NYC Native // Queens, NY.
I’ve been living on my own/living with a roommate around Queens for a couple years now and it’s had it’s ups and downs but I’ve loved the look/layout of every apartment I’ve been in so far. So when my last roommate told me she was moving out at the end of 2017, of course I wanted to stay in the apartment and set out to find a new roommate.
Unfortunately in my part of Queens, not many people my age are flocking to live here so my candidate pool was small- but I settled on a girl who is a little younger than myself and was moving out on her own for the first time. I knew there would be an adjustment, especially since she’s never had roommates before, and a few ground rules were laid out ahead of time.
- Guests and overnight guests are ok but I don’t want to feel like I have a 3rd roommate.
- No late night noise on work nights – we are both working professionals with 9-5 jobs so I didn’t think this would be much of an issue.
- Divided spaces: In the shower I would have my shower rack and she would have the window ledge. In the kitchen we pretty much split down the middle.
We both signed a year-long lease together and I was optimistic that we could make this work. I was even nice enough to let her move in early since the bedroom was empty prior to the lease ending. She moved in her stuff in the middle of December 2017 whereas our joint-lease started January 1st 2018.
Despite how accommodating I’ve been, I’ve never once heard a thank you and more – here born are the roommate chronicles.