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Old 03-30-2011, 01:01 AM
 
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Hi, hope someone can help with some advice. My wife and I are relocating to New York sometime in May from Ireland. I have accepted a job with salary of 90K. My wife while hoping to find work at some stage, will initially be unemployed. We have some unknowns on what location we should be looking at to live and what we should budget we should allow for rental. I think my workplace is close to the 2 and 3 lines so somewhere in Brooklyn close to these lines would be good. What areas should be looking at? Any help or advise would be very appreciated. Many thanks!
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:50 AM
 
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Well, you may find appealing two neighborhoods, one in Queens and one in The Bronx. Unfortunately, I can't recall with specivity. I'm hoping someone will step in. Both are traditionally Irish neighborhoods and contain a population of Nationals. Both are affordable within your salary. I believe in Queens its Jackson Heights on the #7 line which you can transfer to the 1/2/3 at Times Square.

In any event, in Brooklyn, the 2/3 lines serve the trendy neighborhoods which will bust your budget and areas not necessarily suitable for a recent Irish immigrant.

I'd suggest you concentrate on the borough of Queens, which has a number of areas affordable to you and where you'll find a host of immigrants from every point on the globe.

More information about yourselves would be helpful in making suggestions. Whatever the circumstances, $1500 to $2000 is a good range for a 1 bedroom. Astoria, Forest Hills, and Hunters Point would offer a bit of a spectrum.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:22 AM
 
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Hi jcoltrane, thanks for the reply. We are both in our late 20's and no kids. A 1 bedroom is what we are looking for, no necessarly too big, but something that is clean and modern would be ideal. I was looking at around the $2200 mark, but not sure if that will be stretching the budget a little. While we do like to socialise, I wouldn't say that we are necessarly huge party animals. Also, we would be looking for something that is already furnished.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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Hi, hope someone can help with some advice. My wife and I are relocating to New York sometime in May from Ireland. I have accepted a job with salary of 90K. My wife while hoping to find work at some stage, will initially be unemployed. We have some unknowns on what location we should be looking at to live and what we should budget we should allow for rental. I think my workplace is close to the 2 and 3 lines so somewhere in Brooklyn close to these lines would be good. What areas should be looking at? Any help or advise would be very appreciated. Many thanks!
Irish? Go to Sunnyside or Woodside, Queens... Irish bars, pubs, eateries. There's an amazing Irish Market on 41st Street in Sunnyside. Great Shepherd's Pie! The 7 train is right on Queens Blvd and will take you to Grand Central and Times Square!
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Yup- Definitely Woodside/Sunnyside large Irish population, nice area middle class working people, I highly doubt you will find something furnished. Once you get here you can go to Bob's furniture or something, you can find reasonable price furniture there. You will find 1 bedrooms MUCH cheaper then $2200 so no worry there, good luck
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Yup- Definitely Woodside/Sunnyside large Irish population, nice area middle class working people, I highly doubt you will find something furnished. Once you get here you can go to Bob's furniture or something, you can find reasonable price furniture there. You will find 1 bedrooms MUCH cheaper then $2200 so no worry there, good luck
I loved living in Sunnyside... miss it dearly
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Sunnyside!! Right.

Furnished? That will be more difficult than you realize. Furnished apartments are not the norm nor the average. Though, you may be able to find a sublet. Sublets are most often furnished, as you are temporarily renting someone's apartment which they intend upon returning to. It's a possible option with a particular set of caveates and considerations.

I'd suggest finding a normal rental, purchasing a bed and an alarm clock.
Many, if not most, start out this way.

Modern?

Well, in NYC, a VERY expensive city, such things come at a cost/premium. Most of NYC housing is not "modern". Most of 'affordable' housing is not "modern".

So, furnished and modern might prove to be above the budget. Once your wife is bringing in income your options will be greater. Be frugal in your thoughts, only until you are here will you realize the expense.

Hunters Point has lots of young American professionals and several large modern apartment towers, though rent will be at the far end of your budget.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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For 2200 you could find a 1 bedroom in Manhattan. There are such apartments on Upper East Side, maybe Upper West (lines 2 and 3). Queens is pretty boring for a young couple.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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If you need furnished look at sublets.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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Hi, hope someone can help with some advice. My wife and I are relocating to New York sometime in May from Ireland. I have accepted a job with salary of 90K. My wife while hoping to find work at some stage, will initially be unemployed. We have some unknowns on what location we should be looking at to live and what we should budget we should allow for rental. I think my workplace is close to the 2 and 3 lines so somewhere in Brooklyn close to these lines would be good. What areas should be looking at? Any help or advise would be very appreciated. Many thanks!
What part of Manhattan is your workplace?

I am not sure why people on this thread have been jumping up and down to put you in an Irish neighborhood here. I think it would be better to focus on what your needs/wants are in a neighborhood and apartment rather than your nationality.
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