Why Is NYC Rent So High?

New York City can get a bad reputation for being the most expensive city in the country…second behind San Francisco, depending on what you’re talking about! A lot of that has to do with rent prices. Costs add up when you’re experiencing the best attractions the city has to offer, like summer music festivals, funky…

NYC Tourist Attractions for Locals

Living in New York City has its ups and downs, and one of the best ways to find the ups are by re-discovering why you fell in love with the city in the first place. Maybe your first experience in the city was when you took a family trip as a kid and rode a…

Perks of a Move In Ready Apartment

It’s your first night in your new apartment. After weeks of high-stress levels while planning your move, lack of sleep because you’ve been packing your entire life up, no social life since all of your money lately has gone straight to saving for the price of the broker fee plus first month’s rent and security…

Hit the Beach in NYC

It’s officially summertime in the city, and that means checking things off your NYC summer bucket list like summer festivals, healthy and fresh foods, and outdoor markets. And while all those checks are absolutely necessary, there’s one thing that happens every summer that’s unavoidable that those things won’t fix: the heat and humidity. It may…

NYC Broker Fees 101

As I began the ever exciting yet stressful process of apartment hunting in New York City, I heard the term “broker fee” and was thoroughly confused. Did I really need a broker to find a place to live? Any time I had rented in the past, we contacted a rental company or a landlord and…

Your Room, Your Sanctuary: Make Your Bedly Space Your Own

Finding an apartment in most cities can be pretty stressful, but finding an apartment in New York City is almost always undoubtedly extremely stressful. I don’t know of anywhere else in the country where you’ll pay four figures for a walk-in closet large enough for a twin bed to fit, slanted floors, and an even…

8 NYC Parks for Summertime Fun

Picnics, frisbee, movies, fitness classes, hiking, and concerts: all can be found throughout the many NYC parks in the summertime. An amazing alternative to lying on the floor in front of your AC unit, parks provide an outdoor area in the city that allows you to escape the sticky heat of the concrete and buildings…