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Old 07-26-2006, 12:44 AM
 
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Good morning, I had a question for you guys.
I currently live in Florida, and in January my fiance and I are going to be moving to the NYC/LI area.

We wanted to know of some nice/"cheaper"(if there is such a thing) places to rent an apartment so we can get settled in. I will be employed with the City of New York as a Police Officer, so obviously I would not be making alot of money, and my fiance currently works here in a bank as a teller. I do not know how much that pays up there.

I appreciate any of the help I can get...Thank you
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:47 AM
 
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Don't Do It............run...run...run... For The Hills.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:53 AM
 
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lol...I really want the job though...thats the thing
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:04 AM
 
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There are many places to live in NY that are wonderful...
If you know what you are getting into and have the money to do so, not a problem. As you may have read in other posts, the prices of houses/rent are high, the taxes and utilities along with them, but it is do-able. Don't let every one scare you.
My husband and myself have the frame of mind that if you want it, you GO GET IT......and if it doesn't work out....you can always find something or somewhere else to go....that's the beauty of it. There really are endless possibities.
BUT.....getting back to your original post...you might want to check out areas in the south part of suffolk county like Lindenhurst or W. Babylon, which are family oriented, friendly, and a lo of people are relocating too, not just from out of state, but from within the "City", because it is still relatively affordable. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:08 AM
 
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alright I do appreciate it...I normally would not leave Florida for New York, I was born in New York but raised here in FLorida. I really need and want the job so thats why im doing it.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:41 AM
 
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I live in the area Jackie1014 is talking about. I wonder how much money you have to spend on an apartment? There are 'various' apartments around but I doubt you can get ANYTHING legal for under $800 (being very, very conservative here) to up to a thousand or more a month (not including the utilities).

Most apartments here in peoples' homes are 'illegal', but you can check out listings and rent one. Towns turn a blind eye to these places because of the lack of affordable housing.

We do have nice beaches and it IS very family oriented on the South Shore. There are many people who are police/firemen who live on Long Island and commute to NYC.

This is still very much a 'house' not apartment area. You will need 2 cars to get around. Public transportation is useless. As far as your fiance working in a bank, I am sure she probably could get something as there are a lot of banks on LI. Whether they are hiring is another matter.

Just know what prices are (very high) and what you will be getting into. I think you will be shocked coming from Florida (by the way car insurance is crazy here, too).
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Chris, You'll love the Job. Good luck, there is no better experience in the world. Stay positive and work hard. I recommend looking in Yonkers or Queens for apartment. Starting salary is low, but no doubt your wife will find employment and within five years with o/t and perhaps a promotion you'll be making 70-80gs easy. Many, many guys are making six figures as either Detectives or bosses. By the time your career is coming to an end perhaps you will want to run for the hills, but for a young guy there is a lot of excitement and opportunity.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Moving to NY

I am retired NYPD (Mounted) and would like to tell you that there is affordable housing in New York but can't. I can say that your decision to become a member of the NYPD is one I believe you will not regret. My only advise to you is after your probationary period is complete find an area within the department that you feel you would love to work and spend the majority of your career in. For me it was horses. The New York City Police Department is like a huge corporation and within that corporation are many commands. If you have a particular speciality that you are already bringing to the department i.e. computers, photography, mechanics etc. use it to advance through the job. If you wish to send me a pvt. message I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Good luck,

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Old 07-26-2006, 09:47 AM
 
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I think you will be shocked coming from Florida (by the way car insurance is crazy here, too).
lol.... Florida is just as expensive as NY now.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:00 AM
 
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If you are going to work in the city every day, I would not recommend living on Long Island. It is too much of a commute. Astoria in Queens is a nice and safe neighborhood with still affordable rent.

NYSinger
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