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Old 08-06-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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Excited about the very small possibility of moving back although rent sticker shock is huge after living in seattle and dallas. Have a couple of questions, have searched the forums but maybe not well enough . Hubby and I are looking for a 1-2 bedroom around 800-900 sq ft. , no kids, just his job for now until I find one, not sure what salary will be but should be around 100k min. so I guess our budget is $2200 and under. He refuses to live anywhere but manhattan because he doesn't want the commute and we always said that if we ever moved back we would live in manhattan vs jersey

1. Advice on fun/funky neighborhoods - he will be working midtown
2. What's the general policy on having gas grills on your patio/balcony in nyc (not sure if there are city ordinances against those)?
3. What's the best way to find a decent broker since we are coming in from out of state? I know posting thru here isn't allowed so pls DM me if you have any recommendations

Thanks in advance for now
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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You aren't going to be able to find a one bedroom in a 'fun and funky' area for that rent. Definitely NOT a 2 bedroom except WAY uptown for that rent. You might find a walk-up one bedroom in Yorkville (UES, east of Lexington in the 80s and 90s) for that rent. Most one bedroom apartments are MUCH smaller than 900 square feet, by the way.

Grilling is not permitted on balconies and terraces unless you can be at least 10 feet away from the building. So, unless you have one of those beautiful Park Avenue apartments with terraces just as big as the apartment, no, you can't grill outside.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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Excited about the very small possibility of moving back although rent sticker shock is huge after living in seattle and dallas. Have a couple of questions, have searched the forums but maybe not well enough . Hubby and I are looking for a 1-2 bedroom around 800-900 sq ft. , no kids, just his job for now until I find one, not sure what salary will be but should be around 100k min. so I guess our budget is $2200 and under. He refuses to live anywhere but manhattan because he doesn't want the commute and we always said that if we ever moved back we would live in manhattan vs jersey

1. Advice on fun/funky neighborhoods - he will be working midtown
2. What's the general policy on having gas grills on your patio/balcony in nyc (not sure if there are city ordinances against those)?
3. What's the best way to find a decent broker since we are coming in from out of state? I know posting thru here isn't allowed so pls DM me if you have any recommendations

Thanks in advance for now
2200 for a 2 bedroom in manhattan? maybe lower east side....if you're lucky. and if you do get that, it will be a 5th floor walk-up.

gas grills arent allowed on balconies in nyc as per the buildings department.

you should try to avoid using a broker. why pay the fees when you can save money and look for yourself?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:06 AM
 
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Going back to city life is going to take a little time to adjust to...no car, no grill, no space
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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How about Astoria?
It's literally 15 minutes from midtown on the subway and it's a very cool neighborhood
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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How about Astoria?
It's literally 15 minutes from midtown on the subway and it's a very cool neighborhood
I agree Astoria is a good option as you are very close to Manhattan.
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