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Old 03-11-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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I am planning on moving out to NYC from Phoenix, AZ with someone that just got a job flying out of JFK. We will need to be within an hour commute of this airport. I will be looking for a job as a project coordinator somewhere in the city. Neither of us have ever been there and we don't know where to look for an apartment or for a job (for me). We are both mid-20's and our salary will be very limited. We are expecting to bring in a total of 60k (hopefully it will be more!). We would like to live somewhere relatively clean and safe.

Any suggestions or advice on where to live, or even how to get a place to live before or shortly after we move out there?

Any advice on my job search? Like, what companies or places to center my search around? Any NYC advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I Will Say A Good Area That You Could Afford And Is Less Than An Hour From Jfk Is Forest Hill Within A Good Distance You Could Find Good Night Life
About The Job I Dont Know But Look Online And Hope This Help
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: New York
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The nicest neighborhood with in 20 mins of JFK is Bayside. Your flying buddy just needs to shoot 5 miles down the cross island pkwy to JFK. Another area with many pilot/FA crash pads is Kew gardens. I would focus my attention on both of these places, JFK can be a awkward place to get to due to traffic and long transit rides. Bayside is good because you can ride in on the preferred cross island pkwy while Kew Gardens is only 3 miles away.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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I am planning on moving out to NYC from Phoenix, AZ with someone that just got a job flying out of JFK. We will need to be within an hour commute of this airport. I will be looking for a job as a project coordinator somewhere in the city. Neither of us have ever been there and we don't know where to look for an apartment or for a job (for me). We are both mid-20's and our salary will be very limited. We are expecting to bring in a total of 60k (hopefully it will be more!). We would like to live somewhere relatively clean and safe.

Any suggestions or advice on where to live, or even how to get a place to live before or shortly after we move out there?

Any advice on my job search? Like, what companies or places to center my search around? Any NYC advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
Are you saying that combined, you will be making 60k so an average of 30k each? If so, do not move to the area. Even if you find a place that you can afford to rent, you will have no money left to enjoy the city, etc.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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tkfour, are you in a relationship with the person you're moving with? If so, you could find a nice little 1-bedroom apartment in portions of Queens or even outer Brooklyn that will be affordable on $60,000. If you need two separate bedrooms you'll have a much more difficult time. I'm not sure what the costs are, but Kew Gardens and Forest Hills are two decent, seemingly middle class neighborhoods. Bayside is nice too, but it's much more suburban in character, kind of a snoozefest for people in their 20s. Central Queens is a good place for people working at the airport, and you have subway lines and the LIRR that will take you into Manhattan if you get a job there. Good luck!
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:32 AM
 
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Default 20 something female... huge pilot groupie

where is the crash pad for pilots in Bayside?? i'm a pilot groupie.. and i would love to bump into some pilots in the area..some time soon.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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where is the crash pad for pilots in Bayside?? i'm a pilot groupie.. and i would love to bump into some pilots in the area..some time soon.
wow - don't you have anything better to do with your life than follow pilots around? I really don't understand this at all. Is it a prostitution thing?

and to the OP - I suggest looking in Kew Gardens. Easy commute to JFK, not bad to the city (a bit long-ish ride on the E/F but still not bad) if you get a job there while your friend commutes to JFK. Rents are fairly cheap and it's a nice safe neighborhood.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Forrest Hills is considered one of the better place for pilots to live as it is a nice neighborhood and has good access to JFK from the subway. However I don't think you'll have an easy time finding an apartment in Forest Hills on 60k a year. The rents in that neighborhood average close to $1,500 a month for a 1br.
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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try far rockaway
rents are cheap you will be able to find a decent place
the neighborhood has its good and bad areas
but you should be able to find something suitable
and its a 10 minute train ride to JFK

wavecrest has 1 bdrms starting at $925
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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try far rockaway
rents are cheap you will be able to find a decent place
the neighborhood has its good and bad areas
but you should be able to find something suitable
and its a 10 minute train ride to JFK

wavecrest has 1 bdrms starting at $925
Welcome to Wavecrest Gardens | Where Life is Living on the Beach
if that's anywhere near arvene, ugh it's ghetto by the sea over there
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