New Yorkers living in nearly 30 different apartment buildings on the Upper East Side must live somewhere else while the Metropolitan Transportation Authority conducts interior repair work to those structures for the Second Avenue subway line.
It will be a least a month that these residents will be uprooted, so the MTA is compensating them for their trouble. These apartment residents are being given anywhere between $5,000 and $9,000 a month for a living stipend depending up on the size of the place they must rent during their upheaval.
If that doesn't meet some tenants' approval, the MTA will pay for them to live in a luxury extended-stay hotel, equipped with a gym, concierge and valet dry cleaning. People will also be given money to pay for food, as well as rent and utility costs of their vacant apartments.
Relocation costs can vary, but it seems as if these New Yorkers have been given quite the deal. If they plan on moving into an unfurnished apartment, they'll want to research relocation
options, such as truck rentals
and moving pods
, to use in order to get their belongings from one place to the next.