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Old 01-15-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Thank you all for your recommendations!
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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I live in a 2 BR with roommates in a good Downtown Manhattan neighborhood & pay $800/month. It's doable if you are willing to hunt & sacrifice SPACE. I want to 2nd looking in just over the bridge in Queens--Astoria or Sunnyside. You can find 2 bedrooms for $2000 & under, good neighborhood, very close to Long Island City (galleries, music), easy access to Midtown (good chance where you will work). If you do work in Midtown commuting from just about anywhere in affordable Brooklyn is a pain. Also keep in mind many "hip" Brooklyn neighborhoods are overrun w/20 yr old trustfund hipsters, with all that entails.

And if you can bump up your budget to $900-$1000, you'll notice a big difference.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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P.S. I'm looking @ moving to Queens.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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You can look into the neighborhoods I mentioned above, but I am not sure you will find what you want on that budget. Possibly in Fort Greene. Other areas to check would be Prospect Heights and Greenpoint. A bit cheaper but still nice (further out from Manhattan) are Ditmas Park, Kensington and Bay Ridge.

Astoria in Queens is also a good suggestion and you would be able to find something in your budget.
I want to revise my suggestions. I actually don't think you should look in the further out neighborhoods of Kensington, Ditmas Park and Bay Ridge, especially since you are ok with living with roommates. I think you can find something in one of the closer-in neighborhoods with more amenities. Also if you are willing to live with more than one roommate (as I mentioned) I think this increases your chances of finding something in your budget.

Park Slope
Williamsburg
Greenpoint
Carroll Gardens
Cobble Hill
Boerum Hill
Fort Greene
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