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Old 12-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: West Village
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In the same spirit as the "Things you forgot to ask" thread, does anyone have any advice, anecdotes, horror stories about things to do (or not to do) after you've already gotten your apartment?

I've just signed the lease on a little studio in the W.Village, and honestly I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I've lived in NY my whole life, (born in Brooklyn, raised in Long Island, High School in Staten Island) but aside from the first 4 years in Brooklyn, (and Army Barracks) I've never lived in an apartment.

Should I be calling the super to introduce myself...their is electricity in the unit, but I imagine I have to call con-ed...

..anything like that yous would like to share?
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Congratulations on your apartment!

Going to see the super would be a good start, calling con ed/cable, etc. Other than that I can't think of anything.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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In the same spirit as the "Things you forgot to ask" thread, does anyone have any advice, anecdotes, horror stories about things to do (or not to do) after you've already gotten your apartment?

I've just signed the lease on a little studio in the W.Village, and honestly I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I've lived in NY my whole life, (born in Brooklyn, raised in Long Island, High School in Staten Island) but aside from the first 4 years in Brooklyn, (and Army Barracks) I've never lived in an apartment.

Should I be calling the super to introduce myself...their is electricity in the unit, but I imagine I have to call con-ed...

..anything like that yous would like to share?
absolutely know the super well....he'll be an important person in your life. call/introduce yourself, find out what the key policy is, electricity situation, any existing cable providers for the building, hours of maintenance crew for the repairs, etc., that we all need from time to time.

and oh, since the holidays are upon us, you might wanna bring along a bottle of someting while you introduce yourself.

enjoy the new digs!
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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If wood floors, do they need to be sanded/refinished? You'll never be able to have this done once you move all your stuff in. Does the place need a paint job? Much easier to do before you move in. It's tradition that places get painted before a new tenant moves in, but standard leases don't require it. That's all I can think of off-hand other than con ed and cable. One more thing--a good relationship with the super can make all the difference. If he does some service for you in getting you moved in, tip him (depending on what he does).

And congratulations...
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Make sure your bank knows where you're living now....and get new checks, so that they reflect this address.
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