Your site is so great, it makes researching the business sooo much easier having all the info in one place! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
Amada, aspiring actress, Sydney, Australia
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Rob, aspiring actor, Canada
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Wow Tony! I would just like to comment on how much you have affected my life.
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Laura Doukas, Actress
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Marsha P., New York, NY, USA
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7. Finding Housing In New York
There are different ways of finding housing in NYC or in any other U.S. city for that matter. I have been back to New York six times to study and work as an actor and four of those five times, I found a place to live through the internet.
If you want to take acting classes in the USA in a city other than New York, like LA for example, that is a different beast and I will have information on that shortly. For finding housing in NYC craigslist.com is one of the best resources I know and its free. Its a great resource to find a temporary location. Every day there are approximately 200 postings from people who are subletting their NYC apartments for anywhere from a couple of days to several months. Read this entire section.
Just go to the craigslist home page, choose the city, you can also choose the part of the city, i.e. Mahattan, Bronx, etc. Then in the middle of the page you can choose between sublets/temporary, rooms/shared or apts/housing, depending what you are looking for. You can even do targeted searches. It is truely a great tool. Check it daily as there are new postings each day.
I also recommend that you draft a standard short e-mail letter to use to answer postings when you see something you are interested in. It will save you the time of drafting a new letter each time.
Continue planning your trip to NYC
1. Your objective
2. The right time to go
3. Length of your stay
4. Your budget
5. Choosing the acting school and the acting classes
6. Finding housing in NYC
7. Getting around in New York
8. Keeping in touch back home while youre away
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