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06/09/08 05:15 - 85ºF - ID#44594

Apartments in Buffalo

Wow. Y'all rock.

It looks like I should focus on the Utica Ave. metro stop (do you call it metro or subway or light rail or train?). I'm looking for a studio, 1 br or 2 br (if i can find a roommate) that will accept 1 small dog and 1 cat. I'm downsizing from a house, so I have lots of stuff but I also plan on getting a storage unit so stuff storage isn't very important. I will need one parking spot. I can start renting as early as 8/1 and as late as 8/15. I think my rent range is about 500-550, up to 650 with all utilities but that's stretching things. I've got tentative plans to visit Buffalo either 6/26 or 6/27 to check stuff out. Linwood looks like a great option.

I must admit, I'm used to my brand new kitchen, dishwasher and garbage disposal, washer & dryer on second floor next to my huge bedroom... but of course I'll be living on a student budget and expect to downscale considerably. Um... how do I provide references when I haven't rented in 10.5 years?






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06/04/08 09:47 - 64ºF - ID#44547

Churches, bars, daycares and more...

(e:drew) asked if I work with nonprofits or churches... you betcha! I've started a nonprofit (was prez, currently treasurer), am secretary for another, and consult for several others. I've worked with all kinds of clients, from retail (QuickBooks Point of Sale, QuickBooks, web/ecommerce integration), bars, social clubs, churches, local Pennsylvania municipalities and quasi-governmental agencies, daycare/preschools, professionals, you get the picture... I'm a certified QuickBooks professional advisor, versions 2005-2008, although I've used every version since 2000 at one time or another. I've been doing web design (to various degrees of difficulty) since 1995, and computer and small network repair/troubleshooting and planning since 1998. I will need a crash course in NYS employment laws and sales tax to be as effective as I am here, but I'm sure that won't be hard to pick up.

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I currently share office space with a roofing contractor and a daycare/preschool owner. We also work on our nonprofit org from there. I wish I had an estrip.org type platform for my town! I'm just not sure how many people would write fairly consistently.

One of the joys of where I live is that I can walk to my neighborhood bar and the grocery store. My nonprofit is partly focused on revitalizing our downtown (like the Elmwood Village campaign but on a much smaller scale - our population is about 1500) and I really do value walkability. I lived in the DC suburbs from Silver Spring to Laurel and I don't want to have to drive everywhere again. I've got a bike (with basket for the puppy) but I've never ridden in a city.

(e:imk2) asked why I'm moving to Buffalo... graduate school. I plan to show up 8/15. Uh... I guess I need to find housing before then... would you consider craigslist a good option for looking? the weekly housing section of the newspaper? or is it best to spend some time in Buffalo and look in person?

(e:joshua) - I'm in Tioga County *waves*

all - thanks so much for the warm welcome and advice!

My next question: Is there a practical public transportation option from Elmwood to UB North? Or should I look for carpools? Or just expect to drive?



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06/04/08 12:12 - 66ºF - ID#44542

Hello!!!

Hi! I'm Heidi, a new poster here at estrip... I've been reading the blogs here for about a month and love the glimpses into folks' lives in Buffalo.

I'll be moving in August, hopefully to the Elmwood area. Got any apartment suggestions for me? I've got two pets - Nisha, a quiet 1.5 year old toy poodle and China Cat Sunflower, a sweet fat lazy black cat. I'll be very sad to leave my elderly grey tiger cat Kitten (17-19 years old) but she needs the stability of our current housing situation and easy access to the outdoors. The closer to Lexington Market the better.

Currently I'm a geek for hire, specializing in QuickBooks and small business financial and IT consulting. I'd love to find an office to hang out in - I'm handy to have around and we can trade my services for space.

I'm so excited about moving! I lived in the DC/Baltimore area for nearly nine years, then moved "home" to northcentral Pennsylvania in 2003. I've missed good food and diversity the most. I'll miss the intergenerational long-term relationships from here...


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