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Old 07-23-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: boston
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"If you want something like the Back Bay then south of Christopher Street and areas off 7th to the north will remind you a little of your area in Boston."

THAT WOULD BE GREAT! I lived next to the prudential center. My apartment was connected to Shaws on Boylston Street. Very clean area with every convenience in the area.

I lucked out with location there!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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Meh, too commercial for me right at Prudential.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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I've lived here for a year, and I love it. Technically I suppose I'm in Greenwich Village, since I'm on the corner of 6th Ave, but it really is a great area. It's quiet compared to the rest of the city, and has a good deal of nightlife. It's walking distance from a lot of things. Rent-wise, I'm in a 2 bedroom for $3650 and it's very nice, has a living room, kitchen, eat-in bar, dishwasher, etc. I know someone in one of the first posts made a general statement that there is a bad mice problem, but I can tell you I've never had one in my place. I do also have one of those noise-emitters, so maybe that makes a difference. Finding an elevator building might be tough, if that's important to you, but you adjust to walk-ups after awhile.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: East Village
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I know someone in one of the first posts made a general statement that there is a bad mice problem, but I can tell you I've never had one in my place. I do also have one of those noise-emitters, so maybe that makes a difference.
I think mice must vary building-to-building. I've never seen one in my apartment at 7th and Bedford after 3 years, but my friend who lives near Bleecker and 7th has had several. My building also sends an exterminator every month, so that probably helps quite a bit.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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Hi there, thanks for the reply. Chelsea seems very large, I would need to be near the 23rd street and 6th ave path, is that a good area? Also, s FiDi really that dead, and is 10th-12th ok in Hell's Kitchen as opposed to the times square area? I would not mind living in the East Village, but it seems like the path would be distant? Any thoughts?
I did not find it to be that big. Manhattan in my opinion, is very walkable. The path runs along 6th avenue and there are other stops. 23rd street is a pretty safe area. I lived a very close to distance to 23rd/6th. What I liked most about living around there is that it is very active. You can come home all hours of the night and people are around.

FIDI was not a very active area when I lived there a few years ago. You also may find it more expensive with regards to amenities as well just given the area. The up side is that depending where you are --you can be close to a lot of things. I lived very close to there and other neighborhoods are easily accessible to it. It does quiet down at night and on the weekends because it is a commercial area, although there are residential buildings too.

It Depends on where you are in the East Vil. It is a great neighborhood. There are stops at 9th street and 14th street. It's a walkable area. I am a walker and seldom take transit so if you don't mind walking.

10-12th avenue? What are the cross streets? I don't like the area in general to live. I find it run down, congested and a lot of overflow from 42nd. That's just my personal preference.

And I agree with the other posters. I am from Boston, certain parts of the Village will remind you of Back Bay. Use the path map to see what you can/cannot live with/without. Decide what you want in terms of amenities, make a list and see what you are left with.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Sixth Avenue and 23rd is a prime location. Perfectly safe, superb shopping, easy transportation and of course, the PATH station that shares with the F and the M trains. It doesn't have the charm of old brownstones but it has immense apartment buildings galore to choose from.
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