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Old 07-01-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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looking for a new place to rent with a budget of about $2200/mo for a 1br

i am considering morningside, washington heights or inwood, can you guys give some insight into each?

how is parking, generally speaking, in these two areas? how about a reverse commute into White Plains? how long should that normally take in the mornings, say around 6:30am?

thank you!
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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I can't speak to the commute personally, though I''d imagine a reverse commute at that early hour would quick and painless.

But parking in Morningside and Washington Heights generally sucks. If you are using your car regularly you pretty much have to pony up for a garage, which will be $250+ each month. Otherwise you can waste a lot of time circling the blocks looking for a legal parking space at night., and even then you might not get one.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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Your commute to White Plains shouldn't be bad at all at that time. You would have various options to get there also. The Henry Hudson Pkwy will take you up to I287, so does the Major Deegan (I87) and the Hutchinson Parkway. The Deegan is probably your best option, and traffice shouldn't be a problem going North.

Parking is an issue everywhere in NYC. I don't think one area is "worse" than another. I guess if you're going into work so early, you might be getting out a little early too, if that's the case, you can beat the crowd back home and get a spot.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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I did the reverse commute for years. West Side highway (Henry Hudson Parkway)>Cross County>Deegan/Bronx River/Sprain/Hutch depending on traffic and where specifically you are going in White Plains. You can do it in 30 minutes door to door at that time in the morning.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I did the reverse commute for years. West Side highway (Henry Hudson Parkway)>Cross County>Deegan/Bronx River/Sprain/Hutch depending on traffic and where specifically you are going in White Plains. You can do it in 30 minutes door to door at that time in the morning.
wow that is really solid. where were you living?

we're in dobbs ferry now and finding it WAY too quiet for our tastes. granted upper manhattan isn't exactly the most ideal place in the world, we figure it'd be better than where we are now.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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We like living in Marble Hill, just north of Inwood. My spouse commutes north by car and I take the 1 train into the city. There aren't a lot of rentals--best to find something in a private home. The apartment buildings are hit or miss. If you're getting out early in the morning, you can avoid the reverse side parking rules, which are mainly what make parking in that neighborhood such a hassle.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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We like living in Marble Hill, just north of Inwood. My spouse commutes north by car and I take the 1 train into the city. There aren't a lot of rentals--best to find something in a private home. The apartment buildings are hit or miss. If you're getting out early in the morning, you can avoid the reverse side parking rules, which are mainly what make parking in that neighborhood such a hassle.
is there anything to do around there though? bars, restaurants, etc.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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East side of Broadway Ft George here. Just spent until 3 AM last nite (work nite) lying awake listening to the local neerdowells playing dominoes. They've recently ramped up the annoyingness content of this game. Just slamming the domino down as hard as possible is now passe...you also have to bellow the spanglish equivalent of BOOYAH! or as the Jamaicans say, BUP BUP BUP!
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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is there anything to do around there though? bars, restaurants, etc.
There are a couple of good bars, if that's your thing--Bronx Alehouse for microbrews and P&K Grille for your old school dive bar. There are some good restaurants within walking distance in Inwood. Inwood Hill Park and Van Cortlandt Park are both very close, for hiking and other outdoor activities. Just depends on what you're looking for. We go into Manhattan for fine dining and cultural entertainment (museums, concerts, etc.)
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I dont really work that area but over the last 6 months ive put a dude in a studio for $1450 a single woman in a 1br for $1595, another single woman in a 1br for $1800, a couple in a 3br for $2995 and they are far from natives-locals and havent heard a complaint yet. This ranges from 163st-177st.
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