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« on: March 16, 2005, 10:39:01 AM »
my bf of forever also lives in NYC and i'll be all alone in newark and looking for a place to share very close to campus as well.
We should chat! I'm not 100% decided on Rutgers. I'm still holding out hope for Northeastern. But realistically, it's probably going to be Jersey for me.
« on: March 16, 2005, 10:36:12 AM »
His unit is going to deploy next winter, and he has to stay with the unit for its "life cycle"...pre deployment training, deployment and recovery. Plus, we just got here a few months ago and he's slated for command soon. If he were in the National Guard or Reserves, it would be easy, but because he's active duty, it's pretty impossible now, unless he had some sort of family emergency that required him to take care of a parent, child etc.
Ah, the Army.
« on: March 16, 2005, 10:15:32 AM »
I got my "financial aid"....all loans....last week. I got my acceptance letter the first week in Feb.
About housing...I'm planning on living off campus. I have kind of a weird situation...hubby's in the Army, so he has to stay here in NY where he is stationed, so if I head to Rutgers, it will be alone.
I'd really like to be as close to campus as possible without living in a sketchy area, and in order to save money, I"ll be looking for a place to share. Are there any parts of Newark that I should focus on? I'd like to drive around and scope out the area while I"m at the open house.
« on: March 15, 2005, 06:18:57 PM »
When I graduated, Deli Haus was still there in all it's velvety-Elvis glory. I knew that it wasn't there any more a few years later, but I never knew what had taken its place...The Underground? I bet the eurotrash kids love it! I used to love the Guinness floats at Deli Haus...Guinness and ice cream...does it get better than that?
I spent a lot of time (and money!) at Deli Haus, and especially IHOP...I remember when the clubs on Landsdowne got out, the line for IHOP would be down the block. They used to have a police officer stationed there for crowd control!
Ah, back in the day!
« on: March 15, 2005, 06:12:43 PM »
I'll be at the open house. I'm dragging my hubby along with me.
« on: March 12, 2005, 01:30:10 PM »
Not a peep from Northeastern. I was complete the end of Dec/beginning of Jan....
« on: March 12, 2005, 11:01:08 AM »
1. I didn't even bother applying because I knew I wouldn't get in. and
2. After 4 years of blood sucking from the administration at BU, I'm loathe to give them any more money.
That said, I loved BU, still love BU, but the administration is horrible!
Anyone here old enough to remember the OLD Kenmore Square? The one without the huge nasty hotel? The one with the Rat, IHOP and Deli Haus? *sigh* The last time I was in Boston I nearly cried driving through Kenmore Square.
« on: March 11, 2005, 02:08:52 PM »
When I visited Syracuse, the buildings were all closed on the weekend. However, when I visited W&L on the weekend, everything was open. I'd give them a call and ask...couldn't hurt.
I'm going to the St. John's open house next weekend too.
« on: March 11, 2005, 11:24:36 AM »
jacy85: I graduated from BU in 2000! Nice to see another BU alum!
That said, your recommendations were fabulous! I agree that Brown Sugar Cafe is awesome, and I absolutely loved India Quality.
For bar/nightlife recommendations, I have to say that I really hated Lansdowne Street...lots of barely dressed 18 year olds. If that's your thing, then hey, you're all set. My friends and I went to the Kells quite a bit, which is right down the street from Sunset. There are a few other, more chill places down there too...Common Ground and Kinvara. There's also a great Irish pub called Crossroads at the edge of BU's campus on the corner of Mass Ave and Beacon Street. There's also a place called The Alley off Boylston Street down by the Theatre District...there are a few clubs there (Sugar Shack, Sweetwater Cafe...). It's an older crowd than what you'll get at Lansdowne Street, but still your typical nightclub scene. My friends and I spent a lot of time at the Black Rose in Faneuil Hall...an Irish restaurant/pub that usually has live music. I agree with the Purple Shamrock recommendation as well. And if you're down at Faneuil Hall/Government Center anyway, the Union Oyster House is a great place to eat!
As far as what part of town to live in....well, a lot of BU students live in Allston/Brighton. It's a pretty good mix of undergrads and young professionals. I lived in Brighton and much preferred it to Allston...a little quieter, and the average age seemed to be a little higher than Allston. You'll probably find apt. prices more reasonable in Allston/Brighton than in Brookline, but I have to say that I would have loved to live in Brookline. Check out Coolidge Corner. When I lived in Brighton, I shared a nice 3 bedroom apt. and paid $600 a month. That was several years ago, though, but is probably still a good representation. The problem I had with Allston is that the prices are a lot for the quality of apt. you might be getting. You could probably find something pretty nice if you're willing to hunt, but for the most part, every apartment I looked at I felt was overpriced and rundown. I feel there's quite a bit of turnover in apts. because of the student population, and they aren't kept up as well because apts. are in high demand.
Hope that helps someone!
« on: March 09, 2005, 09:14:11 PM »
Wish I could help, but I'm wondering the same thing myself!
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