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Old 02-06-2007, 07:40 PM
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We've already informed her about the outer boroughs. As indicated, it's usually more affordable to live in an outer borough, but she seems to be focusing on Manhattan.

I agree in that she should consider multiple possibilities before making a final decision.

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Old 02-06-2007, 08:34 PM
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Now, why pay 1700 in super-white-full-of-moms-and-annoying Park Slope and surrounding areas when you could get an apartment for the same price in Midtown Manhattan?

How many young white parents have been mugged lately in Park Slope? More than ten and twenty, believe me.

Why is that all those Park Slope places are advertised as "only 20 minutes from Manhattan"? Because Manhattan is where everyone gravitates around!

(all those annoying cool kids that have taken Brooklyn by storm would live in Manhattan if they had the chance and the money)

Leave the Slope for the poseurs and the moms and live where the action is- Manhattan.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:48 PM
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Also consider Hoboken or Jersey City. I don't see them mentioned often on this forum (it is the New York forum, after all), but depending on where you plan to work and spend your free time, they may be closer than some places in Queens or Brooklyn.

Plus, your income taxes will be lower.

But Manhattan is a once in a lifetime experience. Consider a roommate, even if you thought you were over roommates. Saves money and you may even have an instant social life (but don't count on it).

The roommate finder sites are good: easyroommate, roomiematch, etc.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:11 AM
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What about Long Island City, Queens? It is only two or 3 subway stops away from Midtown. I'm sure you can find a nice apartment there.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Location: Long Island NY
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Default Hey Texas

1200 a month, check out Bayside Queens. That is Northeast Queens. LIRR to Manhattan 23 minutes. Bell Blvd. great place for singles plenty of places to hop no cars buses trains.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:22 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help! I'm sure I'll have more questions once I actually start moving around May.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:39 AM
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Default Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!!!

My name is Joseph Bryant I'm 17 and im living in a really bad place my parents are unfit, disrespectful, And a danger to me and themselves so im moving out of my parents house and i need help finding a place that well be good only me no animals just me PLEASE HELP ME FAST
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:08 AM
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Mitzy didn't say she'd rather live in Manhattan. She just said she wants an inexpensive, relatively safe place.

Doing that w/out roomies could mean Astoria/Long Island City, Jackson Heights, South Slope/Windsor Terrace/Kensington, western Crown Heights/Eastern Parkway, Sunset Park.

Early summer yields some apt. rental discounts.

Manhattan is where the work is in the morning; many people choose not to live there even if they can afford it. It's a 15-20 minute train ride (in Astoria/LIC more like 2-5 min.).

Jersey City is sketchier and lacks services. She's priced out of Hoboken. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is unusably expensive and PATH is 1.50/trip, when you can spend 75.00 or so for almost a month of unlimited MTA.

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