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Old 07-28-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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It seems to me like NYC is extremely hard to live in for the middle or working class. It seems like the percentage of poor and rich compared to middle class in NYC is higher than in most other cities in the US. I could be easily wrong since I am not from NYC. I wanted to know what are the best areas in NYC for the middle and working classes rather it be a whole borough, specific neighborhoods, or both. And I also wanted to hear from anybody in this class range on the difficulty in living in this city.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Queens
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What's your definition of middle class? I'd say $80,000/ household
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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What's your definition of middle class? I'd say $80,000/ household
Yeah you are going to have to define that. Middle class means a lot of things to different people. Keep in mind also 75,000 a year for a family of four is not the same as when you make that by yourself. Give an example of what is your typical middle class family size and salary for that size.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Probably Southern Brooklyn or most of Queens. Staten Island is also a good choice.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Yeah I know that it has a different definition in every area that's why I put middle class or working class. I do have a family too. I guess I will say between $50,000 and $75,000 a year for a family of four. What is the definition of middle and working class in NYC? What is the poverty line?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Queens
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Maspeth seems like the epitome of a middle-class hood in NYC, so I looked up the family median. About $51,430.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Maspeth seems like the epitome of a middle-class hood in NYC, so I looked up the family median. About $51,430.

Which borough is that in?
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Which borough is that in?
Queens.. but it's hard to say.. because I wouldn't say Eastern Queens is middle-class, and that's a good chunk of Queens, but maybe western Queens is, so I don't know..
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: North Shore -
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My suggestions are:

1) Rego Park, Queens
2) Kew Gardens & Kew Garden Hills, Queens
3) Bayside, Queens
4) Bellrose
5) Fresh Meadows, Queens
6) Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn
7) Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
8) Bay Ridge, Queens
9) Floral Park -
10) Elmhurst - (select areas)
11) Inwood, Manhattan
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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If you believe easiest = most affordable..it is hands down the Bronx..your money will go the farthest and your housing options will be ABUNDANT.
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