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Old 09-17-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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Some of those might be hoods where "Artist" (mostly wannabes) congregate, however many are pretty awful places to live.

In the Bronx you will find a few in Port Morris, warehouse lofts. Area is pretty ****ty, nothing around, filthy, and a high crime rate. However a small population lives there.

In Bushwick it's more of the same. A population living in lofts. Crap area, but they are there.

Williamsbridge can also be considered an artist hood. Edgy. Better then the above two.

Long Island City, dead boring. Nothing there.

Red Hook, even more dead then LIC. Add in a crime problem around the Red Hook Houses.

LES, EXPENSIVE now. PJ's shifted to one side of the neighborhood so as long as you stay clear of them, crime isn't that big an issue.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Bushwick will be wrapped up faster than one thinks!
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:52 PM
 
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Yeah, it's crazy but the majority of the places that I have been told are artist hoods all seem pretty slummy. I do not mean to offend anybody but they just look shady- big warehouses/empty streets/broken lights/ that kind of stuff. It's a shame that once something gets to a respectible standing the price gets jacked up. Guess it's the way it is though. I am thinking that the best bet is to look inside an area that is secure and fun even if it means standing out a bit.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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Regarding Bushwick, prices are dropping fast due to a tremendous number of foreclosures. New York magazine just came out with their RE Guide and rated Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bed Stuy and other Brooklyn hoods as a huge risk to have dramatic price drops in the next year. Not that that means that one shouldn't buy there--in fact, many people say you should buy in areas that have already declined. But FYI.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Regarding Bushwick, prices are dropping fast due to a tremendous number of foreclosures. New York magazine just came out with their RE Guide and rated Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bed Stuy and other Brooklyn hoods as a huge risk to have dramatic price drops in the next year. Not that that means that one shouldn't buy there--in fact, many people say you should buy in areas that have already declined. But FYI.
I'm already seeing white folk on Broadway and Flushing, along with Flushing Ave's rehab! 5-10 years and Bushwick is a wrap!

.....Oops, I'm sorry....East Williamsburg! Hahaha!
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Queens
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I'm already seeing white folk on Broadway and Flushing, along with Flushing Ave's rehab! 5-10 years and Bushwick is a wrap!

.....Oops, I'm sorry....East Williamsburg! Hahaha!
Why are you happy about that
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Why are you happy about that
I don't take the position one way or another. I just recognize the changes.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:33 PM
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Default Depends on your needs...

I guess it depends what you want from an "artist hood." If you're a painter, sculptor, or some other type of artist where a lot of space is necessary, then you'll have to find a place where the rent is cheap. Space in NYC is scarce and it will cost you!
I live in Red Hook, which is dead in terms of places to go out and shops, but there are a lot of artists here and rent is cheap. There are parts that are probably dangerous, but I have never felt in danger in the part that I live in.
Anyways, I guess my point is that you should probably be more precise in what you say by "artist hood." You'll find creative types all over the city, but is it actual art that you want or a cool bustling neighborhood? And if it's art, then you should probably assess what your needs are and go from there.
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