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  1. Ferrariman355

    Ferrariman355 F1 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2004
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    I'll be in NYC during the summer, trying to get an internship out at Jet Blue's headquarters. My main problem is finding the right housing. Right now I have on the table: $2460 for 10 weeks in the summer at NYU. It's shared housing - no AC, sort of by the stations.

    Is this a good deal or could I find better?

    I'm coming from USC, where I thought was the most expensive housing I've been in. Not anymore...:D
     
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  3. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    It's been too many years since I was a summer intern in NYC so I can't comment on the relative value of that deal. $2,460 is about $984/month, which is pretty low though. I think decent studios rent for $1,500/month or so. Other people here will have a better sense of the going rates.

    My wife and I did rent a place with another B-School classmate in Washington Square Village at NYU when we were here for that internship. It was a nice two bedroom in a modern building and at a reasonable rate. We rented from a professor who was off to Egypt for the summer. The apartment did have AC, which I would think is just about mandatory to have if you want to be comfortable.

    NYU is a huge place, so keep looking for the right place and then make up your mind.

    Living in the Village was a great experience for the summer. The bars, restaurants, jazzclubs and nightclubs are plentiful plus you also are right next door to SoHo and the Lower East Side and not far from Tribeca. Going uptown is easy since you just pick the East Side or West Side subway lines and don't have to worry about going crosstown.

    I don't know how far Jet Blue is so take your commuting time and route into consideration.

    Good luck!
     
  4. J430S

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    NYU dorms are in great locations. No a/c in New York during the summer is going to be tough. Have you tried any other schools? Brooklyn College, St. Johns and LIU are a pretty easy (for NY) commute to Forest Hills. There are probablly many more that don't come to mind.
    Good Luck
     
  5. enbanfe

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    Fight On. Are you in Business School at 'SC? I got my MBA there in 1996.

    Have you checked Craigslist? http://newyork.craigslist.org/sub/ $2460 for 10 weeks is pretty cheap.

    I think JetBlue is out in Queens, and the E, F, and V trains would be pretty convenient to NYU.
     
  6. Ferrariman355

    Ferrariman355 F1 Rookie

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    #5 Ferrariman355, Mar 24, 2010
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    Thanks for the tips everyone.

    Yup, USC undergrad in my third year at the business school. Fight on!

    Alright, I'm going to offer someone $2000 cash! for a place to live for 10 weeks anywhere near a subway line. That is an excellent deal! you can put that you helped out a poor college student on your resume. Ha!

    The best option so far is $2700 for 9 weeks near NYU. No AC, sharing a room with 2 other people, 1 bathroom. No AC. Plus a $500 deposit.

    I shall be broke for the summer. :D
     
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  8. l2ed_21

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    I know this has nothing to do with your post, but just wanted to point out that we have another Trojan at Marshall (undergrad) here too :D the name's Raf, nice to meet ya.

    Good luck with your summer plans!
     
  9. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Every single guy in college should always have several Trojans in his back pocket!

    :D
     
  10. Ferrariman355

    Ferrariman355 F1 Rookie

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    Single?! How about every guy on campus - haha

    Fight On Raf!
     
  11. Ferrariman355

    Ferrariman355 F1 Rookie

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    Jetblue is flying me out tomorrow for an interview on thursday! First stage of landing the position!

    Need to figure out something to do while I'm there, I have about 4 hours to kill before my flight back to LA. Suggestions?
     
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  13. Ferrariman355

    Ferrariman355 F1 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2004
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    So...I got the job!!!!

    Now need a place to live. Ha!

    The cheapest I've found is around $3100 :(. Expensive, I'm just a Texan who grew up with knowing $3100 will get you a 5bed/3bath, 5acre house in Texas.
     
  14. PorscheTurboS

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    haha thats nyc for ya, I spent a year after high school living there on my own, the speed at which my bank account hit 0 was pretty amazing, it was one hell of a time tho, it was worth every penny :) NYC really is the greatest city on the planet bar none.
     

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