Monthly Archives: July 2012

On Today’s Episode of “All My Apartments”

9:30: Voice-mail from the kind—the temptation to put quotes around that word is strong—broker confirming that the Sunnyside apartment is still indeed available. The Greek myth realtor has not sent me the application to the Jackson Heights apartment so I … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens

So.  The kind agent with whom I had left my application on Friday called back at 4 this afternoon to say that the Sunnyside apartment had already been rented to someone else. Did I want to have her submit my … Continue reading

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Pounding the New York Pavement: Day 2

10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. : En route from Jackson Heights to Astoria on the 7 train to see a broker at 11:00 about the murphy bed studio. Field two calls from two other brokers and decide to walk from Queensborough … Continue reading

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Pounding the New York Pavement: Day 1

First appointment of the day is with a broker who has told me that the likelihood of finding an apartment (in my price range and in my preferred neighborhoods) and for which I can sign a lease right away is … Continue reading

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To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield. Maybe. Sort of.

1.     When last I wrote and you read, I wanted to check into a Craigslist posting for an apartment with a murphy bed, other furnishings, a washer and dryer in the unit, and a small gym in the building. It … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem…Quam Minimum Credula Postero

After a day sorting out the books I want to give to thrift stores and used books stores, and emailing apartment owners and brokers about potential apartments, I am sitting on a window ledge in my current flat. No, I’m … Continue reading

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The Apartment Hunt

In my dreams, I scroll through page after page of online ads for apartment rentals. I talk to brokers, I walk through Google street view, I check the MTA’s transit planner to gauge time and distance from subway stops to … Continue reading

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