I have finished my senior essay, I've taken my last test, and I've handed in my last paper. Graduation is, essentially, inevitable. Between now and May 23rd (Commencement) I have a lot left on my plate - sitting around Yale crying and taking pictures, eating as much New Haven pizza as possible, trying to get rid of as many possessions as necessary instead of packing them - but the most important homework I've assigned myself is to complete the better part of an apartment hunt. (I'll post remedial updates on my senior essay, other things sometime soon also).
I'm going to be traveling some before Commencement, and much more afterwards (hopefully) before starting work in July. So I need to front-load this work, which basically means crawling through Craigslist and then looking forlornly at my back account statement before contacting brokers and potential landlords. There's simply too much information out there and it's really painful to sift through, especially when I'm as interested in finding a good apartment (at a semi-sane price) as I am.
I'm not one to settle for something that will leave me unhappy - not when I have to sign the long lease! The main purpose of this post, aside from ranting, is to invite any readers or visitors who have friends or might themselves personally be looking to rent an apartment to let me know if you have any good leads. I'll be working in midtown and am looking to live somewhere between midtown east and say, the east village, this sort of region; Murray Hill would be good. Feel free to comment here or e-mail me if you have any contacts or suggestions in general.