“There is so much to factor into an apartment, and NYC rentals are not without their booby traps.”
I’ve lived in NYC for 10 years plus now, meaning I got my unofficial New Yorker title just recently. I’ve lived on the UES for most of my time, and I consider it one of the best neighborhoods to live in Manhattan for a multitude of reasons: price, transportation, park access, safety, cuisine, neighborhood vibe, and Randall’s Island close by, which is an oasis of peace in non-stop NYC.
I enjoy being a local tour guide for Gander because it gives me the opportunity to assist people go through the NYC rental experience. I went at it alone, and although I did ok, I definitely did not have the experience to check all the details. There is so much to factor into an apartment, and NYC rentals are not without their booby traps. It’s also a great side-hustle with a great minority woman leader, which aligns with my values in who I would want to work for and support.