NYC APARTMENT HUNTING (w/ rent prices + tips!)

2020 8 مارس
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Grab a snack and geek out about apartments with me! Come along on my NYC apartment hunting adventure as I tour around 10 different studios and small one bedrooms in downtown Manhattan for under $2500. I also chat about the neighborhoods I was looking at (East Village, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Chinatown) and provide exact rent prices so hopefully this is helpful to anyone looking to move to New York! :)
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what’s your name? ashley
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how old are you? 21 (born in 1998)
how tall are you? 5'5"
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  • hope you guys enjoyed geeking out over apartments with me! on a serious note though, if you see comments below with anyone asking/revealing what neighborhood or street i live on, PLEASE thumbs them down and report them. sorry i didn’t mention the exact neighborhood where my apartment is located - it’s in downtown manhattan, but i wanted to take some extra steps to protect my personal safety this time because some people found out my address at my last apartment in LA. i really love this apartment and it would break my heart if i had to move out because my address got leaked. sorry this is a weird comment to even have to write, i know 99.9% of y'all are so sweet and looking out for me but i just want to be safe! xoxo ashley

    bestdressedbestdressedپیش سال
    • that’s exactly what happened sorry bro :(

      Aditi KumarAditi Kumarپیش 8 روز
    • @Yosef Alan cool! It took like 10 minutes but it worked!!

      Ester LaubersheimerEster Laubersheimerپیش ماه
    • 40x the rent!?!? That is insane I am middle aged and I have never heard of that in my entire life! Praise God I even survived the '80s and early '90's when the rage back then was all about how expensive a _decent_ New York studio was, back then a studio apartment for $500 a month was considered absolutely nuts and if you had running water with that that was considered a luxury- but even now, 40x the rent is absolutely absurd!!

      I love noodlesI love noodlesپیش 2 ماه
    • @Jordan G dude she’s not vulgar in the least! Ashley is a very cool, fashionable being, and her word usage only makes her vulgar to you! Ashley, keep being you 😎

      Happy DoodlerHappy Doodlerپیش 3 ماه
  • I am not planning on ever moving to the USA, or NYC for that matter. However, I put more effort into understanding this than my own housing market...

    Nina LoofNina Loofپیش 13 ساعت
  • Nobody: Not even Ashley's plants Me: IT'S CORNELIA STREET

    Nia ChengNia Chengپیش روز
  • Oh my gosh, that 3300 studio in Greenwich... such a TINY kitchen and not outlooking a park, but a basketball court! New York is ridiculous!! I live in London and for 2000USD you could get a 3bed house with a garden, 25min train journey away from the city...

    Anna WAnna Wپیش 2 روز
  • Liked her video but she has a vulgar mouth. Why do women today think they sound wonderful talking like a man. If a man swears it turns me off.

    theresa kropftheresa kropfپیش 4 روز
  • At lest Ashley will enjoy looking for a new apartment bec of creepy old men. 😒 I feel so sorry for her having to do that, but she need to be safe. 😊

    Hanabanana AHanabanana Aپیش 5 روز
  • now apartments are a dime a dozen in NYC

    Stella KerchalStella Kerchalپیش 7 روز
    • @Adeeas Rauf people leaving town bc they can work from home in the middle of nowhere and save MONEY :)

      Stella KerchalStella Kerchalپیش 2 روز
    • Why? Because of covid?

      Adeeas RaufAdeeas Raufپیش 2 روز
  • I just turn out 18 and I'm here looking at videos about departments. LOL

    valery sotilvalery sotilپیش 8 روز
  • I'm living in Germany, in a city of 500.000 people, never gonna look for a flat in the US... So it feels kinda weird listening to her advice how to find a flat in NYC 😅... But still it was fun to watch 🤩. Now I feel like I need to look for a new appartement. By the way I'm paying 280 € per month for 27m^2. I feel like it's a big difference to the prices in the Video.

    MayaMayaپیش 12 روز
  • i can’t believe this was a year ago

    bellebelleپیش 12 روز
  • why are you swearing stupid girl

    nola wilsonnola wilsonپیش 12 روز
  • one of my fav videos of urs :)) idk why, i’m only in middle school but this is so interesting to watch every time 🥰🥰

    audrey puaudrey puپیش 12 روز
  • How did you learn english?

    Fast finger Jegr kurdistaniFast finger Jegr kurdistaniپیش 13 روز
    • shes american....

