Good neighborhood for Brooklyn College student with job on LI?
I'm a female in my early 20s and I'll be transferring to Brooklyn College in the fall for my junior year. Right now I live with my parents in central Long Island, but I need to move into my own apartment before I start at BC in the fall. I want a place with an easy commute to Brooklyn College, but I also have a part-time job in Huntington I'll need to commute to 2-3 days a week (and for this reason I'll also need to keep my car). Can anybody recommend some areas of Queens or Brooklyn (or maybe even western Nassau) that would be good for a single college student where I can keep my car? I realize it's unlikely to find a perfect neighborhood that has an easy commute to both Midwood and Huntington so out of the two I'd rather have easy access to the BC campus since I'll be there more days per week. And of course if I can find a job that pays the same as or better than my LI job closer to Brooklyn I'd be willing to quit my job in Huntington. I'm lucky to have a relatively well-paying part-time job for a college student and I'm very frugal, so at the expense of fun I've managed to save up about $22,000 so far. I'll have my savings and at least $800/month in income to live off of (and maybe a student loan - I'm still figuring that part out). I don't want or need an expensive apartment and I'm really hoping to keep my rent as cheap as possible. A studio would be perfectly fine with me - just a place to sleep, shower, and keep my stuff. Any help on where to start looking would be greatly appreciated.