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Old 01-29-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I'm looking to move to a new, and cheaper NYC neighborhood. I live in Tribeca. I'd like a 1 bedroom with an approximate maximum of $2,800. I could go a little higher if it was a great place. I work in midtown and aside from that go to 14th St area, Columbus Circle and UWS somewhat regularly.

Priorities/non-priorities:
Walkability: Medium
Groceries: Medium
Bars and restaurants: Low
Recent construction housing: High
Transportation to Manhattan: Short commute to midtown is priority

Home quality and transportation are really my highest priorities.

I was thinking about Williamsburg because a few friends said it was good area, but some comments here are very negative. I have friends who live in Park Slope but the commute to midtown seems a tad long.

Any ideas? I'm open to any neighborhood/borough.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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Sounds like Williamsburg is good for you since it has a lot of recent construction. It also is the direct line to 14th street. But it is rife with bars and restaurants and I don't know if it is just a low priority or if it is something you wish to avoid.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Sounds like Williamsburg is good for you since it has a lot of recent construction. It also is the direct line to 14th street. But it is rife with bars and restaurants and I don't know if it is just a low priority or if it is something you wish to avoid.
As long as I don't hear them from my apartment, I'm fine with them being out there. I just don't go to them much, so I don't need them in the area I move to.

Your points are right on. I guess I don't understand the disdain against Williamsburg that I've read. I get that it's pricey compared to other areas in Brooklyn, but it seems people dislike more than that aspect. I'll have to go check it out, though I'm not sure how good of a feel that will give me.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Recent construction housing: High
Transportation to Manhattan: Short commute to midtown is priority



Any ideas? I'm open to any neighborhood/borough.
Hunters Point QUeens. You can live on 48th/47th avenue and Center boulevard in ,that new development. If you look at google earth they even have a pool on the roof.

You can walk to the 7 train 3 blocks to the east.


Hunter's Point South - NYCEDC - YouTube
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island City, NY
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Hunters Point QUeens. You can live on 48th/47th avenue and Center boulevard in ,that new development. If you look at google earth they even have a pool on the roof.

You can walk to the 7 train 3 blocks to the east.


Hunter's Point South - NYCEDC - YouTube
This. There are lots of new buildings here (some not even open yet) within the past few years.

It is one stop to Grand Central, two to Bryant Park, three to Times Square.
Two to 14th Street/Union Square with a quick transfer to the 4/5 at GC.

There are amenities (eg. Duane Reade, grocery store, some restaurants, etc.) within walking distance, but its not overrun with bars and most of the bars/restaurants are on one main street (Vernon) near the subway station and a few blocks from the high rise buildings.

Buildings have laundry, gym, roof deck, common areas... some have pools/film screening rooms etc.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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As long as I don't hear them from my apartment, I'm fine with them being out there. I just don't go to them much, so I don't need them in the area I move to.

Your points are right on. I guess I don't understand the disdain against Williamsburg that I've read. I get that it's pricey compared to other areas in Brooklyn, but it seems people dislike more than that aspect. I'll have to go check it out, though I'm not sure how good of a feel that will give me.
In some areas the bars can be somewhat noisy in Williamsburgh. I'd definately check it out though, day and night. Other than that There's Astoria, LIC and Hunter's Point which FlushingRepresenter pointed out. Though they do have nightlife, they are not too noisy and can be removed from residential areas, which are still close to transportation to Midtown.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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If you want new construction, and about a 25 minute commute to Midtown/14th street off the 2/5 lines at E149th, you should look into Melrose community of the Southern Bronx. Not only are the buildings new, the entire community is being rebuilt brick by brick. Here are some examples of what you will find, however this is just a small sample:

Make Northrose your home for superior living in the heart of the Bronx | NORTHROSE - The Residences

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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LIC, Astoria, Sunnyside in Queens are IMO the shortest commutes into midtown. And all of those areas will have new construction buildings for your budget.
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