This topic came up today on Ask Gothamist. Its an important topic to cover considering that LARGE amount of people who can't afford to live alone in NYC. justiNYC has a tip: Make friends with a brokerand get in their head. We are always running into people who can't afford what they are looking for and must resort to rooming with a stranger. The good thing about this is that a broker will at least know who is qualified and who pays their bills (provided the relationship got as far as a credit check.). Gothamist suggests an article in The New York Times that goes into detail on this subject. Good Luck!
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