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Carnegie Hill to Yorkville: An Upper East Side without the chain stores

by Lucy Cohen Blatter | 3/28/14 - 8:59 AM

The apartment: a home we can grow into

It's like we've moved to a house: 1,250 square feet, a separate bedroom for my three-year-...

From Riverside Boulevard to Carroll Gardens: A return to civilization

by Bob as told to Lucy Cohen Blatter | 3/14/14 - 8:59 AM

Four years ago, I rented  a 500-square-foot alcove studio in one of the big Trump buildings on the westernmost slice of West 66th Street. It's a micro-neighborhood of the Upper West Side known...

Fort Greene to Bed-Stuy: Finding a cheap rental after a landlord's death

by Meredith and Sean as told to Martha Burzynski | 2/21/14 - 8:59 AM

The apartment: Brownstone living, at almost the same price

Our great elderly and eccentric landlord lived in the parlor floor of the Fort Greene, Brooklyn brownstone...

Hudson Heights to Boerum Hill: Sacrificing green space for proximity to trains, food options and friends

by Sarah as told to Lucy Cohen Blatter | 2/07/14 - 12:23 PM

Over the summer, I moved from Hudson Heights in Upper Manhattan to live with my boyfriend in Boerum Hill and to be closer to friends, most of whom are in Brooklyn. I was sick of the hour-long...

Greenpoint to Kensington: Goodbye to hipster tensions, hello diversity

by Oliver as told to Lucy Cohen Blatter | 1/31/14 - 9:00 AM

After about two years in Greenpoint, I moved about 10 miles away to Kensington, Brooklyn, last summer.

In Greenpoint, I was living with someone. We shared a decent-sized one-bedroom...

Prospect Lefferts Gardens to Jackson Heights: I feel safer in Queens, and the dining options can't be beat

by Alan as told to Lucy Cohen Blatter | 1/24/14 - 8:58 AM

My wife and I recently moved to Jackson Heights, Queens, from Prospect Lefferts Gardens -- a nebulous triangle sandwiched between ...

Tribeca to Morningside Heights: Another family friendly neighborhood, this time without the snobiness

by John as told to Julie Inzanti | 1/17/14 - 8:59 AM

In September 2013, I moved from a two-bedroom apartment in Tribeca to a one-bedroom in Morningside Heights.

In Tribeca, I had lived with two roommates--a married couple--so they had...

Park Slope to Roosevelt Island: More reasonable rents, better views, and a pretty perfect neighborhood if you don't need much nightlife

by Catherine as told to Julie Inzanti | 1/10/14 - 8:59 AM

I am originally from Los Angeles and moved to Park Slope three years ago.  I lived...

Alphabet City to Greenwich Village: What I gained in convenience, I lost in charm and NYC nuttiness

by Polly Mosendz | 1/03/14 - 11:08 AM

When I started out in Alphabet City, my rent was $1,650 for a reasonably sized fourth floor walk-up studio, but utilities pushed it closer to $2,000. On the corner of 11th Street and Avenue B,...

TriBeCa to Gowanus, Brooklyn: The most toxic thing about Gowanus is the new construction--otherwise, it's just about perfect

by Jessica Weiss as told to Marjorie Cohen | 12/20/13 - 8:59 AM

I honestly believe that our move from TriBeCa to Gowanus happened all because of our dog Ollie. But more about that later. 

I am a painter (...