      Daniela NietoDaniela Nietoپیش 10 روز
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    Sara OlmsteadSara Olmsteadپیش 18 روز
  • hmmm which bestdressed video should I rewatch tonight

    kristinakristinaپیش 19 روز
  • "I did the thing. I live here... oh.. man" i love you

    Nicole StarrNicole Starrپیش 19 روز
  • wait what if you're moving to NYC for college? do u still need tax returns/reference letters? and the income thing bc most student don't have an income right away

    asia :pasia :pپیش 20 روز
  • You know this is weird for me to see bc I live in Germany and I have a apartment that is around 680sqft (63ish m2) and cost me 779,49 usd (656€) a month and it us so so weird to see that people are willing to pay such high prices. Especially now I can't imagine living in such a, still wonderful, but painfully small place but one thing I have to is the way u decorated it makes it look so so much wider and opener not to mention the light damn the light is incredible

    Das AlienDas Alienپیش 22 روز
  • Yay! Tysm it rlly helps me

    Titanic FanTitanic Fanپیش 22 روز
  • The white brick wall was so cute tho🥺

    Kaylee MarceauKaylee Marceauپیش 23 روز
  • I really hope this video paid your rent love! Excited to see more

    Canden GutierrezCanden Gutierrezپیش 25 روز
  • This is like my 5th times watching this in a year haha😂✨

    DavidDavidپیش 25 روز
  • I'm not really interested in moving to New York because of all the people, I just came looking for decoration ideas ngl, but thank you for putting the effort into teaching and guiding your viewers into what should they expect and and what to do, thank you thank you thank you and content creators should aspire to be as thoughtful as you are.

    Ren QirokoRen Qirokoپیش 25 روز
  • So glad I own my home. simple and beautifully safe.

    Craig SmithCraig Smithپیش 26 روز
  • Whats the stigma in NYC about living in China town???

    Tricky RickyTricky Rickyپیش 26 روز
  • I'm guessing you have money because most people on IRworld live in tiny box like apartments.

    M GM Gپیش 26 روز
  • Take a shot everytime she says “fuck”

    Mac KMac Kپیش 27 روز
  • Too much cursing. But otherwise this was educational regarding New York apartment hunting.

    sandra Jonessandra Jonesپیش 27 روز

    Elizabeth HaggardElizabeth Haggardپیش 28 روز
  • that harry potter scene tho lol-

    simplyluxlysimplyluxlyپیش 29 روز
  • This is helpful for me because I'm planning on moving a long ways away as soon as I can

    - Ev- Evپیش 29 روز
  • pls upload more videos how is your life on newyork so far

    Gisele KittyGisele Kittyپیش ماه
  • My bf and I are looking for an apartment in TX, we haven't gone to see any yet but there's one online we found, the management sounds so friendly and it looks so nice and pretty there, I hope we can get it. But we'll see if we like it when we see it. Will keep some of these tips in mind!

    Globgore?Globgore?پیش ماه
  • Interesting tour but got disgusted with your foul mouth.

    carol sanchezcarol sanchezپیش ماه
  • This video is really good.. However, it's very frustrating seeing how hard is it to get an apartment in NYC.

    University Campus ToursUniversity Campus Toursپیش ماه
  • Only a moron would leave one shithole, i.e. LA, and move to another shithole like NYC.

    steve beinekesteve beinekeپیش ماه
  • watching this video rn and THANK GOD you didn't apply for the one in Chinatown: 'what if there's an holiday, what if he works from home' WHAT IF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. (I'm looking for apartments atm and I'm finding this video super useful, thanks!!)

    elhbethelhbethپیش ماه
  • guess i won’t be able to move there when i turn 18 lmfao:,(

    ruerueپیش ماه
  • " do i really want to be crammed in a tiny apartment for six mos?" guuuurrrlllll corona heard ya

    Natasha Kaye AngelesNatasha Kaye Angelesپیش ماه
  • How can someone afford 2k per month?? Poor new yorkers..... I thought my 1k for 750' was a lot

    odonnellnodonnellnپیش ماه
  • It's crazy how apartments in new york are so expensive! For 2500€ a month you would get a luxury apartment in my city 😂 (or at least something really really big and fancy!)

    Juz !Juz !پیش ماه
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  • How you doing? D

    Lucas LabelfeldLucas Labelfeldپیش ماه
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    Mizhda SalihMizhda Salihپیش ماه
  • I just wanna say u are stunning:)

    lisa santinlisa santinپیش ماه
  • It took me a depressingly long amount of time to realize this was from exactly a year ago. I've seen it multiple times. *Why do I do this.*

    I've Been Watching You Sleep, StartingI've Been Watching You Sleep, Startingپیش ماه
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    Edith EdithEdith Edithپیش ماه
  • a (exact) year later, im still loving this vid.

