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Old 12-04-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Rent in Astoria ranges because it depends if the unit is gut renovated or not and then you have people that will charge you an arm and a leg for a dump. Those places for a 1 bedroom should all be under $1,600.00 a month.

Make sure it's rent stablized and ask the bed bug question.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Crown Heights/Weeksville)
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See if you like anything you can afford in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. It's a small neighborhood around the Grand Army Plaza area, in walking distance to Park Slope which is too expensive to rent, but you can eat or shop there. Prospect Heights also has its own neighborhood cafes and food shopping; nothing amazing but decent.

Prospect Heights is closer to NYU than the other places you mentioned here so far. Notice the good subway lines connecting to lower Manhattan. Rents have gone up in Prospect Heights in recent years, but I suspect about equal to Astoria.

Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens make this section of Brooklyn very appealing.

You might also find something suitable in Prospect Lefferts Garden, but you have to know the blocks there, just as everywhere.

If you look at Inwood, notice where the Express subway stations begin. You'll enjoy those as a shortcut to lower Manhattan for NYU. Even if you take the Local 1 Subway and change to an express (around 168th, for example), you'll move quickly through Midtown (96 down to 14th) on an Express with fewer stops than the local trains. People here change subways a lot inside the same station, to use the Express trains when possible.

Coming home at 9 p,m is not late in this city!

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Old 12-07-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Concourse
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You should also consider Bedford Park in the Bronx. The D train gets you to West 4th St in 40 minutes and rents are lower there than in Astoria or Bay Ridge. There is another thread that has links to current rental apartments in Bedford Park.
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