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I am deviating from the food format for a minute because I need your help! One of my roommates is moving out July 1, so I need to find a new roommate.
Here’s the pertinent info:
- The apartment is located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY (the best neighborhood in the entire city). Even better, the apartment is four blocks from the subway (which will get you to downtown Manhattan in 30 or fewer minutes, depending on destination).
- The two of us staying are female (obviously) non-smokers, and we want the same!
- Rent is an absolutely unbeatable $468 per month. Utilities average about $50 each per month.
- The new roommate will be added to the lease, which continues until April 30, 2010.
- This is technically a two-bedroom apartment that has been treated as a three-bedroom for the past five years. We lovingly refer to the space that is for rent as “the tent.”
Still with me? Here’s the deal on the tent. We have a very large living room, so for the past five years, we have had the living room partitioned with fabric walls to create a third living space. (How else do you think we’ve kept rent so manageable?!) This arrangement has worked successfully for two long-term roommates, one for two years and one for three, so it’s definitely liveable.
Cons: There’s only one real con. Privacy can be a challenge! Also, you’ve seen what goes down in my kitchen. Kitchen chaos tolerance is a must. Living room noise isn’t a problem because I go to bed ridiculously early, and Brigitte spends most nights at her boyfriend’s apartment.
Pros: The space is big enough for a full bed and some small furniture items and has a window. It’s cheap. Pleasant and easy living environment. Excellent location.
Ideal for: Someone new to the city, someone who travels a lot, someone who doesn’t make much money, a student, and the list goes on.
And now for the most important part: photos!
The living room and tent from the outside:
(Tara will be donating her fabric walls to new roommate, or new roommate can supply her own more opaque fabric if desired.)
The rest of the living room (and some kitchen):
Inside the tent, side view:
Inside the tent, from the tent entrance:
Tara uses a closet rack (because the tent has no closet):
Under-the-bed storage is also key. Tara is taking her bed but leaving behind the cinderblocks for the next lucky inhabitant:
And just because this is a food blog, here’s where all the magic takes place:
So … please, help me out and pass this along to anyone (decent) who is in the market! I think I’ve included most of the basics here, but feel free to email me for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU for your help and for your patience with the non-food content! As you know, I have two weeks of relative freedom from school and work, so I’d like to get this all figured out before everything goes crazy again 6/1.
What roommate search methods have you used before?