Dis roof is the view from one of the many apartments I viewed in Brooklyn during three days of relentless apartment hunting. It was a nightmare, and I went into it not understanding the reality of the situation. I thought I could find a place in one week. Yeah right! Brokers may not charge fees at times, but rental applications are a long process that require tax return and pay stub copies and if you are a graduate student like myself than a guaranteer that makes 40 times your rental amount for the full year must be provided.
If you want to live in the greater New York city area, get ready for a very frustrating search that will take weeks upon weeks. Once you like a place, jump on it before it’s too late.