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post #61 of 92
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
Were you getting a below market "brother-in-law' deal.

Even in 1972 the TH owner was doing me a favor for $200/month.

My dad knew the owner who has 3 houses. One family lived on all 5 levels.
post #62 of 92
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Originally Posted by suited View Post
My gf's sister lives in a studio on 77th and central park and pays around 1700, although I hear she got a great deal.

Depends on the definition of good deal. Reasonable price for a UWS studio? Yes. Would I want to live in that location? No. It's full of old people and crappy night life. A few months ago I walked from a friend's place at 76th and Amsterdam down to Bar Bouloud in the 60's and it was a ghost town. No thanks.
post #63 of 92
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
Depends on the definition of good deal. Reasonable price for a UWS studio? Yes. Would I want to live in that location? No. It's full of old people and crappy night life. A few months ago I walked from a friend's place at 76th and Amsterdam down to Bar Bouloud in the 60's and it was a ghost town. No thanks.
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post #64 of 92
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Greenpoint and Bay Ridge suck transportation wise.
Astoria, in my opinion, is overrated.
Jackson Heights? Only if you're of certain ethnic groups and want to feel like you're back in the mother country at certain times.

Prospect Heights. BING. I am amazed at how much Brooklyn has changed over the years. You get off the train in Prospect Heights and it is all young people, tons of bars and shops and restaurants there or in prospect park. And it's dirt cheap...or it is when I compare it to how much I spend on housing. Plus it's safe and actually feels like a "neighborhood". I would tell the OP to look at prospect heights, prospect park, brooklyn heights, fort green, carrol gardens (yes I know the heights and the gardens are more expensive).

Jackson Heights has definitely changed!! Uuugghh, considering thats where I lived when I was a weeee tot.
post #65 of 92
I would skip Queens! The move is Manhattan or Bklyn!
post #66 of 92
Roosevelt Island.
post #67 of 92
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Roosevelt Island.

Seems too family oriented.
post #68 of 92
Depends, are you black?
post #69 of 92
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Originally Posted by Dan K View Post
Depends, are you black?

How so? Pls learn me!
post #70 of 92
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
Depends on the definition of good deal. Reasonable price for a UWS studio? Yes. Would I want to live in that location? No. It's full of old people and crappy night life. A few months ago I walked from a friend's place at 76th and Amsterdam down to Bar Bouloud in the 60's and it was a ghost town. No thanks.

ic, I'm not familiar with NYC at all, I've only visited a handful of times. She's pretty reserved so that may explain why the crappy nightlife doesn't bother her.
post #71 of 92
I live in Park Slope and drive a reverse commute to Staten Island. Park Slope prices, especially with regards to buying, are almost at par with Manhattan. The economic downturn saw some softening of Manhattan real estate, but Park Slope has been pretty stable in comparison (20-25% drop in RE versus 10-15% respectively for 1 BR and studios). Rentals between the LE Side and Park Slope are within a few hundred bucks (Park Slope 1BR 1600-2k). The demographics inhabiting the two areas are completely different. Park Slope is filled with young professional families. Manhattan will likely attract a post-college demographic and cater to those individuals. Boerem Hill, Coble Hill, and Carroll Gardens will all be priced around the Slope.

FWIW, Red Hook is rapidly gentrifying. I love the Fairway in RH. Bay Ridge is too damn far to commute. Astoria might be worth investigating though its grittier than the affluenct parts of Brooklyn and still priced according to its close proximity to Midtown. (1BR 1400-1700)

Hoboken might be a better alternative if you work in Lower Manhattan. The bar and restaurant scene caters to single people.
post #72 of 92
What's Brighton Beach like?

I lived there during my HS years and graduated Abraham Lincoln HS on Ocean Parkway in 1967!

I know it became "Little Russia" in later years.

Does anyone actually live near there or go there at all.'' I believe SF member Vesses lived near there fairly recently.

My Dad used to make the commute into the city on the D train many years ago.

Is that still a common routine?
post #73 of 92
jersey city is a great option worth looking into...........
post #74 of 92
Wow. We're really fortunate then. We have a 2br with skylight and a roof deck the size of our whole apartment and pay nowhere near what you guys are quoting. It's really nice, the neighborhood is nice and 15 minutes from midtown (3 stops on the train to work > 53rd St). We have individual boilers (in unit) with Honeywell thermostats on the wall & baseboard heaters. Wow. Just wow.
post #75 of 92
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
Wow. We're really fortunate then. We have a 2br with skylight and a roof deck the size of our whole apartment and pay nowhere near what you guys are quoting. It's really nice, the neighborhood is nice and 15 minutes from midtown (3 stops on the train to work > 53rd St). We have individual boilers (in unit) with Honeywell thermostats on the wall & baseboard heaters. Wow. Just wow.

Wow. You just discovered that different neighborhoods commanded different prices? Wow. Just wow.
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