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Old 10-07-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Hi,

I work in midtown, and currently live in Long Island and the commute is terrible. I take home around $100k-$120k with bonus. I am starting to look at places in the city, and was curious how much a decent apartment in the Upper West Side would run me a month. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath is what I'm looking for and may look into getting a roommate.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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You're the second person on this board that I've seen making between 100 and 120k that is willing to live with a roomate. Absolutely fascinates me...
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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roommate would be a close friend, not some stranger. I'm 27, so not too old for a roommate lol.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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roommate would be a close friend, not some stranger. I'm 27, so not too old for a roommate lol.
I mean, I guess if you're trying to save money I suppose I could fathom that. But if you were trying to save money you wouldn't be moving to that area. So it still baffles me. Three days of living with any of my closest friends would inevitably end with bloodshed.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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For 100-120K, you can easily afford a 2BR with no room-mate. Why in the world would you want a room-mate? You're 27 --- yes, too old for a 'roomie' --- get your own place and settle down. UWS is nice but so is Gramercy, StuyTown, and even Murray Hill. Look around for something closer to where you work so you can walk-it to work.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I just moved into a large 1 bedroom at 69th and Columbus. I share it with my wife and dog. 2300/month. I have no idea how much a 2nd bedroom will run up the price.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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I would say that 2 bedrooms 1 bath UWS would go 3000+ unless you can find something rent stabilized.

I can perfectly understand sharing an apartment rather than living alone...especially if I get to divide all expenses by TWO. Alone is overrated.
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