Posted by Ace on July 13, 2001 at 17:48:56:
In Reply to: Re: Moving to NYC...what's the best way to find affordable housing? posted by Chris G on July 13, 2001 at 16:08:54:
Decide first and foremost how much you can really afford without starving. You don't say from where you're coming from but I hope you've visited before and checked the rates for the apartments in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. If you want to eat and don't want 10 roommates, Bronx and Queens and some remote parts of Brooklyn are the way to go.
Village voice is good. It will give you a good idea on the rates.
: well, if you want a rent-controlled apartment, you may have to first get a time machine and go back a couple decades ... :^)
: seriously, depending on what you have in mind or where you're thinking of living, my advice is to just get here and start looking around. familiarize yourself with the different neighborhoods and stuff. are you planning on moving to manhattan? don't forget the other boroughs, brooklyn is still the coolest, IMO.
: while hanging around for a while, you should watch villagevoice.com's classifieds like a hawk, they're updated nearly every day and are the best source for no-fee/stabilized apts beyond good ol' word-of-mouth.
: try to have an idea of what you want but be ready to compromise.
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