Roommate Finder

Having a roommate might drive you nuts when it comes to doing chores and maintaining your personal privacy. Many people, therefore, prefer to live by themselves. But think about it, as rents continue to increase, having someone to help split the potential cost of rent can either help lessen your own financial burden or allow you to afford a much nicer apartment in the neighborhood you want. The real question is - how do you find the perfect roommate? Most of the time, you spend more time with your roommate than with your significant half, and living with the wrong person is like being committed to the wrong relationship. Choose poorly, you will regret for the rest of your life; choose wisely, you will have the most amazing time in the city you love!

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Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1 Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
12 hours  |  94.1
632 Grand Street, Apt 5R
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,400 Share 2 Baths
By Christopher Held , Williamsburg Expert
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Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $875 - Photo 1
Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $875 - Photo 1 Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $875 - Photo 1
3 hours  |  92.3
222 Pulaski Street, Apt 8
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$875 Share 1 Bath
By James Bass, Bedford-Stuyvesant Expert
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Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $1,399 - Photo 1
Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $1,399 - Photo 1 Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $1,399 - Photo 1
6 hours  |  90.0
55-27 Myrtle Avenue, Apt 204
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,399 Share 1 Bath
By Jeremie Matala, Ridgewood Expert
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No Fee · Exclusive · By Owner · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Room, East Village Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
Room, East Village Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1 Room, East Village Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
2 hours  |  89.4
East 14th street
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,400 Share 1 Bath
By Alex Kim, East Village Expert
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No Fee · 1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,600 - Photo 1
Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,600 - Photo 1 Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,600 - Photo 1
5 hours  |  89.3
360 South 1st Street
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,600 Share 4 Baths
By Lily Aksel, Williamsburg Expert
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Room, Greenpoint Rental in NYC for $1,031 - Photo 1
Room, Greenpoint Rental in NYC for $1,031 - Photo 1 Room, Greenpoint Rental in NYC for $1,031 - Photo 1
12 hours  |  86.3
77 Clay St, Apt 2B
Greenpoint, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,031 Share 2 Baths
By Matt Hennigan, Greenpoint Expert
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Room, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $800 - Photo 1
Room, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $800 - Photo 1 Room, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $800 - Photo 1
10 hours  |  86.0
562 w 174 st
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$800 Share 1 Bath
By Samer ELSamad, Washington Heights Expert
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Elevator
Room, Ocean Hill Rental in NYC for $850 - Photo 1
Room, Ocean Hill Rental in NYC for $850 - Photo 1 Room, Ocean Hill Rental in NYC for $850 - Photo 1
10 hours  |  85.3
1856 Park Place
Ocean Hill, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$850 Share 1 Bath
By Dason Watson, Ocean Hill Expert
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Room, Fort Greene Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 1
Room, Fort Greene Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 1 Room, Fort Greene Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 1
5 hours  |  83.8
162 Adelphi Street, Apt #1B
Fort Greene, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,000 Share 1 Bath
By Megan
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No Fee
Room, Hunters Point Rental in NYC for $2,197 - Photo 1
Room, Hunters Point Rental in NYC for $2,197 - Photo 1 Room, Hunters Point Rental in NYC for $2,197 - Photo 1
12 hours  |  82.6
Long Island City
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$2,197 Share 1 Bath
By Daniel Morales, Long Island City Expert
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No Fee · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $860 - Photo 1
Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $860 - Photo 1 Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $860 - Photo 1
13 hours  |  82.2
38 Nostrand Ave, Apt 5
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$860 Share 1 Bath
By Rebecca Appel
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Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $950 - Photo 1
Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $950 - Photo 1 Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $950 - Photo 1
5 hours  |  82.2
1635 Putnam Avenue, Apt 2E
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$950 Share 1 Bath
By Heeta
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No Fee · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,535 - Photo 1
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,535 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,535 - Photo 1
1 day  |  81.4
259 Evergreen Avenue, Apt 1
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,535 Share 2 Baths
By Christhiam Pena
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Room, Clinton Hill Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
Room, Clinton Hill Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1 Room, Clinton Hill Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1
5 hours  |  81.1
475 Washington Ave, Apt 6A
Clinton Hill, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,400 Share 1 Bath
By Lisa
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No Fee · By Owner · 11 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,299 - Photo 1
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,299 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,299 - Photo 1
12 hours  |  80.8
222 Stanhope Street
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,299 Share 1 Bath
By Sam Moritz
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No Fee
Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,375 - Photo 1
Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,375 - Photo 1 Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,375 - Photo 1
11 hours  |  78.8
E20 street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,375 Share 1 Bath
By Jonathan Hernandez, Gramercy Park Expert
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No Fee · 1,000 ft² · Elevator
Room, North Slope Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 1
Room, North Slope Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 1 Room, North Slope Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 1
2 days  |  78.4
34 Prospect Pl
North Slope, Park Slope, South Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,300 Share 2 Baths
By Andrei Turcan
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,250 - Photo 1
Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,250 - Photo 1 Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,250 - Photo 1
1 day  |  77.4
312 West 114th Street
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,250 Share 1 Bath
By Jessie Lookfong
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Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,075 - Photo 1
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,075 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,075 - Photo 1
8 hours  |  76.3
132a Stanhope, Apt 4
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,075 Share 1 Bath
By Emily Klinke, Bushwick Expert
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Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,999 - Photo 1
Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,999 - Photo 1 Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,999 - Photo 1
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,999 Share 1 Bath
By Emerance van Eijck, Crown Heights Expert
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Roommate Finder

