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Old 06-09-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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ah, I'm one of these as well. not a crazy party person, though. damn, 21 for serving drinks? .. that sucks.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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You're going to mainly want to look into the section of the Bronx known as "Woodlawn". This is one of the last real Irish neighborhoods in the city. Lots of bars to work at as well as restaurants. You have good access to both Manhattan and also Westchester county, both of which have a lot of pubs that Irish immigrants like to work at.

It shouldn't be too hard to find a job, as there is a lot of work to be had in the area, as long as your are somwehat competent and fluent in english (unfortunately most of today's immigrants can not attest to being either). If you really have problems finding a job just ask around in Behan's Pub or the Rambling House Pub on Katonah Ave (they are right across the street from one another). This is where a lot of the 20-something Irish like to hang out.

Also if you have all of your papers together I would reccomend looking into working at the Yonkers raceway. They just opeened up a large Casino up there and casino jobs are always well paying. If your papers aren't completely in order, and you are a guy looking for a job, definitely look into a construction job. Those jobs consistently pay quite well, and there is just about always a need for construction workers in Manhattan.

Look at the Irish Echo's classified section for more info: http://www.irishecho.com/classifieds/index.cfm (broken link)
(the link wasn't working when I posted this, but it usually works).
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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what now? I'm in a new city, new people, new experiences, the last thing I'd do is go where all the irish folks are, or spend the entire summer working on some yacht club and never see manhattan.
I was actually just looking for accommodation. up near columbia and over in astoria seem like good places to look for affordable places?
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I was just trying to be helpful, most of the Irish immigrants I see don't take the path less traveled, as you seem to want to do.

Astoria isn't nearly as cheap as it once was only a couple of years ago. Astoria is gradualy becoming Yuppified which has resulted in the rents skyrocketing.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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i'm sorry, didn't mean to be so bitchy.

yeah, i've noticed.. I was just at an open house near columbia university, technically it was morningside.. but eh, I don't think the landlord liked the fact that I'm a student without a job. I do however have more than enough savings to cover the summer *even* if I didn't work at all! Guess that's rare for my kind too..

you wouldn't believe the amount of housing scams on craigslist. It seems like only every fifth entry is real.

I have to get out of the housing situation i'm currently in. My landlord (who lives in the same apartment) is crazy. and I don't mean just a bit whacky. I mean scary creepy crazy, I mean literally crack addicted people in the apartment vomiting in the bathroom, I mean previous tenants telling me to get out ASAP and to *not* tell him where i'm going next because he followed her to her new place, I mean he only lets young pretty girls stay here, and he has all this virgin porn on his itunes share too. so yeah. need a new place. FAST.

oh yeah, and there's all these blood-soaked tissues in the bathroom trash can here. I don't know.. this is so creepy.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Dear God, where the hell are you living? That sounds freaky as hell.

Morningside isn't bad. The general rule of thumb on the west side is to stay below 110th st, but thats not set in stone at all. The area around Columbia is pretty nice.

I hope you didn't sign a lease with your current place, because it sounds like you need to get out of there now.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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upper west side. really nice location. wonderful doorman-building. everything is pretty much perfect if it wasn't for the landlord.

yeah, need to move as soon as possible. I have no lease here, in fact no paper work at all. that's also a bit creepy.

oh great. the crack person is in the bathroom coughing right *now*. I need to get some food.. but.. I can't lock the room door, and i'm told she's stolen stuff in the past. bleh. this sucks so much.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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3 Irish males - aged 19 - valid work visas - looking for work - restaurants, bars etc; also interested in accommodation.
why not check out cape cod. they hire lots of Irish. read the cape cod times. some do provide rooms also.
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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Mead,

Just seen your reply to another irish persons request, i was wondering if you would be able to help me. a friend and I are heading to New york in january for 2 months and are looking for work and somewhere to rent. do you think this would be possible and could we have it set up before we go or is our best bet when we land in NYC. thanks
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Mead, as to your claim that the Irish in Woodlawn generally are not in it for the short term....do you really think this is true?
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