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Old 10-17-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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It's ok over there

Rutgers Street and also around Smith Houses would be the "worst" parts of the area IMO
As far as worst, definitely. I remember seeing a 3bd apartment down there and I instantly knew why is was priced lower. There's a really good Malaysian cafe that opened on East Broadway near there though, though there's not much you can do on blocks where the projects touch. Maybe it'll gentrify like Fort Greene.

I tried to get into Knickerbocker Village, a rental ML on Madison St actually between the two bridges, a couple years ago. I got really excited and got to know Madison St and Henry St from about Catherine up to Montgomery. I think there's a playgroundish park near this ML too that I remember chilling with my friends in. They really need to redo Pike St, it looks disgusting after it rains.

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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How come you didn't end up in Knickerbocker, Java?

They're holding their lottery again right now actually.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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How come you didn't end up in Knickerbocker, Java?

They're holding their lottery again right now actually.
Just didn't get selected, they returned my $200. I'll apply now though, thanks for telling me!

EDIT- Nevermind, lottery closes at 9a on 10/19. I'd need to do same day service somehow

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Old 10-17-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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Hurry! You only have two days Knickerbocker Village Apartments Waiting List Being Opened For Limited Number of Applications to Lottery (Sponsored) | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:07 PM
 
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Gouverneur Gardens is on the same block as the NYCHA Vladeck Houses and across from NYCHA Rutgers. I have family over there so I know the neighborhood pretty well. 10-15 walk to the F train East Broadway. The buildings itself looks pretty old and outdated but I'll take whatever I can get.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:17 AM
 
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I don't mind the neighborhood, and I have no idea what GG looks like inside, but externally the building looks shabby, grungy and worse than some NYCHA buildings.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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I don't know if that's the case here, but there are a LOT of NYC buildings that look pretty grim on the outside but clearly spend all their money on interiors.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I don't know if that's the case here, but there are a LOT of NYC buildings that look pretty grim on the outside but clearly spend all their money on interiors.
Pretty much this. My building is ugly af, but my floors are new as are some of my other finishes. I could use some non white kitchen appliances though (can't replace them, rent stabilized). Really, I'm too overstimulated/jaded to notice anymore.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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I imagine most of these ML buildings, if not all of them, were built on the cheap in order to save money. There's a sameness to the exteriors, and the interiors lack fancy appointments.

Some MLs were built in marginal areas. A friend of mine who lives in a co-op development that was built under a program similar to ML told me that hers was built to maintain a middle-class presence in the area and stop the "bad neighborhood" from spreading. There's probably some truth to that.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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It's gone to "Tenant Selection Pending," but no log #s up yet.
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