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Auditions: NYC help


cmtaka

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For those of you who are auditioning in NYC this is a cool interactive subway map. You pick the subway station closest to where you are then the station where you want to go and it will tell you the best way to get there. You can figure out all of this of course from a paper map but this has all the transfer information and local versus direct lines so you don't wait for a train that isn't going to stop. Don't know if I should post this in the SI area as well but moderators if you think it would be useful let me know and I'll copy it over.

 

Chris

 

Interactive Link to NYC Subways

 

Just click on the button that says (Small Medium or Large) and then pick your 2 stations a pop up will tell you how to get from one to the other.

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As some may know my DD and a friend will be in NYC from the 28th of January until 28th of February (at earliest). I have registered on Craigslist with the hope (??) of finding a suitable affordable apartment to sublet....(received 1 reply at 100 US per day out in Brooklyn...)

We have looked into YWCA , but that would also be well over 1000$ US pp...

I have found it difficult to make these decisions when not knowing the city or where our DK's will need to be for all the auditions..( especially from here in Ottawa Canada)

Any other parent's with ideas, thoughts would be greatly appreciated!. All our DK's will be there for the same purpose..lets share and help each other out. :)

 

Wanted to include my thanks to BW, Liebs, and cmtaka for your help and past replies on this!

Have just registered with nyhabitat also....

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Unfortunatley, I think $800-1,000 per month is not uncommon now. Try real estate ads in the Village Voice. They have a web site I think.

 

 

As some may know my DD and a friend will be in NYC from the 28th of January until 28th of February (at earliest). I have registered on Craigslist with the hope (??) of finding a suitable affordable apartment to sublet....(received 1 reply at 100 US per day out in Brooklyn...)

We have looked into YWCA , but that would also be well over 1000$ US pp...

I have found it difficult to make these decisions when not knowing the city or where our DK's will need to be for all the auditions..( especially from here in Ottawa Canada)

Any other parent's with ideas, thoughts  would be greatly appreciated!. All our DK's will be there for the same purpose..lets share and help each other out.  :wink:

 

Wanted to include my thanks to BW, Liebs, and cmtaka for your help and past replies on this!

Have just registered with nyhabitat also....

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Try Pennington Friends House. It is a Quaker house/hostel near the ABT studios, at 215 East 15th St. 212-673-1730. Two meals a day included. The girls might be able to share a room. It is community living, with some chores at the house required, but the cost is very reasonable. I called them last spring when looking for ABT accomodation. Although it is run by the Quakers, no religious affiliation is required. It seemd like a pleasant safe place for young adults.

I had trouble looking up the web site, so I called them. You can only get through at certain times of the day, but my call was returned by a very friendly lady, so worth a try.

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Oh dear...someone please pass the smelling salts :P just found out there is a 50% finder fee for subleting an apartment...( yes I must be living in the great white north backwoods).. :D wasn't even aware this would be part of the deal!

Guess DD and friend will be sharing pavement and blankets with NYC's "finest"! :rolleyes:

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Knock, knock... 50% finders fee for a sublet? Who told you that? As a born-and-raised New Yorker (albeit one in temporary exile), I've never heard of such a thing! When you say that you registered with Craigslist, do you mean that you put in an ad saying that you were looking for a sublet? If so, you'll do much better keeping an eye on the posted ads offering sublets... you're more likely to find what you're looking for that way. (generally people who want to sublet don't look around for ads, they post them... the only responses you'll usually get are from some sort of real estate agent, who will usually either be requesting a fee from either you or the owner. Either way, you'll be the one bearing the cost) Village Voice ads are good too. If at all possible, stay away from the real estate agents, especially Citi Habitats, and most of the other real estate sites. You'll do so much better through classified ads.

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Just an update on the NYC housing search. DD and friend arrive today,we were FINALLY able to sublet a apartment at a "bargain price" :P If any other BA DK's are stuck for a place to sleep during this months auditions PM me! Merde to all others on this quest!!

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I've been thinking about you and wondering how it was going. I am so glad your daughter found a place to live! Good luck to her at all the auditions. My dancer will be in NY for two consecutive weekends, perhaps they will meet up at some of the auditions. I am sure she will remember him.

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