Poor In New York

This might be helpful and/or anxiety-inducing for graduating seniors moving to big cities (I mean, New York) this summer, especially if your parents are trying to cut you loose financially.

Some tactics have long been chronicled: sharing tiny apartments with strangers. Sharing those apartments with eight strangers. Eating cheap lunches and skipping dinners — not just to save money, but so that drinks pack more of a punch and fewer need be consumed.

But there are smaller measures, no less ingenious, that round out the lifestyle. These young people sneak flasks of vodka into bars, flirt their way into clubs, sublet their walk-in closets, finagle their way into open-bar parties and put off haircuts until they visit their hometowns, even if those hometowns are thousands of miles away.

NYTimes: Starting Salaries but New York Tastes

14 thoughts on “Poor In New York

  1. Anonymous

    you can sign up for a free account on NYTimes to read the article… forget all that lexisnexis stuff

  2. Anonymous

    you can sign up for a free account on NYTimes to read the article… forget all that lexisnexis stuff

  3. Anonymous

    you can access lexisnexis, which holds this article, with your wesmail passwords. (go to indexes and databases on the library page).and also, fuck the new york times in their stupid asses. can you believe they put a 10 page blog entry from emily gould on the cover of their magazine? the ny times is old and lame. though i continue to read it almost every day so maybe i should stop whining/swearing.

  4. Anonymous

    you can access lexisnexis, which holds this article, with your wesmail passwords. (go to indexes and databases on the library page).

    and also, fuck the new york times in their stupid asses. can you believe they put a 10 page blog entry from emily gould on the cover of their magazine? the ny times is old and lame. though i continue to read it almost every day so maybe i should stop whining/swearing.

  5. Anonymous

    Again, any way to post the whole article for those of us who don’t have NYT subscriptions?

  6. Anonymous

    Again, any way to post the whole article for those of us who don’t have NYT subscriptions?

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