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Beware of Drano

  When you live in an apartment building in NYC, your neighbors’ actions can have many reactions. In the case of this building I passed by, Drano doesn’t agree with the pipes. Signs of this importance should not be removed, and likely not written by hand on a piece of …

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A Parisian Flat-Hunting Party

Looking for something fun to do tonight in Paris? Look no further than Craigslist’s Roommates section for an invite to what might be the hottest party in town. Dear Paris, We’re having a flat-hunting party this Saturday night, for those people still looking for a place to live in this …

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New Year’s Resolutions: Buy Chalk

Happy New Year! Waking up on January 1st, I am always acutely aware of how different, yet the same one day can feel from the next. With the changing of a year, an imaginary reset button is hit as we say goodbye to the past 365 days. While in reality, …

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The Case of the Peanut Butter Thief

When I received the Scout Mob deal yesterday for 50% off at Peanut Butter and Co.  in the West Village, I thought of one of the unsolved mysteries of my first apartment: the Case of the Peanut Butter Thief. It sounds like a mystery for the files of Encyclopedia Brown, …

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Have Dishwasher, Will Travel

In searching for an apartment, many people have a list of  top requirements followed by a tier of it would be nice, but not necessary items.  While the majority would likely rank a dishwasher on the latter, I prioritize it on the former. I might be willing to go on …