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Rally Peoples!!

I'm in emergency housing-hunting mode -- can anybody help me out?

I've just accepted a position in NYC, and will be moving down from Boston this weekend to start work on Monday, August 11th. I wouldn't normally spam the entire US forum like this, but it's all so bang-bang rush-rush that I don't think I have time to look for a proper apartment. Just looking for something temporary!

So: if anybody's got a spare bedroom, pull-out couch, or under-utilized chic bachelor überloft... please get in touch ASAP! I'm the least picky guy in the world, handy around the house, clean, tidy and reasonably well-groomed, even. More importantly, I'm bringing nothing with me -- just work clothes, really. So this could be very low impact.

617-835-2502 mobile or [email protected]

(Remove that "-fakebit-" bit.)

I'll pay good cash money for anything remotely conveniant to Times Square, Bryant Park area. And my boss is giving me all the time I need to do a proper apt hunt once I get down there, so no worries about me turning into a Kato Kaelin type perma-guest. Just need somewhere to stash my bags and crash for the first week or two while I get everything sorted out. Otherwise it's a $1,000/wk for a hotel, or some similar insanity.

Best - Isaac Taylor

p.s. Even if you've not got a spare bed/room to rent me, if you live in New York and are willing to help me out in your capacity as a native guide, just keep an eye out: I'm the yokel from Boston wandering down Broadway, chewing on a piece of hay. All local wisdoms, warnings, appreciated! And friends! Even if you live in Utah, maybe you have a friend in NYC who is looking for a roommate, or who has a spare bedroom for 7-10 days?
 

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Here's the list from my daily firm bulletin. Give me a call when you get to town 212-373-3070 work or 917-692-2735 mobile. I'd offer for you to stay in my apt. but when you see it you'll see why it's impossible in 300 square feet. Maybe the NoLiTa one or the weekly sublet would suit?

Also of course craigslist is about the best way to find no fee apts in NY.

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Sublet Available: Large one bedroom apartment in pre-war elevator doorman building available for sublet from September 13 to November 29. The apartment is located on 91 Street between Park and Madison, one block from Central Park and close to the museums. The 4/5/6 subway line is nearby at 86th Street and Lexington and the bus down Fifth Avenue, one block away, makes for an easy morning ride to Paul, Weiss. Rent is $2,225. If you are interested, please e-mail Nili Moghaddamat [email protected]. [Submitted by Tami Bregman]

This is a very large studio apartment in a white-gloved doorman building. The building was recently built and has a wrap-around driveway at the entrance, a gorgeous lobby, 24-hour concierge...the works!!! Parking is available in the garage below the building. There is a pool, fitness center, roof top sun deck and more. Rent is $1,875 per month which is actually below what the building management is currently charging. The exact location is 155 E 31 Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. The apartment has a full view of the New York life building and a partial view of the Empire States building and overlooks 31st & 32nd streets and Lexington Avenue. Please feel free to contact me regarding this apartment on my cell phone: 267-243-2432 or on my work line: 212-373-2785. Fee Disclosure: No fees. Map: 31 ST. and Lexington Ave.. Cats are OK - purrr, dogs are OK - wooof, it's NOT okay to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests. This is in or around Murray Hill. [Submitted by Adam Mait]

Sublet Available -- Spacious, nice 1 bedroom apartment in Nolita (Elizabeth/Prince) available Aug 12 - Aug 30. Please contact me if interested x3688. [Submitted by Riva Horwitz]

One bedroom/one bathroom rental apartment available immediately in doorman building located at 408 West 57th Street (Unit 7l). Asking rent is $2,300/mo. (negotiable). Please contact Steve Goldin of the management office for further details at 212-757-5220. [Submitted by Jerome A. Cohen]

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Gorgeous Townhouse for Sale

Historic 22-ft wide beauty on Ft. Greene's top block! Here's an elegant, richly detailed 2-family townhouse. A lovingly renovated triplex with a gorgeous parlor, a beautiful formal dining room, marvelous marble mantles, floor-to-ceiling windows, a handsome library, 3 large bedrooms, original dressing rooms, and a very inviting landscaped garden. High income rental. Offered exclusively by Aguayo & Huebener for $1,195,000. Call today for an immediate appointment to see it. When you do, you'll want to move your family right in. To see this property, go to http://www.ahrlty.com/1521195/152.html or call (718) 788-8200. [Submitted by Patricia E. Ronan]

