Ways to Conserve Energy and Save Money
26Nov

So, we’re getting to that time of year again where temperatures creep down into the teens and twenties at night and only reach a measly 45 during the day. And since it’s so cold I’m guessing that most of you, even the most determined people of the North, have…

Everything You Need in Your Winter Emergency Kit
24Nov

Welcome to Snowvember! Last week we saw some pretty epic snowfall in my hometown of East Aurora, New York. For those of you who don’t know East Aurora is a little town located about 30 minutes outside of Buffalo (and also sits directly in what locals refer to as…

How to Master Thanksgiving Table Decor on a Budget
21Nov

Roasting a turkey is difficult. Waking up early in the morning and making all the necessary preparations for Thanksgiving dinner is difficult. And trying to organize all of that and get dinner on the table on time is also difficult. So, shouldn’t there be some part of Thanksgiving that…

4 Essential DIY Apartment Decor Projects for the Holidays
19Nov

With the holidays coming up we understand that you are probably starting to run a little low on cash (couldn’t kids wish for normal toys instead of an iPad or an iTouch?). And as your money slips away for your children’s eventual (and hopeful) enjoyment you may be wondering…

NYC Apartment Lottery - Your Guide to Winning
17Nov

Earlier this week John Oliver ran a bit on his show, Last Week Tonight about how unbelievably difficult it is to win the lottery (the mega millions that is). And we have to say, we knew it was unlikely to win the Mega Millions, but we didn’t know that…

Sleep in On Thanksgiving with these 3 Thanksgiving Preparation Tips
14Nov

My favorite holiday of the year is swiftly approaching (and it can’t come soon enough). There’s nothing quite like being able to sit down with your family and friends, eat a seemingly endless meal of delectable turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie and watch football all afternoon. But, all…

Your Essential Preparing for Winter Checklist
12Nov

Last week was positively frigid at night. And, though some of us may find that enjoyable and refreshing others will long for the heat and relative comfort of summer. The cold temperatures are a stark reminder that the frigid winds of winter are coming, paving the way for what…

How to Protect Your New York Coop
10Nov

Coops make up the majority of available housing in New York City and offer a unique living experience in a city as unique as its’ people. We have to say that living in a coop might be the most rewarding way to live here. You have access to a…

How to Find a Home with NYC Apartment Lotteries
07Nov

Earlier this week we ran a blog about affordable housing. Housing that offers those with low to moderate incomes a chance to live in New York City without having to pay the hefty price that is now associated with living here. Living in New York isn’t exactly what it…

The Answer to What is Subsidized Housing
05Nov

Affordable housing in New York might seem like an oasis in the desert (the kind that shimmers and disappears as soon as you approach). What is subsidized housing anyways? But, there are a few ways to get housing that you can afford without having to give up the entertainment and…