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A Few Useful Tips To Move Into Chelsea

Considering that the city is at the financial center of the world, finding an apartment in NYC is an extremely competitive process. This includes the neighborhood of Chelsea, as it is Manhattan’s artistic center and is near famous attractions. This article will provide some useful tips on how to score a decent apartment in this area.

 

Consider Your Transportation Needs

Since New York City is one of the few places in the country where it is a good idea to rely on public transportation, it’s a good idea to strategically place yourself near your route. Check out the official bus route map if you are not familiar with transportation in the area.

If you plan on driving, you will definitely need the availability of a parking space. If the property has no place to park your car, the expenses of storing your car in a parking garage are not negligible.

 

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Finding the Right Price

Chelsea is somewhat unique due to the extreme wealth gaps that affect rent prices. It is not uncommon to find a luxury apartment complex or gated community within walking distance of low-income housing.

Because of this, you may find absurdly low-priced apartments near blips of expensive places. Renting too cheap may bring you into an undesirable housing project. At the same time, luxury developments may be built too close for comfort.

 

Be Nice To Your Previous Landlords

Since some owners will want to see letters of recommendation from previous landlords, you may want to retain a decent relationship before moving out. In particular, the letter should claim that you pay on time, kept the apartment clean, and did not violate terms of the contract. Even if it is not a requirement, having a letter will be the icing on top when standing out from other tenant applications.

 

Use Loftey as a Broker

Loftey is a useful service as it cuts a lot of the due diligence when it comes to searching for Chelsea apartments. In exchange for the referral fee that is involved with the broker, you will quickly get moved into the neighborhood that you desire. You may also split the upfront moving fees into multiple payments when you pay through Loftey.

 

Shopping and Surviving

You will definitely need to be near grocery stores and other shops to live comfortably. If the shopping in the apartment’s area is bare, the struggle to commute to buy groceries in Manhattan can be quite time-consuming. If you’ve never lived in a densely populated location, you will soon learn why this is important.

After you’ve found your ideal living situation in Chelsea, you can finally enjoy the cultural attractions in the area. With the high density of artists, there are hundreds of galleries to look at. The area is also rich with ethnic diversity, meaning cool cultural events and a variety of restaurants. It is also is a very tolerant part of town as it’s home to a large concentration of LGBT residents.

 

Do you like the sound of living in Chelsea?

 

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6 Ways to Make Your Flight Smoother

Traveling is fun. There’s nothing as awesome as walking on exotic beaches, going sightseeing with members of the family and enjoying the ambiance of rich culture and history. But before you get enough of the thrill of travel you have to face the hassles of getting to your destination by plane.

The long queues, the non-stop security checks and the tense atmosphere at the airport can rob you off the joy and excitement of traveling. However there’s a way around it all. What if I told you that you could have a smooth stress-free flight?

 

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Here are 6 ways you can make that happen.

 

  1. Scout for credit cards that give better seats at affordable rates (or even for free)

There are a lot of credit cards that provide exclusive freebies for their customers. If you’re the type who travels often, getting the right credit card will help open you to a lot of opportunities. One of such opportunities is better seats on the airplane.

Based on your spending on the credit card, you’re given points at every purchase. These points could help secure for you amazing discounts and even offer you a seat for free. Make sure you check what travel benefits your credit card can offer you.

 

  1. Bypass the long queue at security checks

The wait at security checks can be a nightmare where you’re asked to take off your shoes and belts and remove your laptop and liquids from your carry-on bag.  The process is long, slow and cumbersome.

However there’s a security programme that allows for quick checks. When you apply for Global Entry, you’re receive PreCheck which will help speed up the whole process of security checks at the airport. So instead of taking off your shoes and waiting in a queue, you’ll have your fingerprints and passport scanned. And you’re done!

 

  1. Keep the kids occupied

Unlike adults who can patiently bear delays, kids may not be as tolerant. Running after your kids while you take care of your travel arrangements can be quite a handful. The best way to deal with such a situation is to get your kids occupied.

Arm yourself with a tablet with videos, books and games your child can occupy themselves with. You don’t have to invest in an expensive tablet like the iPad, but you can opt for Leapfrog which is a cheaper alternative. It is also more educational. You should also have picture books, colouring books and crayons at the ready.

 

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  1. Order airport meals in advance

If you’re feeling a little peckish and you dread waiting for your order, then there’s a simple solution to the problem. Some airlines have apps that allow you to order your meal in advance so that you don’t have to stand in the queue to get your order. Once your order is ready, all you have to do is pick it up.

 

  1. Make sure that you’ve got trip delay coverage

Delays are inevitable when traveling. And you can never predict when you may be delayed. Thanks to some really nifty credit cards that provide trip delay coverage, you’re compensated for the delays. The credit card reimburses you for hotel rooms, missing luggage and even meals.

 

  1. Enjoy lounge access

There are a lot of places to lounge while you’re waiting for your flight. But oftentimes those spots are crowed and the customer service is not all that great. Some credit cards provide you with access to lounges that are more comfortable with better customer service and you won’t have to pay the annual membership fee to enjoy what the lounge has to offer.

 

How do you make sure your flight goes smoothly?

Dubai – A Destination for Thrill Seeking Holiday

I love travelling. Exploring various cities/countries always put me on the high, which is why I always look out for any travel opportunity I can lay my hands on. We have kind of slowed down our travelling because of the kiddies. We have visited many countries with the kids but the reality of it is travelling with them isn’t easy. The good news is that they are getting older, so our travel thrill seeking holidays would be back on track. We have a few cities we are thinking of visiting in the next few months and I hope they happen.

 

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Looking back at all the holidays I have been on in the last few years, my favourite is and always will be (for now anyway) Dubai. I just love that place. It is a beautiful holiday destination. There is something for everyone and for every family. It is a thrill seeking holiday for sure so if you are after good fun, you need to visit Dubai.

Regardless of what you are into, there are definitively activities to keep you very busy. And as long as your travel insurance covers all aspects of your travel, you are fine to explore and have good fun. The importance of travelling with a travel insurance that covers everyone on the trip and all aspects of your trip can’t be overemphasised. Travel Insurance is not something you should ever skip when going on holiday as you never know when it would come in handy. And it pays to be safe than sorry. If you are shopping around for best deals on travel insurance, you can check out https://www.bupaglobal.com/en/quote for a quote.

 

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When it comes to Dubai adventures, there are so many activities to catch your fancy. From skydiving with a view to riding camels in the desert. And if you are into water sports in particular, there you will really enjoy Dubai. There are so many water sports activities to do in various water parks. We had a good time at Wild Wadi when we visited Dubai last year. The water rides were a lot of fun. The kiddies really so much. And the year before, we visited The Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure Waterpark and that was even more fun. We got on so many cool water rides/slides, the craziest being the Leap of Faith – a near-vertical drop for the bravest holiday thrill seekers.

Dubai is definitely a major tourist attraction. It is a great holiday destination and it is always the first place I recommend anyone to go on holiday. I have visited the amazing place 3 times now and I still can’t get enough of it. It is one place I can freely let my hair down and just have some fun. The weather is always good with plenty of warm weather. However it is best to avoid visiting Dubai between June and October when the weather is dead warm. Visiting between December – March is fine as it is not as warm as other months.

 

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Have you visited Dubai before? Do you think it is a great destination for a thrill seeking holiday?

 

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