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Old 05-30-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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Hi

We have been living in East Harlem for the past year (3rd/118). We love the area, but really need to find a place with lower rent than what we are paying.

Currently we pay $1850 for a 2 bed 5th floor walkup. We'd like something more around the $1300-1500 mark, probably a 1 bed.

I've been lurking this forum and cannot seem to find any places at that price where I'd feel my girlfriend is safe walking to the 4/5/6 subway or Metro North late at night. Initially looked at Fordham but decided against it, seems a bit too dodgy.

If anyone has any suggestions it would be most appreciated.

Cheers,
HP
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Hi

We have been living in East Harlem for the past year (3rd/118). We love the area, but really need to find a place with lower rent than what we are paying.

Currently we pay $1850 for a 2 bed 5th floor walkup. We'd like something more around the $1300-1500 mark, probably a 1 bed.

I've been lurking this forum and cannot seem to find any places at that price where I'd feel my girlfriend is safe walking to the 4/5/6 subway or Metro North late at night. Initially looked at Fordham but decided against it, seems a bit too dodgy.

If anyone has any suggestions it would be most appreciated.

Cheers,
HP
You should maybe look in the East Bronx.Pelham Parkway,Morris Park,Pelham Bay.All these areas have very low crime rates , are on the 5 and 6 lines and have tons of 1 br's for 1,200 to 1,300.You might even find a 2 br for 1,500.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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I was under the assumption that area was a bit crap - I've been out there a few times to view jobs at the hospitals. I'm mistaken? Thanks we'll have a look!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I was under the assumption that area was a bit crap - I've been out there a few times to view jobs at the hospitals. I'm mistaken? Thanks we'll have a look!
Compared to Fordham or E Harlem ? You must be joking.

What hospital did you go to and how did you get there ?
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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I was under the assumption that area was a bit crap - I've been out there a few times to view jobs at the hospitals. I'm mistaken? Thanks we'll have a look!
Lol! Because it's in the Bronx?
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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No, I'm not from NY and just don't know anything about the areas. I suppose the Bronx has the same rep as East Harlem and we love living here. Kind of going blind and don't know anything about anywhere
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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No, I'm not from NY and just don't know anything about the areas. I suppose the Bronx has the same rep as East Harlem and we love living here. Kind of going blind and don't know anything about anywhere
Do you have kids?
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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No, I'm not from NY and just don't know anything about the areas. I suppose the Bronx has the same rep as East Harlem and we love living here. Kind of going blind and don't know anything about anywhere
Actually,places like Pelham Parkway,Morris Park and Pelham Bay have a much better rep and are much more pleasant places to live than E Harlem.There isn't even any comparison.The rents are less because 1) you don't get a Manhattan zip code and 2)it's a longer ride on the subway to midtown.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Nope no kids

bluedog: ok cheers. We will give that area a good look at then.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Nope no kids

bluedog: ok cheers. We will give that area a good look at then.
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