Tips for Meeting People in a New City

It can be overwhelming to strike up new friendships and dating when you move to a city such as NYC or Boston. But look at it this way: You’re not really starting from scratch. For example, you can tap into your college’s alumni branch and join clubs for hobbies you’ve had for a long time….

Getting Around in NYC

When you’re new to NYC, the city can seem a bit overwhelming to navigate. Knowing where you’re going and how to get there can be confusing. Keep the following information in mind to make it easier for you to get around the city with ease. Street Layout You don’t have to memorize all or even…

Best Areas for Millennials in NYC

NYC has a little something for everyone — and if you’re a millennial planning to move to town, you’re in luck, since there are some areas of New York that are particularly well-suited for young people. The following guide to four of our favorite NYC neighborhoods will help you find that perfect area to start…

The Best Areas for Millennials in Boston

Although there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all city, there are certain locations in which certain demographics seem to take to over others. Here are a few up and coming areas we’ve found particularly attractive for young people.   Jamaica Plain Considered a fantastic location for young professionals of every income level, Jamaica Plain…

9 Reasons Why Furnished Apartments Will Save Your Life (And Wallet)

Moving to a new city or different neighborhood can be a stressful process, even when you’re only responsible for your luggage — doing it with an entire home’s worth of furniture can make even simple moves seem like nightmares. Whether you’re planning a summer trip to Boston or hoping to move to New York City,…

#MyBedly Instagram Contest. Win $500!

To kick off our recent Instagram launch we are having an Instagram contest where you will have the chance to win $500 rent credit, Bedly t-shirts, and be featured on Bedly’s Instagram page! To enter: Follow @Bedly on Instagram Post a picture of either: your favorite space in your Bedly apartment or a picture of…

5 Tips for Living with a New Roommate

Adjusting to living with another person can present challenges, even if you know the person you’re going to be living with. However, moving in with someone you’re still getting to know presents its own unique challenges. At Bedly, we’ve seen hundreds of successful roommate relationships where people are able to enjoy living together and get…

How to Spend a Sunday Morning in New York City

There’s nothing quite like a Sunday morning to get under the skin of a city like New York and discover those quirky things that tourists don’t get to see. Whether you’re looking for an energizing walk or just want a chill-out moment, here are a few things to inspire your next Sunday morning in the…

Looking for a 12 Month NYC Lease? Here’s What You Need to Know First

The rental housing market in New York City is infamous, with a bounty of movie-perfect apartments counterbalanced by a renting process that can be miserable and frustrating for even the savviest New Yorker. Having built a subletting business that eventually evolved into Bedly, my co-founder and I have grabbed over 100 leases in NYC and…

8 Signs It Might Be Time to Move to a New Apartment

Put simply, moving sucks. When you have your entire life set up in one apartment, it can be almost unimaginable to pick up your belonging and move your life elsewhere, even if it’s just down the street. Packing everything into boxes also makes you realize how much useless stuff you really have and second guess…

11 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is officially in full swing. And after spending the whole day in your overly air-conditioned office, what could be better than enjoying a cold drink on a roof on a sunny day? Here is your go-to guide for the best rooftop bars to check off of your list this summer, for the tourist and…