It’s time for another Serial Renter spotlight, and this time
I’d like to highlight a building that’s been near and dear to my heart ever
since I moved to this island nearly a decade ago.
Over the years, I’ve
discussed this building at length with friends, and recently it came up again
after speaking with a couple of friends who moved in around the same time as
each other, and had nothing but amazing things to say.
I’m always on the apartment hunt, passively browsing listings as a way to stay up-to-date on the market. Over the years, I’ve collected a list of my favorite buildings--some of which I’ve personally inhabited, others I’ve merely browsed online or on foot, and others that have come to my attention through the praise of friends.
I use this list to guide my own searches and share it with friends who are on the move as well.
secret that apartment hunting in NYC is an incredibly competitive and
fast-paced process, with rentals rarely hitting the market more than a month in
advance of their occupancy date. Meanwhile, the thought of a looming lease
expiration/move-out date can feel like a ticking time bomb hanging over your
why you need to hit the ground running, fully prepared and ready to rumble when
the moment is right:
Finding a really good roommate is just about as stressful as finding the
actual apartment itself. Much like selecting an apartment, you should choose a
roommate carefully – as a hasty choice is one you could seriously regret later.
Here are a few quick temperature
checks you should take to help ensure you and your potential roomie will be at
each other’s backs instead of throats when it comes to picking an apartment and
living peaceably ever after.
As experienced renters know, a fabulous apartment in a neighborhood that makes you miserable is not usually an apartment worth having. But with as many choices as New York City offers, determining the right neighborhood(s) is almost as hard as finding an apartment in a rental market with a 1% vacancy rate.