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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!

Don't stress out, though. We're here to help. To find a roommate, click below
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22 hours  |  89.2
54 Patchen Ave, Apt 3
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$950 Share 2 Bath
By Mendel Serebryanski
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2 hours  |  88.0
151 8th Ave
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,330 Share 1 Bath
By Joe Tartaglia
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  Laundry in Unit
2 hours  |  88.0
259 Evergreen ave
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$999 Share 1 Bath
By Sam Moritz
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  Laundry in Unit
2 days  |  84.8
368 Putnam Ave, Apt 1
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,250 Share 1 Bath
bev smith, Bedford-Stuyvesant Expert
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  300 ft²
10 hours  |  83.3
602 W 137th Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$950 Share 3 Bath
By Jacob Poore
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Elevator · Laundry in Unit
22 hours  |  82.8
44 Withers St, Apt 1
Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,775 Share 3 Bath
Tiffinie Kish, Williamsburg Expert
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13 hours  |  82.4
East 20th street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,400 Share 1 Bath
Alex Kim, Gramercy Park Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator
22 hours  |  82.1
1930 Bedford Ave, Apt 2
Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$850 Share 1 Bath
Zalman Simpson, Flatbush Expert
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By Owner
  Elevator · Furnished
13 hours  |  81.8
East 15th Street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,500 Share 1 Bath
James Mercure, Gramercy Park Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
22 hours  |  81.5
350 Manhattan Ave, Apt 5B
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,450 Share 3 Bath
By Katie (Boxuan) Li
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18 hours  |  81.5
276 Nostrand Ave
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,100 Share 2 Bath
By Asaf Advocat
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  Elevator
22 hours  |  81.5
316 E 29th Street
Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$950 Share 3 Bath
By Robert Bresil
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14 hours  |  81.3
602 West 137th Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$950 Share 2 Bath
By Sherif Hamoda
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Elevator · Laundry in Unit
16 hours  |  80.9
1088 Bedford Ave, Apt 3
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$925 Share 1 Bath
By Melanie Boucos
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1 day  |  80.6
660 W 180 St, Apt 4G
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,100 Share 1 Bath
By Samer ELSamad
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  Elevator · Laundry in Unit
22 hours  |  80.6
East 15th street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,400 Share 1 Bath
Jonathan Hernandez, Gramercy Park Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Elevator
5 days  |  79.4
17-21 Putnam Ave
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,025 Share 1 Bath
By Monique Rowe
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1 day  |  78.8
1879 Putnam Ave, Apt R
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,250 Share 1 Bath
By Brianda Quinones
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Furnished
2 days  |  78.4
1629 Saint Johns Place
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$799 Share 1 Bath
Richard Joseph , Crown Heights Expert
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1 day  |  78.4
6 Saint Nicholas Terrace
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,050 Share 1 Bath
By Michael
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  90 ft² · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
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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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