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Old 08-02-2008, 05:37 AM
 
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I wanted to ask for advice about where in Manhattan I should rent a place.

I'll be staying in Manhattan for about 2 months, and will spend most of the time exploring the city. Here's my wishlist for the location:

- very safe, even at night
- surrounded by many restaurants with good food under ~$30 per person
- many boutique shops nearby (clothes, art, anything really)
- easy walk to subway
- a lot of nearby places stay open late at night (and hopefully a lot of people walking at midnight)
- the more students / artists in the area, the better

My budget is about $2000/month. I started by looking at Chelsea, West Village, Union Square, SoHo, but I found that this money will only get me a very small studio.

Is there a place in Manhattan that you'd recommend, where apartment prices are a little lower?

Thanks!

Jeff
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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Try Murray Hill, Hell' Kitchen (West side), Midtown East and the UES. You're going to have a hard time finding anything other than a studio for that price, since you need something furnished.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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- very safe, even at night Almost anyplace South of 96th street East or West side.

- surrounded by many restaurants with good food under ~$30 per person Almost any place South of 96th street East or West side.

- many boutique shops nearby (clothes, art, anything really) Almost anyplace South of 96th street East or West side, but you also have to be between 3rd Avenue and 9th Avenue

- easy walk to subway Almost anyplace South of 96th street East or West side, but you also have to be between 3rd Avenue and 9th Avenue

- a lot of nearby places stay open late at night (and hopefully a lot of people walking at midnight) Almost anyplace South of 96th street East or West side, but you also have to be between 3rd Avenue and 9th Avenue.

Keep in mind though that while this is NYC you're not going to see a lot of people walking around at midnight if it's not a Friday or Saturday night. People still have to get up for work in the morning.

- the more students / artists in the area, the better Greenwich Village, east or west side

My budget is about $2000/month. I started by looking at Chelsea, West Village, Union Square, SoHo, but I found that this money will only get me a very small studio. Up your budget or start looking into Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, which is a great area. Manhattan is not the end all be all of NYC. It's got more than any other borough in NYC, but there's no need to spend 100% of your time there when Bay Ridge has a lot of GREAT resturants to eat at along with a very cool park on Shore rd to watch a sunset. I loved Bay Ridge because I could spend a ton of time in Manhattan and escape to a great neighborhood that was only a train ride away.

Is there a place in Manhattan that you'd recommend, where apartment prices are a little lower? No.

Thanks! You're welcome.

Jeff

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