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Your Questions About Apartments For Cheap In Nyc

October 11, 2012

James asks…

Wondering how to work in NYC and commuting home on the weekends?

How could I commute to NYC for the week from Albany and go home for the weekend? I know how to get the train to Grand Central, Is there a way to just get a cheap bed and avoid getting an apartment?

Administrator answers:

Sure, you could check the ads on CraigsList for someone who’s looking for a roommate, and then just rent a bedroom in someone else’s apartment, and you’d be the perfect roommate, too, because you’d be gone on the weekends, so be sure to mention that a LOT when answering the ads.

Good luck, and the link below is to the Roommates page on CraigsList…

David asks…

what is the cheapest place to stay in NYC for a week or 2?

i will visit NYC for week or 2 , am on tight budget , so what is the cheapest place i can stay , which apartment rental , hotels , hostels you recommend ? my budget is from 150 – 200 $ weekly

Administrator answers:

Well, in the past hour and a half doing some shoestring budget travel tips to NYC, I have come to three conclusions, You’re not going to find a hotel for less than about $89 a night, the cheapest apartment I could find was $200, but I didn’t spend a lot of time looking at short term apartments after I found http://www.hostels.com/.

The website is simple Just enter your city in the city/hostel name field, put in your arrival date, and how many days you’re going to stay (up to 14 days, you may be able to extend your stay once you get there, I didn’t look at every hostel) but there are some hostels that are listed as low as $14 dollars a night. You should be more than able to meet and beat your 150 dollar a week and have a little extra spending money if your $150-200 a week budget was only for room and board.

Nancy asks…

Why do landlords feel the need to pick a certain type of tenant by excluding others?

Has it ever occurred to landlords that when they post ads like No Hud, No DSS, No children, etc. that they are in fact, DISCRIMINATING!!!…? My wife has progressing scoliosis (twisting of the spine and narrowing/thinning discs), she has SSI and my half retarded-@ss can barely function on a minimum wage job because McDonalds wanna add complicated BS to burger flipping.

My wife and I are trying to move to either Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester or Scranton, but the landlords either ask for too much rent, or make sure that no poor people get their cheap apartments by putting restrictions on the apartments, No DSS, No Children, No Hud, etc. WTF?! I’d sue the crap outta some of these landlords for their discrimination, but it aint worth it when I need to spend my time finding an apartment. I need to move A-sap, like yesterday and I’m stressing over it (my wife’s gonna leave me and move back in with her mom in NYC if I don’t get a cheap city apartment within next month).

Anyway, what’s your opinion? Do you think landlords these days are too harsh?
I got a clean record and so does my wife so I don’t care about background checks, credit checks on the other hand…. not so good there. Although wifey and I NEVER been late on rent.

Administrator answers:

Not all discrimination is illegal. It is perfectly legal to say no HUD everywhere but MA. Landlords simply do not have to participate in any welfare programs if they do not want to.

However, it is illegal to discriminate against children UNLESS it is a 55 and over community.

It costs money to get dead beats out. Times are tough right now and one dead beat can send some landlords into foreclosure. Landlords simply can’t afford to take the chance and rent to someone with bad credit.

You are going to have to call around to find a landlord that does not check credit, and it is perfectly legal to discriminate against people with bad credit.

John asks…

Apartments for sale in NYC. Manhattan or Brooklyn?

Hello, we are looking for a cheap apartment in NYC, just above the stores and everything. Great location, Manhattan or Brooklyn are our most desired. 10.000$ to 100.000$.
Thank you so much !

Administrator answers:

Is this a serious question? You obviously haven’t looked for yourself yet.

Chris asks…

Apartment to rent in NYC for under $1000 per month?

Me and my friend want to move to New york city by next year but we need to find a 2 bedroom apartment for rent under $1,000… We know it’s extremely hard to find but someone told me if you go downtown, you can find apartments for rent above restaurants for really cheap. Does anyone know any good stories of people who got a cheap apartment in NYC or know where I can find a cheap apartment in NYC? Please do not say “Google” or “Craigslist”. I’ve searched a million times over.

HELP PLEASE :(
Thank you!! Xx

Administrator answers:

Wait a minute….You want a TWO BEDROOM apartment or under $1,000?????

You must be joking!

Good luck finding a studio for that much!

If you’re going to move to NYC, get used to a LOT less space!

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