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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Default Looking to move about 30 minutes train commute to Canal St..

Hello all, I'm looking to move to a decent area thats 30 minutes from Canal St.

I'd like to spend $1450 for a jr br/ aclove studio. Would like to be close to restaurants/bars/parks/shopping.

Would like a nice and safe area. Where should I begin looking?

So far I'm considering upper west/east side (below 96th), forest hills queens, park slope bk. Are there any obvious choices or areas I'm missing?

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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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If by " jr 1 br" you actually mean a junior 4 1 br ( D/R already converted or convertible to a den or 2nd br) I don't think you will find one in any of the areas you mentioned for 1,450/mo.
Most " Jr 4's ,even smallish ones ,are marketed and pass as 2 br's and would likely be at least 2,000 in those areas.
Maybe you mean something else ?
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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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I mean small 1 bed room, aclove studio, studio etc. They are typically cross-listed.
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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Springfield Gardens, NY
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Hello all, I'm looking to move to a decent area thats 30 minutes from Canal St.

I'd like to spend $1450 for a jr 1br. Would like to be close to restaurants/bars/parks/shopping.

Would like a nice and safe area. Where should I begin looking?

So far I'm considering upper west/east side (below 96th), forest hills queens, park slope bk. Are there any obvious choices or areas I'm missing?
Sunset Park, Bushwick (near the L train), or Midwood. Forest Hills is about an hour from Canal St, You could rent a 1 br in Park Slope if you raise your budget to at least $1600/mo, as far as the UWS and East side of Manhattan, bump your budget to at least $2000/mo then you're good to go.
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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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And don't overlook the Fort Tryon area of Manhattan--sort of an enclave within Washington Heights, on the west side of Broadway in the 180s and low 190s. The A train runs as an express, and you can be downtown in about half an hour. That neighborhood is full of Art Deco apartment houses (which, aside from being beautiful, have larger rooms than later buildings).
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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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I've already looked at several apartments within the budget hovering ~1500 at all the above locations in the original thread. The smaller, and possibly roach infested studios tend to be in upper east/west - pretty scary! Something similar to this is nice though w85th Moderator cut: Please do not post links to advertised properties

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Unread 10-22-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I mean small 1 bed room, aclove studio, studio etc. They are typically cross-listed.
Sorry,I never heard a studio described as a Jr 1 br before which is why I was confused.I have only heard the term Jr applied to an apartment to describe a Junior 4 1 Br.
You might be more likely to find a large studio close to your price around the Gramercy area.For some reason it is often a little cheaper than the UES or UWS .... and closer to Canal Street.
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Unread 10-22-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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I'd love an "aclove" ideally.. just a little nook to put my bed u know? I dont really need a room.
IF anyone knows any realtors who can help that would also be a plus
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Unread 10-22-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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I knew someone who was paying around $2100 for a one room studio (no alcove, but the studio wasn't super tiny) in Gramercy, elevator building but no doorman, not far from the Arsenal. This was last year so I suppose it's possible rents have dropped a little, but I can't imagine the rents have dropped from 2100 to 1450.

I think the obvious choice you have overlooked is Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, near the Q train. Q train in Brooklyn is quite fast and should be a 20-25 minute ride to Canal Street. Just make sure you are nearby a Q train stop, as some parts of Ditmas Park may not be that close to that subway.

Apartments well within your range in that neighborhood. Not sure how happy you would be with bars/restaurants/shopping in that area, but Prospect Park is nearby, transportation to the city is good and it's a nice, quiet neighborhood.

Your rent range is a little low for the areas that have really good amenities.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 06:44 AM
 
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How about Astoria in Queens?
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