More About Roommates

Having roommates has now advanced from being a pleasantry to a necessity, especially in New York City. If you're lucky, having roommates may be the most cost efficient and enjoyable living situation for you, sadly, there is no such thing as having perfect roommates and problems tend to arise when you need to share your space with others. To save yourself from future roommate issues, you might want to have a roommate contract in place to ensure a functional relationship with your roommates. The word "contract" might sound scary, but it will definitely come in handy from time to time. Make sure to cover quiet hours, visitor rules, what to share (cooking oil, coffee), what not to share (shampoo or your Chanel N°5 L'eau), and address them in the contract. You will be surprised how beneficial it could be.

However, having a roommate contract doesn't mean you'll necessarily be safe from all future roommate conflicts. Remember, communication is key to a successful, health and strong roommate relationship. You are adults, not some mind-readers or psychics. Instead of wasting time being passive-aggressive or speculating, put in the effort and take the time to tell each other how you feel. Approach your roommate and voice any issues or problems that are damaging your quality of life. Sometimes, roommates can become besties, and it's all about being open to express your feelings, whether good or bad, in a mature way.

If, unfortunately, you and your roommate do not get along with each other, and one of you intends to move out before the lease expires, do your research before you make any moves. If you plan to sublet your room, check with your landlord first. Many landlords do not allow subletting, and it would be unwise to break the lease, as they might penalize you. The penalty for breaking a lease can be anywhere around 1 to 3 months of rent. You also might have to forfeit the remainder of your security deposit. Best case scenario, one of you can stay in the apartment until the lease expires, and the landlord will give you the blessing to find someone else to sublet the room.

But what if the landlord refuses your request? This basically means that you will be stuck in the same apartment, until the lease expires. In this case, pluck up your courage and deal with your serious roommate hate. It might be awkward when you first approach your roommate, but keep in mind that it is for your own good. If the issues are more about differences in habits or personalities, be straight-forward and tell your roommate exactly what bothers you the most. Give your roommate some time to digest and express his/her concerns, and perhaps, you can reach a consensus and keep the peace until the lease expires. Again, communication is huge in a roommate relationship.

After the talk, take a vacation to reward yourself for the effort you put in, and spend some time to prepare yourself. It is never easy to live with someone, and it is even more challenging when you don’t get along with your roommate. But things will eventually come around.

Keep in mind the following things before you make the "long-term commitment":

  1. Start early.

    Rushing only makes things more complicated and difficult! Give yourself enough time to search for the right person to room with. Look beyond your friend circle, and be patient. Chances are that you'll find out more about what type of person you really want to share an apartment with once you start looking.

  2. Find out how your prospective roommates live.

    Most roommate horror stories show you how dangerous it can be to live with someone who has different living habits. Get as much information as possible - no one will be a perfect match, but ask yourself if these habits are things you can live with

  3. Ask what they expect from you.

    Just like being in a relationship, sometimes you will have to compromise to keep the peace. To make your life easier, set the right expectations first to avoid future disasters. When the time comes, answer as accurately as you can.

  4. Listen to your guts.

    Finding the perfect roommate is like dating. Sometimes, red flags and no-nos will present themselves organically. If something does not feel right to you, or if it makes you awkward or nervous, trust your instincts.

  5. Be upfront about “the money stuff”.

    Money matters can strain an otherwise happy roommate relationship. Talk to your prospective roommate about every bill, figure out how much of the rent each person is responsible for (including estimating monthly bills such as rent and utilities), and be clear about how you want it handled.

  6. Do multiple interviews.

    Remember, a roommate relationship can be really intimate, and you must be cautious. Don’t ever offer a room to someone after one meeting, and for your safety and quality of life, meet up in person before moving in together.

  7. Ask for references.

    Just as landlords will ask for references, you should ask for references from your prospective roommates, too. Speak with their previous roommates or landlords so you have all you need to know about them.

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