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Old 08-30-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Ok, so I am moving back east. Can you guys give me the run down of the neighorhoods in New York. From cost of living (how much apartments go for, what bills tenants are required - first, last, heat, etc. , which areas are the safest (or as safe as it would get for a single female in her twenties), what areas are closests to public transit, which areas are gang related, which are full of culture and arts... etc, etc, etc

Any and all opinions/comments welcomed

Thanks !

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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There are so many areas of NYC. Can you tell us what your price range is? Where you will be commuting to work? What kind of an area what you are looking for? That type of thing and then we can begin..
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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There are so many areas of NYC. Can you tell us what your price range is? Where you will be commuting to work? What kind of an area what you are looking for? That type of thing and then we can begin..

Lol, yeah that makes sense

Well, I'm a single female in my twenties and I would like to use public transit, so I'd like to be in an area that gives me instant access to the subways, trains and buses so I won't have to rely on a car. I will be working and going to school, so I won't be home much, so a neighborhood safe to walk in at night and safe to leave my apt unattended majority of the day. Also, looking for a 1 bedroom (no kids - no pets) between the price range of 700 and 900 up to 1000. But really, prefer to stay between 700-900 if possible... I'm mainly concerned with the areas that fit what I am looking for, that way I can find apts in that area on line. hmm.. thats all I think...

Also, I don't know where I'll be doing what... so that is why I need to be next to great transportation...
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Lol, yeah that makes sense

Well, I'm a single female in my twenties and I would like to use public transit, so I'd like to be in an area that gives me instant access to the subways, trains and buses so I won't have to rely on a car. I will be working and going to school, so I won't be home much, so a neighborhood safe to walk in at night and safe to leave my apt unattended majority of the day. Also, looking for a 1 bedroom (no kids - no pets) between the price range of 700 and 900 up to 1000. But really, prefer to stay between 700-900 if possible......
This does not compute.
Too many conflicting variables.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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This does not compute.

How do you figure? I want to stay in the price range of 700 to 900 dollars, no more than 1000 for a 1 bedroom that would be for a single person with no children and no pets....
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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How do you figure? I want to stay in the price range of 700 to 900 dollars, no more than 1000 for a 1 bedroom that would be for a single person with no children and no pets....
There are none that cheap. That's why it doesn't compute.

Possible you could get one in Newark, NJ but don't expect it to be a safe neighborhood.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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How do you figure? I want to stay in the price range of 700 to 900 dollars, no more than 1000 for a 1 bedroom that would be for a single person with no children and no pets....
OK,you can find a 1br for $1,000(not for 700 to 900) close to a subway in a "safe" neighborhood but it won't be easy.It will probably be in The Bronx and at least 35 mins from midtown on the subway.Look in Bedford Park,Pelham Parkway,Pelham Bay,Parkchester or Norwood.
In Brooklyn,you might find a 1 br for $1,000 in Bay Ridge and a few other places.You will have to look real hard.
There may be some places in Queens but I'm not sure.
You will have more neighborhood choices and an easier hunt if you will take a studio for $1,000 or be willing to live in a neighborhood where you have to take a bus to the subway.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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I would suggest for that range you look for a share/roommate situation and/or sublet a room.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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There are none that cheap. That's why it doesn't compute.

I see... that's why I am utilizing this forum... I am coming from the west coast and things are extremely different here... so ok... let's scratch price all together and tell me the good neighborhoods that are next to the subways and trains and the commute into downtown is not a far one...

One that is safe for a single female to walk at night and leave her apartment unattended majority of the day.

Can you guys tell me the areas, what they are like (busy, slow, crowded... etc) and throw prices out there?

I mainly want to know the good neighborhoods so I can look for an apt in that area, but I need to know the areas and what they are like??
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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You can find a large studio apt. for approx. $1000 in Rego Park, Queens which is a safe neighborhood and close to the Queens Blvd. subway lines.
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