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Old 05-10-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: FL
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Hi,
I have a job offer in New York City. I have a budget of 3000 and I need 2 bedroom and 2 baths at least. I do not need to be in the heart of bars and restaurants but what I need is a very very safe area.
Is Manhattan an option or should I live in New Jersey?
I am very skeptical if I can find a reasonable place to live.
I don't even know if I should accept the offer. It is a good offer but then the taxes and cost of living seem unreasonable.
I am moving from Orlando to NYC.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:06 PM
 
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For $3K, a 2BR 2 Bath in Manhattan would be difficult to find. You don't have to move to NJ. You can look in Queens or Brooklyn. Where is your office? That would help to find a neighborhood based on subway lines.

Look at Astoria, Sunnyside, or Forest Hills in Queens. Streeteasy.com is good to search for apartments.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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Upper east is a possibility if you are okay with an old walk-up building. Lots of options in Brooklyn or Queens also exist for that price.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:30 AM
 
Location: FL
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For $3K, a 2BR 2 Bath in Manhattan would be difficult to find. You don't have to move to NJ. You can look in Queens or Brooklyn. Where is your office? That would help to find a neighborhood based on subway lines.

Look at Astoria, Sunnyside, or Forest Hills in Queens. Streeteasy.com is good to search for apartments.
I am now contemplating one bedroom and at least one and a half bath in the price range. I don't want to go above 100th St. Office is Broadway and Houston.
Should I look in Hoboken or Jersey City? Are they safe?
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: NYC
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In my experience, apartments in your price range with more than 1 bathroom is rare.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: JC
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Should I look in Hoboken or Jersey City? Are they safe?
Hoboken is safe. Jersey City is safe if you live on the river side of the elevated highway 78. Grove St area of Jersey City is fairly nice and you can find something there easily within your price range. The only thing I've found annoying about living on the NJ side is train/bus connections into NYC on a weekend are greatly reduced.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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My friend found a 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartment close to first Avenue in the East Village for $3200. Keep looking; you can find a good deal.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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LARGE 2 BED / HARDWOOD FLOORS / HIGH CEILINGS / ELEVATOR & LAUNDRY!!!!

there more on craiglist in your price range.
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