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Old 07-18-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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My budget is 1500 MAX (60K salary, 40x rule)for my share of the rent, would absolutely love to pay around 1000 or less if possible because I also want to save up money for the future, absolutely do not care about the space. I don't want to live in South/mid Manhattan so I've been looking at:

Upper Manhattan
Western Brooklyn
Western Queens
South Bronx

I know I can't afford happening places like Williamsburg and LES and I'm fine with that because i don't mind not having the scene right at my doorstep, I want somewhere with an okayish enough nightlife scene for an early 20s or close to somewhere with great nightlife (20 mins commutes to nightlife centrals would be somewhat ideal if the latter), relatively safe (Not brownsville) and with good restaurants (preferably ethic because I love trying new things),pizzerias and coffee shops.

I'm not too picky (I think? haha), and frankly cheapest thing that fulfills this criteria is good enough for me, I'm gonna live alone and I'm trying to save as much money as possible for the time being for some sense of financial security first.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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I've been in particular eyeing:

Ridgewood

Bushwick

Bed-Stuy/Crown heights

Astoria/Sunnyside

East Harlem

Mott Haven

Also been looking at neighborhoods near prospect Park and in areas like maspeth and Jackson heights.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Rego Park (Queens) could be probably added to your list.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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Rego Park (Queens) could be probably added to your list.
Isn't Rego Park a bit far from midtown Manhattan?
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Isn't Rego Park a bit far from midtown Manhattan?
Not to mention *BORING*. OP would have a seizure from boredom.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Also been looking at neighborhoods ...in areas like maspeth
Maspeth also sounds horrendously boring.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:52 PM
 
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The South Bronx is the cheapest place that's reasonably close to Midtown Manhattan. You can get a 1 bedroom there for 1300 or even a little less, for now at least.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:05 AM
 
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So I've been researching further and I can room with another 3 people in Green point for about 900 a month plus my share of utilities.

Other Brooklyn and Queens and Bronx neighborhoods seem to be doable for under a 1000 a month as well.. I'm really indecisive for some reason, what do you think?
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:06 AM
 
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So I've been researching further and I can room with another 3 people in Green point for about 900 a month plus my share of utilities.

Other Brooklyn and Queens and Bronx neighborhoods seem to be doable for under a 1000 a month as well.. I'm really indecisive for some reason, what do you think?
Would you rather have your own place in a less desirable neighborhood, or have roommates in a more happening neighborhood?
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:08 AM
 
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Would you rather have your own place in a less desirable neighborhood, or have roommates in a more happening neighborhood?
I wouldn't mind having roommates at all, so neighborhoods is my main concern.
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