(Closed) Anyone else in Married Student/Family Housing?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are! And yes, there are kids here. I don’t know how those families afford it. We can barely support ourselves.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jedeve:not yet but come next school year i will be. Not sure if im looking forward to that aspect of it but im guessing it will beat the dorm room experience that i had in college (3 people to a tiny room) lol.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We live in “couples without children” housing.  We have a one bedroom that other than the tiny little kitchen isn’t any smaller than the place we had before this.  But that’s probably because we moved here from Manhattan.

The families with children get bigger places, at least.  I am not sure if any are bigger than 2BR though…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are living in couples housing, but it’s surprisingly spacious! Also the rent isn’t teeny… just teeny for NYC. I still don’t know how we’re affording it but it’s happening…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Can any New Yorkers comment on how rent compared to rent for similar, non-school housing?  We might be living in NYU or Columbia couples housing in two years, if all goes as we hope…

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

are one bedroom one bath apt is a comfortable size and affordable.  Small kitchen though.  There are a ton of kids living here, mostly 5 years and younger though.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@veganglam: We’re in Columbia housing, and our apartment is approximately $1000 below the market rate! It’s very large for a one-bedroom anywhere, let alone NYC. Still, our rent is over twice what we were paying for a 1,200-sq. ft. two-bedroom apt. in the coveted downtown area of Omaha, and Columbia housing is waaayyyyy upper west side… Cute neighborhood by the park, but takes 45 minutes to get everywhere. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@noodlesploosh: Dang. That price sounds awesome.  What’s the condition of the apartment like?  Is it fairly modern (I’m currently living with sticky old cabinets from the 1970’s and windows that no longer open or shut properly because they’re too old, and can deal with that, so just to give you an idea of what I consider “acceptably modern”, heh)? And does the neighborhood feel safe?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, the neighborhood feels VERY safe, and the apartment is super modern. Before we moved in, they put in brand new hardwood floors and an all-new bathroom! And the kitchen cabinets and appliances were replaced one tenant before us. Very cute and new!!! The windows all open easily.

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