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Old 01-21-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I currently am staying in BedStuy. I'm looking for a less expensive rental market, seeking a more traditional and blue collar way of Brooklyn life.

I'm considering renting in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, stuff like that. Marine Park is a bit off the beaten path, but whatever.

Will I save much money? I'm down with roommates. Or maybe, will I get more for my money? Perhaps more space on average? Maybe better parking? I know Bay Ridge is tough. But, the other neighborhoods from what I've gathered have still some "deals" to be had, if we can call Brooklyn renting deals...

I've been on Craigslist, I know people, I've done research, but still I want to hear it from people with experience.

The most I would consider is a studio, I doubt a one bedroom is a good deal, but whatever. Please post and reply. Talk about life in these neighborhoods.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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Bay Ridge probably has the worst parking situation of the areas you listed. You may save $200-$300 a month by moving to further away parts of Bklyn like Gravesend, Bensonhurst or Marine Park.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend?
I have lived by the Gravesend/Bensonhurst border for years now
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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IDK maybe 1000
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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IDK maybe 1000
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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I have not seen a studio under 1100 in a couple years.
Your best bet is roommates and be a little under budget.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Sounds about right. Now what about way of life and people in those neighborhoods. Let's talk about all that. Culture. Differences from north Brooklyn. Besides the obvious visual ones I can see.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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seeking a more traditional and blue collar way of Brooklyn life.

Are you actually "blue collar" or just interloping and colonizing? It makes a HUGE difference in the kinds of advice people can give you.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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For $1000 you might be able to rent a walk up studio.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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No. you can't. Not when section 8 will pay give rent subsidies between 12 and 1500 dollars for studios and up to 2000 dollars for a one bedroom. It's bonkers how the working poor and middle class have to compete with the destitute and working poor with vouchers for our city's slummiest accommodations!
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