun 3, 2009 - 36 answers

Should I confront my roommate about overcharging me for rent?

I found out my roommate is overcharging me for rent - do I do anything? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Mar 30, 2009 - 36 answers

Why is my landlord acting against his own economic interests?

NYCRentFilter: My landlord is letting me walk after my lease is up rather than cut my rent, even though the apartment will be vacant for at least a month after I leave. Why? [more inside]
posted by raconteur on Mar 27, 2009 - 38 answers

How can i fight a rent increase?

My 1 year NYC apartment lease is up, and I just receive a lease extension offer with a $100 increase. How can I cite the economic downtown and renew the lease without paying the increase? [more inside]
posted by avex on Feb 11, 2009 - 28 answers

renter/subletter issue in Brooklyn

NYC: i have a weird rent/sublet situation and would like some advice on how to protect myself, stuff, and money WITHOUT signing a lease. read on... [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Sep 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to look for an Apt in West Harlem?

One-bedroom Apartment in west Harlem close to the 1 train (Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill) for $1500/month or less. Where to look, other than craigslist?
posted by limon on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Apartment rent being consolidated: stay or go?

My landlady is going to start charging rent by apartment ($2000/month for all) rather than by room ($530/month for me). Is it worth it to stay? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Aug 8, 2008 - 12 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

Will I be able to move to Brooklyn in September?

When should I start looking for a room in a Brooklyn apartment, if I intend to move there in September? And where, besides Craigslist, are the best places to find ads? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Where could I rent a cello in NYC?

Does anyone know where to rent a high quality student cello short term in NYC? Ideally, I'd like something hand crafted and valued at 10 - 20 k, but if need be I'll go lower end. Looking for a bow, too. Thanks!
posted by paul_smatatoes on Apr 21, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I best navigate through a bad landlord/tenant situation?

Complicated, messy NYC roommate/landlord question: 4 roommates share a 3 bedroom converted into 4 (with permission). One roommate signed a lease for a new building without getting permission from current building to transfer name on lease to new roommate. Said old roommate now refuses to pay six months of rent (remainder of lease). Much, much more inside. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me get to know Brooklyn

Send me on a tour of Brooklyn that will help me decide which part of it to live in. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Jan 12, 2008 - 36 answers

Help me find a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months

Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 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

Help me not pay twice as much rent!

Moved out: roommate won't give me my last month's rent back. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2007 - 12 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

Cheap/Dangerous places in NYC

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

NYC broker recommendations

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

Should she fuggedabout residence?

IsManhattanReallyThatExpensive? Filter: My girlfriend is going on exchange to Fordham Law School next fall. She is thinking of living in residence because of the convenience, but is somewhat stunned by the $6000 they want to charge her for 4 months (food not included). Is this reasonable? If it's not, where should she live? [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Mar 14, 2007 - 41 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

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

Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite!

[New York City apartment filter] So my future roommate and I found a place we thought was perfect. We're thisclose to signing the lease. And then a search with HPD turns up 96 open violations in the building. How concerned should I be? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on May 16, 2006 - 16 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

Advice on NYC neighborhoods, for Aussie in Tokyo, moving to New York

I'm relocating to NYC from Tokyo next month and am looking for some advice on prospective neighborhoods [more inside]
posted by aussie_in_NY on Mar 1, 2006 - 14 answers

Where to rent an Elliptical Machine in NYC?

Where can a person rent an elliptical exercise machine (e.g. Precor) in New York City? I'm interested in getting a high quality elliptical machine for home use, but I'm concerned about the cost and my relative lack of self-motivation. I don't want to spend $2000+ on a machine that I use five times then ignore. I'd rather rent for a while until I'm sure it works for me. I need something at home -- gym membership is not an option. Is there any company that will rent me an elliptical machine by the month, and deliver to my apartment in Manhattan?
posted by dudeman on Nov 10, 2005 - 3 answers

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