I’m sitting here in the Berkshires recouping after a four day trip down to New York City. For the past month I’ve been going back and forth between Massachusetts and New York working part time (more on the soon) and getting ready for fall in the metropolitan area. What all this really means is I’ve been apartment searching for three weeks.
I don’t know how much you Hart Beat readers know about apartment searching in New York City but all I can say is it’s one of the most difficult processes. The market is terrible, what’s left is expensive, and the process is ruthless. I am not cut out for any of it.
What I’ve finally come to is that apartment searching is like dating. No, it’s worse than dating.
What happens is you find an apartment you like and that you think will like you, you go to see it a few times and then you put a deposit straight down and wait for the application to go through. It’s like proposing on the third date and then having to wait around for two or three days for the answer. If you get a yes, it will be expensive and overwhelming and if you get a no, it will be heartbreaking and emotional and you’ll have to start all over again.