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Old 11-16-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Default How close is this to mass transit?

Twelve Towns YMCA

570 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA

I was thinking of staying here around New Years and taking mass transit to Manhattan.

Is mass transit within walking distance?

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Google maps shows the J/Z and A/C within a short walking distance. However it isn't a very nice neighborhood.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:56 AM
 
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Why not stay at the West Side YMCA in Manhattan or any YMCA in manhattan?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:51 AM
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Klato,

I've tried booking guests into YMCA's in Manhattan...it's usually a fruitless ecercise. They seem to be booked up FOREVER in advance.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:00 AM
 
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Try a vacation apt!

New York Vacation Rentals and Accommodations: Apartments in New York City
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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570 Jamaica Avenue is near Norwood. Three blocks north of the J train. Not exactly the high-rent district, but most of the buildings in the area are private homes. You could certainly do a lot worse!
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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Why not stay at the West Side YMCA in Manhattan or any YMCA in manhattan?
It's booked for Dec. 31st. I'm looking to get there Dec. 29th & leave Jan. 1st.

Is the area really that bad? Like a ghetto?

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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It's booked for Dec. 31st.
Try couchsurfing!! Did you try the other locations for the Y??

http://www.couchsurfing.org/home.html
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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It's booked for Dec. 31st. I'm looking to get there Dec. 29th & leave Jan. 1st.

Is the area really that bad? Like a ghetto?
Nah, I mean its not the worst part of town, but its not great. A adult male or two adult males should have no problem. A young lady by yourself? Odds go up obviously.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:58 AM
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Watch out for bedbugs.
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