Anyone who lives in NYC will tell you that the hardest part of moving there is finding a place to live. Rents are a premium, commutes are long, and spaces are small. What is a newcomer to New York City to do?
Decide on Your Must-Have Item
Be prepared to cut down your list of things you want. A one-bedroom in an elevator building with a doorman may sound nice, but it may not fit in your budget. Pick the one thing you want most and let everything else go. Short commute? Dishwasher? Under a certain amount per month? Great. Then anything else you get is just gravy.
A Peter Cooper Village 2 bedroom will have a vastly different feeling than a walk-up in Astoria. Take time to check out the neighborhoods and determine which ones appeal to you. Some offer better commutes while others provide more peace … Read more