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    futuremdhopefully is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Elmhurst/Queens anyone?

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    Anyone else placed in Elmhurst/Queens and looking for housing?
    Or any upper termers willing to share advice and information? Also- how is the split between Elmhurst/Queens for rotations?

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    Hi, you do ur obgyn, psych and surgical sub specialties in elmhurst hospital. Medicine is according to were you are placed so it could be either one. Peds is only queens hospital, I also think for the past year you could do psych in queens as well.
    Dr.B

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    Quote Originally Posted by ********hopefully View Post
    Anyone else placed in Elmhurst/Queens and looking for housing?
    Or any upper termers willing to share advice and information? Also- how is the split between Elmhurst/Queens for rotations?
    I'm going to be one of the people going to Elmhurst/Queens this month. It seems like it's not that difficult to find a place there for about $600/month. I'm going to spend a couple of days before orientation to find somewhere reasonable to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golding View Post
    I'm going to be one of the people going to Elmhurst/Queens this month. It seems like it's not that difficult to find a place there for about $600/month. I'm going to spend a couple of days before orientation to find somewhere reasonable to live.
    you looking on craiglist?

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    Pretty much, yeah. Lots of real estate agencies realized that people use craigslist too, so if you're really in a bind you can pretty easily find one to help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golding View Post
    I'm going to be one of the people going to Elmhurst/Queens this month. It seems like it's not that difficult to find a place there for about $600/month. I'm going to spend a couple of days before orientation to find somewhere reasonable to live.

    LOLOLOL.

    Sorry. That made me laugh.

    You must not be from NY. You think you can find a place for $600 a month? You are insane. (no offense intended, honestly).

    You will be lucky if you find a studio for $1000 a month. If you are touched by the gods, you might find a one bedroom, but even that is unlikely for less tahn 1200-1500 a month. And that doesn't include utilities. The ONLY way you wold pay less than that is if you have a significant other who splits a one bedroom with you, or you rent a room from someone near the Elm. Hospital.

    So , uh, yeah, good luck with that one. If you see an apartment for that cheap, it's likely in an alley in the crappiest neighborhood you can find with minimal bus and no subway connection.

    Seriously, NY isn't cheap. I should know, I live here.

    I havent posted on this site so far, but when i saw that, i had to chime in because i almost choked on my fresh figs that I am eating in my one bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood that i scramble to pay 1500 dollars a month for. And I got a good deal. Most places in my neighborhood, which is ten minutes from Elmhurst and Queens hospitals, averages 1500-2000 a month for a one bedroom apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissHelpful View Post
    LOLOLOL.

    Sorry. That made me laugh.

    You must not be from NY. You think you can find a place for $600 a month? You are insane. (no offense intended, honestly).

    You will be lucky if you find a studio for $1000 a month. If you are touched by the gods, you might find a one bedroom, but even that is unlikely for less tahn 1200-1500 a month. And that doesn't include utilities. The ONLY way you wold pay less than that is if you have a significant other who splits a one bedroom with you, or you rent a room from someone near the Elm. Hospital.

    So , uh, yeah, good luck with that one. If you see an apartment for that cheap, it's likely in an alley in the crappiest neighborhood you can find with minimal bus and no subway connection.

    Seriously, NY isn't cheap. I should know, I live here.

    I havent posted on this site so far, but when i saw that, i had to chime in because i almost choked on my fresh figs that I am eating in my one bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood that i scramble to pay 1500 dollars a month for. And I got a good deal. Most places in my neighborhood, which is ten minutes from Elmhurst and Queens hospitals, averages 1500-2000 a month for a one bedroom apartment.
    well i guess you really don't have that many connections in the area, even though you have lived there "all your life"(really is that something to brag about??)

    i did an elective at elmhirst and found a very nice(though little) 2 bedroom apt (actually from here on vmd-my landlord's daughter was an smu student and she posted an ad here for her dad) that cost me...700/month...now he was great because i was only goiing to be there for one month by myself and he did rent it to me as a one bedroom, but the rate for the 2 bedroom was goiing to be in the neighborhood of 1400...it was newly remodeled..brand new NICE applicances in the kitchen, gorgous bathroom...and the nicest landlord!) Was nice safe neighborhood within walkking distance of elmhirst

    not saying its easy to find, but it is not impossible...

    to the OP many elmhirst/queens students live in forest hills /austin street area - that area is a bit more expensive, but its the trendy area with lots of restaurants and stuff to do.

    plus your racist statements aren't welcomed here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissHelpful View Post
    LOLOLOL.

