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Old 07-17-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Hi
I got a job in mount Sinai . I am looking to commute in a car preferably from a suburb. Which area should I be looking to rent ? My Budget is 1250 for a studio.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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By suburb, do you mean only OUTSIDE New York? If so, then probably Westchester County.

But really, dumping the car and applying the savings to rent and living on the UES seems a lot more sensible to me.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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I have to commute to Northern CT weekly as I will be moving alone to the city. Which locations would be good - yonkers???
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Riverdale would be EXCELLENT for you. It's a very safe and convenient New York suburban neighborhood located right about Manhattan and below Westchester. There are a lot of employees that work at Mount Sinai that live in Riverdale. For $1250/mo you may be able to get a studio in a doorman building.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Westchester can get expensive, quickly, in decent areas because there are not too many apartments available in the towns/villages. An area like White Plains would be a good place to look, as can be some parts of Yonkers (away from SW Yonkers). NE Yonkers, nearer to Bronxville, even with a Bronxville address and the Fleetwood section of Mount Vernon, again adjacent to Bronxville, come to mind as areas that might work in Westchester. Tuckahoe might also be a consideration, though apartments may tend to be in divided houses as opposed to apartment buildings. Parking in some of these areas is challenging, especially immediately adjacent to Bronxville in co-ops where parking was not built as part of the original building, so street parking is a bit more limited. And, you cannot get a permit to park in Bronxville, even if in the zip code, because parking is exclusive for village residents.

In the city, Riverdale would work, and you could take the express bus to Mount Sinai as there are stops at Mount Sinai, should you not want to drive every day. Parking is not a huge issue in much of Riverdale, both street and available garages, though some buildings may have a waiting list for parking in the building.

Riverdale is part of The Bronx, so you have to pay city resident income tax -- it's not a suburb that is its own entity between Manhattan and Westchester.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Riverdale is part of The Bronx, so you have to pay city resident income tax
-- it's not a suburb that is its own entity between Manhattan and
Westchester.
And Yonkers also imposes a City income tax on residents. Only NYC and Yonkers in NY do this.

Ddev,
Try this:
Draw a line between Mount Sinai and your home in Northern Connecticut. Pick the first community in Westchester outside NYC that lies on this line...preferably nearest your main access route into Connecticut. Perhaps Mount Vernon, New Rochelle or Bronxville (nice place but $$$) might fill the bill.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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And Yonkers also imposes a City income tax on residents. Only NYC and Yonkers in NY do this.

Ddev,
Try this:
Draw a line between Mount Sinai and your home in Northern Connecticut. Pick the first community in Westchester outside NYC that lies on this line...preferably nearest your main access route into Connecticut.

That is correct. It's a 10% state tax liability surcharge that you pay when filing your taxes.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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In the city, Riverdale would work, and you could take the express bus to Mount Sinai as there are stops at Mount Sinai, should you not want to drive every day. Parking is not a huge issue in much of Riverdale, both street and available garages, though some buildings may have a waiting list for parking in the building.

Riverdale is not a suburb that is its own entity between Manhattan and Westchester.
That is correct. Riverdale is part of New York City, but is considered to be a suburb in New York City, so the OP would still enjoy a suburban style of living.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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That is correct. Riverdale is part of New York City, but is considered to be a suburb in New York City, so the OP would still enjoy a suburban style of living.
Please do not edit my quotes to reflect something that I did not say, i.e., eliminating that Riverdale is part of The Bronx, which it is. Also, this is not the thread for this debate, as there are others for that. This is a relocation thread in which the OP is looking for a place to live, not a discourse as to exactly where one places Riverdale geographically versus perceptions as to what the neighborhood represents.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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Riverdale is part of The Bronx
Thank you for continuing to correct the inaccuracies that other members persist in posting on this board.
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