Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
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Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Book-shipping advice from one who knows!
The Moving Scams website is being very helpful to me in finding a way to get stuff across the country.
Note to self: join MeFi and ask this user and this user for moving-to-NYC advice, based on hints they've dropped in some threads.
Leonard and I need a two-bedroom in Queens or Brooklyn with a non-awful commute to midtown (Fog Creek is on 8th Avenue around 37th St.). We'll be looking in all the usual places: Craigslist, etc. If you have special magical knowledge of a place with the below-mentioned criteria, please let me know.
Apartment criteria listed in descending order of importance: Under $1800/mo 2 bedrooms Brooklyn (Park Slope? Sunset Park?) or Astoria in Queens <= 5 minute walk from subway, 10 minute walk maximum <= 3 blocks to full service grocery store Low crime neighborhood Washer/dryer in building Low street noise at night, preferably during day also Dishwasher Big kitchen Well-lit by natural light Part of house rather than apartment building Gas range rather than electric <= 10 minute walk to restaurant clusters Known responsive landlord Little or no vermin problem On first floor of building Things that are okay: 1 bathroom Small apartment building (< 6 units) Open questions How much storage space?