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Old 07-14-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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I've come to the conclusion that I've peaked in NYC and it's time to move. I work very hard and always have yet my salary remains too low for NYC. My commute from L.I during the past 4 years to my job in the city was always 3-4 hours roundtrip. Then I moved into the city for about 6 months last year but my job moved to the one of the boroughs. I didn't want the congestion and lack of grass and trees in Manhattan so looked at one-bedroom apartments in the boroughs. On my salary, my choices for affordable market value rent was reduced to basement apartments in Queens (um, NO), studio apartments in Brooklyn, NO), Staten Island (and pay a $15 dollar toll every time I come back home, NO) and even with my EZ Pass discount it's $13, NO) , or the Bronx (double NO regardless of how many bedrooms I'm offered and even if FREE rent was thrown in as a consolation prize, NO thank you!).

Since I felt Connecticut was a little too far to drive back and forth to work everyday (and I would have had to move way out in CT for the affordable market value apartments) not to mention the traffic on I-95 North corridor is reminiscent of LA freeway traffic, I settled on NJ to move to thinking it offers the closest to what appeals to me: peace and quiet, less congestion, grass, trees, and more importantly "affordable" rent. Well, even in NJ (will start another thread about this) I realize it's still not economically logical for me to continue to stay in the NYC metro area. I'm considering where to live that will not only offer a higher quality of life but appeal to me in other ways as well. I've already started applying for jobs in other parts of the country. Anyone else looking to move within the next year or so? Have you decided where yet? If so, where?
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Most likely Pennsylvania. What a beautiful state.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I say if you are dismissing an entire borough even under the (imaginary) free rent scenario..I say you are not a NYer at all, and you should have stayed in LI where you belong. You won't be missed...I suggest you leave ASAP...I mean you may accidentally run into someone from the Bronx..and then what! It's not worth the risk! RUN TO IOWA..HURRY!

I also would not recommend connecticut..I mean you would probably have to drive through the Bronx on occasion...NO WAY NOT EVEN IF IT WAS FOR A FREE CAR AND FREE GAS RIGHT? Actually, your best bet is to leave the country, because NYC residents, and those Bronx ones too, move all over the country. What if one of "those people" move next door to you in your future home in Texas? Not worth the risk, NOT EVEN FOR A FREE HOUSE IN TEXAS AND $1 MILLION CASH. I suggest expanding your search to Namibia, Papua New Guinea, and Tajikistan.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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I would not rule out the Bronx. I believe there are some nice neighborhoods there, and the green space in the Bronx is outstanding with the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and Van Cortlandt Park. You might take some time to drive around the borough and explore it for yourself. I live in Manhattan, and I have considered moving up there to get away from all the congestion and traffic noise here.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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I say if you are dismissing an entire borough even under the (imaginary) free rent scenario..I say you are not a NYer at all, and you should have stayed in LI where you belong. You won't be missed...I suggest you leave ASAP...I mean you may accidentally run into someone from the Bronx..and then what! It's not worth the risk! RUN TO IOWA..HURRY!

I also would not recommend connecticut..I mean you would probably have to drive through the Bronx on occasion...NO WAY NOT EVEN IF IT WAS FOR A FREE CAR AND FREE GAS RIGHT? Actually, your best bet is to leave the country, because NYC residents, and those Bronx ones too, move all over the country. What if one of "those people" move next door to you in your future home in Texas? Not worth the risk, NOT EVEN FOR A FREE HOUSE IN TEXAS AND $1 MILLION CASH. I suggest expanding your search to Namibia, Papua New Guinea, and Tajikistan.
I could hear the sandy vajayay before I even scrolled down...

Edit: It's sounds kind of crunchy
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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There's already a huge long thread about this exact issue. Maybe you could ask the mod to remove yours and just participate in the other one.
So you want to leave new york: where would you go and why?

It's a good topic in general, but your OP comes off as sort of strange. You were living in Manhattan but your job moved to one of the outer boroughs so you decided to move to New Jersey? A little weird. Also, there are some nice areas in the Bronx like Riverdale, so to say someone would have to pay you to live in the Bronx is also weird, since most of your post is complaining about how you don't make enough to live on.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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If you wanted to move to New Jersey, New York was probably never a good fit for you. New Jersey is certainly is not necessarily cheaper for anything even remotely commute-able.

I think you are wrong about the Bronx.
I also thought you were wrong about Hamilton Heights.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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You might end up feeling miserable anywhere you go. What is it that might make you want to live somewhere.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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available: As flattering as it is that you invest so much time in me and my posts, so much so that the alluring sound of my crunchy vajayaya lures you to me relentlessly, it is creepy.

I think this op is wrong about a lot of things....so I tend to agree with the above posters.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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available: As flattering as it is that you invest so much time in me and my posts, so much so that the alluring sound of my crunchy vajayaya lures you to me relentlessly, it is creepy.

I think this op is wrong about a lot of things....so I tend to agree with the above posters.

Define "investing so much time in you" in your opinion. If I see something lulz worthy from you (often), I'll comment on it, on the occasions that I'm actually on here. Nothing more, fella...
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