• Farm to City

    A rental rookie's adventures in NYC real estate

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Farm to City: My friends and family are not impressed

by Emmalie Vance | 7/16/12 - 10:28 AM

Since my last installment of Farm to City, I have temporarily parted ways with my beloved NYC sublet and moved back to Ohio...

Farm to City: I am the Stair Master

by Emmalie Vance | 7/02/12 - 11:54 AM

When searching for an apartment, many New Yorkers (and soon-to-be New Yorkers) are wary of walk-ups. I honestly don't understand this because for the last five months, I have been living on the...

Farm to City: An open letter to recent graduates/New York newbies

by Emmalie Vance | 6/18/12 - 10:17 AM

Dear Recent Grads,

I'm proud that you have decided to take the plunge and move to NYC so soon after graduation. Rest assured, the summer is young, the ...

Buy, rent, sublet, live-in nanny, or leave?

by Emmalie Vance | 6/04/12 - 10:18 AM

I originally moved to NYC for a magazine internship, but now that it’s over and my sublet will be over in a matter of months, I need to start thinking about my next move.

I essentially have...

Farm to City: NYC has tainted my ideas of affordable and desirable real estate

by Emmalie Vance | 5/21/12 - 3:17 PM

I’ve always been big into real estate. I enjoy researching what details a certain amount of money will buy and determining which features are most important to me so I can get a sense of how much...

Farm to City: The secret life of my drycleaner, and more

by Emmalie Vance | 5/07/12 - 2:27 PM

It's been three months since I came to NYC and moved into my $975/month studio sublet on the Upper East Side. As I've related in my first two columns, ...

Farm to City: I share a studio apartment with a total stranger

by Emmalie Vance | 4/23/12 - 10:25 AM

I grew up near Buffalo, in a 3,000-square-foot 1860s farmhouse with access to 450 acres of land. Needless to say, my experience sharing a NYC studio apartment for the past three months with a...

Farm to City: Tough lessons in NYC real estate

by Emmalie Vance | 4/09/12 - 2:24 PM

I am just about the furthest thing from a Native New Yorker.

My father is a hay farmer near Buffalo. I grew up driving four-wheelers and taking horse riding lessons. I love wide open spaces...