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Old 10-12-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New York
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I currently live about 20 miles north of Midtown and couldn't be happier (trees! wildlife! tranquility!) but if I ever did move to Manhattan, one of the only places I'd consider is Battery Park city.

I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned it; the buildings are new, the streets are wider, cleaner and less congested, you have access to the greenway and riverfront park, there are decent shops, restaurants, very few tourists/congestion and, overall, the least Manhattan-y area I've seen in the city. And since I already work downtown, I occasionally fantasize about being able to walk to work which would, admittedly, be pretty nice.

Anyway, just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: NYC
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To me, Battery Park is bustling by day and dead by night. It was also underwater during Sandy so I'm not too crazy about the area. Being 20 miles north of Midtown sounds more appealing to me than BPC.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side
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Nolita
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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Upper West Side. I love the area
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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1. Upper East Side, where I AM but two more blocks West.

2. Chelsea

3. West Village between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: New York
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To me, Battery Park is bustling by day and dead by night. It was also underwater during Sandy so I'm not too crazy about the area. Being 20 miles north of Midtown sounds more appealing to me than BPC.
Yeah, I don't mind that too much - it's a commuter area so most of the foot traffic is office workers going to and fro. I much prefer where I live right now, but if I was forced to move to Manhattan proper, I think this would be one of the cleaner, quieter and more peaceful neighborhoods in the city.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Anything south of 96 st would do. West Village would be top pick, followed by the Financial District (very quiet non-buisness hours, an oasis almost).
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Anything south of 96 st would do. West Village would be top pick, followed by the Financial District (very quiet non-buisness hours, an oasis almost).
Its quite depressing in my opinion. Even on the sunniest of days its always dim and gloomy.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Bellerose, NY
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Upper East Side. The best part of Manhattan.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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Its quite depressing in my opinion. Even on the sunniest of days its always dim and gloomy.
light can be an issue, but that also depends on floor level. The calmness of it juxtaposition-ed with the skyscrapers is kinda a cool effect.
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