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Old 11-21-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Hi guys,

My hubby and I may be presented with the opportunity to move to NYC (this is a real maybe but being the person I am, I always like to plan ahead).

Together, we make 180 000 a year (net). I've read several posts and it seems that that figure is doable in NYC (perhaps not Manhattan - although some of you say it is). The tricky thing is......that we have one year old triplets!!!!! Yes, that's right...triplets! We would need three bedrooms.

I don't have much time to write right now but I thought I would get your thoughts on this...

Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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And your question is....what?
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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180k a year net, in a 3 bed in the outerboroughs. You guys should be fine
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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As stated 180 k should be fine in the outerboroughs ONLY. But then again, do you really wanna raise kids on the outer boroughs if you're not native New Yorkers? Im not sure where your coming from; if you're moving from Philly, CHicago, Boston, Miami,you may be okay, but if you're moving from the midwest, or rural south the adjustment may be to big and you may wanna reconsider. NYCz reputation is that of a great night life but when native NYers have families, they often leave the city if they can afford it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Where you will stay is very important, because of your kids.

Would you send try and send them to an elite private school when they reach the age or say, 5-6?

If you are going public, I would stay in Manhattan...better public schools there.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Default Beware the private schools...

Beware the private schools in Manhattan. Elite means lots of sex and drugs and shopping, schlocky education. Public schools much better, but admissions process difficult.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Jersey, Long Island or Westchester. It's going to be difficult simply walking down the street with triplets. Then there's the subway ...

You need a car. The suburbs would be a much better option.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:52 AM
 
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I don't think the city is unworkable. Plenty of elementary schools are good in certain areas of each borough. It's only when middle-high school hits that things begin to go downhill. I do agree that it might be best to bring a car until you feel comfortable having the kids be still on the subway.

I'd say look into NE Queens, Southern Brooklyn, Manhattan south of 96st, and SI.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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Beware the private schools in Manhattan. Elite means lots of sex and drugs and shopping, schlocky education. Public schools much better, but admissions process difficult.
That's utter nonsense. And I say that from first-hand experience.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Hi,

We are both in similar situation my husband and I have twin girls 20 months old. We currently live in Brooklyn and make about 175k a year before taxes. Child care for the twins runs us about 1600 a month and that is cheap. We both have cars becasue we both need cars, my husband is an officer he has to drive to work his hours are all crazy and I work in suburbs and need a car to get there. It is alot easier for me to get around with the kids so you will need a car even if your husband doesnt. Than if a car you need insurance and insurance in NY is crazy however we lucked out that my husband is in the military so we get a good discount. You are looking to pay about 3k in good neighborhood for 3bdrm. We own our home and that is our mortgage right there 3k. It is doable and you can make it work, you have to budget and not spend as much but yes you could make a decent life here. My question to you is where you coming from? That might be a big factor. If you currently live in 3,000 square foot home with a big back yard and you have swings and stuff back there and luxury amenities, you will not have that here. You will be very close to your neighbor. Now if you go in surburbs than you might get a little more but be ready to pay alot of property taxes. I was recently looking to move to suburbs but quickly changed my mind, not only would you have to pay half a million dollar for fixer upper you have to pay at least 1k a month for taxes, depending on where you are you have to commute and to us it was not worth it. It is important that we stay a close nit family and if we are both commuting and hardly have any time home with kids than it is pointless. So we decided to stay in our tiny home with tiny back yard in Brooklyn but it takes hubby 30 minutes to get home and about the same for me and we spend alot of family time together. We take the kids to park for lack of back yard LOL. Good luck on your decision, if you are use to living the luxury life than you might have a problem being real close to your neighbor and having small space. If it is something you can get over than you could live a nice life here and enjoy all aspect of this wonderful city.
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