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Old 12-10-2007, 02:53 AM
 
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Hello.

After my graduation from 4yr university from Seattle,

I decided to relocate myself to NYC.

To visit schools and look for apts, I was planning to go there around

May 2008 to move there in June. I heard it through the grapevine

that is the time where most apt. are available.

Is that true? Or is online sources just as reliable?

It will be a great help if any of you have suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Hello.

After my graduation from 4yr university from Seattle,

I decided to relocate myself to NYC.

To visit schools and look for apts, I was planning to go there around

May 2008 to move there in June. I heard it through the grapevine

that is the time where most apt. are available.

Is that true? Or is online sources just as reliable?

It will be a great help if any of you have suggestions.

Thanks!
how do you plan on supporting yourself? NYC can be a hard place to get started especially if you're broke
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah the spring/summer is when most people look for apartments. So I think you should be alright in that regard.

Personally I would recomend that you try to have a job (or at least some interviews) lined up before coming here. This cit is really expensive, although I am sure you are somewhat accustomed to that being in Seattle. If you know people living here, then that also could make your life a whole lot easier.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I plan on having interviews before I go there to look for apts

So I have least some budget to support myself.

Thanks for the replies-!!
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I plan on having interviews before I go there to look for apts

So I have least some budget to support myself.

Thanks for the replies-!!
I would think that the wise thing to do would be to lock down a job before signing a lease
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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You can always do what I did when I moved here (from Florida):

Got a cheap apartment with a month-to-month lease long distance (I arranged it on the phone from Florida). I had enough money saved up that I could afford to rent that apartment for 2 years even without working.

Then, when I got here, I took a job as a (foot) messenger. That enabled a couple things: (1) getting to see and know the city, (2) making a couple extra bucks, (3) giving me an excuse for wandering all over town, which enabled me to knock on doors looking for work.

I ended up changing jobs through a temp agency first. There are tens and tens of temp agencies here. If you have basic computer and typing skills, plus your degree, you should have no problem getting work through a temp agency.

There's a good chance that someone will end up hiring you through one of your temp jobs . . . or you can take a couple weeks off in between different temp jobs to do permanent job hunting full time.

Just don't get stuck with a huge rent payment with a yearly lease that you can't pay for fully before signing the lease. And make sure you keep a stash of "escape money" just in case you need it. If you don't have a bit saved up, why not work at home for a year or two first and save?
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