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Old 09-23-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Hello folks:

I will be moving to New York for work, my office is in Brooklyn(around 65th street and 18th ave). It would be a huge favor if I can get insights on what areas should I look for house?

Two requirements:

- Rent around $500-$700

- Parking facility necessary

I found a house on 83rd street and between 5th and 6th Ave in Brooklyn. Is it easy to find parking in that area and what would it cost me?

Thank you!
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Rent around $500-$700
Move somewhere else or get ten room-mates.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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You have two problems before you even begin.

Your idea of rent is unrealistic, and you are wasting money on a car. Both requirements are bad ideas.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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You couldnt rent a windowless room in the basement of a rat infested chinese restaurant for $500-$700/month.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Even a room in Brooklyn is going to set you back more than that. If you have to stay in Brooklyn, keep looking east and south-east.

You might not even find a real room. Maybe a subdivided living room situation.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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$500-700 doesn't exist, or rather the only times I've seen it exist have been through family or friends for a room. Why such a low budget and why a car? Certainly the job allows you more affordability than that.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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Even a room in Brooklyn is going to set you back more than that. If you have to stay in Brooklyn, keep looking east and south-east.

You might not even find a real room. Maybe a subdivided living room situation.
Either that or a three way split. I don't know if he's taking into account parking costs and other living expenses but let's say that he has and he realizes that parking costs will at the cheapest run him an additional $200-250 a month, and all other additional basic expenses will probably amount to about 1000 a month. His best bet would be splitting with two other roommates near that area. I believe that would be Bensonhurst. Rents in that area has risen significantly over the past couple of years but they are still a bargain for Brooklyn. You may be able to find a two bedroom for 1500-1700 there. You get a three way split on a 1500/month apartment and you could realistically spend $500 a month on rent and use the additional funds for other expenses or savings.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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Actually, it's very helpful to have a car in southern Brooklyn and many people do.

However, auto insurance is expensive here (at least $150/month).

Depending on what neighborhood you live in in Brooklyn, you may be able to find parking on the street and won't have to pay for parking.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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Your roommates will be the Village People at THE Y M C A.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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Surely the OP is being disingenuous. There can't be that many Americans over the age of 12 who aren't aware that New York is an expensive town.
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