Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Apartment Hunt

We went to New York in the middle of March for a CRAZY 3 1/2 days of apartment shopping! We walked about 15 miles a day (and I'm not being dramatic when I say that!) The good part about walking so much was that we got to know the city a little bit better and will have a least a little bit of an idea where we're going when we move!

This was after walking ALL day on Friday... In my clothes that I had traveled in ALL day on Thursday! My flight out was horrible, we sat on the plane for an hour at Orange County where they took my bag that I was carrying on because there was no room overhead due to a full flight. Then they took us off, made us wait for 2 hours, then decided that our plane was no longer going to JFK so I was "lucky" enough to get shuttled over to LAX for a flight out. My luggage however was not as lucky. It didn't make it until Friday night, about 24 hours after me! I was so glad to get out of those clothes when it finally did arrive!! (Ryan had been in New Hampshire working that week so he met me there on Thursday night)

Friday night we met up with a friend of Ryan's from college and got to check out their apartment and they even took us to get some New York Pizza!! After we left them we walked around just trying to check out the area. That was most of the weekend, walking around looking at areas trying to figure out where we wanted to live! 

In front of the temple where we will be going to church!

The Lincoln Center

The security guard took a picture for us..I'm pretty sure that people will think I'm a tourist the whole time we're living there because I always have my camera out!

Hailing a cab, I was pretty great at it!!

Central Park

 We left on Sunday with no apartment, a few options but we hadn't decided on anything. After a stressful few days trying to make the decision we picked an apartment (on the upper west side at 101st street) sent all the paper work over to receive an email from our broker that said "sorry, someone already has papers in on that one" LUCKILY the apartment next door was available so she went a checked it out and we decided to just go for it! From the pictures it looks a little bit nicer than the other one, the kitchen and bathroom were just redone so its all brand new, so it will be nice and clean!! It was a little complicated trying to sign the lease and take care of all the money and paper work from across the country but we finally got it all done and officially have an apartment!


Chelsea said...

I am so sad you are moving so far... Oh, wait. You will probably be closer to me in NY! It looks like such a neat adventure to have together!

Susie said...

Hailing a cab is an art! Love the pic of Ryan- he did not look happy to have his picture taken!