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Old 01-13-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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I work in midtown, live on UES. Am looking to move when my lease is up because I'm tired of paying a fortune for rent. Can anyone recommend areas in New Jersey or Brooklyn... that are affordable and have easy access to trains/buses to commute to NYC? I'm not interested in Hoboken or Jersey City.. since they can be as expensive as NYC. Union, East New York, Brooklyn Heights? Any Suggestions?
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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Union, East New York, Brooklyn Heights
Where in the world did you come up with that list? East New York is among the least desirable neighborhoods in the city, while Brooklyn Heights is among the most desirable. I'd suggest either researching individual neighborhoods by searching for them on this board, or giving some more information as to what you want to pay, what you're looking for in a neighborhood, etc., as your question is probably too open-ended to get very good answers.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Where approximately in Midtown are you working (closer to Penn Station? Grand Central?) That will greatly effect where you can live with a comfortable commute.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I live in Brooklyn Heights, and it is convenient to get to anywhere in Manhattan because so many subway lines run here. But, it is very expensive.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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If this helps, I also work in Midtown (West) and live on Staten Island.

And yes, I know before you go kicking SI as every other NYorker does, I will state that I live near the FREE ferry to Manhattan that runs 24/7, so I walk to the ferry, my rent is $1000 in a rent-stabilized, pet-friendly building, st. george is a nice, scenic neighborhood and my commute is 45 minutes.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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How much would rent cost for a 2 bd apartment in brooklyn heights compared to astoria. Also which neighborhood is safer, or are they both pretty much safe?
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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How much would rent cost for a 2 bd apartment in brooklyn heights compared to astoria. Also which neighborhood is safer, or are they both pretty much safe?
astoria would be much less expensive and imho a bit safer, but both areas are fairly safe, in bklyn hts some of the surrounding areas can be a bit sketchy
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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What is your price range? Must it be a one bedroom or do you have a roommate for a 2 bedroom?
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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If this helps, I also work in Midtown (West) and live on Staten Island.

And yes, I know before you go kicking SI as every other NYorker does, I will state that I live near the FREE ferry to Manhattan that runs 24/7, so I walk to the ferry, my rent is $1000 in a rent-stabilized, pet-friendly building, st. george is a nice, scenic neighborhood and my commute is 45 minutes.
Sounds great. How much a 2bdr apt in SI near the free ferry? How long does it take to time square? Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Sounds great. How much a 2bdr apt in SI near the free ferry? How long does it take to time square? Thanks.
time wise, you need to consider your walk to the ferry, the wait for the ferry the 25 minutes it takes to cross, the short walk to the subway, the wait for a train and another 20-30 minute subway ride. The area on SI that is close by the ferry is sketchy at best if things like that bother you look elsewhere
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