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Old 04-02-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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I saw a couple other helpful posts on this issue, but I thought I'd check in for some updated specifics.

We are currently considering the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for the next 5 to 6 years and we are not accustom to city life .


I will be moving up in august with spouse to follow pending the job market and we will need a place that will accept a 40lb dog.

What we'd like to know is:
- What are the options for taking our dog out? (Something other than walking along city streets)
- Are there environmental jobs in the area? (Conversation, quality, etc.)
- How safe is biking as a means of transport?
- Are there areas up to 45 minutes away that would provide us with a little more space or we could look at for buying a house with a yard?
- How far would the drive be to get out to areas for hiking, kayaking, etc?


Thank you for all the help, we've really hit a gridlock on our discussion and I'm sure some knowledgeable help will get us moving again.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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The area around Albert Einstein is great.It's Morris Park,Pelham Parkway and Pelham Gardens.It is a combination urban/suburban feel with lot's of single family or 2 family houses with driveways,garages,etc on the side streets mid block and apartment buildings( usually 6 or 7 stories) on the corners and along the main streets.
There are plenty of areas for dog walking including Pelham Parkway itself,which has a very wide strip of park in the center and lots of big old trees.
Biking in the area will be no problem at all and there are also big parks very nearby including Bronx Park and Pelham Bay Park which is the biggest in the city and has a beach.
Believe it or not you can go canoeing or kayaking in the Bronx River which is very close by.There are places to rent kayaks in Bronx Park!
The neighborhood is a very safe,clean and relatively quiet place and there are a lot of good restaurants in Morris Park right next to the campus.
There are subways and express busses to midtown.
Pelham Bay Park : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Bronx Park : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

If You're Thinking of Living In/Pelham Gardens, the Bronx - Attractive, Affordable and Unheralded - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/re.../17living.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/30/re...pagewanted=all

The Bronx Zoo and The NY Botanical Garden are also within walking distance.Both are in Bronx Park.

http://www.bronxzoo.com/ ,http://www.nybg.org/
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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All of that information was exceptionally helpful! Thank you, Bluedog2 It actually made our decision of where to move even harder (we were like 60-40, after reading your info we were nearly 50-50) A decision has finally been made, and thank you again for your in depth guide to city life - not as bad as I thought given my rural roots :-P
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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All of that information was exceptionally helpful! Thank you, Bluedog2 It actually made our decision of where to move even harder (we were like 60-40, after reading your info we were nearly 50-50) A decision has finally been made, and thank you again for your in depth guide to city life - not as bad as I thought given my rural roots :-P
So,what did you decide ? Just curious.
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