« on: May 01, 2004, 08:19:35 AM »
It's really common in NYC area to use craigslist these days. I've lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the last 7 years (went to NYU). You should be able to find 800 if you really wanted to but it would be a little stressful and involve staying in a hotel for one week and then just a lot of phone calls and going to meet people. I have found many roommates and apts through craigslist and although i know in some areas of the country its considered sketchy, now days in nyc its the primary way for poorer students like us to find people and has MANY normal people on it. (the village voice use to be the way to find sublets but now its all brokers with huge fees who advertise there)
However, I don't think living in the dorm first semester or year is a bad thing. It would cut down stress and be a good way to scope out the scene before you look for you own place, since you won't know the different good/bad areas.