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Part-time Roommate Wanted

Wanted: a part-time roommate to share a cheerful, sunny floor-through apartment in a Murray Hill townhouse. Perfect pied-a-terre for a hardworking commuter who spends week nights in town. Monday through Thursday preferred. Rent is $700 per month. Would also consider a full-time roommate with rent of $1,050 per month. Rent includes all utilities except for phone and internet service. Available August 15, or possibly sooner. Contact Kathy Cole at 212-532-3874 or email [email protected]. [Submitted by Steven B. Rosenfeld]
 

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I know, I know... a Bostonian moving to New York is like... illegal on nine different levels. I'm guilty! I confess!! Actually, Fox Sports Net just ran a piece of mine about being a (hopeless) Red Sox fan moving to New York. I think this link will work, but maybe it changes every day... dunno:

http://www.fsnnewengland.com/curse.php

Look for the thing called "The Scarlet Letters".

I was supposed to write that on Sunday, but after that banquet (whoah baby -- quel headache!) it was all I could do to drive home and fall asleep in my dinner. So anyway, I got up at 430am and spat that out yesterday, and that pretty much sums up my concerns about moving to New York. Guilty as charged.

But hey: what are you gonna do? I love Boston and all... but it's like What's His Face (the bank robber) said back in the day, when asked why he robs banks: that's where the money is.

Best - Isaac
 

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Isaac,

Being a native New Yorker as well, the best advice is ACP's.....check craigslist.com. I have a friend here from Arizona doing a summer internship and she was able to get a pretty good deal on a place for a few months. Also, there are alternative places to live that are just a few subway stops from Manhattan. Drop me a note, I can recommend a few areas...... [email protected].


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Thanks for all the leads, Andrew. And Craigslist is a good suggestion, though it seems to be flooded with agency dross. I'm calling about the NoLita sublet -- any chance you know whoever's answering x3688?

Best - Isaac

p.s. And tell me: should I just abandon all hope of finding a place to stash my car?

edit: it's only a little bitty car...
 

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Berkeley student doing a summer at the firm. I would guess that she would be sympathetic to striking a quick deal.

You can tell her I sent you, although I think I've only met her once. I'm the "guy who made the summer video, in the entertainment department"

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>You can tell her I sent you, although I think I've only met
>her once. I'm the "guy who made the summer video, in the
>entertainment department"

College student, summer video, "entertainment department"....

Girls Gone Wild? j/k ;):D
 

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Watch yourself Jason; these are lawyers you're teasing here!

They don't bother with retorts -- they just go right for the tort. ;)

-Isaac
 

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>But hey: what are you gonna do? I love Boston and all... but
>it's like What's His Face (the bank robber) said back in the
>day, when asked why he robs banks: that's where the money
>is
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>Best - Isaac

I do believe that was Willie Sutton...
 

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RE: Bill Sutton

Yes, but what about these under-utilized chic bachelor überlofts!!! Does Willie Sutton have one to spare?

-Isaac
 

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>I have something furnished (including TV & local phone) in
>Fort Lee, NJ for $2,800/mo that I can sublet through
>November... I can verify the details if you're interested.
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>J.B. Niday
>www.nidayrallysport.com

I'm guessing these are posh digs, J.B.?

I'd prefer to spend less & live downtown... but I'm not so much shopping price as value, so: yeah, I'd like to hear the details. If it's something I could split with an as-yet hypothetical roommate and/or girlfriend, that could definitely work.

Bear in mind, though, that I don't know Thing One about metro New York neighborhoods outside of a small area bookended loosely by Central Park and Wall Street. What's Fort Lee all about? Impossible to tell from a map, really.

Thanks - Isaac | 617-388-4227 (new mobile number)


GENERAL UPDATE

Thanks so much, everybody, for your help & suggestions!

I've taken a sublet through the end of August, so the immediate crisis is past. However, I'm still looking for more-permanent housing, and I'll be beating the bushes hither & yon over the next few weeks -- so, if anybody has any suggestions, connections, or apartments they're willing to share, I'm all ears!

(Do they have bushes in New York, for the beating I mean?)

And if anybody wants to get together for a beer or a curry or to swap noisy-car stories, I'm arriving SoHo this Saturday afternoon, and would love to meet up at any point over the next couple weeks. I'll be busy with work & all, but I only know about three people in New York city, out of what... 20,000,000? There's room for improvement.


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Hey, this New York thing ain't so bad. I'm in the Apple store in SoHo, and maybe it's just this neighborhood or something... but it appears that there must be a local ordinace requiring women to go braless.

No complaints from this voter.

-Isaac

p.s. If you're in New York, give me a ring at 617 388 4227. Happy to meet any and all Gotham rallyists!
 
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