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Old 02-03-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Is common for people to have roommates in a studio apartment? Particularly ones that haven't met until they moved in?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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Is common for people to have roommates in a studio apartment? Particularly ones that haven't met until they moved in?
Sometimes couples (either married or unmarried) or just friends share studio apts. But I think it would be difficult to share a studio apt. with a complete stranger.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Couples and maybe close friends can share a bigger/alcove studio but not just strangers, that just seems weird.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Oh Jesus, OP...are you one of those "hipsters" that just HAS to live in Manhatan ....so this is all you can afford?????

BUllETIN!!!!!.....REAL New Yorkers reside in the outer boroughs. Also, for what you are paying for your half of that studio apartment can get you a decent apartment in one of the other boroughs of NYC where you don't have to have a roommate.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Oh Jesus, OP...are you one of those "hipsters" that just HAS to live in Manhatan ....so this is all you can afford?????

BUllETIN!!!!!.....REAL New Yorkers reside in the outer boroughs. Also, for what you are paying for your half of that studio apartment can get you a decent apartment in one of the other boroughs of NYC where you don't have to have a roommate.
and you can live downright cheaply in Des Moine, Iowa- but that doesn't mean you'd want to.

Manhattan > Other Boroughs > Des Moine.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Oh Jesus, OP...are you one of those "hipsters" that just HAS to live in Manhatan ....so this is all you can afford?????

BUllETIN!!!!!.....REAL New Yorkers reside in the outer boroughs. Also, for what you are paying for your half of that studio apartment can get you a decent apartment in one of the other boroughs of NYC where you don't have to have a roommate.
Speaks the truth lolololol
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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and you can live downright cheaply in Des Moine, Iowa- but that doesn't mean you'd want to.

Manhattan > Other Boroughs > Des Moine.
You live in Levittown, not one of the outerboroughs. The above makes no sense.


OP, the simple answer to your question is NO, most people do not take a roommate they do not know in a studio apartment in Manhattan - but the real question is how on earth one would do that.

I disagree with Melissa's concept of a "real NYer" being one who only resides in an outerborough. In fact, I don't think anyone can show me too many "real NYers". I only know of 1 - she lives in Brooklyn and always lived in Brooklyn. She will die in Brooklyn because she refuses to consider living anywhere else under any circumstances. Ah, but is she a real NYer? Or a Brooklynite?

I lived on Staten Island for 15 years and never considered myself a NYer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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I prefer Brookyn and Queens to Manhattan.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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BUllETIN!!!!!.....REAL New Yorkers reside in the outer boroughs. Also, for what you are paying for your half of that studio apartment can get you a decent apartment in one of the other boroughs of NYC where you don't have to have a roommate.[/quote]


REALLY, Melissa what is your definition of a REAL NEW YORKER?
Because I know PLENTY of born and raised new yorkers that live in Manhattan but wait are they not real because they don't live in Brooklyn or Queens...Please
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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It's not unusual for roommates to share a studio, but only a fool would get into a situation like that sight unseen. I think a person should spend at least a few hours chatting with a roommate beforehand.
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