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Old 03-17-2019, 09:50 PM
 
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It's not 1975 any more. NYC is one of the most popular desirable cities in the world, and costs it.

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Look I was born here and am not sure what a prime area is since I’m terrified of gentrification raising rents. Even if I made 200k I wouldn’t pay that much for rent. 70k is my social class level btw which is instant noodle and broken shoes poverty.

I am from the Bronx not Brooklyn. But Brooklyn shouldn’t be that expensive. Most people I know from Brooklyn pay way less and live deeper in. My friend worked in Brooklyn head start day care and stayed with a family during the week, then went back to Brentwood on the weekend, it cost less.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:51 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Look I was born here and am not sure what a prime area is since I’m terrified of gentrification raising rents. Even if I made 200k I wouldn’t pay that much for rent. 70k is my social class level btw which is instant noodle and broken shoes poverty.

I am from the Bronx not Brooklyn. But Brooklyn shouldn’t be that expensive. Most people I know from Brooklyn pay way less and live deeper in. My friend worked in Brooklyn head start day care and stayed with a family during the week, then went back to Brentwood on the weekend, it cost less.
While I agree that paying 3500 a month for a 1BR is far from ideal, 70K should not be instant noodle and broken shoes poverty unless you have a crippling amount of debt at six figures and more than ~4% interest, a serious health issue, near retirement with no savings, or are trying to raise children alone. I think you need to go over your expenses if none of those apply to you.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:30 AM
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It's not 1975 any more. NYC is one of the most popular desirable cities in the world, and costs it.
Ok I wasn't even alive in 1975. People in my area say 1000 or 1200 for rent is the norm. Yeah I was exaggerating on the instant noodle poverty shtick but some people say that.

I don't know who to believe - the people who say 70K is pennies or the people, mostly in my area, who say 25K is normal to raise a family.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Thanks for all of the help everyone. We’re looking for places in FiDi or near Barclays center station
At $3500, you should be fine for either location. Both locations have their pluses and minuses and both are pricy. I'm personally preferable to Fulton St with Iron Horse and Fulton Market, but you may have better grocery access depending on where you are near Barclays. Good luck on your search
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Howe about choosing either the UES or Brooklyn? Perhaps cater to the one with the more stable job?

Is this a stupid suggestion?
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Old Today, 11:39 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Is this a stupid suggestion?
Nah, it's not, but maybe there's not one person with a much more steady/frequent commute than the other.
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