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This Week in Craigslist

Oh #NYC and your Craigslist Postings. Highlights from the week: From #Chelsea You get 250 sq. ft. of your very own, including your own bedroom (with a door). [But wait, to clarify, it’s actually 100 sq. ft. = a (furnished) bedroom PLUS 150 sq. ft. = "social/work space"] Washer/Dryer in …

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Smelly Cat’s Attack on Our Loaner Mattress

Typically Brooklyn is cheaper than Manhattan. However, we were pressed for time — with our current sublet expiring in a few days, my boyfriend and I needed a place to crash and quickly. On Craigslist, we found a basement brownstone apartment to share with an investment banker. He lived upstairs. …

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Rub a Dub Dub: Using Rubs on Fish

Continuing our new series of “How To” – Roommate for Rent tackles cooking with the help of a Foodie in Finance. *** Fish as a main entree tends to polarize people.  People either love it or hate it.  I would argue that those who claim they hate fish just have …

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Mod Podge to Match

With the New Year, comes new content. Roommate for Rent is kicking off a new series of “How To’s” – posts on all things apartment related, from decorating to cooking. The best part is that I’m expanding the authors. So, if you have an idea for one post or a …

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Servants as Roommates

With tonight’s premiere of Downton Abbey, I’ve been thinking a lot about the family as roommates. They are our first roommates when we are young and sometimes our last roommates when we are old. I’ve written about living with our families in the past – My Grandmother living with her …

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Hibernating with Roommates

It’s winter. It’s freezing. School’s cancelled. And working from home is the most logical option (if feasible). With yesterday’s major snow day for New York City, a lot of us in cold climates are hibernating inside until the ice melts and temperatures rise. When polling her friends on Facebook, one …

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Truffle Oil on Ramen, Seasoned with Roach

  When you’re 23, starting your first job and paying rent you can barely afford, meal time frequently consists of pasta, PB & J, and ramen. So, when my roommate (who was making less money than me) began coming home from the grocery store with truffle oil, caviar, and other …

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No Speaka English

When three best guy friends from college move in together, the bond is inseparable. So, one moves away, whoever takes his place has big shoes to fill.  Knowing no one could ever live up to our expectations, we took a gamble on a Craigslist chick – for the purposes of …