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Old 10-10-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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I am currently going to a university in Florida, but am trying to transfer to the SUNY Purchase school in the Spring 2013. I am planning on moving to Brooklyn with two roommates and making the trip to Purchase via subway/bus. Where are safe/affordable places to live in Brooklyn? ( affordable for me being 1500 or less for a 2br. )

ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! as I am very confused already

Also, suggestions on other places to live besides Brooklyn are okay, too!

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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As a Floridian myself, I can say UF is a much better school that anything SUNY can offer. Although, Ganesville is a piece of sh*t. Do you have a FL bright futures scholarship? SUNY can be expensive if coming from out of state.

You can find 2br for $1,500 in Brooklyn. They aren't located in desirable neighborhoods, but they are available none the less. Search craigslist terms "JMZ" as you will find apartments in your range along that subway line.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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I am currently going to a university in Florida, but am trying to transfer to the SUNY Purchase school in the Spring 2013. I am planning on moving to Brooklyn with two roommates and making the trip to Purchase via subway/bus. Where are safe/affordable places to live in Brooklyn? ( affordable for me being 1500 or less for a 2br. )

ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! as I am very confused already

Also, suggestions on other places to live besides Brooklyn are okay, too!
You are most certainly confused!

I suggest you take a look at a map! Note the location of Purchase, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Purchase is NOT a part of NYC.

NYC's subway and bus system are limited to the five boroughs of NYC. There is NO service to Purchase, NY.

Commuting from Brooklyn to Westchester

SUNY Purchase College - Transportation - College Prowler
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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This post inspired me, out of sheer boredom, to try to figure out if you could commute from Brooklyn to SUNY Purchase using only NYC subway and Westchester buses.

The Westchester bus map is almost incomprehensible, but I think you can. I would estimate 3+ hours each way.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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There should be a good amount of 2BR in the 1400-1500 range in the southern swath (bensonhurst, gravesend).
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Purchase is near Connecticut. you are talking about a commute of at least 30-35 miles one way
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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I am currently going to a university in Florida, but am trying to transfer to the SUNY Purchase school in the Spring 2013. I am planning on moving to Brooklyn with two roommates and making the trip to Purchase via subway/bus. Where are safe/affordable places to live in Brooklyn? ( affordable for me being 1500 or less for a 2br. )

ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! as I am very confused already

Also, suggestions on other places to live besides Brooklyn are okay, too!

Like jcoltrane and BinxBolling said, you're going to have one hell of a commute. You may want to reconsider living in Brooklyn.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Oh my! Purchase is very far from Brooklyn. You cannot live in Brooklyn and be a student at that campus. You would have to pay out of state tuition too since you would not have been here long enough to establish NYS residency. Are you looking for a performing or fine arts program in NYC? There are other schools within the city.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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As a Floridian myself, I can say UF is a much better school that anything SUNY can offer.
*facepalm*
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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You can absolutely get to SUNY Purchase via train and bus. The issue is going to be whether or not you'll actually want to. You can take the Metro North up to White Plains (express trains take about 35 minutes from Grand Central), then Purchase has a shuttle bus for students that will take you to campus.

If you lived near Grand Central it probably wouldn't be that big of a deal, but depending on what part of Brooklyn, ugh.
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