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2 hours ago, TooExcited&Nervous said:

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Any tips on the housing search?

I'm not familiar with NYU specifically, so I'll just speak to general NYC apartment hunting. It's possible NYU has a dedicated off campus housing website where you can find apartments and also roommates. I've also personally had decent luck with (believe it or not) Facebook groups. Look up Gypsy Housing and there might be a group for NYU students as well. A lot of the posts are sublets but there's a decent number of people looking to fill rooms in apartments they already have which is great because you can avoid a broker fee! NYU is also in a decent location which makes it not so difficult to commute from cheaper places like Brooklyn, Queens, or even Jersey City. The subway and buses are super convenient, but check out future construction schedules (definitely avoid living near the L, as it's going to be completely shut down for repairs starting early next year). 

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On 3/22/2018 at 4:33 PM, gallimimus said:

It's possible NYU has a dedicated off campus housing website where you can find apartments and also roommates.

They do but no one really uses it, so I wouldn't rely on it.

@TooExcited&Nervous You're probably already aware of this but you will not find housing near NYU that is affordable, unless you're independently wealthy. One tip I do have is to keep in mind the train lines that go to NYU and look in the areas of Brooklyn, Queens, upper Manhattan, and the Bronx that are serviced by those lines. The N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, A/C/E, and B/D/F/M are the main lines you wanna be looking at (these will get you to either 14th St-Union Square, 8th St-NYU, Astor Place, or West 4th St, which are all walkable to NYU). (Like @gallimimus mentioned, avoid the L.)

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Hi all,

I am an NYU graduate that studied international relations and French literature. I will be applying for graduate programs this fall.

I'm currently looking for a roommate to rent a private room in my two-bedroom apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I would prefer a roommate who is in a grad program or looking to apply to one. The apartment is close to the Utica Ave stop and rent is $988/month. The apartment is quite spacious, and the private room measures 15 by 12 feet. Please get in touch with me if you or anyone you know might be interested.

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HI everyone,

I'm moving to NYC this week for a grad program at Columbia (living in the Morningside Heights neighborhood), and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for places to shop around the area that are similar in price to Walmart? I'm basically starting from scratch for my apartment and need kitchen stuff, cleaning supplies, etc. right away. I also have a tight budget, hence the need for Walmart-like stores where I can pick up everything I need. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!!

 

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On 5/16/2018 at 12:15 PM, maria24 said:

HI everyone,

I'm moving to NYC this week for a grad program at Columbia (living in the Morningside Heights neighborhood), and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for places to shop around the area that are similar in price to Walmart? I'm basically starting from scratch for my apartment and need kitchen stuff, cleaning supplies, etc. right away. I also have a tight budget, hence the need for Walmart-like stores where I can pick up everything I need. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!!

 

There's a Target in Harlem, but it's on the east side! 

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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the redundant question, but I'm having trouble getting housing - I'm admitted to Pratt Institute in the Fall and has already tried to find housing in Gypsy Housing but still no luck. Anyone have any tips or other sources for affordable room? I'm moving to NYC this August and already frustrated due to the difficulty in securing a place near Manhattan (Brooklyn & Jersey City).

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24 minutes ago, sugiku_ said:

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the redundant question, but I'm having trouble getting housing - I'm admitted to Pratt Institute in the Fall and has already tried to find housing in Gypsy Housing but still no luck. Anyone have any tips or other sources for affordable room? I'm moving to NYC this August and already frustrated due to the difficulty in securing a place near Manhattan (Brooklyn & Jersey City).

Hi! I know the struggle. I was an intern at the United Nations HQ in Manhattan not a long ago, and the house search got me crazy. I was also robbed of my deposit once. I found my final flat through some friends at the United Nations. I still have the contact of the landlord, a very nice and honest person, and he owns a whole building. But it's inside Manhattan, between Midtown East and UES (44th and 1st if I rember well), and he only has studios to rent. I don't know if that's an option for you. Let me know anyways if you want me to give you the contact. :)

Cheers, Isma

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On 3/22/2018 at 2:04 PM, TooExcited&Nervous said:

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Any tips on the housing search?

Hey there!

I used the SpareRoom app. It took awhile to find a place because for every apt you apply to, 100 people are also applying. 

I also knew exactly where I wanted to live in Queens, so I was hyper vigilant about checking every day!

I haven’t read the whole thread but just in case it wasn’t mentioned, the L train is going to be shut down in early 2019... so Greenpoint may not be a good neighborhood. 

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On 7/4/2018 at 3:52 PM, isma93 said:

Hi! I know the struggle. I was an intern at the United Nations HQ in Manhattan not a long ago, and the house search got me crazy. I was also robbed of my deposit once. I found my final flat through some friends at the United Nations. I still have the contact of the landlord, a very nice and honest person, and he owns a whole building. But it's inside Manhattan, between Midtown East and UES (44th and 1st if I rember well), and he only has studios to rent. I don't know if that's an option for you. Let me know anyways if you want me to give you the contact. :)

Cheers, Isma

Hi Isma93!

Thank you for the response, and messaged you!

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