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Useful Resources

Condo Vs. Rental Building

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Brokers are not necessary when leasing with a rental building because the perspective renter works directly with an in house agent; this in house rental agent is responsible for helping the building’s owners to rent the available units out.

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– Pros & Cons

Easier Approval Process: Rental’s lease applications are processed by the rental office (building’s owner representative), therefore the approval can be done quicker. Also, rental’s requirements for a perspective renter can be less than a condos.

Possible Short – Term Commitment: The length of a lease can be negotiable to fit the amount of time desired. (Month – to – month or year lease)

– Cons

Higher Monthly Rent: A renter needs to know that the fee charged to the renter is built into the monthly rent. This proportionally higher rent will stay on to with the renter for the duration of the lease.

Living Environment: Depending on the building management, rental buildings may be more relax at enforcing rules and regulations. The result of the lack of enforcement could cause friction among tenancies as well as  issues on noise level & sanitary conditions.

Condominium Building
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– Pros 

Lower Monthly Rent: In comparison with an identical offer in a rental building, the condo owners are more likely to negotiate and decrease the lease’s price. The main reason may be that the owners rely on a broker to help rent the condo unit. This lower monthly rent will stay on with the renter until the renter vacates the apartment. The advantage of this price decrease is more obvious if the renter stays in the unit for over a year.

Living Environment: As the majority of residents being owners they are more likely to be concerned about the well being of the building.  This concern can drive management to be stricter in enforcing building’s rules and regulations.

– Cons

Higher Front End Cost: Owners are more likely to hire a broker to assist them in marketing and real estate help. Usually, the prospective tenant is responsible for associated fees (application fee, credit fee, reference fee and broker’s fee) in order to rent the apartment. Fortunately, these fees are one time charge.

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**This writing is solely for reference only **

Costco

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At Costco, you’ll find only top-quality products from the brands your trust.
Check out the categories for the latest and greatest in Costco value at the website!

Address:
976 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, New York
Phone #:
718-965-7603
Hours of Operation:
9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Website:
http://www.costco.com/

Zipcar

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Wheels when you want them.

You can drive by the hour or day and choose from MINIs, hybrids, trucks and more.
Every reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.

Join now at zipcar.com and get $50 in Free Driving.
Enter 75zip11bas the promo code on your application.

For more Info, visit http://www.zipcar.com/

Embark NYC & City Maps

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Embark NYC & City Maps
The Best Transit Apps Picked by MTA

Take advantage of the best transit apps by MTA. These useful apps will help you get around town!
Embark NYC was picked as the best out of 42 apps submitted. City Maps was voted most popular.
For more info about Embark NYC, visit http://www.148apps.com/app/450991137/
For more info about City Maps, visit http://maps.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/

Asian Culture Centers

Enjoy Asian culture in the center of New York!
These cultural centers from Korea, China and Japan will provide you with various events based on their own traditional culture.

Korean Culture Service NY
460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
|(212) 759 9550|
 www.koreanculture.org

NY Chinese Culture Center
390 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013
|(212) 334-3764|
 www.chinesedance.org

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
|(212) 832-1155|
www.japansociety.org/

NYC SAFE Disposal Events

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NYC SAFE Disposal Events
@ Queens / Brooklyn / Manhattan / Bronx / Staten Island (Check the locations on website)

The NYC Department of Sanitation holds SAFE Disposal Events to provide NYC residents
with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products.

Check Event Calendar

If you cannot make it to a SAFE Disposal Event, try these alternatives.

* Take-Back Programs for Harmful Products:
nyc.gov/wasteless/takeback

* NYC Department of Clean:
nyc.gov/wasteless/clean 

*Electronics Recycling::
nyc.gov/wasteless/electronics
For more Info, Call 311 or visit nyc.gov/safedisposal