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Old 07-07-2010, 10:49 AM
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Need a live/work space in or within 30 miles of New York City for established serious artist & wife. May need for as long as a year while we work to create a new Art Center in Chelsea. Very limited budget ($700/month or less) but good references. Space is more important than amenities. We would be exceptional at fixing up a space; leaving it better & worth more at the end.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Wow- $700 is VERY limitted- I would say maybe the south bronx but I do not think even there you will get something spacious-
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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You should look in Jersey. Anything for that price in the city would be illegal (like a basement) or extremely sketchy. It's a long shot, but you might want to contact some arts foundations. If it's a high-profile project, you might get someone to donate space.

Just to put things in perspective, here's a recent article about new "artist" housing in Bushwick, Brooklyn (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/re...ref=realestate). Bushwick is hardly a desirable neighborhood (in my opinion), but it doesn't really matter. At $1,700 for a one-bedroom, I can't afford to live there.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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Really the problem is that the 30 mile range simply puts you into some pretty pricey suburbs. If you don't need a daily commute I would recommend the Port Jervis area. Ball park drive time non rush hour is 1.5 hrs to the GW bridge. 50 to 60 miles maybe? Trains and buses too. Great empty buildings all over the place. People commute it daily but it is a grind.
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