    Sorry. That made me laugh.

    You must not be from NY. You think you can find a place for $600 a month? You are insane. (no offense intended, honestly).

    You will be lucky if you find a studio for $1000 a month. If you are touched by the gods, you might find a one bedroom, but even that is unlikely for less tahn 1200-1500 a month. And that doesn't include utilities. The ONLY way you wold pay less than that is if you have a significant other who splits a one bedroom with you, or you rent a room from someone near the Elm. Hospital.

    So , uh, yeah, good luck with that one. If you see an apartment for that cheap, it's likely in an alley in the crappiest neighborhood you can find with minimal bus and no subway connection.

    Seriously, NY isn't cheap. I should know, I live here.

    I havent posted on this site so far, but when i saw that, i had to chime in because i almost choked on my fresh figs that I am eating in my one bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood that i scramble to pay 1500 dollars a month for. And I got a good deal. Most places in my neighborhood, which is ten minutes from Elmhurst and Queens hospitals, averages 1500-2000 a month for a one bedroom apartment.
    Thanks for the input, MissHelpful. You're right that I'm not from NY, and you're probably right that if I intended to live in NY for longer than 2-3 months, it would probably be hard to find cheap living. But as an update on my living situation, I found a decent place for $500 per month pretty quickly -- no utilities, just paying for my own internet access. The place is pretty similar to the SGU dorm life (which compared to my experiences in undergraduate college, is pretty good). It's a short walk from the hospital, and I don't feel threatened by the neighborhood.

    I can't say for sure why the two of us have had different experiences with housing. It might be that your standards are higher than mine. But as long as you're happy where you're living, it's all good. Enjoy the figs. :]
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    Ghetto-living

    Quote Originally Posted by Golding View Post
    Thanks for the input, MissHelpful. You're right that I'm not from NY, and you're probably right that if I intended to live in NY for longer than 2-3 months, it would probably be hard to find cheap living. But as an update on my living situation, I found a decent place for $500 per month pretty quickly -- no utilities, just paying for my own internet access. The place is pretty similar to the SGU dorm life (which compared to my experiences in undergraduate college, is pretty good). It's a short walk from the hospital, and I don't feel threatened by the neighborhood.

    I can't say for sure why the two of us have had different experiences with housing. It might be that your standards are higher than mine. But as long as you're happy where you're living, it's all good. Enjoy the figs. :]
    I think my standards are much higher than yours if you think that SGU dorms are decent! SGU dorms are small, they stink, are filled with mold, insects, and pests. They are far from what graduate/professional-level housing should be. Thus the reason I live off campus. Not very encouraging to know I am headed back to SGU dorm-like ghetto living when I make it to clinicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asystole View Post
    I think my standards are much higher than yours if you think that SGU dorms are decent! SGU dorms are small, they stink, are filled with mold, insects, and pests. They are far from what graduate/professional-level housing should be. Thus the reason I live off campus. Not very encouraging to know I am headed back to SGU dorm-like ghetto living when I make it to clinicals.
    Not sure which dorm you lived in, but my dorm didn't stink, didn't have mold, didn't have insects, and didn't have pests inside it.

    You don't have to settle with room size when you're out here, though. There's certainly more luxurious places where you'll have to pay (as MissHelpful was implying) a more unreasonable price for. All I'm saying is that it's not hard to find suitable living at a good price. Personally, I'm only planning to live in NY for a couple of months. I, myself, wouldn't be able to justify paying $2000/month for an apartment. If you can, then by all means you should go for what makes you comfortable.
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