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Old 11-03-2009, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Default Manhattan on $1000/month

If I were to get a job in Manhattan, let's say Downtown, somewhere around WTC ... would it be possible to rent a studio apartment in a reasonably safe area, where I won't be in danger of getting robbed on my way home in the evening, for $1000/month within a 20 min. commute?
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:55 AM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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I have friends who love by WTC and they are paying $2000+ for a studio there. That area is full of luxury buildings, no bargains there.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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For $1000 a month you might be able to get studio apt. in a good area in Queens with a commute of 45-60 min. to Downtown Manhattan.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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I don't need to live in that exact area, a 20 minute commute would do. Let's say midtown or Brooklyn. Can that be done for $1000 .. 1200?

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For $1000 a month you might be able to get studio apt. in a good area in Queens with a commute of 45-60 min. to Downtown Manhattan.
Yikes! 45-60 min. is out of the question. How much am I looking at within 20 min?
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:57 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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look at astoria but i dunno for 1000...the commute is like 10 min via the N/W trains, tho.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Astoria is not 10 mins from downtown Manhattan by train - I'd guess somewhere around 40-45 minutes.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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You could try somewhere in Brooklyn. Prospect Heights or Clinton Hill might be the closest you'll get to your requirements.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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Astoria also isn't that nice. I don't care for it...but it isn't the ghetto or anything. It's simply just "ok".

And I hate to burst your bubble, but it isn't exactly easy to get jobs in Manhattan these days. Definitely do not move until you have a job lined up for sure. I have been looking for a new job for a year and a half already and I have 2 degrees and 5 years working experience under my belt.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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If I were to get a job in Manhattan, let's say Downtown, somewhere around WTC ... would it be possible to rent a studio apartment in a reasonably safe area, where I won't be in danger of getting robbed on my way home in the evening, for $1000/month within a 20 min. commute?
if you're lucky you could maybe get a share in little italy/chinatown area with about 5-6 other people, but definitely not a studio apartment all by yourself.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Manhattan on 1,000/month? Don't do it. It isn't worth struggling to live in Manhattan, with that kind of money. Unless, you're planning on living with roommates, or somewhere way Uptown.

Like others are saying: You might find something in Queens or Brooklyn. If you throw in a few hundred dollars, you can find something nice in parts of Queens, such as Asoria. In Brooklyn, you might be able to shoot for areas like Prospect Heights, maybe Park Slope, that will leave you about 30 minuets from Downtown. If you're still looking at Manhattan, try looking Uptown.
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