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Old 07-12-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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Hey guys! This is another "moving to NYC" question but I'll try and be very specific for you! Thanks in advance for the help. I did post this in the stickied thread but I noticed afterward that it was suggested to make a new thread, so here we are.

1) What is your budget?
Salary is about 4k a month. I'm married and my wife will be trying to find a job, but for now lets go with 4k a month. I'm hoping to spend somewhere around 1300 for a 1br or studio, my absolute max would be close to 1500.

2) Where is your job located?
5th Ave and 56th.

3) Living circumstances
Married, no kids, and we have a 60lb dog (lab mix, if breed matters) that we're not willing to part with. I may be in NYC for as little as 5 weeks or more permanently, so at first I'll be looking for a sublet and then later potentially an apartment.

4) Space requirements
1bd or studio.

5) Neighborhood amenities
We love diversity in general, and my wife is Korean so access to some variety of Korean or asian grocery mart is probably important too.

6) Other interests/ General
Safety is pretty important to me. Personally I'm a big guy with 5 years of service in the USMC, but my wife is 5' nothing and has no real experience living in a US city. I've never lived in a big city myself, which is part of my concern. So basically, our priorites in order of importance are:

1) Cost
2) Safety
3) Commute to my work

with lesser priorities being
4) Access to Korean groceries
5) Someplace to get my dog exercise
6) Diversity, restaurants, cafes, etc.

Hope that is specific enough! I realize it may not be possible to satisfy all those requirements, but just general advice on where to start looking and what is a realistic price for what value, etc. would be a great help. In the meantime I'm going to go back to page 10 of this thread where I left off and keep reading. Thanks!

-Tyler
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:25 AM
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I suggest Astoria, Rego Park or Forest Hills in Queens might meet your primary requirements. If you want a place with Korean stores, then try Flushing in Queens.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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i would also look at Long island city, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Forest Hills they all have bus an trains that go into the city so you have that option
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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With your salary being 48K a year, and the 40X rent rule, that would mean a maximum rent of 1,200. That doesn't seem enough, even if you look in Queens. Doesn't your wife work?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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How about Great Neck? LIRR takes you to Penn in 30 minutes, and there is a Korean supermarket, called H-Mart in town.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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You might also check put Ft. Lee NJ where you could prolly get a studio/1 bdrm that fits your budget. Ft. Lee is a middle class to upscale suburb right on the other side of the George Washington Brdige, with easy bus access to the city. It's also a very diverse town with a large Korean popultaion so shopping would not be a probelm. The dog might, however. But dogs will be a problem lots of places. Depending on where you live in the borough, however, you might need a car. Some parts are walkable and fairly compact, some not.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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1200/month prices you out of the safe/nice neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn. I agree with other posters, focus your search on Queens, it's more affordable and convenient to midtown.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Awesome, thanks for the help everyone! I'll start checking out those suggestions.
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