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Category: flat hunt

05/22/07 11:50 - 63ºF - ID#39383

The desirable rectangle?

jenks mentioned this rectangle in one of the comments and in one of my bouts of o.bsessive d.eadline e.scapism s.yndrome, I had fun spotting and shading the rectangle. :) The green arrow is Roswell. Nice way of getting to know the neighbourhood. m/
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: flat hunt

05/20/07 10:02 - 51ºF - ID#39356

The Safety issue...

Hey everyone,

Since you are living or have lived in (and around) Elmwood/Allentown/Downtown, what do you think of safety of these areas:

Oak St & E. Huron St.
North Pearl @ Allen
Franklin @ Allen
Virginia St
Summer Street
Linwood Ave @ Barker
North Street
Elmwood @ Tracy, @ Bryant, @ Utica, @ Lexington @ Johnson Park
Jersey St @ Richmond, @ Porter
Prospect @ Georgia
Porter Ave @ Plymouth Ave
Richmond @ Bryant

I am looking to avoid projects, section-8 housing, crack houses, deaddiction centers, emergency shelters, loud bars/clubs and other not-so-great areas for a student who might be staying up late studying and might be keeping late hours at office.

Any advice/input/suggestions/tips are very much appreciated!
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Category: flat hunt

05/20/07 09:49 - 51ºF - ID#39355

So my hunt for a flat

is going dismally. Am I asking for too much? I just want a simple 1BR/studio
-- within a mile from Roswell (so I can walk/bike)
-- within $600 inclusive of all utilities
-- with access to a laundry not more than a 10 minutes walk off
-- in a comparatively safe area where I am not likely to get shot in some crossfire or assauted or heckled or panhandled.
-- near bus/metro stops.

I am a non-smoker, non-party'er and don't have a pet or a car, and yet I am having so much trouble finding an apartment!

I scour craigslist and artvoice everyday and all I come up with is a few apartments within my price and distance range -- which are gone before I can contact the landlords.

I need some luck here and fast! I need to positively move to Buffalo on June 16th.


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Category: the odes

05/20/07 09:42 - 51ºF - ID#39354

My Comprehensive qualifiers...

are next week - and I feel like an empty shell. I just got done with the semester finals and here I am having to study for another round of exams. Yeesh.
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Category: goals

04/07/07 11:44 - 25ºF - ID#38792

According to Darwin...

I should have been weeded out from this planet by now.

I heard people telling me all week how they ran for 3 miles that morning or worked up a sweat at the Gym or played squash every alternate day. I got inspired and went biking up a gentle slope and by the time I reached the "summit", not only was I panting like a dog, I was wishing I could get off and walk... and I did! I was just hoping that none of those super-athletes drove by seeing me straggle up a small slope they would have gracefully covered in the blink of an eye.


And what's up with those people I see running everyday for hours? I try running and within 30 seconds I feel I could go up in a massive explosion.

That brings me to another new Roswell Resolution (TM) I made.

RR1. I will bike more when I move to Roswell.

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Category: the odes

04/01/07 07:59 - 60ºF - ID#38712

Scary

I find it a little more than distracting that the default pic actually looks like me right now.... especially the cowlick. Hmmm.. maybe not the bodyart.

Well.. all the more reason why I should stick to it. Heheheh...




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Category: the odes

04/01/07 07:49 - 63ºF - ID#38711

Why is it...

that when you have a huge assignment hanging over your head (read: due tomorrow), you feel this utter need to get distracted and go rampaging all over the web for something that isn't due till the end of next month. I think it should be named the "O.bsessive D.eadline E.scapism S.yndrome" .
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Category: flat hunt

04/01/07 03:17 - 56ºF - ID#38710

Moving to Allentown!!

Its final. I am moving to Roswell Park Cancer Center for my dissertation research and I am practically bouncing off walls. A few small road-bumps and creases need to be ironed out. Paperwork, Qualifiers, logistics etc. But aside from that, Buffalo, here I come!!

One of the earliest road-blocks is of course finding a 1BR apartment near Roswell. I am being told Allentown and Elmwood strip would be the ideal places to move into. Walking distance from Roswell and a relatively safe and happy neighbourhood.

Anyone have any suggestions/contacts that they can share with me? I am looking for a quiet place for about $400 - $550 per month (preferably with heat and water).
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