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Old 06-11-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Antioch
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Hi,

does anyone have a recommendation where my wife and I can live near 17th Street New York, New York?

We looking for an affordable, safe place, 2-3 BR, house or nice apartment.

Thank you
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Do you mean 17th St in Manhattan? East or West (yes, it does make a difference)? What is your budget? Do you want to rent or buy?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Antioch
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It is East 17th Street, New York, New York 10003

I think it is in Flatiron District?

We need to rent first and later buy.

We are not looking exactly a place close to this place. Some where around.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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And your budget???

East 17th is more Gramercy than Flatiron.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Antioch
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Budget? I dont know. Not so expensive. I dont know how expensive NY is. We are living right now in Idaho and paying for a 3 BR, 1600 sf house, 2 car garage, $800 a month.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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800/month won't even get you a studio apartment.

Check the sticky at the top of the board entitled, "Need info on moving to NYC."
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Antioch
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Thank you . Havent seen this. Is Astoria still a good place to live?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Do you have job(s) lined up yet? If so, what will your take-home pay be? That will help determine how much you'll be able to afford for rent. For a pretty close estimation of take-home pay, I always recommend Paycheck City (be sure to click where it asks if you're a NYC resident, as you'll have to pay City Tax).
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Antioch
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We do not have jobs in NY yet. I am self employed making around $3000 a month.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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$3,000 a month will get you an apartment in that area and not much less. Seriously, you sound like you've never been to Manhattan before. There aren't any houses it's all apartment buildings and big ones at that adjoining each other.

17th Street is near Union Square Park which is a major subway interchange half way between e/w Manhattan and also an area with cross town (e/w) busses. This means that you can live most anywhere you can get to any subway station from. The transport cost would be the same once you're on. The only thing would be the time to ride and get there. It's a great area, my old neighborhood, but you'll find much less expensive places to live.
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