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April 7, 2012

Laura asks…

Where’s the best in NYC to live for a broke, twenty year old Columbia student?

I’m moving to NYC from Miami to go to Columbia, I have $1200 dollars for room and board please another $900 dollars a month from work, what’s the cheapest apartment I can get in the city? What’s the best neighborhood for College students? The Upper Westside and Morningside Heights are pretty expensive.

Administrator answers:

Columbia owns a lot of the apartment buildings in Morningside Heights and rents them out to students at slightly below market rates, so look at Columbia’s housing directory before ruling that out. If you want cheaper still, go north/east into Harlem.

Maria asks…

Can I find a “cheap” short term apartment in NYC for the summer?

Hi guys, I am a college student from Long Island. I go to school in Rochester, but I have an internship lined up for summer in NYC. If I have to I’ll just live at home on LI and commute everyday, but if I can find someplace relatively cheap in the city that would be much easier. I don’t really have a preferred neighborhood, but my internship is in midtown on 5th and 81st, so the closer the better. Really though, anywhere on Manhattan will be better than commuting from the island. I don’t really want to spend more than $400 a month, and I’d only be staying for 2-3 months. Is this possible? Like I said, I really don’t care what neighborhood it’s in, and I also don’t need anything huge or fancy. Simple and cheap would be lovely. Thanks!
Wow, major typo: I meant $4000 a month, which is the absolute MOST i could pay if I was staying for two months. I would much rather be somewhere in the $1000-$2000 range

Administrator answers:

Sorry, but that’s not realistic. You won’t even be able to find a short-term apartment for $400 a week. You can expect to pay about $150/night and around $2500/month and up. Does your school have any kind of student housing? Maybe they can help, but otherwise you’ll have to commute from Long Island like everyone else,

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