What is section 8?
Section 8 is a term most of us have heard being
through around in conversation or mentioned on the news. But what
is actually section 8? The Section 8 program is a national rental
housing assistance program in the United States. It works similarly
to the public housing one in that it allows…
Can I rent an apartment with a bad credit score?
Do you have a credit score lower than 650? Have
you ever gotten denied for rental applications? Renting can be
incredibly challenging when you have a bad credit score. From a
landlord's perspective, a bad credit score usually means late
payments, or worse, financial losses. Landlords,…
Should I get renters insurance?
renters, renters insurance is not a strange concept and it is
pretty much self-explanatory. But what renters insurance actually
covers can for some be a little confusing. And if they should get
renters insurance or not. Renters insurance is not mandatory, but
if you're a renter with a…
What's the difference between a prewar and postwar apartment?
When you are looking around for a new apartment to rent or check
out, there are some terms that often get tossed around that you may
not know of. Two of the most common terms are "prewar" and
"postwar". Well if you have ever been curious about those terms,
you have come to the right place. To…
Can my landlord evict me?
One constant that all renters must deal with is a landlord. Most of
the time, landlords are good and honest people, but
sometimes, they are not. Let's say you and a landlord have been
having disagreements and they say they are going to evict you. Can
they really do that? The short
What’s the cost of having a pet in NYC?
Having a pet is one of the most
rewarding things. However, there are many costs that come with
owning a pet. While the costs are low in some places around the
world, that isn't the case for New York City, one of the most
expensive places in the world. The first and most obvious cost is actually…
What transportation options do I have to get to an airport?
From Manhattan to the Airport If you're new to New York
there's a lot of things to get acquainted with. The different modes
of public transportation are one of them. That also applies to the
different ways of getting to one of the city's airports. With a
population of over 8 million people, when…
How do I get to JFK?
On Route to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New
York has three main airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport
(JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia
Airport (LGA). JFK is the largest and busiest airport in all of New
York and is located in the…
How do I get to LGA?
On Route to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport is,
just as JFK, located in the borough of Queens, but
conveniently only eight miles from Midtown Manhattan. Even though
LaGuardia is located closer to Midtown
Manhattan, it's also considerably smaller than JFK in size. The
airport covers 680…
How do I get to EWR?
On Route to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Last,
but not least, we have Newark Liberty International Airport. The
airport is, as stated in its name, located in Newark, New Jersey.
Heading to the airport might seem like a trek compared to the two
others, but it compensates with a less…
What makes an apartment illegal?
Find out what constitutes as a illegal apartment. If you’re wondering if your apartment is illegal, you can check with the Department of Buildings. All buildings built after April 1929 have a certificate of occupancy which will tell you the ways the building is permitted to be used.