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Old 05-03-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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I currently live in Long Island and am looking into moving into Brooklyn because I will be attending Brooklyn college in the fall.
I'm planning to live with a roommate who goes to Hunter.. so ideally we are looking for a 2 bedroom that will allow us to easily commute to manhattan as well as brooklyn college.. so living near the 2, 5, Q or B train would be necessary.
I would be willing to transfer subways as long as it not as much of a pain in the ass as it would be to commute from say, Williamsburg, and I would rather only take subways and no buses.
We are looking to spend no more than 1000 per bedroom.. so $1500 - $2000 total.
Help is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Generally, prices are cheaper the further from Manhattan you get. You can try Midwood, which is within walking distance of Brooklyn College, and is near the (B) and (Q) trains.

A little closer to Manhattan, you can try Prospect Heights, which is near the (2) and (3) trains (you can take them for a couple of stops to Nevins Street and then transfer to the (4) or (5) across the platform)
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Flatbush, which is where Brooklyn College is located (2,5 trains) should fall well within your budget. The trick is that it's a huge neighborhood, spreading across the middle of Brooklyn like an octopus, and there are 'good' pockets as well as not-so-good ones. You'd have to check a particular block with your own eyes to see how it looks and feels to you. But in general, the immediate area around Brooklyn College isn't bad, at all.
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