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Old 10-20-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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I live in East Harlem but I want to move somewhere near the 1 train for a less frustrating commute to CCNY (and hopefully paying less rent too). I can't afford to live in Morningside Heights and I probably can't afford to live in the less noisy parts of Washington Heights or Inwood (west of broadway). I was thinking of going to Kingsbridge near the last couple of stops on the 1 train (I'm not sure about east of the train vs west of it...) Does anybody on this forum live in that area? How's the safety, cleanliness, noise situation, grocery stores etc? I don't care too much about restaurants or clubs or fashion or anything, but the day-to-day living stuff is important to me.

I was also thinking about being in Riverdale since, for a "nice" neighborhood, the rents aren't THAT high, but I am going to be taking the 1 train every day and I am wondering how long and reliable the bus is from Riverdale to basically any 1 train stop. I don't know exactly where I'd be in Riverdale but the bus I'd take is probably the bx7.

If anyone here lives along the 1 train in far uptown manhattan or the bronx, I'd be interested to know your experience with the neighborhoods near it + commuting. For me I am commuting to 137th street, so I don't care if the 1 train gets super busy in midtown or whatever.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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Well the home-grown marijuana business is exploding over there.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Unless you live walking distance to a stop, you'll have to deal with the dreaded bus system.

Many parts of Kingsbridge are legit ghetto.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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The 1 train is super reliable, though.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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You've got Garden Gourmet, probably the best grocery store north of Fairway in Harlem. Close to Van Cortland Park. The feng shui of that area isn't the most exciting though. You should check out the neighborhoods a little farther east, up the hill towards the reservoir. There are some beautiful buildings and well-maintained side streets up there with great views, and you're still close to all the Kingsbridge shopping and transit.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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West of Broadway isn't ghetto at all. East is questionable but not really that bad if you live in the city.


Arguably the safest area in the entire Bronx under the 50th pct. Greatest selection of restaurants, best Park in the Bronx, family oriented, etc.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Also it is quiet at night. I actually hear crickets and last week I saw a skunk walking down the block (5am)
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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West of Broadway north of Marble Hills still is nice, I head up there from time to time. Live near Broadway and you're golden, just not underneath the tracks haha.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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You've got Garden Gourmet, probably the best grocery store north of Fairway in Harlem. Close to Van Cortland Park. The feng shui of that area isn't the most exciting though. You should check out the neighborhoods a little farther east, up the hill towards the reservoir. There are some beautiful buildings and well-maintained side streets up there with great views, and you're still close to all the Kingsbridge shopping and transit.
Garden Gourmet is way overhyped imo.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Garden Gourmet is way overhyped imo.
They do have an amazing selection of cheese through!
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