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Old 11-24-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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I'm thinking about moving out of NJ perhaps into the city and have always been fascincated by Brooklyn (for some reason). I'd be looking at renting. I'm single, in my 30s, and partially of Italian background. I tend to enjoy the outdoors, proximity to the parks, and the water. But I also enjoy the nightlife and great resturants and pubs. What also is important is the access to adult sports and meet-up groups too. What specific areas of Brooklyn should I eye? Any advice recommended.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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It's impossible to answer these questions without a ballpark estimate of the kind of rent you want to pay.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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Try BayRidge - great pubs, some nice restaurants, close to the bike path on Shore Rd/Verrazano Bridge, express bus service to the city, local R train to downtown Brooklyn and NYC, mix of 20's and 30's crowd - Irish/Italian neighborhood. Rents should be somewhat affordable.

If you're into more trendy areas, then DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights - but be prepared to pay through the nose for rent. Great restaurants/pubs, lots of 20's - 30's crowd, multi-ethnic, close to the waterfront, you could literally walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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It's impossible to answer these questions without a ballpark estimate of the kind of rent you want to pay.
For a 1BR looking to staying at/under $1k (esp w/eco downturn).

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Try BayRidge - great pubs, some nice restaurants, close to the bike path on Shore Rd/Verrazano Bridge, express bus service to the city, local R train to downtown Brooklyn and NYC, mix of 20's and 30's crowd - Irish/Italian neighborhood. Rents should be somewhat affordable..
I assume this area is mix blue collar/white collar? Sounds good to me. Maybe I'll go check this out over the weekend, go out for lunch and watch the football games too.

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If you're into more trendy areas, then DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights - but be prepared to pay through the nose for rent. Great restaurants/pubs, lots of 20's - 30's crowd, multi-ethnic, close to the waterfront, you could literally walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
I assume this area is much more white collar, younger? Does this area have a huge influx of former Manhattanites?

Comparing these two locales to say Jersey, for example Hoboken, how do each compare in terms of the "vibe", community pride, single scene, and nightlife relative to Hoboken. Also rental cost (again relative to Hoboken). I am very curious.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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For a 1BR looking to staying at/under $1k (esp w/eco downturn).


I assume this area is mix blue collar/white collar? Sounds good to me. Maybe I'll go check this out over the weekend, go out for lunch and watch the football games too.

I assume this area is much more white collar, younger? Does this area have a huge influx of former Manhattanites?

Comparing these two locales to say Jersey, for example Hoboken, how do each compare in terms of the "vibe", community pride, single scene, and nightlife relative to Hoboken. Also rental cost (again relative to Hoboken). I am very curious.
No expert, but I'm not sure if you are going to be finding a 1 bedroom for under 1K.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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No expert, but I'm not sure if you are going to be finding a 1 bedroom for under 1K.
Seconded. You could probably get a pretty nice studio in Bay Ridge for less than 1k (say, $900ish). But a 1-bed? I'd be surprised.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the input. I just thought w/the poor economy (e.g. wall street meltdown) it may be a renters market over there right now in NYC, incl: Bklyn.
As$umed the 1BR rents may be dipping down below $1k. But maybe they are holding their own, maybe there is an exodus of renters from Manhattan into Bklyn, causing the Bklyn rents to stay afloat? who knows?
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Thanks for the input. I just thought w/the poor economy (e.g. wall street meltdown) it may be a renters market over there right now in NYC, incl: Bklyn.
As$umed the 1BR rents may be dipping down below $1k. But maybe they are holding their own, maybe there is an exodus of renters from Manhattan into Bklyn, causing the Bklyn rents to stay afloat? who knows?
Rents have come down, but not that much. Also, a 1-bed in most decent parts of Brooklyn (unless you've got no subway access, maybe) was probably more like $1200-$1500 before the recession, and maybe it's come down by around $100/month or so. You might be able to get a basement 1-bed in Bay Ridge for around $1k, I'm not really sure.
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