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It’s Official, NYC Here I come!

45th between 8th and 9th.

That will be my neighbourhood in a month when I move to New York City!

Yesterday afternoon, myself and my future roommate Deana, signed our lease for our apartment!

It was a lot more complicated to find an apartment than we expected as we discovered on our NYC trip last month. We learned that American apartment buildings were less than kind when it came to renting to foreigners (foreigners? We’re just Canadians!) We kept getting turned down by buildings since we didn’t have American credit lines or American guarantors. It didn’t matter that we had the money and had proof of it; it was simply because they preferred citizens. We ended up finding an amazing apartment in a building that we loved but the place was given to another (single) renter instead of us because, again, that renter was a citizen. We left NYC last month without a place.

Lucky for us, Deana’s mom wouldn’t let that place go. For the month following, she called the building and the building manager over and over and begged and pleaded for a place. The one we had liked was gone, but to our amazement, they had one other one left! As soon as we arrived in NYC this time we went straight there to see it.

Then we signed.

I officially have an address in New York City.

I can’t even tell you how amazing this apartment is! It was left in shambles by the last tenant so a lot of the place is being redone. When we move in a few weeks from now, we are going to have an entirely new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and cherrywood cabinets!  Not only is the apartment going to look great, but it’s also in an amazingggg location. We’re only a few blocks from Times Square and surrounded by tons of restaurants and grocery stores, shopping centers, yoga studios and we have a dance studio next door! The best part of this place? Daniel Radcliffe is basically our next door neighbour since his Broadway show is 5 steps from our front door! Hey Dan, wanna come over for dinner?

We really couldn’t have asked for a better place.

It’s now starting to sink in that I really am moving to NYC. I am officially moving to another country to embark on a huge journey that will change my life forever. I’m going to be leaving a lot of things behind, but I know that it will be one of the best experiences I will ever have.

I can’t wait!


Side note: Any ostomates know where I can order ostomies supplies from in that area? :]

Jessica Grossman
  • Wendy
    Posted at 22:11h, 04 August

    Good luck in NYC! Make sure you stop in at Max Brenner's for a late night chocolate fondue…nothing better after a night of studying. Also Sarafina on Broadway for good eats and Lesters NYC for a little retail therapy. Have the time of your life!

  • Karlton
    Posted at 00:49h, 05 August

    Welcome to America Jess!
    I order my supplies through edgepark and they have done a good job: 1-800-321-0591
    Best Wishes.

  • Paul Tascarella
    Posted at 20:31h, 05 August

    Hey Jess,

    You're going to love it here in NY. I'm NYC born and bred and couldn't live anywhere else. Kind of like Woody Allen. I have my favorites spots (Patsy's Restaurant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Lincoln Center to name a few) and if you need any recommendations feel free to contact me. I'm now living in Westchester, just 30 minutes north of Grand Central Station, so I have the best of both worlds..a house in the suburbs and only a few minutes from midtown. 45th between 8th and 9th is not too far from Times Square and Penn Station. The west side is nice especially the upper west side. Good luck with your move and once again, feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.


    P.S. Will be heading to the Metropolitan Museum this Saturday night with my daughter. It's the last weekend for the Alexander McQueen exhibit (which was GREAT) and weather permitting, we'll head up to the roof for the absolute best views of the city!

  • Adam Lefever
    Posted at 14:45h, 09 August

    Welcome to the United States! I haven't been to NYC myself yet but I have a few friends up there, it's just that my West Coast friends tend to be more aggressive when it comes to getting me to travel!

    I'm admittedly biased, but I recommend STL Medical Supply online & mail order delivery. We love our Ostomate customers and built/sponsor the Website for our local UOAA. Our staffed nurses are well-known in the community. If you want, let me know what supplies you need, we'll work with you to get you the best prices. Get in touch with me via email or call and ask for me.


    PS Enjoy Reno. Wish I could be there now!