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Old 03-04-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Manhattan-ite and I, who actually LIVE in the Manhattan, know whereof we speak. 'Nuff said.
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:36 PM
 
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People I know in Manhattan pay around $1,500 to $2,000 a month. They have roommates. They live in Washington Heights, Lower East Side, Hells Kitchen, and Chinatown.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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its often like that, id rather pay a low cost rent and do alot of shopping and eat in good places rather than pay alot and not be able to do anything...
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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People I know in Manhattan pay around $1,500 to $2,000 a month. They have roommates. They live in Washington Heights, Lower East Side, Hells Kitchen, and Chinatown.
Exactly...so the total cost of the apartment (either a one or two bedroom) is $3000-$4000....in those areas....which are pretty popular.

I'm sure you can find apartments for less...My good friend is paying less than $2000 in Spanish Harlem...for a small 2 bedroom walk-up.

But those beautiful apartments...the ones with clean elevators on good streets...those are very darn pricey....and YES New Yorkers live there. Yes, permanently.

Most ppl living in Manhattan are working in Manhattan...and paying a premium to live there. And yes... lots of people working in NYC make decent money (think Wall Street, hospitals, businesses, ect).
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Manhattan is not always as expensive as people like to make it seem it is. The market's down right now and if you find yourself in the right spot you can find some deals out there. I'd say with about $1200 you can find yourself in a roommate living situation in Manhattan if you look hard enough. For a 2 bedroom $2400-2600 is possible. It may not be exactly where you want it to be and it may not meet certain standards of luxury, but it will be safe, clean and comfortable.

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Old 08-06-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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for what it's worth,
I rented for two years around 1st and 1st, $1350 for a tiny 400sqFt studio. that was 2 years ago. Location was great, had the F and V right there to shoot up to midtown. Room for a twin bed and a computer desk. s'all I ever needed at the time : p
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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in order for me to be safe, clean and comfortable i pay 2200 for a studio.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: West Village
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I can only speak for myself. I live in a studio in the W.Village and pay 1600/month. It's not huge, but I like the shape. It's rectangular, so it's basically a bed, a big L couch and my entertainment stand. There's an alcove with two huge Ikea wardrobes and a closet. My main thing when I picked this place was that the kitchen and bathroom are completely seperate...so it doesn't feel like I live in a single tiny room.

My (now ex) girlfriend lives around the corner in a studio for 1500. I don't like having the kitchen in the room with you, but her place is brand new renovated and has central air.

I think the big thing is people have varying standards of how big they want their place to be. I grew up on long island and Staten island, so I was used to having a huge house...I never would have pictured myself living in a studio. But now that I do, I have absolutely no problem with it...place to sleep, place to have sex, place to play video games (and on a good day those places are interchangeable).
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: New York City
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My (now ex) girlfriend lives around the corner in a studio for 1500. I don't like having the kitchen in the room with you, but her place is brand new renovated and has central air.
That's a very good deal for that neighborhood. Almost the price of a share. How did she find the apartment?
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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for what it's worth,
I rented for two years around 1st and 1st, $1350 for a tiny 400sqFt studio. that was 2 years ago. Location was great, had the F and V right there to shoot up to midtown. Room for a twin bed and a computer desk. s'all I ever needed at the time : p
i pay $600/mo for a 400sq. ft. studio on the beach in Long island...i honestly can't fathrom how & why anyone would want to live in Manhattan- the prices are out of control!
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