    CranberriiCranberriiپیش ماه
  • I'm 13 becoming 14 soon and I was born and raised in suburban Minnesota and AS SOON- and I mean like the month I turn 18 I'm moving out, whether it be Los Angeles or New York I cant decide. I'm currently leaning towards new york because there's a university I'm very interested in that's in New York) also, I started SCREAMING when I saw the dark hardwood floor apartment, I loved it so much and its almost exactly where I imagine myself in the future, everything about it I'm in love with, especially that fire escape like YES, this sounds so fucking cheesy but I just want to crawl out there at like 3:00 am and play guitar JHUGYVGFGHJIOGF DONT JUDGE ME

    Eloise MaeEloise Maeپیش ماه
  • I'm not looking for an apartment in NY, I don't even live in America, but I still sat through this whole video so invested in these apartments in a city I'll probably never go to, that's how fucking entertaining you are Ashley 😂

    EmmaMarch_25EmmaMarch_25پیش ماه
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    corina juniorcorina juniorپیش ماه
  • Holy smokes that's expensive, I'm moving into a house in June with two kitchens, two bathrooms a huge living and dining area and a massive bedroom just off the high street a street away from the beach for £346 a month! I get location is a huge factor but yikes 😅

    BeeBeeپیش ماه
    • Clear 99 I'm currently living in Wales by the coast so that's why it's cheaper, was also extremely lucky and found an amazing deal, and got in there first :)

      BeeBeeپیش ماه
    • Oh in what country can you find a house that cheap?

      Clear 99Clear 99پیش ماه
  • What a lovey creature you are. Best of luck!

    Norma DesmondNorma Desmondپیش ماه
  • Singapore Malaysia beef jjerky at NYC Chinatown???

    Faith XivFaith Xivپیش ماه
  • Subscribed a few videos ago. Just based solely off your personality. Keep being you! ☺️💕

    Brooke MasonBrooke Masonپیش ماه
  • the fact that the bed is literally IN the kitchen..... as a middle eastern who cooks i cant even imagine how that would be like....

    H AH Aپیش ماه
  • im not even moving out of my parents house for at least a year and a half but im already looking at what kind of studio apartment prices we have in my city

    Samantha BlightSamantha Blightپیش ماه
  • I love exposed brick walls so much

    Yikes BitchYikes Bitchپیش ماه
  • Your language doesn’t fit’s not funny or are a beautiful young lady and it cheapens you..don’t do that to yourself..your above that...

    Ric RussellRic Russellپیش ماه
    • lol stop pls, do you do this to other women too? call them cheap because they don't talk the way you want them to? please just go get a life instead of negatively commenting on others

      Eloise MaeEloise Maeپیش ماه
    • Are you her mother?

      GoodbyeRubyTu3sdayGoodbyeRubyTu3sdayپیش ماه
  • Love the apartment you got! And the price was awesome!

    Just Call Me AnnieJust Call Me Annieپیش ماه
  • I watched this video an insane amount of times

    C. MoonjoonieC. Moonjoonieپیش ماه
  • You have the same taste as Sabrina in animal crossing

    Marie-Cœur et moiMarie-Cœur et moiپیش ماه
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    jordan carnealjordan carnealپیش ماه
  • Low ceilings+south facing windows..... This thing will be a furnace in summer

    Rae W.Rae W.پیش ماه
  • Great info absolutely helpful!

    Wanda CoxWanda Coxپیش ماه
  • These rental prices are ridiculous 🙇🏻‍♀️

    Clare Maid of the WaveClare Maid of the Waveپیش ماه
  • um aren't good faith deposits illegal here? That's how my mom got scammed out of 5,000 dollars...

    Flynn RFlynn Rپیش ماه
  • 17:33 what if there is a global pandemic and cities all over the world are put into lockdowns?

    gracegraceپیش ماه
  • I LOVED this, and girl I can relate! I'm from a highly sought after tourist town in Ontario Canada by the Blue Mountains called Collingwood. It's right at the base of the mountain. It's popular for craft beer...skiing, waterfront etc. I grew up here and moved back after college thinking I could get a one bedroom for the same price as I could get in small city I was in during college. HAAAAA I was in for a shock! We almost have New York or Toronto prices here in Collingwood! I want to settle down in my hometown because it's literally the best place I've ever lived and I've lived in so many surrounding towns and cities. But man....the struggle is real even in Canada. Within the past 13 years it has become severely gentrified! It has a lot of history. It is the last stop in Canada for the underground railroad, it is one of the Country's oldest shipyards. My uncle used to be one of the shipmen before he joined the navy, and it has now become a place for rich retiring Toronto business people to buy up real estate and rent out Air Bnb's....making it almost impossible for young people to live here. It makes me so sad :/

    Mackenzie River CaseyMackenzie River Caseyپیش ماه
  • Considering lockdown for Covid, I'm glad you got the cheapest one :)

    Nicole MayerNicole Mayerپیش ماه
  • I'm fifteen, that being said I would love to talk about Real Estate with you! It's my dream job.

