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Old 07-15-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm doing some apt. searching and I'm considering the upper west. I'm curious though. Which area tends to have the best quality of the studio apartments?
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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ask if the building is pre-war...pre-war meaning built before WWII....those buildings tend to have the largest apartments. however since the buildings are so old, there are usually maintenance issues if the management company is not on the ball.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Grand Forks
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I concur. Also, upper Manhattan, Inwood, Washington Heights, "Hudson Heights" all seem to have huge apartments. And they can be had for a lot cheaper rent.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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I concur. Also, upper Manhattan, Inwood, Washington Heights, "Hudson Heights" all seem to have huge apartments. And they can be had for a lot cheaper rent.
PRE WAR hoods.. I agree..

Also look for apts in Mitchell Lama Buildings -- in yorkville, east harlem and all the mentioned hoods. (google it) they tend to have full eat in kitchens, terraces,

Mitchell Lama buildings look like projects but you can sometimes tell the difference, i.e. landscaping, cleanliness, people, etc.. etc..

Any neighborhoods who had massive building booms in the late 40s and 50's that are concentrated near older established neighborhoods as well. In Brooklyn: Crown heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens in BK, Flatbush, Along Eastern Parkway

Queens: Queens BLVD, Along Jewel Avenue, Jamaica (along hillside)

Manhattan: East Side uptown, the heights, Lower lower east side, yorkville

Bronx: most if not ALL ...
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Like the others have said, you want to look for larger buildings built in the 1920s-1940s - not cute converted townhouses/brownstones or tenements from the turn of the century.
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