Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thank God (or Alaska Airlines) for Airmiles!

I got my ticket to NYC.  One way ticket from Anchorage to Newark - Alaska Airlines doesn't fly in to JFK.  I found the map to Brooklyn and it's not so bad, just over an hour by public transportation...  Woohoo!  Very surreal that I'm actually going to live in New York City!  Thank God for airmiles!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Albermarle Road, Here I Come

I found a place.  After searching on google, I came across airbnb, a website listing rentals: short term, long term, renting an entire house or just a room.  I found a place in Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Search for Home Sweet Home

After searching online for nearly the entire evening, I'm not finding a place anywhere near my budget.  Even the hostels are much more expensive than I remember them being from my last time in New York.  Yikes! How am I going to find a place that will fit in to my budget.  This is kind of discouraging... 

I came up with a list of what my ideal place would have:

1. Bright, open space with lots of light
2. Simple and clean, not cluttered
3. Room with a writing desk, chair, lamp, comfy bed, warm
4. Windows with a view
5. Quiet and safe neighborhood
6. Neighborhood of cultural diversity
7. Friendly neighbors
8. Close to parks, train station, laundromat, coffee shop, bookstore, library, post office, yoga center, bakery, community theater 
9. Air conditioning and heat
10. Privacy
11. Share with single person or a couple who work during the day
12. Okay to have short-term guests
13. Internet access available
14. Deck, balcony or backyard
15. Smokefree
16. Building with character, history
17. Friendly roommates
18. Under $1000/month

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New York City or Bust

Well, I've decided to go for it... to move to New York City for the fall.Taz and I talked it over and he's supportive of my desire to expand my horizons and achieve one of my dreams.  Can't believe it!