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The One Thing Every New Yorker Needs… Renters Insurance

The One Thing Every New Yorker Needs… Renters Insurance

Guest Post about renters insurance by Alex Portera  This is the image of a fire in the East Village of NYC three years ago. The building was home to the famous french fry shop, Pommes Frites, the sushi restaurant Sushi Park, and, unfortunately, my friend […]

What NYC Has That Nowhere Else Does

What NYC Has That Nowhere Else Does

If it’s one thing you learn while living in NYC it’s that there are so many things that you can experience here that you simply can’t anywhere else in the world. A pizza place may say they have NYC-style pizza, but the truth is that […]

Your Ideal Roommate Match Based on Your Zodiac

Your Ideal Roommate Match Based on Your Zodiac

Your sun star can tell you a lot more than about your personality traits. Delve a little deeper to discover which sign would make the best roommate for you and why. Aries– Being a fire sign you may drawn to other strong willed minds like […]

Underrated NYC Neighborhoods

Underrated NYC Neighborhoods

Getting acquainted with NYC is a lot like the first day of school. You find where you fit-in and you tend to stick to it. If terrible frat parties didn’t teach you, cliques never work out. Branching out beyond what is familiar and comfortable is […]

Are You Too Old to Have Roommates?

Are You Too Old to Have Roommates?

Late twenties to mid thirties,  decent job with livable salary, you’re single and having the time of your life. You’ve brought a new friend home from the cocktail party and whilst getting to know each other your roommate is coming through the front door complaining […]

Roommates & Room Rentals: What Were The Trends of 2017?

Roommates & Room Rentals: What Were The Trends of 2017?

A lot happened on Roomi in 2017 but we’re really excited about growing to over 1 million registered users (thanks everyone!). That’s a lot of people looking for a room rental or roommate. From East to West, the shared housing marketplace is growing as people […]

How Many Roommates is Too Many?

How Many Roommates is Too Many?

Affording an apartment in any city on your own may seem quite challenging. In such a case, you simply need to consider moving in with a roommate or roommates who will help you with paying the rent. This is a smart way that many people […]

You Know You Live in Queens When…

You Know You Live in Queens When…

Born,  bred,  or new to Flushing you’ll soon recognize things about yourself you inherited by living in Queens. Queens has changed a lot and though gentrification has taken its toll,  Queens is still the badass borough it will always be. You know you live in […]

This is why some NYC landlords never have an empty apartment

This is why some NYC landlords never have an empty apartment

Sarah Parkins was living in her dream apartment with her best friend – a beautiful new two bedroom in the Lower East Side, in the middle of the action. And then her roommate got a job in LA. Sarah tried to find a roommate on […]

7 Things New Yorkers Wish They Knew Before Moving To NYC

7 Things New Yorkers Wish They Knew Before Moving To NYC

“Before moving to NYC I wished I knew that making and keeping friends would not be easy. I wish I knew that getting and staying employed would not be easy. But most of all I wish I knew that someone would have told me ahead […]