Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Advice on finding a city apt?

  1. #1

    Default Advice on finding a city apt?

    I've been contemplating a move to NYC for a about a year now, but I'm not sure how to go about finding a good apt. I'm a freelance writer, and really have no way to prove my income, although right now I make enough to live comfortably in a 2 bedroom apt (but it's in Indianapolis).

    I have no problems with small spaces or roommates, but when looking through Craigslist I have found that many roommates are quite demanding... if I want an affordable rent, I have to limit the use of the kitchen, not be home during the day/night, and other strange requests. Is this normal for apt dwellers?? Because I work from home and cook my own food so I can save money. So far... no one really seems that accommodating for my lifestyle. I was just curious if that was typical, or if I should just be looking in another place besides Craigslist. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Build the Tower Verre antinimby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    in Limbo


    Just keep on looking. Not everyone has the same demands as those you cited.

    Looking for housing in NY is very difficult because it's expensive and also because the demand is usually higher than elsewhere which means it's competitive.

    The landlords or people looking to rent out their apartments have many people to choose from so they're going to be picky. That is however not the case for everyone, so just continue looking. You will find something suitable eventually.

    It's the same for other highly sought after cities like SF, LA, etc. I also suggest you look in places outside of Manhattan as it is even pricier and more in demand than other places in the city.

  3. #3
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Nairobi Hilton

    Default Yes.

    You will need to show last year's 1040 so you will need to be picky about who sees your SS#.

  4. #4


    Thanks... I really appreciate the advice.

  5. #5


    I know what you mean by these strange requests. I've also been thinking about moving to NYC and have looked at craigslist and other listings just to get an idea of what to expect... And yeah... You would think people would be more open to a 50/50 split... But no? Maybe you just gotta give'em a little bit of ttime. I don't know... Either way, good luck and best wishes.

  6. #6


    Thanks for the well wishes. I guess I just have to stay positive AND flexible through this whole thing.

Similar Threads

  1. Seeking Urban Essence and Finding Queens
    By Kris in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 28th, 2007, 01:44 AM
  2. Envisioning a Safer City Without Turning It Into Slab City
    By Kris in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 7th, 2006, 02:27 PM
  3. Buying luxury apartment or townhouse, advice an area...
    By Maaris in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 8th, 2004, 06:20 PM
  4. New York City map/city guide website
    By dbambo in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 22nd, 2003, 11:14 AM
  5. Movin to NYC: Any Advice?
    By bryan72979 in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 10th, 2003, 06:00 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software