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Re: They were never kids

Posted by Minty on January 15, 2002 at 00:30:56:

In Reply to: They were never kids posted by Judy on January 13, 2002 at 17:05:42:

: I'm new in New York, finding that it's very hard to get an apartment if one has kids. I have two kids and in my East European culture it's quiet all right to live two adults-two kids in two rooms. Taken that the living space is divided differently. No such thing as a living room. Rather, it serves as a living room during the day and bedroom at night. Of course, if my pocket would allow, I would gladly rent even three bedrooms. But I can afford only one or two in the price up to $1100. And there is a problem. When I responde to an ad, I get mixed reactions, from hanging up to information that, yes there are two bedrooms but there are too small. I like one apartment with 1 bedroom but the real estate office advise me not to include kids on the application so the owner may accept my offer easier. What should I do? I'm really desperated to get this appartment. Thanks in advance.

I don't know which neighborhoods you have tried, but I know there are people living in this kind of arrangement in my building, and assume throughout the neighborhood (the neighbors are predominantly Polish). I managed to get a decent 1 beroom here (stabilized) in Greenpoint, for $900.
My friend used to have the same problem with her small son, and she eventually left the child with a babysitter when looking for apartments, and simply withheld this info!



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