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Old 03-04-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Default Help! What is this area of Washington Heights like?

I found a nice apartment in the Riviera building in Washington Heights. It is in the Audubon Terrace section of Washington Heights (in the West 150s). What is this area like? Safety? Restaurants? Shopping?

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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the upper 150's along broadway is quite nice, many good restaurants, and you are by boricua college, and the big columbia presbyterian hospital

I am in that area a lot, and I like it

local amenities are cheap, food is good, walking distance to Yankee stadium, lots of life

the rooms are large, and not as expensive compared to the rest of manhattan
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:41 AM
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the upper 150's along broadway is quite nice, many good restaurants, and you are by boricua college, and the big columbia presbyterian hospital

I am in that area a lot, and I like it

local amenities are cheap, food is good, walking distance to Yankee stadium, lots of life

the rooms are large, and not as expensive compared to the rest of manhattan
Really? The 150's? When was the last time you were up there? Lots of stores are closed. I would take the chance and rent not buy. No one knows what is going to happen up there right now.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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Above 168th Street is MUCH better than below 168th.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Really? The 150's? When was the last time you were up there? Lots of stores are closed. I would take the chance and rent not buy. No one knows what is going to happen up there right now.
I am up there everyday practically

Now I am talking about 155 and up, the southern part of Washingon Heights

There is a big Cemetary that separates Washington Heights and Harlem

I have never been below 155
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:07 AM
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Yes I know the area. What is going to happen with those stores that are closed, with the signes for rent. This is above 155th. There is not nearly as much open until you get to around 159th now.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Lots of stores are closing everywhere. Things are getting really ugly...
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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150's is okay (not great) for amenities. If you walk a little further up there are a good amount of stores.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Yes I know the area. What is going to happen with those stores that are closed, with the signes for rent. This is above 155th. There is not nearly as much open until you get to around 159th now.
Are you talking about 155 to the hospital along Broadway?

I have not noticed too many "for rent" signs

The dominicans are here to stay, so those stores will always have business, plus there is not a lot of chain stores to compete with around there

In Fact there is a T-mobile store, and a new mexican restaurant coming out on amsterdam
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:47 AM
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The OP can walk around and see the long strip of stores that are closed for him or herself. Eventually things will get better and new stores will open along that strip. I am just curious to see what type of stores. Will it be higher end or more relevant to the residents that are there currently.

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