@Megano, its not. Legally, bedrooms need at least 1 window. Also, I feel like the poster is totally crazy. Like the poster rented an apartment that he/she thought he/she could afford but is now subletting parts of it to support his financial extravagance. Am I reading it wrong? He/She seems like a jerk
@@fo Sure, but normally broker's will ask a fee of one month or 10-15%. 8 1/3% is a much better deal.
@thejacqueline Oh yeah, never in my life have I paid a percentage of the year's rent as a broker's fee. Always pay 1 month. Maybe in the chic-er parts of Manhattan you have to pay percentages but then again--Queens.
@teacuptempest Haha nope-- Neither are in Brooklyn. Two are in queens and the other in Upper Manhattan. The best way to find a good broker is to talk to your friends-don't start with craigslist. Start talking three or four months before you move about the neighborhood you want to move to. If you have friends in the area, ask about who they used and if they liked them etc. Ask your friends if they have friends who live in that neighborhood and who they used. Be shameless! Generally, if people have used a good broker, they will be happy to pass along the info.
@CubeRootOfPi I agree. I have had two broker's who have negotiated with the management companies for lower rents or better move in conditions. Also, its handy to use if you ever have to negotiate with your landlord over any future problems that arise. Generally landlords want to stay listed with a broker and will come around to your way of thinking much faster. I'm moving soon and I'm hoping that post move, I can get off the monthly metro card by walking home from work every day.... This may just be a pipe dream, however.
@julebsorry I have had some good experiences with brokers along with some bad experiences. The best thing to do is to ask your friends for broker's that they have used that they have liked. I've passed along good broker's before and they have found good deals for my friends. So instead of starting on craigslist, I would start by word of mouth.
@Catface @lalaland @vicky austin The real irony was that the position that she had was more casual than the rest of the office. She could have worn jeans to work EVERY DAY and no one would have blinked an eye.
Also, can I sound like everyone's grandmother here and say dress appropriately? Dress more conservatively than you would like on your first day and pay attention to what other people wear. More than likely you will soon be able to wear sundresses and cardigans or corduroys and button ups but you don't know what the culture is like until you get there! We had a summer intern who wore shorts (!) and everyone talked about her behind her back.
@seaermine I hear you. My sister decided to go to her number 1 choice school not in new york instead of other school in new york. So good for the sister and sad for me.
UM, also groceries aren't really cheaper in New York. Organic produce is cheaper here than elsewhere but a box of cereal here can easily run you $6.