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Old 01-26-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Hi,

We are planning to move back to NYC this summer after several years abroad, although now with two K and school aged children. I was wondering what areas you would recommend in terms of quality for money, decent neighborhood, and especially schools? We are considering Greenpoint / Northside because we have lived there in the past and because of the Catholic schools there (St. Stanislaus Kostka Academy about $5,000/yr), perhaps Maspeth and maybe Astoria. Just as the previous poster, our total income would probably be about 70-90k. Also, we are only planning to stay a year or so in NYC there before moving out to the suburban NY/NJ/CT once my wife gets into a medical residency program. Am I correct to say that a decent 3 bd apt would be about $1500/mo?

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Am I correct to say that a decent 3 bd apt would be about $1500/mo?
You would be very much incorrect.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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For $1500 in those areas you will only find a 1BR in Astoria. It will get you nothing in Greenpoint.

In Maspeth you might be able to get a 1BR or a small 2BR if you're lucky.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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You could live in Murray Hill QUeens if you're not looking for anything trendy and get a good blue for your buck.

Try the area between 167th street to 170th street on crocheron avenue. There is a catholic school, St Andrews Avelino on Northern Boulevard and 158th street. The area is about 40% Asian and 30% white and 20% hispanic.

You should be able to get that 2 BR in those buildings there for your desired price.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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You could also try Eastern Ridgewood and Glendale in Queens. Similar neighborhoods to Maspeth and also borders Maspeth and Greenpoint, but cheaper.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:18 AM
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Greenpoint has excellent elementary schools (PS 31 And 34) - one of them the highest scoring in Brooklyn (PS 31).
You could always go to a Catholic school if you feel the need to spend the money.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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You could rent a 3 bedroom townhouse in STaten Island for about 1800, but in Queens or Brooklyn, fuggetaboutit!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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There's simply no way you'll find a 3-br apt in Greenpoint or Astoria for $1,500

Maspeth is the cheapest of the ones you mention and a 3BR there could be around $2,000
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Remember when choosing a Catholic school on the basis of cost to factor in the very real expense of YEARS of psychotherapy.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Remember when choosing a Catholic school on the basis of cost to factor in the very real expense of YEARS of psychotherapy.
Being a 'victim' of Catholic school I can't really complain... obviously can't vouch for others...
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