Graduate from Wesleyan, live in a cubicle?


Like so many Wesleyan students who move to NYC following graduation, Nina Rubin ’01 was met with the challenge of finding affordable housing. Read about her unique solution to New York’s housing crunch here. And you thought GRS was bad.

10 thoughts on “Graduate from Wesleyan, live in a cubicle?

  1. Anonymous

    too bad for her, but if you want to be a wesleyan cliche (i.e. working in a low paying industry in new york), you need to have the funds to make it happen. if not, you’ll end up in vermont, or at least far far deep into the outer boroughs…or jersey. unless those companies subsidize housing or provide higher salaries (which would mean less money going to the projects they’re meant to be supporting), they’re going to limit themselves to wealthy, educated do-gooders, many of whom also go here. but, such is the case with much of the art world, at least on patronage side, PR, and media. life’s a bitch, but it’s hardly baffling that a non-profit would not be able to provide a comfortable standard of living to a young person living in new york. to all those aspiring to low paying positions in a high cost city, i have but one piece of advice: go east, young men and women. far rockaway is the williamsburg of 2010.

  2. Anonymous

    too bad for her, but if you want to be a wesleyan cliche (i.e. working in a low paying industry in new york), you need to have the funds to make it happen. if not, you’ll end up in vermont, or at least far far deep into the outer boroughs…or jersey. unless those companies subsidize housing or provide higher salaries (which would mean less money going to the projects they’re meant to be supporting), they’re going to limit themselves to wealthy, educated do-gooders, many of whom also go here. but, such is the case with much of the art world, at least on patronage side, PR, and media. life’s a bitch, but it’s hardly baffling that a non-profit would not be able to provide a comfortable standard of living to a young person living in new york. to all those aspiring to low paying positions in a high cost city, i have but one piece of advice: go east, young men and women. far rockaway is the williamsburg of 2010.

  3. Anonymous

    Four people each willing to spend 800 can live anywhere in Brooklyn. Really, even in Park Slope. You won’t find an $800 studio, but there are certainly $1600 two-bedrooms available.

  4. Anonymous

    Four people each willing to spend 800 can live anywhere in Brooklyn. Really, even in Park Slope.
    You won’t find an $800 studio, but there are certainly $1600 two-bedrooms available.

  5. Anonymous

    This is disappointing, Firstly the fact that Wesleyan has the reputation of the poor new york “aspiring tap dancer” quoting the time article there. Secondly, that a Wesleyan student wouldn’t be able to find any means of living after he/she graduates.

  6. Anonymous

    This is disappointing, Firstly the fact that Wesleyan has the reputation of the poor new york “aspiring tap dancer” quoting the time article there. Secondly, that a Wesleyan student wouldn’t be able to find any means of living after he/she graduates.

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