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Old 11-05-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I don't really see that happening anywhere in the tri-state area man. Probably not even Newark.
Journal Sq has those apartments.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Even Journal Square has moved a ways up from $1075 for a 2 bedroom unless the building is falling apart.

(All those apartment are rent controlled but the Rent Control Board in Jersey City has been corrupt for decades and landlords set prices freely without consequence. If one was to put a word on it it would be called CRIMINAL DECONTROL.)
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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For that price you're looking at some pretty bad neighborhoods. You may have to settle for a 1 bedroom in an okay neighborhood and live in the living room for a little bit. Until you save up or earn more for a bigger place.

If you can qualify for government housing or HUD, you can find plenty of apartments below your asking price. But that's a long process to get accepted and cannot guarantee the safety of the neighborhood. It's still the best option for you though and I've seen rents as low as $250 for a 3 bedroom in a gentrified neighborhood. Of course it's entirely dependent on your income. That's why if I were you and know I could qualify for those government housing, then I would find a 1 bedroom for now and start applying.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Well the new affordable housing initiative, depending on their salary and credit, is another option.
One of the new "affordable housing" options on St. Nicholas Avenue and 127th/128th streets, The Balton, is renting two-bedrooms for around $2,500. Tenants have commented that the staff, fully incompetent, makes use of the amenities far more than the tenants are able to. And two blocks away on either side are two major shooting ranges for children and adolescents - at Lenox and at Morningside Park. The Balton and the related buildings are also just adjacent to the St. Nicholas Houses. Lots of fun there as well.

All for a mere $2,500.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: North America
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Nowhere in New York metropolitan area could you find two bedrooms for less than $2000.
Sorry, it's expensive in New York area
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Nowhere in New York metropolitan area could you find two bedrooms for less than $2000.
Sorry, it's expensive in New York area

I think a 2 bedroom is doable for under 2000 at least in the outer boroughs just not for as cheap as 1075.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Basement apartments in Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Jamaica in Queens are going for $1050 or less. Good luck, they arent easy to find (esp 2 bedrooms).
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Trouble with "affordable" is the horrendous time factor, often years...sometime a decade. (Yeah, really.)
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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You could get a 1 br in Parkchester South Condo for $950-$975. The Layouts are pretty decent, pre-war apartments, and they have doors that can separate the bathroom, bed room and living room into a decent living space for two.

Check it out.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Nowhere in New York metropolitan area could you find two bedrooms for less than $2000.
Sorry, it's expensive in New York area
Plenty of places in the metropolitan area you could find two bedrooms for less than $2000. You just have to take a higher risk of being robbed, assaulted, or murdered. For instance, you can get a two bedroom in scenic East Orange for $1350, in a luxury (*cough*) high-rise building within walking distance of the Midtown Direct. A little cheaper ($1150) nearby in a smaller building. And if dodging bullets and breaking heads is your thing, there's apartments in Irvington, NJ (only #2 for crime in NJ, but Camden isn't in the area) for $1000 for a 2 bedroom.
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