My First Apartment is a conversation about all of the crazy and awful (and possibly amazing) things we remember about our first NYC apartments. This podcast is hosted by Localize.city, a home search platform that can help you avoid the worst when finding your first (or last) apartment in New York.
Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the NYC City Council, joined us for a very special two-part interview on ‘My First Apartment.’ The second half touches on his vision for the future of New York, from education to transportation to how the tech community has embraced NYC as a hub. It also includes some karaoke, because why not?
Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the NYC City Council, joined us for a very special two-part interview on ‘My First Apartment.’ The first half focuses on his experiences bouncing around Greenwich Village apartments, some nicer than others, during his first few years as a teen in New York, and how being a young gay man colored that experience.
When a semester ends and summer hits, students across NYC scramble to find summer sublets. Some of them are amazing. Others are $600 closets that can barely fit a futon on the ground.
Rebecca Baird-Remba, now a commercial real estate reporter, fondly reflects on her summers bouncing from sublet to sublet. Give it a listen and then find your next home at Localize.city.
From sharing a bedroom in NYC to being one of the city’s most successful multifamily agents, Peter Von Der Ahe has seen a lot. Listen to the story of his first apartment and the deal-making skills he used to score his second apartment, on our podcast. Give it a listen and then find your next home at Localize.city.
How many years do you have to live here before you are a New Yorker? Rachel Holliday Smith, Reporter for The City, answers that on ‘My First Apartment.’ She also discusses the good and the bad about her first apartment in Crown Heights that actually was bigger than the Craigslist pictures made it look. Give it a listen and then find your next home at Localize.city.
Eric Adams joined us on ‘My First Apartment’ to share stories of his first apartment in Midwood, and how important that space was for him becoming the man he is today. The borough president spoke about the transformative power of homeownership, and laughed along at the idea his next apartment might be a certain mansion in Manhattan.
A native New Yorker, Eleonora Srugo knows how to negotiate a deal — whether it was scoring a discount on a rental in a new luxury building for her first apartment, or during her day job as a licensed real estate salesperson at Douglas Elliman. Give it a listen and then find your next home at Localize.city.
Jonathan Miller is a "rock star" appraiser and the President and CEO of Miller Samuel. Jonathan joined us to talk about sleeping on his parent's floor in Manhattan, getting his first apartment, and what it's like for an appraiser who works during the day to look out on NYC's night sky. Give it a listen and then find your next home at Localize.city.
Jarrett Murphy joined us to discuss his first apartment, which smelled of cigarettes (pre-Bloomberg) and frozen hamburgers cooked on a George Foreman grill. The executive editor at City Limits chatted about other experiences there that weren't so bad for his cardiovascular health, including learning basic plumbing skills and redoing the floors. Want to find your next apartment, potentially in a no-smoking building? Visit Localize.city!