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Old 06-08-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Queens has a lot of prewar apartments, as far as I'm concerned. Like Sunnyside, Astoria and Woodside because those are some of the old neighborhoods in Queens. But it actually depends on the building. Some buildings are so old, they go under a lot of maintenance and usually have problems, so those might be a little cheaper.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Do you have any idea what your budget will be? If you can swing $1000 for a room in Manhattan or $700 for the outer boros, you'll have lot more choices. Don't forget, you'll be expected to make 40x the annual rent, so you'll have to make $40,000 a year to get that nice room.

I ended up in my crappy old apartment because I earned less than $20K a year and $500 was all I could afford. Now that I live with my BF (who makes a lot more than I do and covers 3/4 of the rent), we have a much nicer place because we have a much higher budget.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Do you have any idea what your budget will be? If you can swing $1000 for a room in Manhattan or $700 for the outer boros, you'll have lot more choices. Don't forget, you'll be expected to make 40x the annual rent, so you'll have to make $40,000 a year to get that nice room.

I ended up in my crappy old apartment because I earned less than $20K a year and $500 was all I could afford. Now that I live with my BF (who makes a lot more than I do and covers 3/4 of the rent), we have a much nicer place because we have a much higher budget.
I'm a Fashion Merchandising major. I'm thinking about working in either Fashion PR, as a Stylist, or in Fashion Journalism.

So I'll be starting between $25,000-$40,000. I'm not sure but I'm trying to find some stats on NYC salaries for the Fashion industry.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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How can you tell if a prewar building has an elevator or not? Of course the ones you see in the LES that are 2 families wide are walkups, however the ones in The West Bronx look like they're much bigger and have room for elevators.

As for this thread's question, it would be Manhattan first. The runner up is more difficult because I would go with The Bronx, but so many buildings East of Webster Ave and West of The Bronx River were lost to fires in the 70s. I think The Bronx still might win if you don't count multifamily brownstones/limestones as apartment buildings.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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Queens has a lot of prewar apartments, as far as I'm concerned. Like Sunnyside, Astoria and Woodside because those are some of the old neighborhoods in Queens. But it actually depends on the building. Some buildings are so old, they go under a lot of maintenance and usually have problems, so those might be a little cheaper.
Do those neighborhoods have any walls of 6 story buildings like you see in Manhattan and the West Bronx, or is it mostly just 3 story buildings with the occasional 6 story here and there?
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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As much as I love The Bronx for this kind of stuff, I realize I should check out Upper Manhattan too. It looks like an even larger chunk of this type of architecture.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:49 AM
 
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Bronx possibly Washington Heights
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:07 AM
 
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Bronx possibly Washington Heights
I think Manhattan wins. Washington Heights and Inwood alone appear to be at least as large as the chunk of the West Bronx with the surviving buildings, plus the rest of Manhattan also has those buildings.

The East Bronx is mostly rowhomes and the South Bronx was largely destroyed by arson
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