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Old 04-17-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: New York, Westchester
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Their are some really great neighborhoods in Lower Westchester, with great schools and only 25 minutes to the city.......Pm (private message ) me if you need more specific areas..............good luck........
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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I thought Brooklyn was generally cheaper than Queens? the rents there seem to be lower than in Queens (areas I've looked into are Bay Ridge, Williamsburg). I probably won't move to Brooklyn, I was just curious.

I don't want to stray too off-topic, but I asked this thinking that it may help the author of the thread.
Queens actually tends to be cheaper in rents. But buying a house in queens is much more expensive.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Jackson Heights, NY
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What was said above is NOT true. There ARE good public schools in NYC. I know because my best friend has her kids in one. There are sites (sorry, I don't have the URL) of the NYC school rankings. And Maspeth, Broad Channel and Ridgewood ARE in NYC....
Maspeth and Ridgewood are in the borough of Queens. A new person to our area may not understand about the boroughs and NYC. Or they might!
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Jackson Heights, NY
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I thought Brooklyn was generally cheaper than Queens? the rents there seem to be lower than in Queens (areas I've looked into are Bay Ridge, Williamsburg). I probably won't move to Brooklyn, I was just curious.

I don't want to stray too off-topic, but I asked this thinking that it may help the author of the thread.
Well, I have lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Of course, my time in Manhattan and Brooklyn was years ago. Manhattan in the early 90s, and I lucked out . . . only paid $390.00 a month for a room in Chelsea. No exaggeration, only $390.00, yes, under $400.00. And even that was unheard of in the early 90s. I found a roommate ad in the Village Voice, without a price listed. The room was 10X10 and a 4-story walk-up. The person who was renting the room had rent control and had been there for 25 years. Anyway, average rent in Chelsea, which is great! Now is about, what folks . . . about $1,500 or $2,000 a month for a room.

Brooklyn, that was the 80s I lived there and paid about $550 to $700 a month for a room then [Bensonhurst]. I had a boyfriend, in the early 90s, who paid $700 a month for a room in an apartment in Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn).

Now, Queens . . . I am in Jackson Heights and lucked out, due to a friend [also in a rent control apartment]. But, average, now, as far as I heard, in Jackson Heights (which is mostly Hispanic families), for an apartment . . . are in the $1,000 to $2,000 area per month. There may be some deals in the area . . . $750 to $1,000, but I wouldn't know the size, etc.

Also, if the poster contacts me, I do know a real estate broker who often has houses for sale in the Jackson Heights/Astoria areas of Queens. And they are ranging from $300,000 to $750,000 for sale! Is that a good price?
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