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Old 07-17-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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I agree that you pretty much have to have a roommate.
I suggest Bay Ridge, you should be able to get a nice room in a nice building/location for that.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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You're definitely going to need a bigger budget or a lot of roommates. I moved here in 1994, and paid $725/month for a pretty broken down 1-bedroom. And that was when 5th Ave was scary and unsafe, before all the restaurants and bars moved in. Also be dubious of ads for rooms for rent. A typical bedroom here can be 8ft x 10 ft. Apartments are quite small here compared to around the country.

I second the suggestion of Queens or NJ. But even there, I think you will need some roommates.

The good thing is that so many people live with roommates in the city, it's no big deal.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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It depends on your budget - anything that can be reasonably labeled Park Slope, Prospect Heights or Windsor Terrace is extremely expensive. Beware of realtors stretching the boundaries of these areas - i.e. if they call it "Prospect Heights" but it's East of Washington Avenue, it's really Crown Heights, which isn't such a great area. For Park Slope I wouldn't go south of 22nd or 23rd Street.

Kensington is an OK area - a couple of blocks down Ocean Parkway, you're still in walking distance from the park, but at a much cheaper price.

Also beware of "Prospect Park South." This is a term that realtors have invented...it's really Flatbush and it's a pretty rough area.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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It depends on your budget - anything that can be reasonably labeled Park Slope, Prospect Heights or Windsor Terrace is extremely expensive. Beware of realtors stretching the boundaries of these areas - i.e. if they call it "Prospect Heights" but it's East of Washington Avenue, it's really Crown Heights, which isn't such a great area. For Park Slope I wouldn't go south of 22nd or 23rd Street.

Kensington is an OK area - a couple of blocks down Ocean Parkway, you're still in walking distance from the park, but at a much cheaper price.

Also beware of "Prospect Park South." This is a term that realtors have invented...it's really Flatbush and it's a pretty rough area.
funny thing about this, I have looked at a bunch of neighborhood maps going back the past hundred years and the area between Washington Ave to Franklin is actually a gray area, the area is considered to be both Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, depending on what map you look at. Though modern day translation it is considered Crown Heights, though I think the size of Crown Heights it is too big to label as one thing.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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Also beware of "Prospect Park South." This is a term that realtors have invented...it's really Flatbush and it's a pretty rough area.
The name Prospect Park South is actually very old, but the way realtors use it now is wrong.

Prospect Park South was one of the 19th century Victorian developments south of Prospect Park. It even had its own logo, two Ps and S interlocking, which you can still see on brick posts in the neighborhood: 05.prospect.park.south.church | | Forgotten New YorkForgotten New York

Realtors now lump all of the surviving Victorian developments together as "Ditmas Park," which is not strictly accurate. Then they use "Prospect Park South" to refer to the apartment house blocks immediately south of the park, which is also not accurate.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The name Prospect Park South is actually very old, but the way realtors use it now is wrong.

Prospect Park South was one of the 19th century Victorian developments south of Prospect Park. It even had its own logo, two Ps and S interlocking, which you can still see on brick posts in the neighborhood: 05.prospect.park.south.church | | Forgotten New YorkForgotten New York

Realtors now lump all of the surviving Victorian developments together as "Ditmas Park," which is not strictly accurate. Then they use "Prospect Park South" to refer to the apartment house blocks immediately south of the park, which is also not accurate.
That is one of those areas I have heard people brag about how great it is and all the good restaurants the neighborhood has, but I have yet to actually find the Ditmas Park I hear people talk about.
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