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Old 01-12-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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So I live in Philadelphia and will be moving to NY for an outside sales position for work in February (My territory in the field will be Queens and the Bronx). My office is going to be in Farmingdale, and I am looking for an affordable place to live ($1500 or less 1 bedroom apt). I am a 28 year old single guy and wouldn't mind an area with a bit of a nightlife aspect, or places to socialize.


I am not familiar with the area and wanted to see what a nice, safe, affordable neighborhood in the Queens, Bronx area would be to move. Also wanted to know if anyone knows what the commute would be like in the morning/after work from Queens/Bronx to Farmingdale.


Any feedback would be much appreciated!
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Will you be going straight into the field or going home from the field? Or would you start and finish your day in the office and in between be in the field? If you are going to go between the Bronx and Farmingdale several times a day, its going to suck...

Also what will your typical hours be?
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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It sounds like I will have some flexibility to my day. Hours would be roughly 8-5. It sounds like the way the current rep handles his day is makes most of his customer apts. in the morning and catches up on emails at home (Queens) then goes into the office in the afternoon. I would like to handle my day roughly like that, but I'm sure there will be days I have to be in the office all day though.


Let me know if any other details would help!
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:22 PM
 
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I would focus on Bayside and Forest Hills, both in Queens. Relatively easy access to Bronx and Farmingdale. Good nightlife, nice areas, easy Manhattan access. House prices are off the wall, but rentals and co-ops are not (at least not for NYC). Commute-wise, Bayside is more convenient than Forest Hills, but is more suburban. Forest Hills is much more citified. I'd also throw Kew Gardens into the mix, which is right next to Forest Hills (where you'd be doing most of your hanging out). My instinct is that Kew Gardens rents are cheaper than Forest Hills. Parking is not good in any of these places, but since it sounds like you'll be a daily car commuter, you'll be spared the real pain of alternate side parking during the day. I would suggest contacting co-op buildings in these areas and see if any apartments are available for sublet. Some of these may provide parking (probably for a fee).
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:56 PM
 
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Note if you live in NYC you will pay NYC income tax, so factor that in. If you're 28 and single you are prime to party in Manhattan if your budget allows so you may want to be close to a subway or train line too.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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I would focus on Bayside and Forest Hills, both in Queens. Relatively easy access to Bronx and Farmingdale. Good nightlife, nice areas, easy Manhattan access. House prices are off the wall, but rentals and co-ops are not (at least not for NYC). Commute-wise, Bayside is more convenient than Forest Hills, but is more suburban. Forest Hills is much more citified. I'd also throw Kew Gardens into the mix, which is right next to Forest Hills (where you'd be doing most of your hanging out). My instinct is that Kew Gardens rents are cheaper than Forest Hills. Parking is not good in any of these places, but since it sounds like you'll be a daily car commuter, you'll be spared the real pain of alternate side parking during the day. I would suggest contacting co-op buildings in these areas and see if any apartments are available for sublet. Some of these may provide parking (probably for a fee).
+1 to everything written above. If you value your sleep and shorter commute, go with Bayside. Not sure how many apartments you can find in Bayside though. And you'll have the Port Washington line on the LIRR to get to the city.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback! I found an apartment that I may be interested in checking out right in Briarwood...Any knowledge of that area?
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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Briarwood is ok. Close enough to Forest Hills for a few restaurants. Not much going on in Briarwood, itself. Parking might be a little better than Forest Hills, but there is alternate side, some streets during mid-day so I don't know how that will impact going home during the day the catch up on emails like your predecessor. The toughest parking for that area is Sunday night. You've got to get home early to get a spot.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:07 PM
 
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You will be working on Long Island not in Long Island. FYI
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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Farmingdale itself has a great downtown with bars and restaurants. Huntington village is also close by which is regarded as one of the best on the Island for young people. Why not live in Suffolk near your job and save on the crazy commute?
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