I'm going to NYC next week for a few days to apartment hunt. I'm not looking in Manhattan because it's just too expensive. Can anyone give me some advice on what neighborhoods to check out? I will be checking out Astoria (from what I've researched I love what this place has to offer in terms of night life/restaurants/closeness to midtown) but am open to other suggestions.
Places I'm open to:
Important to me & other info:
-Within a 30 minute subway ride to midtown (would be ideal)
-Will live with other people to make the place more affordable
-Would love to live in an area where I don't necessarily have to go to Manhattan to have fun all the time (not a huge partier, but I like going out for drinks and dancing, going to restaurants and any fun events really--pretty easy going here)
-I'm a 22 year old female, so I would love to be in a neighborhood with people close (ish) in age to me
-I won't have a car, so the easier access to public transit I have, the better