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Old 08-10-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Were relocating at the end of the year from miami and I have been reading thru this forum and I see people saying that its going to run 2000ish a month for a studio in manhattan anywhere south of harlem/inwood etc, but when I check out some websites Ive found some decent looking ones for 1400-1600. Are these bogus or can one find a studio in a decent area for that price? Nothing huge, nothing fancy. I know the outer boro's are cheaper but I will be working in manhattan and would like to live there also.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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why would you want to even spend that amount for a studio?
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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I never said I wanted to, that just seems to be the price range in the area.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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$1,700 is near the starting point. You can find ones for $1,500, but they usually have a major flaw. $1,400 is a bit low.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I know Paley Management usually has some studios on the UES in that price range, and they have a website that you can check out as well. I just had a client sign a lease for a studio on 34th and 2nd for $1500. They do exist, but they are going to go very quickly. Find a realtor you are comfortable with to do the legwork for you.
Since you are coming in December, prices may dip a little due to the winter market being slower than the summer market. And tpk-nyc is correct, $1700 is the usuall starting point for a decent studio south of 110th. Or, you could move to Hamilton Heights and live on the ABCD and 1 and get a one bedroom for $1450-$1500.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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How is that area? Ive heard if your going to be up that way to stay west of broadway. What do you mean by ABCD? Trains?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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How is that area? Ive heard if your going to be up that way to stay west of broadway. What do you mean by ABCD? Trains?
THe A,B,C,D,1 train are the trains that are near the Harlem area. As far as Washington Heights, 176 to 193 west of Broadway (i can only speak about these blocks) is a pretty safe area. Not a lot of activity and pretty quiet. You can find a 1 bedroom within your price range and maybe even for less.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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A friend recently rented a studio in Midtown center near all of the major train lines for 1600/month in a 4 floor walk up.

I'd think it'd be kind of cramped for 2 or more people. For a single person it's fine space wise.

I'd imagine that you cna find one for 1500 if you look hard enough. $1400 is prob out of the question.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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I live in an UWS studio (below 80's), with doorman/elevator/laundry, very good access to subways, for $1500 a month. It is not big (actually it's very small) but it's enough for me for the moment. So far, I'm loving it. So no, it's definitely not impossible to find a studio in Manhattan for $1500.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I live on Convent Ave, which is right around the corner from the 145th trains. It is really gorgeous. Convent and Hamilton Terrace are the two streets I am referring to though, from 140th up to 149th on Convent. There are a lot of brownstones, trees and St Nicholas Park and the area is very quiet. It almost feels like Boston. The A and D trains run express to 59th and then split, and they are very efficient. Cabs can get you up here from midtown for $20-$25. The C, B and 1 run local.

West of Broadway is the 'more desirable area' as you get into Washington Heights. AKA around Fort Washington Ave, Haven, Cabrini area. All it means is that you can find the same size apartment that you can find east of Broadway and the landlord will charge you higher rent.

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