The place that we did decide on is actually pretty swanky. It's a little more expensive than we had planned to spend, but other medical students live there and have nothing but great things to say about it, plus it's really pet friendly. We've still got a little paperwork to sort out, but I'm pretty sure that's where we'll end up living. It's so perfect for students- there's a library with wifi and a game room with pool tables and playstations. By far this is the best place for anyone with a pet- not only is it a pet friendly building, but theres a fenced in grassy area behind it so you can play with your dog without a leash. I didn't take any pics while we were there, but you can check it out at www.theopalny.com . It's centraly located near all of AUC's clinical sites in NY, so any AUCers looking for a place in NYC would definitely be happy here.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
If I Can Make It There, I'll Make It Anywhere...
Trying to find a good apartment in New York is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The good ones are completely unaffordable... the cheap ones are completely unlivable... and the ones in that happy medium area just don't tend to be pet friendly... not that there's been much in that happy medium column. We met with a really nice real estate guy on Monday to check out an apartment that had looked really promising on the web, but it turned out to be located on the corner of Hellfire and Brimstone. For example, we were standing on the sidewalk waiting for the realator to arrive when a policecar peeled up onto the side walk and arrested a guy five feet from us. He seemed pretty cool with it actually. They were putting him in cuffs and he was just kind of like "eh, you caught me". We decided not to live in that neighborhood.