I officially have an apartment! (Which most people probably already knew).
Let’s see.. I saw the first apartment on Saturday. LOVED it. Wanted to move in immediately but was told I had to wait to find out if I had it for sure until Monday. I had another two appointments set up for Saturday afternoon. One fell through and the second was postponed until Sunday morning. The second appointment on Sunday morning was in a completely different neighborhood – and luckily I had Casey with me as my “body guard” 🙂
The apartment itself was currently being renovated. It was a 6 bedroom, 2 bath, garden level (-1) apartment in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights. Due to construction, we had to get off a stop early from the subway so the walk there seemed to take forever (-1). Since they were trying to fill 4 bedrooms there were about 10 other people who showed up to look at the apartment as well. Basically it was like a giant match.com meet up. Kinda weird but also kind of cool. The apartment was really nice and new (see below), I just didn’t like the fact that it was on the ground level – preferred to at least be one up for safety. The other people seemed nice but I wasn’t sure about signing myself up for a situation with 5 other roommates. Pretty much reliving college, plus some.
It was a decent apartment and if I absolutely needed somewhere to live, it would have been a reasonable option. Quite a bit cheaper than #1 but I’m moving to a city and more than willing to pay extra for piece of mind and a safe walk home.
Needless to say, I didn’t sign anything there on the spot. Decided to head out and told them I’d let them know by that night (all while hoping something worked out soon with apartment #1). After making it back to Casey’s apartment for a bit before it was time to go meet Jon at Penn Station! He had gone home for the weekend – pretty weird the turn of events of having me pick him up in a city I don’t even live yet 🙂 We made it back to his apartment and picked up some dinner to make and eat on the roof! I expect many more dinner rooftop dates in our future. I was super excited to see him after almost two months apart!
Can’t even begin to get over how gorgeous the view from his roof is. Seriously awesome. And couldn’t have picked a better spot to be sitting when I got the phone call saying the apartment was MINE! Helllooooooo New York!
Met up with the landlord and the roommate the following afternoon (Monday) to put down a deposit & first month’s rent. We ended up talking for an hour and a half so I think it’s going to be a good living situation. I don’t have any pictures of the apartment itself so I’ll have to post those when I move in – in two days! More on the neighborhood and everything then too.
But first I have a whole lot of packing to do…