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Old 09-27-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Hi. I'm trying to get transferred over to New York and I like to plan ahead. My place of work would be on 42nd and 6th Avenue. I'm looking for more "hip" downtown neighborhoods. My budget is $5-6k, and I'm looking for a nice modern large one bedroom or perhaps a two bedroom. What neighborhoods should I be looking at? I don't want a commute longer than 35 minutes. Want somewhere with lots of great restaurants, proximity to grocery stores (I like Whole Foods), bars, some good shopping.

I love the look of TriBeCa but it seems too quiet and too geared towards families for me. Any visially similar neighborhoods to TriBeCa? I just love the architecture. Soho? It seemed the polar opposite but I loved the buildings and the vibe. The only problem I had with it was that there are too many tourists. Is it like that every day or just on the weekends? Can I even afford it?

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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West Village/Greenwich Village
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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This is kind of an old link but it may help you. It looks like all of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn are similar to San Francisco.

San Francisco guide to New York neighborhoods – overstated
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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The only problem I had with it was that there are too many tourists. Is it like that every day or just on the weekends?
Transplants and hipster scum (or those that want to be either) are just as bad as tourists...

Think about how those of us that are lifelong natives feel about people like you that constantly move in or want to move in. Then start taking steps to cancel your transfer to NYC.

On that note, we really need to take some bold steps to de-hippify NYC and Downtown neighborhoods aren't a bad place to start. It truly was better when there were no tourist mobs and people were scared to walk the streets.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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^truthfully, the city would likely be better off without this goryblizzard guy. Another one that thinks they own the city for no good reason.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: White Sox Territory
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^Agreed

Yes, Goryblizzard, let's remake NYC in your image. You can be the judge of who is "New Yorker" enough to enterr moated fortress.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NoBro
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"Vibrant" ugh. In other words, goods and services and infrastructure which satisfy the SWPL view of the good life.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Transplants and hipster scum (or those that want to be either) are just as bad as tourists...

Think about how those of us that are lifelong natives feel about people like you that constantly move in or want to move in. Then start taking steps to cancel your transfer to NYC.

On that note, we really need to take some bold steps to de-hippify NYC and Downtown neighborhoods aren't a bad place to start. It truly was better when there were no tourist mobs and people were scared to walk the streets.
So, what NYC street gang are you in?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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"Vibrant" ugh. In other words, goods and services and infrastructure which satisfy the SWPL view of the good life.
"vibrant" really has become a code word for a certain kind of lifelessness, hasn't it.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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I suggest Greenwich Village, the West Village or the East Village.
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