The summer is louder in Brooklyn. Between your neighbor who blasts Usher songs into the street all day, kids playing on the sidewalk, and your own drunk ass fumbling for your keys and cursing all that tequila you drank, your neighborhood is probably about to turn into a big ol’ noisefest. Here are some affordable options for your potential new digs. (more…)
Looking for an apartment is hard work, and is also usually never any fun. And sometimes you find shit that’s just too crazy to be believed. You can have fun with it though, as this poem, found tacked up on a pole in Cobble Hill on Court Street by the Wall Street Journal‘s Andrew Grossman proves. With any luck, this actually gets the writer an apartment, not just internet fame. UPDATE: We heard from James, who gave us the scoop on how things came to this, and how the search is going so far. (more…)
Hey, remember when the news dropped about NYC’s first micro-apartments? We laughed, we cried at the idea that we couldn’t even afford those, we rolled out eyes when people brought up Japan’s capsule hotels. Well, you can get ready for that all over again, because the city loved the reaction it caused so much that they have plans for even more tiny apartments. (more…)
How’s your life right now? Things good? Living large? Feel like life is all a dream? Do you perhaps, pop champagne when you’re thirsty? Well then let us tempt you with this hypnotizing offer: you can live in the very same apartment where Biggie Smalls grew up. And it’ll cost you less than a million dollars! We mean, it’s pretty close to a million, but…you’re not even listening anymore, are you? Already thinking about the parties, right? (more…)
It’s about that time of the month where folks are in a last-minute mad scramble for new living space. But you don’t have to negotiate with some scummy slumlord over whether or not the mice in your place should pay rent, ’cause we got a couple of listings for you right here. (more…)
Can you believe it’s $800 a month to live in a room in this Bushwick apartment? Photo by David Colon
Landlords: does anyone actually like them? Well, we guess you lucky ducks out there who are blessed with one who doesn’t blast dubstep up through your apartment floor on random occasions or fixes your goddamn sink like he’s supposed to, maybe like your landlords. But Bushwick Daily found some stories from tenants who put up with crap landlords for the cheap rent they offered in Bushwick. Which raises the question, how much would you put up with to live where you want and not pay through the nose? (more…)
Jonathan Mann, who previously set the internet on fire with his song about breaking up with his girlfriend, is back with another informative song about his life. This time? He’s looking for a roommate, as he explains in his new song “Come Live With Me.” Could it be you? Well, maybe, if you get in touch with him and you can afford a $1400/month room in Williamsburg. Also, it’ll probably help if you like Better than Ezra. Video after the jump. (more…)
We’ve been talking abut New York’s apartment scene a lot lately, because it’s always fun to do that, but also because it contains so many absurdities. Never is this more apparent than when you’re desperately checking Craigslist to find a sublet that is affordable and not one of those “seeking a quiet foreign non-smoking student” ads. A tipster dropped off something off in our email that she came across while looking for a place. It’s a dream in price and location (Carroll Gardens! $500/month!) but is not-so-much a dream in every other way. (more…)
Moving with a roommate in tow is hard. Moving with three roommates and a small dog is even harder. Here are some spots for those who want to treat themselves and their loved ones to apartment hunting on a budget.
Let’s start with this gorgeous Sunset Park 2 BR for $1,900, described by the realtor as “handsome,” just like you, or your boyfriend, or your future boyfriend. The possibilities are endless! The place is newly renovated, with high ceilings, tons of light, community WiFi, and – get this – a dishwasher. Bedrooms are on opposites sides of the apartment for minimum hearing of unseemly roommate bedroom noises. (more…)
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Gantry Plaza State Park on the LIC waterfront.
Welcome to the third installment of LIC for Brooklynites. So far we’ve brought you neighborhood recommendations for places to eat - great restaurants and bars serving everything from comfort food, to Vietnamese pho, to classic cocktails; things to do - visit museums, take classes, and even go kayaking for free; and now we’re turning our sights on where to live in this beautiful area. While LIC is a ‘neighborhood,’ it’s actually comprised of a bunch of smaller neighborhoods, including Hunters Point, Queens Plaza, Court Square, and Dutch Kills. (more…)