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Old 07-29-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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After doing some searching I found something that seemed right up my alley The Hotel Chelsea, New York City (aka The Chelsea Hotel) that offered rooms (with a shared bathroom) for $1,000 a month. I know that this would not appeal to everyone... ..but for me it sounded right up my alley... Sure I know there are things you must deal with in this situation that you wold not have to deal with renting a room in a private apartment. However, it seems to resolve a lot of problems of moving to New York for me. No credit check, no income requirements (I will be a student) not having to come with security, just the first months rent to move in...

Living in Chelsea for $1,000 a month are you kidding me? I thought it was too good to be true to exist... I did some searching and found a blog for the hotel maintained by one of the resident... Apparently, it did exist, but only if you live there... No new residents! There is new management and a new majority share holder that wants the residents gone and only wants tourists...

Then I found the Morningside Inn - Discount Hotel In New York for $875-$950 (actually told today 900-1700) but I called today to inquire and was told they are all full and could not accept any monthly reservations to Jan '09. I've done some searching, found a few that I will call tomorrow, but it seems like a majority of the time I will find one, do a google search only to find an article on them trying to evict tenets or a mega corporation has bought them and plans on turning it into a 5 star hotel...

Does anyone know of any still left? As I said I will be a student and can only really afford $1,000 a month... Yea I know, I know, I know... I could rent a room "easily" for that amount easily in another borough, that was actually my plan, but if I can find a residential hotel in my budget that is ACTUALLY taking people I'd to live in one maybe for a year. I would do this for two reasons to move into some place rather easily and simply for the experience.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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There are privately run dorms scattered throughout the city geared towards college kids. You might want to look into that.

There are also a couple of YMCA's that still accept some residents, but I think they kick you out after 3-4 months of staying there.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:05 AM
 
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The Chelsea doesn't have long term rentals anymore.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Are you male or female? There are still some affordable women-only residences. Read about them here.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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The Chelsea doesn't have long term rentals anymore.
I know.
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No new residents! There is new management and a new majority share holder that wants the residents gone and only wants tourists...
It is to bad... I wish I found out about the place a year ago, or even a few months ago... Seems like a nice place... When I called I was put on hold and the music/recording was bragging that the Chelsea was proud to be the home of many historic writers, poets, musicians, actors, artists, transients, etc. when they first moved to NYC. lol I guess they are proud of that, just too good for that now.

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There are privately run dorms scattered throughout the city geared towards college kids. You might want to look into that..
Out of curiosity do you have the website to them? I've seen the one run by the 92ndst, CCNY towers (to late for me to into), 3 eats 3rd corp., and the very overprice studenthousing.org... Are there other affordable ones I am missing?

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Are you male or female? There are still some affordable women-only residences. Read about them here.
Male.
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