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Old 12-10-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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Hey gang, this is my second or third post on this forum, and already i'm finding a TON of info, so thanks in advance! Ok, this is what i got: I was born in Bronx and moved to Arizona at the age of 6. I have 3 step-sisters and 1 step-brother, we were all separated at different ages. It had been more than 10 years since i've talked to any of them. Between 12-22 years since i've SEEN any of them!! God is Good!!! We lost touch because of me moving around in Az alot. I used myspace to find my sisters and brother and am wanting to come back to my birthplace. One of my sisters lives in East Orange, NJ, and the other lives in Uptown Manhattan. I would like to live somewhere near my sister in Manhattan, preferably in Manhattan itself. She is helping me find a job before i move and i'm trying to find out what areas of Manhattan are near her, and how much will i need to earn, also are there any apartments i can rent that would allow me to have my 4 children there. Going through divorce, not sure about custody yet, but wanted to know if i could have them there for visitation or permanently and how are landlords on capacity in Manhattan?? My sister has 4 kids and she lives in Manhattan with her husband so just trying to figure out a game plan for success!! Thanks everyone and sorry for such a long and drawn out post, but this is the Best X-Mas of my life, i get to reunite with my family for the first time in over a decade!!!! Happy Holidays and New Year!!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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We need an avenue and cross street (NOT your sister's address, please) to determine where she's living. 'Uptown Manhattan' is a big place.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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Congratulations - wonders what the web has helped us do these days!

If you want to live close to your sister in manhattan, you might as well try the uptown area. It is relatively less expensive that the lower areas of manhattan, but that would depend on what your budget is. I have seen 1-bedrooms starting at $1400 and 2-bedrooms around $2K and up (depending on location, conditions, building, etc.) Those estimates might be conservative. I have a few friends around there and they love, neighborhood is getting much better and safer and easy commute to other parts othe city. In terms of your kids, that would depend what you want. You will probably need at least a 3-bedroom if you bring them with you, which will increase your rent. It's hard to comment on what landlords want or don't want, but I don't think you will have a problem if your bring your kids - you will just need to find a place that your all comfortable in.

Another suggestion, you can check the department of housing website for NYC - they have government buildings (NOT projects) that you can apply for if your income will be at a certain level. If your lucky with those, you can get a 3 bedroom for around $1K+.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Hey gang, this is my second or third post on this forum, and already i'm finding a TON of info, so thanks in advance! Ok, this is what i got: I was born in Bronx and moved to Arizona at the age of 6. I have 3 step-sisters and 1 step-brother, we were all separated at different ages. It had been more than 10 years since i've talked to any of them. Between 12-22 years since i've SEEN any of them!! God is Good!!! We lost touch because of me moving around in Az alot. I used myspace to find my sisters and brother and am wanting to come back to my birthplace. One of my sisters lives in East Orange, NJ, and the other lives in Uptown Manhattan. I would like to live somewhere near my sister in Manhattan, preferably in Manhattan itself. She is helping me find a job before i move and i'm trying to find out what areas of Manhattan are near her, and how much will i need to earn, also are there any apartments i can rent that would allow me to have my 4 children there. Going through divorce, not sure about custody yet, but wanted to know if i could have them there for visitation or permanently and how are landlords on capacity in Manhattan?? My sister has 4 kids and she lives in Manhattan with her husband so just trying to figure out a game plan for success!! Thanks everyone and sorry for such a long and drawn out post, but this is the Best X-Mas of my life, i get to reunite with my family for the first time in over a decade!!!! Happy Holidays and New Year!!!
Congrats on finding your lost loved ones after such a long time!!! That is indeed a good holiday present!

I'm assuming that you're doing well financially also to contemplate living in Manhattan as a divorced spouse with 4 children. Regarding capacity issues, etc., there are general zoning and other regulations implemented sometimes by the city and/or owner. I guess the laxity or lack thereof would depend on where in Manhattan, type of rental, etc.
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