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Old 05-17-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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So what I'm understand is with my income and with no roomate I'll have to commute at least 40 minutes or so, which I honestly think is worth it for the privacy. Not really looking to live in Jersey or Staten Island so I guess I'll start looking in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Any suggestions on neighborhoods there? I've never been to Brooklyn and I've only been to Pelham Parkway in the Bronx. Also would I be eligible for affordable NYC housing? I know some of the buildings can be ghetto but I was looking at Normandie Court and it didn't look that bad and its in a nice neighborhood.
Pelham Parkway is an excellent option. Good access to train lines (2 and 5) as well as an express bus to Manhattan. Commute times are going to be longer but not that bad - I think it's around 45-50 mins to midtown. Decent amenities like grocery stores, retail, and banks but it is in no way a "hip" neighborhood. You should still be able to find a studio for $1000, I think.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Rochester or Buffalo
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Crown Heights/Weeksville)
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Since you really liked Harlem and were open to the Bronx, then I'd suggest in Brooklyn try looking for a studio along Nostrand Avenue, on sidestreets off Nostrand, Bedford, Rogers.. between around Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Ave. Good subway transportation.

Nostrand Ave has a lively blend of commercial places, some oldschool ghetto (dollar stores, hardware etc), some very recent new (independent coffee, healthy sandwich), many recently opened up by people from that neighborhood, including immigrants. I often shop there because I like the energy and find it friendly/warm there.

Try to locate near a 2,3,4,5 train if you can, or maybe the A, C.

If you strike out, and decide you need to compromise (we all do) consider a roommate for starters in a cleaner 2-br apartment before you put yourself in some hideous roachtrap/rotting kitchen kind of alone space. At least a roommate stays in their own room and showers sometimes.

Immediately after college, it's natural to want to move on from roommates, but in NYC rental costs require many to make other choices. Some have actually learned to live ok together, on a more mature basis than college. Find an employed roommate who's been in the city awhile.

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Old 05-17-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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My suggestion is that you get real, not throw money down the drain, and get a roommate (not necessarily a sublet).
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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What's out there, two a bit beyond your 40x:

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/fee/5003504207.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/fee/5002333471.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/fee/4994507749.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/fee/5012959131.html

Granted that FBD and the 140s is the 'hood, people are moving there.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The Bronx.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Since you really liked Harlem and were open to the Bronx, then I'd suggest in Brooklyn try looking for a studio along Nostrand Avenue, on sidestreets off Nostrand, Bedford, Rogers.. between around Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Ave. Good subway transportation.

Nostrand Ave has a lively blend of commercial places, some oldschool ghetto (dollar stores, hardware etc), some very recent new (independent coffee, healthy sandwich), many recently opened up by people from that neighborhood, including immigrants. I often shop there because I like the energy and find it friendly/warm there.

Try to locate near a 2,3,4,5 train if you can, or maybe the A, C.
Absolutely no way a studio in that area of BK is $1000. That's the prime gentrifying part of Crown Heights and Bed Stuy with a 15 minute commute to lower Manhattan! The OPs best bet for $1000 studio is the Bronx.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Pelham Parkway is an excellent option. Good access to train lines (2 and 5) as well as an express bus to Manhattan. Commute times are going to be longer but not that bad - I think it's around 45-50 mins to midtown. Decent amenities like grocery stores, retail, and banks but it is in no way a "hip" neighborhood. You should still be able to find a studio for $1000, I think.
The Bronx, Pelham Parkaway. Bronx needs more working people
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:03 PM
 
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Absolutely no way a studio in that area of BK is $1000. That's the prime gentrifying part of Crown Heights and Bed Stuy with a 15 minute commute to lower Manhattan! The OPs best bet for $1000 studio is the Bronx.
Then try the Utica stops. Got to be something for $1000 over there still.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:46 PM
 
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Then try the Utica stops. Got to be something for $1000 over there still.
No. You are not going to find a studio for $1000 in Crown Heights or Bed Stuy or really any of the "hot" gentrifying areas of BK. I know you love to hate on those neighborhoods but as much as you dislike them, those areas are no longer the cheapest option. That ship sailed. I even checked Craig's list and there are no true studios for $1000, there aren't even that many rooms at that price. Yep, it's come to that.

I do have a friend that pays less than $1000 for her place in crown heights near the children's museum. The catch is that she's lived there for YEARS and even the landlord is trying to push her out so he can get much higher rent. These days you are looking it's at least $1200 and at that price you have to look HARD.

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