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Old 05-13-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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Hello,

Need some advice on what my options are for a place without roommates. Income is 75,000 before taxes working in financial district. I'm a single male.

Order of importance:
1. Safe neighborhood
2. Short commute (less than 30 minutes)
3. Access to public transportation to get me to FiDi

Also, is padmapper any good?

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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how old are you? you could live in east village for this price (2k studio) and wouldbe in a lively neighborhood for sure if thats what you care about
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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how old are you? you could live in east village for this price (2k studio) and wouldbe in a lively neighborhood for sure if thats what you care about
I am 29 years old.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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Brooklyn Heights to Prospect Park area. You'll find plenty of studios in that area for your budget. 1 bed and you are going to be looking farther away and the neighborhoods that follow are either blah or blighted until your way down in Brooklyn and farther than 30 minutes from FiDi.

I also work in the FiDi. I chose Bay Ridge because I don't care about hipness, and I'd prefer to save money and have a massive one bedroom for the price of a closet further north. I take the express bus and it takes 30-45 minutes (going home is generally a slower ride). It's double the cost of a monthly regular metrocard, but worth it to me. I will not an cannot ride the R consistently. It's not that it is so much longer time-wise (it's almost always 40 minutes, exclusive of waiting), but I like to read on my commute and the bus is very quiet compared to the human zoo on the subway you tend to get.

Anyway, it depends on what you value. Shorter commute or bigger space? "Cool" area, or just safe, quiet neighborhood? You can essentially afford to live in all of Brooklyn.

Manhattan---you can find places probably on the LES or East Village. Tiny. Probably class C or lower buildings. I think quality of life is better across the river for your budget, but it depends on what you like.

Also, the UES you could find a studio. God bless those that need to ride the 6 to commute. My wife lived there before we were married and I would leave at 730am instead of my usual 820am just to beat the crowd, and even then the commute was torture too often.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Brooklyn Heights to Prospect Park area. You'll find plenty of studios in that area for your budget. 1 bed and you are going to be looking farther away and the neighborhoods that follow are either blah or blighted until your way down in Brooklyn and farther than 30 minutes from FiDi.

I also work in the FiDi. I chose Bay Ridge because I don't care about hipness, and I'd prefer to save money and have a massive one bedroom for the price of a closet further north. I take the express bus and it takes 30-45 minutes (going home is generally a slower ride). It's double the cost of a monthly regular metrocard, but worth it to me. I will not an cannot ride the R consistently. It's not that it is so much longer time-wise (it's almost always 40 minutes, exclusive of waiting), but I like to read on my commute and the bus is very quiet compared to the human zoo on the subway you tend to get.

Anyway, it depends on what you value. Shorter commute or bigger space? "Cool" area, or just safe, quiet neighborhood? You can essentially afford to live in all of Brooklyn.

Manhattan---you can find places probably on the LES or East Village. Tiny. Probably class C or lower buildings. I think quality of life is better across the river for your budget, but it depends on what you like.

Also, the UES you could find a studio. God bless those that need to ride the 6 to commute. My wife lived there before we were married and I would leave at 730am instead of my usual 820am just to beat the crowd, and even then the commute was torture too often.
Wow this is great advice. I think I might have to check out LES because I am going to school part time as well (Baruch College on 24th St and Lexington Ave).
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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Studios across the street from Baruch are in your price range. I have 2 there. They go fast though when they come up.

Last time I rented one out, 20 people showed up the first night.
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