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Old 03-05-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I moved out of nyc many years ago. I am curious where in Manhattan is it still possible to live comfortable on less than 80 thousand a year. Uptown or downtown please be descriptive. Two bedroom apt ideal.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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only in uptown manhattan, like Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem, Morningside Heights

with just under 80K, you should do fine
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: NYC
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only in uptown manhattan, like Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem, Morningside Heights

with just under 80K, you should do fine
Has downtown become that expensive? How about the midtown hoods, Two bridges,hells kitchen etc?
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Well, here's a clue about Hell's Kitchen: they call it Clinton these days!
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Well, here's a clue about Hell's Kitchen: they call it Clinton these days!
Really? Why the boring name change?
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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It's considered chic.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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If you can get into a PJ somewhere midtown or downtown, then you would also be fine
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I have a friend who recently got a 2 bedroom in Washington Heights for $1,800. You can't find anything close to that south of 96th Street.

Prices are coming down however. I have another friend who just got a completely refurbished studio, with a doorman, on the UWS for $1,600. Six months ago they were going for $2,300. And the building paid the brokers fee!
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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I have a friend who recently got a 2 bedroom in Washington Heights for $1,800. You can't find anything close to that south of 96th Street.

Prices are coming down however. I have another friend who just got a completely refurbished studio, with a doorman, on the UWS for $1,600. Six months ago they were going for $2,300. And the building paid the brokers fee!
The real dividing line on the UWS is actually West 110th Street, and even above that, in the area of Columbia, it's fine and the rents are somewhat higher.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I have a friend who recently got a 2 bedroom in Washington Heights for $1,800. You can't find anything close to that south of 96th Street.

Prices are coming down however. I have another friend who just got a completely refurbished studio, with a doorman, on the UWS for $1,600. Six months ago they were going for $2,300. And the building paid the brokers fee!
Thank you for the info guys, But those prices in those isolated neighborhoods are still to high! I say we all just starve the beast for another year until the owners have to drop the prices because of all the vacancies.Stay with family for free. Deflation can be a good thing.
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