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Old 03-20-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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That's nothing! Try being a real commuter with a $400 monthly train ticket PLUS PATH.

Of course the burbs is not what the OP is looking for, but I am always amused when city people whine over the cheapo transit costs they have.
I suspect the OP would fit in sitting on the PATH everyday.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:59 PM
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People making that kind of commute are probably doing it for the suburban lifestyle and good public schools.
In which case they probably make 130K otherwise they could stay in Stagnant Island and power wash their rock hard paved over sward
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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If you have a 400 monthly train ticket plus path it's worth it only if your salary is above $128,998, since the max NYC res tax rate is ~3.8%.
I don't have it anymore. I'm retired officially but work pt. Didn't quite hit that salary, alas. But never a NYC or NYS resident.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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People making that kind of commute are probably doing it for the suburban lifestyle and good public schools.
Or my kid grew up, I knew i only had about 5 years to go to collect my pension, and I wanted to live near the ocean.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:30 PM
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Or my kid grew up, I knew i only had about 5 years to go to collect my pension, and I wanted to live near the ocean.
Aha it's the beach element.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Aha it's the beach element.
And when I moved down here I was surprised at how many commuters there were--and how many I knew from work!

The North Jersey Coast Line is packed.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Check these out BGJ,


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The 89th and Second 1 bedrooms are in a a nice neighborhood just a couple blocks from the Q-train. Likely you will have to walk up some steps but consider it part of your aerobic regime.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Theres quite a few places in upper east side, murray hill, kips bay that can fit your budget.
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I was chatting with a guy in the Tool Box last night. He lives at 102nd and First Avenue with 4 other guys in a 4 bedroom apartment and they pay $5,000 a month rent. I almost fell off the bar stool.
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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late 40s and still renting?

You should consider buying a condo (low maintenance fees if possible) and start building equity. Property values are decreasing nationwide, will bounce back up.

I deadass could not throw that amount of money down the toilet just for that childish reason unless forced too.

If you still insist on paying NYC rent, 1st realize >40% ppl that live here don't and live with a roommate or family. 2nd, all the hip areas just follow the G N or W train. Every other area is well not gentrified enough for you and commute will be annoying due to subway delays.

I've never been to Washington Heights, but the rental market over there is pretty cheap by NYC standards. Plenty sub $1600 units.
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