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Old 06-08-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Which is why I said MOST.
Why would you even say "MOST"? Anyone from the 50s well into the 100s on either side is within walking distance to CP. At the lower end there is Battery Park and a bunch of smaller ones. At the upper end there is Fort Tryon, The Cloisters, Inwood Park, etc etc
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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You could get a very roomy apartment in Forest Hills. It has good shopping and good transportation. I don't care much for the restaurants, but one stop on the subway gets you to probably the most diverse ethnic food scene in the world.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Why would you even say "MOST"? Anyone from the 50s well into the 100s on either side is within walking distance to CP. At the lower end there is Battery Park and a bunch of smaller ones. At the upper end there is Fort Tryon, The Cloisters, Inwood Park, etc etc
And some of those areas have already been recommended to her. As a former Southerner, most of Manhattan does not appeal to me, not solely due to the presence or lack of parks. Because the OP is also from the South and has mentioned not liking the dearth of trees or pollution, I assume that, like me, she is looking for an environment a little closer to home. The topography, vibe, and the amount of space she can get for her money will be closer to what she is used to in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Thank you everyone! I am going to start looking for apartments in the outer boroughs.

Queensgal - you mentioned that one stop on the subway gets you to the most diverse ethinic food scene.... What is that area called?
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: New York
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I definitely recommend Forest Hills in Queens. Even if you rent like an apartment, it'll come to a little over $1K. That neighborhood is really nice. There has been little to less crime rates in the last 10 years, diverse and has a lot of good restaurants there and shops, you'll feel like you're in the suburbs or somewhere upstate.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Isn't Forest Hills going to be a bit of a commute to the Financial District? Just wondering. I would think Brooklyn would be more convenient.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Forest Hills is also not that inexpensive, a little over $1k will not get an average apartment in the area. It might get a smaller studio, but a 1BR will be closer to the $1400-$1500 range, depending upon building and amenities.

I agree with Dewdrop93, that Brooklyn will be closer to the OP's office. Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and other areas just over the bridge should be considered. They may have smaller neighborhood parks, but you have a distinctly old NY feel with the smaller scale of much of the area. And, the Esplanade with views of the river and Manhattan is a very special neighborhood attribute. There are trees in Brooklyn, too, so it's definitely worth considering, to keep the commute to a minimum.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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I was talking about Jackson Heights.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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Haha. The self-same people lamenting gentrification on other threads are dispensing real-estate advice to affluent invaders from abroad.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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Haha. The self-same people lamenting gentrification on other threads are dispensing real-estate advice to affluent invaders from abroad.
This is a thread about someone looking for a place to live. If anything's funny, it's you dredging up old threads (that are not about the subject of gentrification) to throw in the gentrification word.
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