    Lila TaylorLila Taylorپیش ماه
  • Honey, you would be an amazing Realtor.

    Lila TaylorLila Taylorپیش ماه
  • What type of photo ID do they need? I don't drive and don't have a driver's license.

    R DR Dپیش ماه
  • Wow!!! Look at you being patient and getting what’s meant to be for you!! I looooooove it!!!

    Sina CSina Cپیش ماه
  • I love the one in China town 🥰

    Sina CSina Cپیش ماه
  • im trying to rent an apartment here in honolulu and the prices are generally the same as new york except unlike ashley i have no money. sigh.

    celestecelesteپیش ماه
  • From an incredulous NZ IRworld viewer, you are the perfect antidote to Trump! Highlight being your comment about the kind of old man who would call you Oriental (from a previous vid), fucking hilarious. Love, thanks and best wishes from a fan.

    JoJoپیش ماه
  • Good video

    khoirul liyantokhoirul liyantoپیش ماه
  • remember y’all 2,500 a month could get you a four/five bedroom house in most of the rest of the US.

    Olivia WoodOlivia Woodپیش ماه
  • I never watch IRworld videos till the end but you’re the only you tuber who has a real personality and you’re outgoing. I love your video and you as a person you’re very funny and I like your cometary, also you really inspire me o not settle for less when looking for apartments, bc I feel like they’re to do so. So thank you for being yourself and not “hey welcome back to my Chanel so without further ado let’s get on to the video” like that shit is so fake and annoying I hate customer service voices in real life.

    Sally.y2KSally.y2Kپیش ماه
  • Not me being a 13 year old and commenting on every little detail and having an unhealthy addiction to apartment hunting 💀😅

    Tilly_XOXOTilly_XOXOپیش ماه
  • Hello

    Febrina Wulan sari HarahapFebrina Wulan sari Harahapپیش ماه
  • So Beautiful

    MobileLegends: Bang-BangMobileLegends: Bang-Bangپیش ماه
  • So beautiful So cool

    Dimas FirmansahDimas Firmansahپیش ماه
  • Really liked the the small animations / birds eye view map of the apartments

    FalakFalakپیش 2 ماه
  • i remember watching this before i moved to new york and thinking these were great apartments and now i am critiquing SO much lmao

    Nona OwenNona Owenپیش 2 ماه
  • Your income has to be sporadic, no?

    Josh BrooksJosh Brooksپیش 2 ماه
  • This might be our last apartment hunting video! 😔

    emily xxxemily xxxپیش 2 ماه

    Sara NoelSara Noelپیش 2 ماه
  • Am I the only one who came back to this video for motivation purposes... like when I don’t wanna work or study I just watch this and it gives me a boost... just me...😅🥴

    Nicolas GuayNicolas Guayپیش 2 ماه
  • Thank you for the details about price and details about things to look out for that people may not think about if they aren’t familiar with NYC real estate! Really well done. Also your reactions so funny lol!

    Courtney WilkersonCourtney Wilkersonپیش 2 ماه
  • „what if they work from home“ corona:“say no more!“

    Charlotte MSDCharlotte MSDپیش 2 ماه
  • *taking notes about north face windows*

    Anne-Lise SehiAnne-Lise Sehiپیش 2 ماه
  • I'm watching this video for the third time, new video please T.T

    Marriam AbaiddMarriam Abaiddپیش 2 ماه
  • Visit Chicago soon . Rent is way cheaper in Chicago . Plus its beautiful and clean.

    Lance ButlerLance Butlerپیش 2 ماه
  • I’m from Kentucky and I live in an entire house with a whole front and back yard for like $800 a month 😂 It’s so crazy how the prices vary. I have been to New York City though and it was pretty amazing to see.

    Stephanie MillerStephanie Millerپیش 2 ماه
  • Me a german: *Screaming* ITS SO WEIRD

    toni mmetoni mmeپیش 2 ماه
  • Watching in 2021. Minute: 17:26. That's it.

    Usuario RandomUsuario Randomپیش 2 ماه
  • Hey, any chance you could do a video on outfits that go with plain white trainers and black boots? Thanks!!

    Loolz MorfLoolz Morfپیش 2 ماه