Originally Posted by bc78
I live in Manhattan and work in Brooklyn. Judging by my commute in the morning, it's not common
Sounds like a nice commute then? I'm getting way ahead of myself by thinking these things, but I have a first round interview coming up for a company in BK and I think the timing is right in terms of finding a rental since it's off-peak / season.
Of my two closest friends, one lives in FiDi and the other lives in BK Heights but we mostly hang out in Manhattan. I've been doing some research online and most people seem to recommend that you live where you want to hang out, not where you work.
I like East Village, but the apartments there tend to be older and it's loud as hell given the number of bars and clubs, so I think I'm ruling that nabe out.
FiDi is appealing because there seems to be a lot of decently priced apartments there that are modern and have great views. I also really appreciate how quiet it gets at night. Major con is that you're living in FiDi, of course.
Thoughts on Meatpacking / West Village? I'd prefer to live in a studio or 1 BR. So far FiDi is looking most appealing.