Are there any places left in NYC to move to cheaply by using a less than conventional option?

I have no problem being surrounded by a highly ethnic community or renting a place zoned for industrial, but everyone turns a blind eye to it.

Would have no problem subletting a basement or something off the books.

Do such things still exist?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yes but you have to know landlords that own these buildings.

What are you looking for as a price point? I’ve lived in Washington Heights for 7 years. Highly recommended.

3k would be my max. 2k is what I was really hoping for.

Try Sunnyside/Corona/Elmhurst area - you can probably rent a room for $700-1000 depending on size and proximity to train

Related Posts

Any fishes in this bowl visiting Goa for Christmas/new year?
Can speed date! Drop a text or comment.

Does anyone participate in the Iowa Caucuses ? If you are in public, is your firm ok with you doing it?

I'm not great at minding the details, sometimes. I am trying to become more detail oriented. Any tips on how to accomplish this?


Hi folks, I have an offer from Persistent for Java developer and they're offering me 7.5 LPA for Senior Software Engineer role.. Is this the right scale in Persistent ?
My experience is 3 years


Can anyone share how they rebuilt a relationship after trust was broken? Ester Perel always talks about how couples can start anew after infidelity, but I can’t really imagine how someone could move on from that. What did it take? Does the trust ever get fully restored? Do your family and friends know what happened?


How much can one expect to make in Florida vs California in the Chiropractic profession right out of school?


Self-indulgent's my birthday soon, and I love free stuff. Besides Sephora and Dunkin' Donuts, where can I look for free birthday gifts?


If I go on bench. Will I be allowed to attend office from nearest cg location (kolkata) ,or I have to travel to base location (pune) even though I'm on bench. ?


What do you think about taking a location transfer from Bangalore to Chennai. How is Chennai city guys?


Anyone else in “I’ll do my job description and nothing more” mode? I’ve gone above and beyond for my company for a while, and all I got was my quarterly bonuses and remote work taken away without explanation. Owner says he wants more “team building” from his florida mansion (we’re in the northeast). Half the company remote, half the company in the office with 0 explanation why. You want us cracking new accounts? Banging out 100 calls a day? PAY US ACCORDINGLY. Don’t piss on us and call it rain


We got no bites on live drinks in NYC (surprised!) What’s the groups interest in a virtual networking session? Open to any ideas on how to make this community actionable.


Any no filler/no procedure tips for sagging jowls?


I have my first round scheduled in 2 days for data engineer role. HR told that first round would be of Data structure. Can you please tell me what could I prepare for it ?😓😓

I’ve been an audit staff accountant for 5 years and have my CPA license at a local firm. What opportunities are there for transitioning out of public accounting? Looking for better hours & work life balance. Just getting bored with the work and never ending busy seasons. What common positions do people transition into?


Hello Folks!!!
My Friend (Fresher) has an offer
from Persistent Systems Limited as a Trainee (IT Infra) ,They have offered 1.8 LPA during the training for 6m ,they haven't given any proper job profile after the trainee period, neither they have mentioned any sal increment or next job profile after 6 month ,
Can anyone help me understand the scenarios here if anyone previously faced the same ,or maybe an insider explain something more about it ?

Post Photo

Any remote jobs hiring in NY? Tax, audit, anything


Can anyone let me know how much time it will take to deliver feedback/update after ED round from PwC ?

My ED round has been completed 2 days back.

Who’s been chatting on PMs? How’s it been so far? Haven’t tried it myself.

Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput ❤️❤️❤️ May he inspire us all to be more brave, courageous, and learned.


Additional Posts in New York City

I'm sorry if this sounds silly or ridiculous. But I was low key having an anxiety attack because I was so worried to take the subway today, wondering if something would go wrong there. Maybe I have an anxiety problem but did anyone else feel the same way today at all?


Just moved to UES (before 80th). Are there any cool restaurants or cafes or bars? Seems like it’s all chains and pubs here


Anyone have experience working with a nutritionist for meal planning and over all diet?


Best places for food and drinks with good sunset vibes? Friends are visiting and looking for a place to end the day


Looking to sublease my apartment early next year. Dates are rather flexible (ideally would target a Feb move in date), sublease would last until end of June, and rent would be $1,450 with a fully furnished room )
(Practically everything would be there for someone to just pop right in).
You’d be sharing a restroom with 1 person, and an apartment with an additional person (3 person apartment; all males). Feel free to DM me for additional info if interested!


Anyone restaurant and bar recommendations to bring my team to? They’re strictly carnivores, almost exclusively eat steak, and drink like fish. I’m leaning towards Smith & Wollensky followed by TAO


If I sign on a lease, and need to transfer it to someone else during the term, is it hard to do? Do I need permission?

Moving to Manhattan (from Canada) in a couple of months. Hoping to get a one bed or studio in midtown. Considering that rent may potentially drop due to covid19, what range $ should I be considering?


Trump really blamed China for meddling in the 2020 election during his candidacy announcement 🤦🏻‍♀️


anyone here live in the Pearson Court Square apartment in LIC and can vouch for it?


Trying to send my dog down a few states until I get there in a few wks for Christmas.
Does anyone know of a doggy Uber or similar service they trust? Thanks!


Studio dwellers: my cones bill is $71. I don’t even have ac, just a fan. Is this high for one person.


Does anyone need an apartment? I was supposed to start work in the city May 1 but my start date was pushed to January 2021. Apartment is in a luxury building with elevator, doorman, gym, laundry, cont


Best dog friendly places to go in nyc…. GO!


Started working this year outside NY but had my office moved to Manhattan after a month. I’ve been getting taxes removed from the old state all year and HR says they can’t change until EoY. Will I just get that as a refund if I barely worked at the other location? Or a good thing bc NY has higher taxes?


Taxes: I’ve been living in California since last March but “work” in NYC (remote). Address with company is still NYC apt. But have been in SoCal for more than 183 days. My company has been withholding NYC taxes the whole time.

When filing should I be paying California income tax and getting a credit from NY and NYC?

Should I have my company change my address?

Really considering hiring tax professional here.


Can anyone recommend a good lawn mower? Budget ~500s, small front yard in Bayside.

Subletting my 1bed loft in the heart of the west village aug 15-sept 15. 2 blocks from the river. Perfect location blocks away from grocery store and the best restaurants in town. Elevator building, renovated kitchen and bathroom, private patio. $4500/month

Post Photo

Anyone in NYC who has a friendly, small dog (ideally non-shedding) and needs a dog sitter once in a while?


Any recommendations for a good spa in or around the city? Looking to book my wife a day of treatments so she can relax. She’s 5 months pregnant, so prenatal focus would be great too. All I know about her preferences is that she likes to chill out in a nice relaxation room between treatments.

Open to NYC, Westchester or Fairfield Counties. Thanks!


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or