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Old 06-10-2010, 08:50 PM
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Hello, everyone.

I am an international student who is looking for a safe and quiet place to live. I am not a social girl. I don'e like night life. I want a quiet and peaceful life. (May I am wrong to come NYC, but I think I will get used to it.)

My maximum budget for living is $900. I know it is tough in NYC, so I choose to share an apartment with someone.

My school is located in 25th street. And I have a part-time job near Federal Plaza. I don't like subway and bus. The best choice is where I can walk to school and job. Ohhhh, don't laugh at me. . So I tried to look some place in east village or west village. But I was told that these areas are crowded with artists and hippies. I am not that cool person. So I turn my eyes to the area within 30 minutes travel.

Who can help me to know the following area: Chelsea, Astoria, Hoboken.

Chelsea: I found two place. one is in 58th street, another one is in 15th street. which location do you think is better. "Better" mean safe, clean and quiet. I don't care restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. I do care safety of night-walk and trees around the road.

Astoria: I found a place near Astoria Park. I've never been in Astoria. Is the area near the park nice? Again, safe? quiet? not crowded? I used to visit a friend in Elmhurst where I really don't like. Too many people around the street.

Hoboken: How about Hoboken? Anyone knows this area. I read a post in this forum recommending this area. SO I search. I got a place on 2nd street & garden street. How about this?

I asks a lot of questions. Thanks a lot for your patience to read these all. Please help me. I appreciate all your helps.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:30 PM
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I'd go for that place near Astoria Park based on your preferences. However, you'll have to take public transportation (which you say you don't like) from there to get to school and work.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:06 PM
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Thank you very much for help. I am still looking. It is not easy to find a nice place for a poor student.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:12 AM
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FYI - 58th St. is not Chelsea; that's Midtown.

In Astoria or Hoboken, you will have to take public transportation to get to school or work.
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