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My son will be moving to NYC for a job after graduation. He needs short term housing (June – Sept.). He’ll be working in the Tribeca area. Any suggestions?

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  1. Jo Cavins wrote on :

    My daughter moved to NY in 2005. Her first apt. was with a friend, but she’s had three since then, two without roommates. She doesn’t earn 40 times the monthly rent (more like 30). She has found it far easier to live in Queens and Brooklyn than to deal with Manhattan supply and demand. He should be thinking about living out of the trendy, expensive Tribeca area.

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Thank you for your input. Did your daughter commute into the city? My son’s job is in the Tribeca area, but I’m guessing that as long as the trip to and from work isn’t too lengthy, then living outside the area would be a good option.

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    • Jo Cavins wrote on :

      She worked in Manhattan (Columbus Circle) for the first several years and took the train into the city. She does live and work in Brooklyn now.

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Makes me appreciate my 7 minute drive to work and easy parking!

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Thank you!

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  2. Jo Cavins wrote on :

    Craigslist has good sub-let openings. He can also post his needs and he’ll hear from folks who will be out of town for the summer (tours–summer stock–etc.).

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Thanks for your input!

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Wow!! Thank you for all of your information. It’s definitely a different world in NYC! Both my son and his friend will be recent graduates, but each has rented apartments in their college town, so that should be helpful if they need landlord references. I’m going to forward all of your info to my son and his friend right now. Again, your help is much appreciated!

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz – “We’re not in Kansas anymore!” Thanks again for all of your help!

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  3. Robin Roth wrote on :

    Lina’s answer is excellent. My daughter (who moved to Manhattan after graduation two years ago) stayed in NYU housing every summer while interning during college. The dorms are in different neighborhoods and types of buildings; it’s good to apply as early as possible on the NYU website to get your top picks. She also found safe, decent apt sublets on craigslist for winter breaks and when she moved to the city permanently. Of course, these have to be carefully reviewed to avoid scams and undesirable landlords.

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      What red flags would you look for to avoid a scam? Thanks for you suggestions!

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Thank you. My son will have a friend moving to NYC in Sept., and they’ll find their “permanent” apt. at that time. What red flags did your daughter look for to avoid being scammed or ending up in a bad apartment. What resources are there that give good info about landlords, etc.?

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Thank you very much! I’ll pass the info along to my son.

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    • Robin Roth wrote on :

      Webmaster described red flags very well. My daughter was most suspicious of the “too-good-to-be-true” photos & descriptions. There can be a wide range of rental prices, depending on size, neighborhood (varying street by street and even building by building), condition, amenities from walk-ups to doormen. But if your son sees listings for beautiful, spacious studios in a doorman, elevator building in a prime location for a great price, he’s better off ignoring those. He could wind up filling in an application with personal information that could fall into unscrupulous hands. On the other hand, she ended up marrying one of her sublet landlords 3 weeks ago! His apartment was small but clean, well-furnished for its size, a second-floor walk-up on a good block in Chelsea and priced neither too low nor too high 🙂

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    • Paula Fogle wrote on :

      Now that she’s married, is the apartment available :-). Congrats to your daughter. Thank you for the insightful information. I will pass this along to my son.

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  4. Sara Wald wrote on :

    NYU dorms are a great suggestion as Lina said, although the deadline may have passed. I’ve heard a lot of success stories from Craigslist, posting/searching on the Facebook Marketplace and posting what you are looking for on a Facebook status update.

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  5. Lina Perl wrote on :

    A great way to get short-term housing to to try the NYU dorms. They have fairly affordable, safe housing that they rent out to students for the summer—you don’t have to be an NYU student!

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