What you'll pay: Rentals available now range from a one-bedroom for $3,291 a month to a three-bedroom for $5,785 a month. All apartments in the complex are no fee.
Amenities: Concierge; study room; cafe; green market on Sundays, May to December; playground; outdoor recreational area including basketball courts, tennis courts, bocce courts, and a volleyball court; community center; outdoor space; fitness center: $950 per year, $299 for students; kids center: $60 per family; garage starting at $350 per month; package receiving: $40 to $45 per month; storage: $100 per month.
Angrily side-eyeing your roommate isn't going to make this go away, you know.
While I've only had to move three times in the half decade I've lived in New York, one of said moves was to a large, four-person apartment full of people in their early 20s, and as such, I've had a revolving door of roommates. Ten of them, give or take an extra person who crashed in our Bushwick basement for a few months.
For the most part, this added up to cheap rent, good friends, and great house parties, but living with so many different people was a steep learning curve, to put it gently. Everyone's got different styles when it comes to sharing an apartment, and just when you think you've got things figured out, a new person moves in and upends your apartment's ecosystem (or fills it with trash, as the case may be).
And while there's no universal formula to living with people without starting to hate each other, there are a lot of things I wish someone had told me before I dove headfirst into cohabiting. Trial by fire is overrated. Here's what I wish I'd known sooner.
If you've got $4,500 a month to spend on rent you've got quite a few options in NYC, ranging from luxury one-bedrooms (and bachelor pads) to uptown roommate shares to outer-borough family affairs. As such, we've rounded up apartments currently on the market in your price range in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Now that we're officially deep into summer, it's getting more difficult NOT to daydream about snagging a beach or country house far away from this steamy city—especially when you consider the price tags.
When multiple people are involved, the process of renting gets even tougher.
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As if locking down a New York City rental isn't hard enough, doing it with roommates ups the difficulty quotient exponentially. Not only does everyone want something slightly different, but wrangling all parties to an apartment showing at once is its own hassle.
by Judy Gold as told to Abby Margulies | 7/31/14 - 12:59 PM
Emmy Award-winning actress and stand-up comedian Judy Gold has appeared on "Celebrity Wife Swap," “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off” and “Chopped All-Stars." A former writer and producer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," she is also the creator of two one-woman plays, "The Judy Show—My Life as a Sitcom" and "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother."
Gold has lived on the Upper West Side for 30 years, arriving in the city after graduating from college in New Jersey. She now rents a two-bedroom in the West 90s with her family, but before that, she had her fair share of weird roommate experiences.
My sophomore year at Rutgers, I shared a dorm room with a girl who I'd met during my freshman year. Everyday she used to put on her makeup while listening to Pat Benatar and then would spray her face with AquaNet, a hairspray that’s thick—it’s the reason there’s no ozone layer—in a 10-by-10-foot room. I’d wake up each morning to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and the smell of the ozone layer disappearing.
At $12.80 a piece, these reusable sailboat decals from Wall Candy Arts are a pretty cheap way to liven up a wall
Aside from being a decorating fallback for those of us too lazy to paint—that salmon-colored entryway isn’t really that bad, right?—removable wallpaper is also a good one for renters, since it comes down with minimal fuss.
But when you consider that it can cost $40 or $50 for a few square feet, doing a full room can get pricey—fast, as Apartment Therapy points out.
Whether it's your first time rooming with someone, or your fifth, conflict will likely ensue. There's so much fodder for friction: What’s the best way to look for an apartment, who gets which bedroom, how do you make sure the damn place gets cleaned?
We compiled some of the trickiest roommate-related conundrums and canvassed average New Yorkers, real estate brokers and roommate experts for their best advice.
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