6.06.2011

Finding Your First NYC Apartment



...Sheesh...
it's slightly disheartening, although, I do appreciate the honesty

6 comments:

BriannEm said...

oof. The sticker shock!!!
It makes me grateful for my humble abode... and my humble rent. Good luck~

Rachel Swan said...

I'm feeling nauseous for you, dear. I can't imagine paying that much for such a tiny little space, not to mention trying to do it long distance. Eeeps. Do you think you'll miss your current roomy space with all of the awesome built-ins and wood floors? Or do you think that living in NYC will kind of make any kind of living arrangement worth it?

Just curious. And nauseous. :)

Good luck! XO

Karalee Kuchar said...

OF COARSE it's worth it! Don't let it get you down girl. Do what you gottta do. It's Ny.

Emily said...

It's not the price tag... I'm not so naive I didn't expect as much. It's the part where it says a $2000 space is nearly impossible to find that gets me down. But Kare, you're totally right, its NY and we're doing it.

Rachel, I almost got teary when I read your comment... Our current apartment is unquestionably my favorite place to be in Memphis-- my mom even says she likes it better than any place she's lived in. I feel like its the first time I've had home in ages. I think going to NY will be its own monster... I think that the answer to your question is still TBD, I'm feeling pretty sick about my choice to stay and work instead of flying out with Tyler to look for a place to live. I really need the reality check of seeing NYC from the lens of "I'm moving to this place this month" instead of going like a turtle (like I did to Memphis) as a "first visit" with my house on my back. It makes me scared and overwhelmed so I've been tucking those thoughts to the back corners of my mind out of sight so as to avoid a complete breakdown. :)

Steph said...

This might make you feel better - in our apartment search here in Sao Paulo the cheapest places we have found run about USD$3,250-4,500. With many more expensive options available. You rock that price tag :) Hit me up next time you are in Brazil, and we'll do the same for Brooklyn. We can share our too-small over-priced living spaces!

Best.

Emily said...

Heh hee! You got yourself a deal friend. In Brazil, do they charge outrageous brokers fees? We're hardly using a broker (the guy put it on craigslist) but we have to pay 12% annual rent which is approx an extra 3k ?! wtf? Just getting into the space is going to cost more than my Civic will sell for...