When the Eagles sang their song, “New York Minute” you understood that “everything can change” and “things can get pretty strange” in a “New York Minute.” New York City is always pushing the boundaries whether it is time, nightlife, restaurants, festivals, shopping, sports or apartments and real estate. No wonder it is hard to get bored in New York City, especially in a “New York Minute.”
New Yorkers view their city through perpetual rose-colored glasses, they love their city, and that honeymoon sentiment extends to NYC apartments and real estate. Whether it is a narrow building with narrow apartments or buildings with apartments one thousand feet in the air, New York has it all and New Yorkers love it all. The best advice when you make the decision to live in New York City is to “do your homework,” do not be afraid to ask questions or get advice from professionals whose expertise is in the business of finding apartments. One professional marketing and leasing company to look to as you apartment hunt is Town Residential. Town Residential, an integral part of the NYC apartments for rent landscape, provides top-level services and expertise to their clients in all price-points.
If square footage or a large living space is your most important criteria, think about this. According to National Geographic, who did the math on this, if everyone in the world stood shoulder to shoulder, we would all fit in Los Angeles. You may not think this is useful information, but it does illustrate that there is plenty of room to go around. New York City apartments are no different. Look around and you will find ample misused space. Put things under the bed, it is generally wasted space. Seating should always be storage space and walls can hold shelves way above your head. The bottom line, if you find an apartment that has everything on your list – celebrate! However, the perfect place can be any place as long as you are creative.
Where ever you decide to settle down, ask questions, or look to the professionals for answers. Is the apartment convenient or close to transportation? What are your restaurant or market options? If you have children, what are the schools like? How safe is the neighborhood? If you have a car, how easy is it to find parking. Most professionals advise apartment hunters to begin at least a month in advance and early in the month. Expect broker fees, although some landlords do pay the fees, and don’t be surprised by sticker shock, if you are from Florida you are in for a huge shock, but if you are from Hong Kong, it will be a nice surprise.