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Old 07-12-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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Hi,
I'm Egyptian & i'm seeking to make the master of science in Civil Engineering at CCNY & i will pay all the tuition & fees without any waive & so i decided to live in their dorms the Towers because it's reasonable prices for rooms but lately i found that Harlem is so bad place, isn't that?
I want your advice for going to CCNY or not because the safe of its neighborhood? could i go to CCNY but live in a studio apartment in a safety neighborhood with max rent 1500$/month?
Thank you.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Queens, New York City
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How far away from CCNY do you want to live? Do you want to be very close, or would you be okay riding the subway to get to CCNY?

$1500/month for a studio in a safe neighborhood is possible in many places in the city.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Yeah that's right 1500$ is enough to afford a studio apartment at many good places..
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Live in the Towers. It is the best idea financially and academically. Given that you are moving here from abroad, it would be a good way to acclimate yourself in a safe and convenient residence. Make friends, do well in your courses, get to know the city and figure out where you want to live. If not the Towers, Convent, directly west, is quite nice but you might have trouble finding a place in your price range. Or not, you could get lucky. But again, I would go with the Towers.

It isn't a bad area, and even walking to and from the subway on the Terrace will not be the end of the world. The express train stop is a five or ten-minute walk, depending how fast you are.

A good (some say "great" ...) restaurant just opened a few blocks away on 127th and St. Nicholas Avenue, also about a five-minute walk from the Towers. French bistro-type food.

http://www.maisonharlem.com/

People should only post advice if they actually know something about the topics at hand. This is moving out of control. At any moment, the "subway takes you anywhere in five minutes" poster will turn up.

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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i would live in any place however the distance & which places i could live in with 1500$/m? like what?

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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Live in the Towers. It is the best idea financially and academically. Given that you are moving here from abroad, it would be a good way to acclimate yourself in a safe and convenient residence. Make friends, do well in your courses, get to know the city and figure out where you want to live. If not the Towers, Convent, directly west, is quite nice but you might have trouble finding a place in your price range. Or not, you could get lucky. But again, I would go with the Towers.

It isn't a bad area, and even walking to and from the subway on the Terrace will not be the end of the world. The express train stop is a five or ten-minute walk, depending how fast you are.

A good (some say "great" ...) restaurant just opened a few blocks away on 127th and St. Nicholas Avenue, also about a five-minute walk from the Towers. French bistro-type food.

Maison Harlem | Home

People should only post advice if they actually know something about the topics at hand. This is moving out of control. At any moment, the "subway takes you anywhere in five minutes" poster will turn up.
that why i asked for advice to get all available options & take the best one. unless u from harlem do u think it's almost safe if u rate how much u give it of 10?
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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that why i asked for advice to get all available options & take the best one. unless u from harlem do u think it's almost safe if u rate how much u give it of 10?
No place is surely "almost safe" in Manhattan, perhaps not in New York. Too many people.

In Harlem you are not necessarily more likely to be targeted for a crime if you are not part of the 'hood culture. And, in fact, if you do have a problem, people are more likely to help you here than is the case in many other neighborhoods.

We do not appreciate the lack of amenities, relatively speaking, or the quality-of-life issues associated with ghetto culture. I am not a Harlem native (downtown), my significant other is.

My advice was given far less as a Harlem resident than as an academic with an understanding of what these endeavors entail.

You should look on craigslist for apartments and then check hopstop for the distances.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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thank you for the huge benefits
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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It's possible, but are you in a position to spend that much time to search for an apartment, and learn what you need to know about apartments and leases here, especially since - excuse me - you're not fluent in English?
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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It's possible, but are you in a position to spend that much time to search for an apartment, and learn what you need to know about apartments and leases here, especially since - excuse me - you're not fluent in English?
why i'm not fluent in English? & about possible of living in a high level place with 1500$/m where could i live? i concern living in a skyscraper whatever the distance to the college.
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