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Old 05-16-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I plan to live DC for NYC in the summer of 2012 after i graduate. There are a lot of my friends and classmates who are also moving to NYC. I want to live in a really nice area of NYC, but it seems like everything that is nice is expensive or full of hipsters. I have to have rooomates of course. My friend said we should all just get a 2br/3br apartment for 6 people. Is this too many people living together? Also what are some nice areas for 5-6 young female college grads?
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Nice does = expensive in NYC. There are larger apartments on the Upper West and Upper East sides that could meet your needs. I knew many groups of post-college grads who lived 4-5 to an apartment the first year or two. Not sure how the lease would work, though- I doubt you could have more than one person per bedroom officially on the lease.

Also, be prepared for some "bedrooms" to be no bigger than 7x7 or so with no closet. You can literally put a twin or maybe full mattress and a tiny nightstand. Door will definitely hit the bed and not be able to open all the way. 'Tis the sacrifice you'll need to be willing to make to live in a "really nice" neighborhood on a peanuts salary.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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..... My friend said we should all just get a 2br/3br apartment for 6 people. Is this too many people living together?
I can't imagine this.It would be torture.Don't even think about it.

I once lived with two other people but we each had our own room and 2 bathrooms.The idea of 6 single people in 2 or 3 bedrooms is really ridiculous.Not worth it no matter what neighborhood it allows you to live in.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I can't imagine this.It would be torture.Don't even think about it.

I once lived with two other people but we each had our own room and 2 bathrooms.The idea of 6 single people in 2 or 3 bedrooms is really ridiculous.Not worth it no matter what neighborhood it allows you to live in.
Yeah, I lived in a four story house with my whole extended maternal side once. It was torture no privacy at all.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn has "pre war" apartments. large with maids quarters.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas via NYC via Austin via Chicago
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5-6 females in one apartment(and probably only 1 bathroom). Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, lol.
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