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Old 06-06-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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I am moving to NYC in July for a job in the WFC. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should move? I am looking for a smaller diverse neighborhood that has parks, not a lot of crime, and restaurants. I am looking to pay around $2200/month or less. I am single and I am looking for a 30 min or less commute.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Maybe you should check out the Inwood Section of Manhattan, which is the northern tip of the borough. Affordable rents as compared to other parts of Manhattan, near lots of parks and restaurants.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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Default Nice Area?

Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Have you considered the financial district since you are going to be working there? $2200 a month can probably get you a small 1 bedroom or a large studio in a doorman building with lots of amenities in that area. Several buildings in the area have lots of empty units so they are giving incentives to move in and have lowered the rents. There aren't tons of parks all around, but it's not as crowded as other areas. And just about all the subway lines go there. Crime rates also seem low there.

If you insist on being close to parks, consider the Upper West Side. $2200 can get a studio in between Riverside and Central parks. Probably not going to be in a super luxurious building though like FiDi. And UWS will put you at a 30 minute commute, at least.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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who wants to live in a studio? live in the outer boroughs.
try queens or brooklyn.
btw your tolerance of crime matters. dont expect suburban safety.
also all the areas have some diversity of some kind.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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You should be able to find a decent 1BR in Brooklyn, just across the bridge. Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens offer proximity to Lower Manhattan, without sacrificing a neighborhood feel.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Thank you. I also heard that Forte Greene was a nice area. I will be moving from the South and am struggling with the lack of trees and pollution in NYC.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Thank you. I also heard that Forte Greene was a nice area. I will be moving from the South and am struggling with the lack of trees and pollution in NYC.
Then you'll want to move to Brooklyn. Even if I could afford it I wouldn't want to live in most of Manhattan because of the lack of trees and greenery that I've grown used to being from Texas.

Fort Greene is great. I'd move there in a heartbeat. It offers a nice balance, urban but with some tree-lined streets and Fort Greene Park in the neighborhood.

You might also consider neighborhoods near Prospect Park.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Then you'll want to move to Brooklyn. Even if I could afford it I wouldn't want to live in most of Manhattan because of the lack of trees and greenery that I've grown used to being from Texas.
This kind of broad generalization does no one any favors. The UWS, for instance, is closer to greenery than many parts of Brooklyn - on both the CP and Riverside sides.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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This kind of broad generalization does no one any favors. The UWS, for instance, is closer to greenery than many parts of Brooklyn - on both the CP and Riverside sides.
Which is why I said MOST.
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