Moving from home or the comfort of your college besties is stressful in any city, but, like with everything, New York finds a way to make it even worse. New York roommates come in three flavors that will consume your apartment: weed, incense, or exotic foods. Usually, it's a mix of all three.
You would think rehearsing with their loud post-grind dubcore band is the most obnoxious activity a roommate could undertake, but beware the quiet ones. They're either secretly filming every move you make for an avant garde project about the "experience of living" or painting in the nude, whether your parents are visiting or not. You might think you can find a quiet doctor who spends sixteen hours a day at work, but remember the cardinal New York Craigslist rule: if they had a real job, they wouldn't need you for a roommate.