oh the joys of finding an apartment in the city. “happy, happy, joy, joy” that will be my new mantra for the next couple of weeks no matter what anybody says to me.
i haven’t yet viewed an available apartment – mostly because all the advertised apartments are just illusions. out of the hundreds of apartments i see on craigslist and various other sites, only several actually exist. the others are already rented despite the advertisement that is 10 minutes old. but generally the person i call in response to the ad has “many others” they can show me. so why don’t they advertise those instead? also, since when is 124th street considered ‘the upper east side’? happy, happy, joy, joy. . .
in an effort to remain calm i have to decided to e-mail rather than call these peeps. i made a list of requirements for the apartment i am looking for and asked that they contact me if they have a listing that meets all the criteria. here are 2 of the responses i’ve received so far:
this e-mail was sent on wednesday to a person named jim who advertised a 1 bedroom on craigslist:
on thursday, jim responded:
i did not respond. on friday, jim suffered an apparent memory loss and responded to my initial e-mail again:
I meant Thursday as in yesterday.
i went back to my first e-mail to jim which included the link to the apartment he advertised on craigslist to see if it was really worth having to deal with him and the page said that the ad had been “removed by the author”. so i e-mailed jim:
The posting is gone from Craigslist – Was the apt. rented?
in response, jim wrote:
Still available. People get robbed & killed on craigslist.com. We hate it, it should be shut down. U r too young.
here is another exchange with an agent who advertised on craigslist:
Is this a walk-up building? If so, what floor?
I’m looking to move in March. This is what I’m looking for:
No Fee, 1st or 2nd Floor or elevator , Dogs allowed, Queen sized Bedroom, Good Light, Cable ready, Heat / Hot water included, 2 closet minimum, Laundry in building, Below 100th St, 500 + sq. feet, $1700 max
Please let me know if you have anything I can see that fits. If so, would you e-mail me & let me know?
“happy, happy, joy, joy.”