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Old 07-21-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I need to move out of my room in Park Slope in a week or so, and find a place really fast (2 or 3 days). I've only lived in NY a couple of months and know some neighborhoods in Brooklyn but not all... I am looking for a 1-bedroom apt in a safe, dog-friendly area. I have a small dog and need to live close to a dog run/park.

I have been told that Park Slope, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens are too expensive and that I won't find anything. I've looked into Prospect Heights, Gowanus, South Slope... I have been in Crown Heights and it was pretty scary. And I don't want to go too far south from the park, the commute was kind of long even from PS. What about Windsor Terrace? What other areas do you recommend? I need it to be a 1-bed, not a studio (complicated reasons), hopefully near the metro and near some kind of park or dog run.

Thank you!!

Broca
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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Windsor Terrace is a really safe neighborhood and practically part of the South Slope (it's the 15th St/Prospect Park stop on the F train). It's also adjacent to Prospect Park, so your dog will feel right at home. You can probably find a 1 bedroom for about 1500/month.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Bay Ridge is a nice area with a small dog park on 86th Street and 7th Avenue. I'm sure you could fine a one bedroom for well within your budget.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Cleasach, about how long is the commute to Manhattan from Bay Ridge? The area looks really nice, but it seems kind of far...
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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cleasach, about how long is the commute to manhattan from bay ridge? The area looks really nice, but it seems kind of far...
a long time.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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Depends on where in Manhattan you are going, whether you are taking the subway or express bus and what you consider a long time.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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over half an hour is too long... I like the subway.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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Ditmas Park near the B/Q train. 20 minutes once on the train to Union Square - but check the schedule on mta.info to be sure. The stops in Ditmas are Newkirk and Cortelyou. $1500 and maybe less should get you a one bedroom. It's a safe neighborhood and known for the large mansions and leafy trees (has apartment bldgs too), but possibly not the most exciting neighborhood.

edited to say: I don't remember exactly how close it is to Prospect Park from there. check google map!
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Check out the Avalon Bay Ft. Greene. Apartments there are about $1300-$1700 for a studio and 1 bedroom. Also the check out the Brooklyner.

Clinton Hill (Washington to about Franklin between Greene and Flushing) would be the cheaper part of the neighborhood with floor thrus about $1400.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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The Brooklyner is expensive- one beds start at around 1800. Plus I dont think its as dog friendly over by Flatbush. But I would check out the areas of Clinton Hill that TheBoros suggested. I have a one bed rent stabilized apartment in the area for 1295. I have a dog and there are a ton in the neighborhood- Fort Greene park is also very dog friendly. Plus there's a dog run on Marcy and Lafayette that I go to a lot- its really laid back and usually responsible owners who use that run, so I like it.
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