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Old 12-05-2013, 02:12 AM
 
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~ $2000 is for rent+utility+food. I have to move because of work. Rent looks really high in the city, and I'm fine with Brooklyn.

I don't mind if the neighborhood has these features, but I don't care for night life, restaurant or shopping at all, AT ALL. It must be close to or in reasonable vicinity of a good library, museum, theater, and even some nature (if I'm not asking for too much).

Any ideas?

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Old 12-05-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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When you say theater, you mean a cinema/movie theater or like, plays and musicals?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:18 AM
 
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I will do research on my own, but information is a bit overwhelming. I just know from the show Louie that Harlem is probably not safe. That's just how much of a noob I am. This change of work is really unexpected.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:20 AM
 
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When you say theater, you mean a cinema/movie theater or like, plays and musicals?
Both. I'd imagine that there are a lot of movie theaters. Having convenience access to plays would be fantastic!
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:27 AM
 
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No, there aren't a lot of movie theaters. At least not in Brooklyn. Unless you're near Manhattan.

Good museums are few and far between as well.

What you want is Park Slope, Downtown, Williamsburg, etc... but whether they're in your price range, I don't know.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:32 AM
 
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~ $2000 is for rent+utility+food. I have to move because of work. Rent looks really high in the city, and I'm fine with Brooklyn.

I don't mind if the neighborhood has these features, but I don't care for night life, restaurant or shopping at all, AT ALL. It must be close to or in reasonable vicinity of a good library, museum, theater, and even some nature (if I'm not asking for too much).

Any ideas?
Believe it or not you might try the UES/Yorkville from Third Avenue to York from the 50's into the 90's. In fact you might want to go further up into the low 100's towards "Italian Harlem".

Walking around am seeing a good number of empty apartments and or (apartments for rent) signs in windows. You may be able to pick up a studio for or under $1500 per month. Electric shouldn't run more than $60 to $80 per month if you are careful.

As for food best way to save is to eat in and by that I mean cook your own most of the time. You can find interesting places for take-away up and down the avenues from Third to First. Indeed Chirping Chicken is moving to East 81st and Second into a newly renovated space.

If you want to hit other areas and still be "frugal" cross town buses take you to the West side, and or down town buses to the Village (East, but still), and so forth. Failing either of those options there is always the IRT line that will take you down town as well.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:40 AM
 
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No, there aren't a lot of movie theaters. At least not in Brooklyn. Unless you're near Manhattan.

Good museums are few and far between as well.

What you want is Park Slope, Downtown, Williamsburg, etc... but whether they're in your price range, I don't know.
Thanks! Downtown is probably too noisy for me. I'm surprised at the lacking of movie theaters in Brooklyn. Do they prefer gallery in there?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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Thanks! Downtown is probably too noisy for me. I'm surprised at the lacking of movie theaters in Brooklyn. Do they prefer gallery in there?
Back in the days there were plenty of movie theaters in Brooklyn, however as tastes and demographics changed they closed down.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:47 AM
 
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Believe it or not you might try the UES/Yorkville from Third Avenue to York from the 50's into the 90's. In fact you might want to go further up into the low 100's towards "Italian Harlem".

Walking around am seeing a good number of empty apartments and or (apartments for rent) signs in windows. You may be able to pick up a studio for or under $1500 per month. Electric shouldn't run more than $60 to $80 per month if you are careful.

As for food best way to save is to eat in and by that I mean cook your own most of the time. You can find interesting places for take-away up and down the avenues from Third to First. Indeed Chirping Chicken is moving to East 81st and Second into a newly renovated space.

If you want to hit other areas and still be "frugal" cross town buses take you to the West side, and or down town buses to the Village (East, but still), and so forth. Failing either of those options there is always the IRT line that will take you down town as well.

UES was one of the first neighborhoods I looked at. Do you live there? I'd love to hear more about it from a resident! Food is no problem, I've lost interest in it and I always cook myself Electricity costs about 2X-3X compared to my current and previous city (Portland and Boston) if you are talking about normal usage.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:50 AM
 
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Back in the days there were plenty of movie theaters in Brooklyn, however as tastes and demographics changed they closed down.
I don't know what to say... what kind of change are we talking about?

(My probably far off impression of Brooklyn is that it's a place full of low key intellectuals)
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