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Old 03-18-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I'm sure this has been posted about before, but given the changing housing costs and evolving gentrification, I'm looking to get some fresh info. I'm considering a move from Boston to take a job in Manhattan (near City Hall). I'm looking to spend about $2400 or LESS for a 1BR apartment. I'm looking to maintain the shortest subway commute as possible given this rent threshold. I'm a late 40's male looking to be in a ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood. No interest in the burbs unless it's urban/suburban like Hoboken. Thanks for any input.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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I'm sure this has been posted about before, but given the changing housing costs and evolving gentrification, I'm looking to get some fresh info. I'm considering a move from Boston to take a job in Manhattan (near City Hall). I'm looking to spend about $2400 or LESS for a 1BR apartment. I'm looking to maintain the shortest subway commute as possible given this rent threshold. I'm a late 40's male looking to be in a ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood. No interest in the burbs unless it's urban/suburban like Hoboken. Thanks for any input.

By "subway" you mean any sort of train, then consider areas of New Jersey served by PATH trains that go into World Trade Center/lower Manhattan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PATH_(rail_system)


Brooklyn to City Hall is served by R, 4&5 subways directly. If willing to walk a bit there is the 2 or 3 subway at Chambers Street.


You can also take the "Q" or "N" trains and transfer to "R" that will get you to City Hall from Brooklyn


If willing to replace subway with ferry there is Staten Island. A few new developments have gone up along Bay Street area, and another is coming online (the Lighthouse project).
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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Jersey City 15 mins walk from the Path thatíll be a quick commute for you.

Otherwise downtown Brooklyn if you pay a bit more $$
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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Jersey City is your best bet. You should really look into that.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:26 AM
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I recommend the Staten Island area. Main problem with Journal Square and Newark is that there's the additional PATH fare and you can't loiter in other parts of NYC after work. If you want to socialize in NYC rather than NJ then SI is your place. You can also live on the 4/5 express in the Bronx - Mt Eden Avenue, or downtown Bronx near 3rd avenue and 149th.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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I don’t see how Staten Island allows you to stick around in Manhattan after work more than Jersey City. Where is the logic in that? Staten Island is and feels far removed from the rest of the metro area.

The PATH is only $89 per month extra fare (on top of any subway fate) for 30 day unlimited.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:46 AM
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I don’t see how Staten Island allows you to stick around in Manhattan after work more than Jersey City. Where is the logic in that? Staten Island is and feels far removed from the rest of the metro area.

The PATH is only $89 per month extra fare (on top of any subway fate) for 30 day unlimited.
89 + 121 is a hefty price to pay, or 89 + 2.75 per ride. If you're hanging out in NYC less than 5 times a month go for it, but otherwise, it's not worth it. Staten Island's ferry is free and comes once every half hour.

It runs all night as well, and you can walk back to Stapleton or any other North Shore town from there. The rents in JC is the same as the rents in SI but it may be lower in areas that are super far from the PATH.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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Downtown Brooklyn is building up nicely, you will have accessibility to both boroughs to explore, Manhattan during the week and Brooklyn on the weekends. You will only need an unlimited metrocard to get around on the subway and you get your economic diversity I guess.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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You are not subject to NYC local tax in NJ.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:17 AM
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You are not subject to NYC local tax in NJ.
And how much this impacts someone depends on their salary.
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