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Rules to Finding a Roommate

I just came across this hysterical (and yet very true) illustration by Christie Young with some step-by-step instructions for finding a good roommate.  See the larger version on GOOD.


To Live, Love and Lease in New York

So you’ve decided to move to New York. Let’s assume you’re a young woman, and for the sake of ease we’ll call you Lindsey. First of all, congratulations on moving to New York! You’re going to hate it and love it here, but it’s such a lovely dump it’s worth seeing. Of course there’s one […]


Decorating a New York Apartment

You’ve just moved in to a great new place and you’re ready to make it feel like home.  But this can be hard to do if you have a grand total of 500 square feet to work with, which is often the case with New York City apartments.  Here are a few tips that I […]


How to Move in New York: Brooklyn Edition

I’ve just recently moved from my lovely home in Jersey City, NJ to the great borough of Brooklyn, NY.    I’ve moved around quite a lot in the NY Metro area (first Brooklyn, then Manhattan, Hoboken and Jersey City), but since I’ve lived in NJ for about 4 or 5 years, I’ve forgotten how unique […]


Hosting Out-Of-Towners: A How-To Guide

So your friends and family are ready for the big visit to your home that you now call New York City. How do you make sure you show them the best time they’ve ever had in the Big Apple? And maybe even more importantly, how do you not get overwhelmed playing tour guide and host to your nearest and dearest? Here are a few things to consider and get you thinking.


Ask A New Yorker: Karri

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. Ed. note: In an effort to make our bevy of BANY contributors a bit more familiar to you all, we now present “Ask a New Yorker: Karri”, the first post in Q&A series with those who write for this site.  Check it out, enjoy the stories, and share […]


Mistakes to Avoid During Your First Few Weeks in New York

As a precursor to my first post on this brilliantly overdue website, I dare not claim that I have accomplished the goal and graduated to bona fide New Yorker status. 16 months does not a New Yorker make. What 16 months in this big tiny city does make, however, is a misplaced and disgruntled Midwesterner…who […]


How To Live In New York Without Going Broke

New York is the most expensive city in the United States, and the 8th most expensive city in the world. Check out the following tips and learn how you CAN afford to love New York.


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