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Housing Info

Hi Ashu,


Sorry I could not get this earlier to you, hopefully you will be able

to add this to the site as well.


Subject: Condo in Harlem


oWhat are your cross-streets? What neighborhood do you live in?

West 119th and Lenox Ave


oHow many bedrooms in your apartment?

4 Bedrooms


oHow many bathrooms?

3 Bathrooms


oClosets? Kitchen? Kitchenette? Living room?

I have two closets in my room, very large kitchen with dishwasher and

washer and dryer


oWhat floor do you live on? Is it a walk-up or an elevator building?

4th Floor Elevator, Doorman Condominium


oIs your apartment well lit?

Yes, very large windows in all of the rooms


oHow safe is your block? [Rating scale 1(not safe) to 5(very safe)]



oHow long have you lived in your apartment?

5 months


oIs there laundry in the building? How far is the closest Laundromat?

Laundry in my apartment unit (in the kitchen)


oAre there cheap restaurants nearby? What are your favorites?

Not many in the direct vicinity, need to walk 5 blocks or so away;



oAre there places to study nearby? Where do you like to go?

Not too many, the area around my neighborhood has yet to really

develop into a neighborhood. You have to travel a few blocks to get

to most things.


oWhat is the noise level on your block? [Rating scale 1 to 5]

3.5 (with 5 being the loudest)


oHow did you find your apartment? [Choices: 1) broker, 2) NYU, 3)

online housing website (i.e. Criag’sList) 4) Other: specify]

Other: Through friends


oHave you seen vermin in your apartment? [Yes or No choices]



oHow much is the rent? Are utilities included or extra? How much extra?

$5,000 total (I pay $1450). Only utilities included are water. We

pay for electricity (heat, as well) and cable. Electricity runs less

than $200 a month, average $145.


oIs there entertainment nearby? Where do you like to go?

I have to travel down to the West 96th street area for entertainment.


oIs there a grocery store nearby? Walking distance/Bus/Subway?

A cheap pretty large (compared to corner stores) grocery store two

blocks away and on same cross street.


oHow long does it take for you to get to the NYU campus?

Roughly 40 minutes.


oAre you near public transportation?

Yes, the 2/3 subway line.


oAre you satisfied with your current living situation? [Rating scale

1 to 5]

3.5 (with 5 being the best)


oIf you could change anything, what would you do?

Better transportation options (it's hard to travel to the Upper East



oNext time you look for an apartment, you will make sure to ______.

Account for travel time and transportation options.

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Taken on September 28, 2008