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Old 06-28-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Above Bedford Park Blvd. you're fine.
Yup....agreed.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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what about the buildings on the concourse right across from sigel park? i've been in one of them before (i think it was 800 grand concourse) and it was pretty nice. and you have the B D and 4 trains in the area.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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Yes I agree with that...but the area currently is in a transition. I think in a very short time that area will be one of the best areas to live in b/c of the proximity to the city, broad and good retail and restuarants coming online, new waterfront park, greening, new housing, and overall investment occuring.

But for the moment, it may be too transitional right now for this transplant...not for the locals though.
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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At one time, I believe that 800 Grand Concourse was a luxury hotel. It may well wind up as one again. But I think that Guy is right...what'll happen is that there won't be much of a middle ground.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Concourse Village, Bronx
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At one time, I believe that 800 Grand Concourse was a luxury hotel. It may well wind up as one again. But I think that Guy is right...what'll happen is that there won't be much of a middle ground.
Your probably talking about the Concourse Plaza Hotel, designed as The Waldorf-Astoria of the Bronx. It used to be at the corner of 161st & Grand Concourse, specifically 900 Grand Concourse. It's still a gorgeous building, but was converted to a subsidized home for the elderly in the 80s.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I agree with Riverdale in your situation. Riverdale is quiet, and populated by a mix of people, from singles and families to seniors. For transportation, you have the option of MTA express bus, Metro North and Metrolink bus service to the train stations at Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil, and the subway if you go over to Broadway. $1000 is not out of line for an apartment in this area, either, although you may not have a huge selection from which you can choose. Plus, you have nice parks, river views (from the parks most likely since they'd be difficult to find for $1000) and a good mix of restaurants nearby.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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Default Alternative to Riverdale : Pelham Bay or Throggs Neck

Pelham Bay off the 6 train is convienent and a safe neighborhood, lots of shopping off Crosby Ave. (Buhre Ave stop), Pelham Park (NYC's largest) is close by as well. Throggs Neck and Country Club are also very safe and suburban like (some may interpret this as boring). There are a lot of studio/1 bed basement apts in the area as well as some apt buildings. They have express buses to Manhattan, though if youre coming home late from the city after a night on the town- if you dont have a car then your options are limited.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: new york, ny
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why not manhattan? you could live in washington heights, where i'm living right now. i live literally around the corner from the GW bridge to da bronx.
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