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Old 03-25-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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Afternoon everyone,

I currently live in Jersey City (Journal Square to be exact) but am I looking to move to Newark in the near future. Can you all please recommend places in the downtown area that I should I look into? So far I have Eleven 80 and Renaissance Towers on my list.

I'm 30, single, no kids or dependents. $1500/mo is the max I'm willing to spend on rent, but I'd like to spend less. Its just me and I don't need much space...so a studio would be fine. I don't have or want a car so I'd like to be able to walk Penn Station in about 10 minutes or so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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1180 seems to have a slew of problems. There are few apartments up in Forest Hills and some New Apartments recently built in the Ironbound. The Rent for those apartments range from 1100-1500$. I don't know the exact names , they are in nice areas of Newark. My suggestion to you is take the PATH to Newark and look around on foot , explore the Neighborhood , ask the locals...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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1180 does have issues, but I would go check it out. I currently live in the Pavilion Very CHEAP RENT ($800-$900) great NYC access and MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS, yet rough around the edges

Then you have the Collinades, little bit better than pavilion $900-$1050

both i feel are very safe, it boarders north newark, ther are a few trouble spots but both communities are gates, and require key access...also there are some new LOFTS, downtown that my not be listed online, might want to do a walk around and see

i love all the bad press about how UNSAFE newark is, by people who have never visited....keep the rent low and the apts great

My apts if was located in in JC or NYC could easlity rent for over $4000 a month

Panoramic view walking distance to Bears stadium, prudental center, newark museum, great sushi...to many to list, but the name NEWARK rules it out for many

I LOVE IT
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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forgot to mention, the Pavilion and Collinades are walking distance to Broad Street Station, and the light rail which can connect you to Penn Station if you need the path

yet many times there are EXPRESS TRAINS directly from broad street to NYC NO STOPS
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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1180 seems to have a slew of problems. There are few apartments up in Forest Hills and some New Apartments recently built in the Ironbound. The Rent for those apartments range from 1100-1500$. I don't know the exact names , they are in nice areas of Newark. My suggestion to you is take the PATH to Newark and look around on foot , explore the Neighborhood , ask the locals...
1180 had some issues out of the door, but that was more about service changes (what they offered vs. what they got rid of). I would bet 1180 is still better than many traditional Newark apts (on the outskirts). Still worth a look.

Renaissance towers and Linden towers are good looks as well.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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The major issues Eleven80 had after it first opened seemed to be fixed for the most part. The building was just sold but it doesn't really affect the residents who live there. I believe the studios are all rented out but don't quote me on that. The Union Building 2 blocks south on Clinton has luxury 1BRs as low as $1125/month but they also might be rented out, so you should contact them: Welcome to the Union Building

Also found a past posting on the Chocolate Factory in the Ironbound but very close to downtown and less than a 10-minute walk to Penn Station: http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/abo/2895223305.html (broken link)
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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yet many times there are EXPRESS TRAINS directly from broad street to NYC NO STOPS
Even if they're not express, the only stop they would skip is Secaucus Junction, so it's a fast ride anyway.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Went to UMDNJ and lived in Newark for a few years. I can mainly tell you what to stay out of. Just say no to Hallmark House! So many problems here that culminated in the maintenance dudes robbing my apartment...and making up some elaborate story to cover themselves. Trust me, don't put yourself through the grief.
Pavilion is not so nice and has a bedbug problem. Never lived there but know people who have. Colonnade seems nicer...but I've heard stories about problems with the heat & A/C there including the death of a senior during the summer b/c of the heat. Staff here isn't very responsive after you sign the lease. Area's also high crime.
Go Eleven80 if you can afford it. Otherwise, would recommend South Orange or very select part of East Orange.
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