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Old 07-11-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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For you I pick Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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Hmm, this depends on what you expect to spend and your skills, education.

For your own small place at an "affordable" price your choices are a little far from the center of everything - Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, East Harlem, Inwood. If you room with someone then more options open up.

I advise you check this article for an idea of market rates for apts - to me this is an accurate depiction and it states when something is a good bargain or not - What $1,200/Month Rents You Around New York City - Curbed Comparisons - Curbed NY

Note: A few parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn have the highest crime rates in NYC. Bronx does have the highest poverty rate of all the boroughs. Brooklyn follows. This is according to the 2010 US Census.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Hmm, this depends on what you expect to spend and your skills, education.

For your own small place at an "affordable" price your choices are a little far from the center of everything - Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, East Harlem, Inwood. If you room with someone then more options open up.

I advise you check this article for an idea of market rates for apts - to me this is an accurate depiction and it states when something is a good bargain or not - What $1,200/Month Rents You Around New York City - Curbed Comparisons - Curbed NY

Note: A few parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn have the highest crime rates in NYC. Bronx does have the highest poverty rate of all the boroughs. Brooklyn follows. This is according to the 2010 US Census.
Certainly agree with you there. Bronx=high crime and lots of poverty.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I do plan on having 3-4 roommates living with me and sharing the rent together.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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What everyone else said--if you want the kind of living you described there's no reason not to move to Manhattan if you can afford it. The only reason someone seeking that kind of lifestyle would move to another borough is because of cost. Or if they're just a die-hard hipster and really like Bushwick.

Do you have a budget? What part of town will you be working in? What kind of "scene" do you like?
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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One place would not be for you... Riverdale, NY. It would be too suburban for your liking.
Why are you writing "Riverdale, NY" like it's a separate city (or a Queens neighborhood)? lol
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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What part of Manhattan should I move to? Or more specifically, which neighborhood?
Noise is not an issue for me. It actually soothes my sleep (I don't know how to explain it)
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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It sounds like you'd enjoy the East Village or Lower East Side.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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What part of Manhattan should I move to? Or more specifically, which neighborhood?
Noise is not an issue for me. It actually soothes my sleep (I don't know how to explain it)
Can't really recommend unless we know your budget, where you'll need to commute to, what type of things you like to do, etc
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I recommend either Manhattan [if you have the money], or Western Queens like Astoria or Sunnyside. West Brooklyn has some really good options too, like Midwood.

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Certainly agree with you there. Bronx=high crime and lots of poverty.
Not every neighborhood in the Bronx has high crime and lots of poverty. Riverdale doesn't.
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