NYCPM Class of 2023

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by FutureDrFoot, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. FutureDrFoot

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    Hello everyone!

    I am committing to NYCPM! I wanted to create a thread for NYCPM for both Spring and Fall students! Hopefully older students can help us out with any questions!

    Have a blast!
     
  2. FutureDrFoot

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    Can someone give more information on the bridges and also just on housing options in NYC for students in general?
     
  3. DexterMorganSK

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    What would you like to know? Are you starting in Jan or Aug?
     
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    I start in January and I would like to know the different housing options NYCPM students typically look into
     
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    As far as I know, Bridges is the only housing option from the school, they used the Heritage in the past also (an apt complex downtown).

    If you're not from the area, I would suggest living in the Bridges. The majority of students live there so you will have a chance to make new friends. It's not the best place to live but it's better to live around other students closer to school. You can always move out if you find a better place in the future; some students live off campus with others; while many commute.
     
  6. FutureDrFoot

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    Oh okay! I’ll look into that. Also, if you go to NYCPM, do you know what type of iPad they give you? I was looking to get an iPad Pro for myself before they mentioned how students would receive one.
     
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    It's not the pro but the 9.7 inches but I think with the apple pencil.
     
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    Try to avoid the bridges if you can, it looks decent but its ehhhh. If its a last resort do it.
     
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    I was considering Bridges because I’m not really in state, why is it a last resort?
     
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    [edited] My first draft was gibberish.

    East Harlem at 124th and 3rd is rough. The area is flooded with people whom are dropped of from Randall’s island,which is a giant homeless shelter. A larger number of them have mental illness, some drugged out and the rest just normal people. From May-November you have to literally step aroud people sleeping on the street doped out. The 5 square block radius is the dirtiest place I have been in my life. The streets are never cleaned and sidewalks are covered in human urine, poop, trash and drug paraphernalia. From 6am-10pm it is safe, as cops patrol normally. However, 3 of our 2021 classmates have been robbed, 1 by gun. It happens, you are more likely to be catcalled or cursed out by mentally ill people than robbed. I have never been assaulted or robbed, although my gf was sexually harrased walking to the bridges. You will see a dude pants less squatting to poop on a sidewalk at least once if you live in the bridges(NY in gerneral) and walk to school.

    NYCPM subleases the building from a large real estate company who takes for ever to conduct repairs and often cuts corners. The residents/NYCPM are at the mercy of The Bridges management. I paid $1300/mo for all included for my AC not to work July-October and then when there was black mold they just paint over it.

    The groceries are overpriced and full of low quality food, you basically have to take the subway to the East Side/Chinatown for actual supermarkets where he food is affordable. This is why I think a short commute from E 86th, West Side or even Queens is a better look for having a better school/life balance. I live in Brooklyn and love it. East Harlem is manageable to go to school, but depressing to be there 24/7 7 days a week. There is nothing but fast food and convenience stores here.

    YOU must take into consideration NYCPM would not have such a good clinic if it was not for the poverty in the area. We provide a good service for the community and they give us pathologies you would not experience anywhere else. I have made very close friends living at the bridges and have had many great experiences, still I would have enjoyed NYC more if I lived in a nicer area.

    MY SUGGESTION: Come here and try to room-share in a nicer area. Go on facebook NYC housing groups, Craigslist’s and make a few appointments and come here for 2-3 days. If you cannot find anything try to make a 6 month lease to expand your options later on, if you do so make sure you view the room before you sign the lease.
     
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    Omg, well I don’t really have much of a choice because I don’t have time to go and find a place before starting. But, the lease is only for 6 months so I’ll get on top of finding a new place. But, for the 1300, that was the single-shared right? Was it really small?? Or was it manageable?
     
  12. Nowehjose

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    My room was 5x12. There was a wall built over my wall unit heater, so that’s shared. It’s just a ****ty setup, they turned 2 bedrooms into 7 as cheaply as possible. It’s a shame. “view” your room before you sign the lease, they will refuse to clean it etc etc after you sign it.
     
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    Okay cool, so do you think it’s worth getting the balcony or is it a waste and also instead of the shared, do you think a single without the balcony is better?
     
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    I would have liked a balcony, however the view is just the back of buildings on the 3rd/4th floor. Penthouse go for it.
     
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    Okay, cool thank you so much for your insight! So is there no real difference between a single and single shared?
     
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    The only thing shared is a ac unit. It depends, each single is a different size. My friend payed 100$ more a month for a true single to live in a room where he couldn’t open the door all the way. It’s unevenly divided. If you have any apartment B room 2 lol good luck with your closet.
     
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    This is the most accurate representation of the bridges I’ve ever heard LOL

    It’ll be fine for 6 months - you’ll live.
     
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    I agree. 6 months will fly by, because you will be more preoccupied with school/making new friends. Use those relationships to find a nicer place. It is advantageous to commute from 1 block away, but it’s not a good time in summer months. Learn to cook, E Harlem food will mess up your colon.
     
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