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Old 12-21-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm a medical student and I'm going to start my rotations in Mt. Vernon hospital (12 N. 7th Ave) in January. I'm trying to decide where to stay for 6 months. I was planning on staying in Manhattan and taking the Metro North to Mt. Vernon East station. My question is-how is the area around the station and the hospital? Is it safe to walk from the station to the hospital especially if it's later in the evening? If not, is there a bus that would go that way? I've also started looking into apartments in Yonkers and New Rochelle but I was hoping to get a place that doesn't require a car (ie Manhattan). Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:22 PM
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HEY! I'm going there too! any one's advice would be appreciated
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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Why on earth would you want to stay in Manhattan? Not only is it going to be tremendously expensive (and since most medical students owe a LOT of money that might interest you) but parking is a nightmare if you're planning to drive and it's just a PAIN. Stay in Westchester. Cheaper, more convenient.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Why not LIVE in Mt. Vernon? The Fleetwood area is actually quite nice, not expensive (by this area's standards) very diverse, lots of great stores and restaurants (I particularly like Buona Sera) and perfectly safe. And if you have kids I'm even going to say that at the elementary level the schools are fine in that neighborhood (middle school and above is a different matter). You're right near your job and very near Metro North for going into Manhattan to enjoy.

Even (to make it really walkable) the areas just north of the hospital aren't too bad either (south of the hospital I'd say differently though).
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. I was only planning on staying in the city because I can stay with my cousin for cheap and it's close to Grand Central station and I don't mind the 1/2 hr commute. I'm only looking for a 6 month lease so it's been difficult finding places in the Mt. Vernon area. So my only problem/questions is how safe is the walk from the Mt. Vernon east metro north station to the mt. vernon hospital? Thanks again!
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