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Below are some random resources we collected in the past.
The editor at Free Williamsburg felt they were just too valuable to
be placed out of reach in the archive. Here they are:

Voter registration | online apartment resources

"I will act as if what I do makes a difference." -William James

You may have moved here recently, you may consider yourself quite transient and consequently don't really give a shit, you may have lived here for a while and still don't really give a shit. You still get a vote.

Registering to vote is painfully simple. Simply click here to register online.

Or to do it the old-fashioned way:

1) You can register at the motor vehicle office when you renew your license, or at a state office when you are applying for public assistance.
2) You can mail in your registration. Call the Kings County Board of Elections to have a form sent to you. The number is (718) 330-2260.
3) You can register in person at the Board of Elections Office. It is open from nine to five, Monday through Friday, and is located at 345 Adams Street.
4) You can also request an application online, or download one, at www.elections.state.ny.us.

In order to vote in an election, your registration form has got to be postmarked at
least 25 days before the election. The next election is for the senatorial primaries, and is on September 12th, which means that only voter registration forms sent before August 18th will be accepted. New York primaries are closed, so only voters registered as members of a certain party may vote in that party's primary. The general senatorial election is on November 7th, which means that voter registrations must be postmarked no later than October 13th. Now get on it.

Also, here is a list of your elected officials and numbers at which to reach them:
U.S. Senators and Representatives
-Senator Charles Schumer (D)
(212) 486-4430
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D)
(202) 224-4451
-Representative Nydia M. Velasquez (D) (Congressional District 12)

State Officials
-Governor George E. Pataki (R)
(518) 474-8390
-Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donahue (R)
(518) 474-4623
-Secretary of State Alexander F. Treadwell
(518) 474-4750

----By Rebecca Scheer

Web Resources

The bible of apartment listings is published online every Tuesday at Noon. New listings are added every night at Midnight except for weekends. Whether online or in print, it is the single most essential resource available.

*The following sites advertise themselves as "free" - and they are, kind of. It is free for you to submit an ad for a roommate and to preview room listings but the contact information for any available rooms WILL cost you. That is where they get you. *

For $59, this nationwide service gives you 24/7 access to current and detailed apartment share listings for 45 days. They will also notify you via e-mail of any shares that meet your search parameters. The bonus: if within two months you are ready to hang yourself in the apartment they helped you find, they will open up their databases for you again for FREE.


For a one time registration fee of $99, RoommateAccess will provide you with frequently updated and more detailed listings, but you will have to go to them: they provide no e-mail notification service. However, you will be able to fill out a personal profile, which they will use to create matches with like-minded potential roomies.

$100 gets you anytime access to their database for three months. Personal profile and e-mail notification are included. If they do not provide you with ten matches within the first month, they will refund you 50% of the registration fee.


At $39.99 for three months, Greendemon is the bargain of the bunch. Unfortunately, their database consists mostly of people looking for apartments. "I Have the Apartment Already" postings can run the gamut from someone's life story to a minimal description of the apartment and nothing about the person who lives there. Proceed with caution.

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