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Old 09-28-2015, 01:11 AM
 
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We are a RN and a musician (pianist) living outside of the US and planning to move to NYC (probably Queens) in November. We were thinking about Portland OR but renting there has become close to impossible during the last year so we thought that if we were going to pay a lot for rent we might as well be where we have more friends, there's a great music scene and some really good hospitals.

We did some research but I still have a few questions-
What are the affordable neighbourhoods in Queens that still have some night life? How much is an average price for a 1BR apartment over there?
Also, do you have any suggestions for good hospitals to work in that are easy to commute to from queens?
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:02 AM
 
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What is affordable it depends on what one's income is and how much they can afford to pay for monthly rent. So what is your monthly rental budget?

Also there are hospitals in Queens so one could have very easy commute to those hospitals if one is living in Queens.

Neighborhoods that are considered good for some nightlife are Astoria (for the younger crowd) and Forest Hills (for the slightly older crowd).
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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Hospital don't hire registered nurse anymore unless you have been working as an experienced nurse for at least 1 year or more.

Also some queens hospitals are trash if u read reviews from yelp.com

U will find some mental illness patients , some crazy women/men/drunk / and some prisoners with orange shirt on with two cops next to the person
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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We are a RN and a musician (pianist) living outside of the US and planning to move to NYC (probably Queens) in November. We were thinking about Portland OR but renting there has become close to impossible during the last year so we thought that if we were going to pay a lot for rent we might as well be where we have more friends, there's a great music scene and some really good hospitals.

We did some research but I still have a few questions-
What are the affordable neighbourhoods in Queens that still have some night life? How much is an average price for a 1BR apartment over there?
Also, do you have any suggestions for good hospitals to work in that are easy to commute to from queens?
You sure you want to come here? You think rental market in Portland is bad...

Not trying to be an arse but both of you have plenty of options. I would make sure you are 100% sure about wanting to come here. I wouldn't move because of friends. Friends will be busy and you will not get to hang out with them as much as you'd think or would like to.

I have friends in healthcare and from what they've told me, a lot of other cities actually pay way better and overall it's less stressful, less crowded working environments.

Music scene in NYC has seen its better days. Gentrification and the resulting "cookiefication" of the city killed a big chunk of the music scene. Jus saying...

Just think on the grand scale if you have the options there are places that give you a much better overall quality of life than NYC and a little more breathing room to actually enjoy life.

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