An update from Philly

by Andy on February 3, 2009


[The view from the roof deck of my hotel]

I know you don’t visit this site to hear about my life, so I’ll keep this brief. I’ve decided that me finding somewhere to live needs to take priority over my blogging about clothes (I can’t blog if I’m living on a park bench!), so I’m not going to post anything for the rest of the week. And yes, I realise how lame this post looks since the one directly beneath it is about how HYA topped a ranking list of t-shirt blogs.

Ummm, out of interest, anyone got a bedroom going spare in Center City?

  • twoeightnine

    Craigslist is your friend. That’s how I found all my apartments in Philly.

  • Andy

    I’ve looked at a few I’ve found through Craigslist, I’m just really worried about being scammed.

  • twoeightnine

    You shouldn’t have too much to worry about, it’s easy to tell who is real and who isn’t after an email or two and then especially in person. Never pay for anyone to search for you, that’s a rip. Walk around Center City and the expanded Center City and you’ll see plenty of signs for available apartments too. If you want, drop me an email. I used to work for one the big players in all things CC before I lost my job.

  • Andy

    I actually got a place today that is on Rittenhouse Square (but a lot cheaper than you would expect), I was a bit wary about handing over lots of cash in case they just ran with it, but they seemed genuine and went out of their way to help allay my fears, so I’m feeling pretty good about it, and I guess that when you’re renting a place you have to trust someone just as much as they have to trust me with their place.

  • A

    Hey- I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and you’ve definitely hooked me up with many recommendations for things I’ve ended up buying. Anyway…I grew up/currently live in philly so feel free to drop me a line if you need any recommendations on places to see/shop/eat. It’s the least I could do.


    Congrats on your new place! I once spent a month and a half living in a hotel…it was fun for the first week or two but it got old REALLY quick! :)

    Nothing like laying your head on your own pillow, am I right?

  • Andy

    My hotel room is actually really nice (it’s more like a studio apartment, bigger than my actual apartment!), so I’ve been sleeping here because the bed is nicer, but I’ve been hanging out at my apartment because there’s cable TV there and I love the Daily Show/Colbert Report.


    Hah, so the hotel room is like your home up in the Hamptons now? :)

  • Andy

    Haha, pretty much!

  • Hamptons Apartment

    I love to visit Philly!

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