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Uncle Boon's is not traditional Thai, but it is good. They did pretty well considering they're literally in a basement-- made the place look like an old school steak house. Mr Donahue's is by the same restaurant group and is really really good.
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BaoHaus is also not far away
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I know you guys are "all knowing" so you are probably aware that the chef/owner duo of Uncle Boon's are alumni of Per Se.

 

Just want a thumbs up from anyone who knows and likes the food

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Laut is good for Thai/Asian

ABC Kitchen good for vegetarian. Aldea is good for pescatarian.

I concur with Laut.
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How (un)common is it for someone to live in Manhattan while working in Brooklyn -- DUMBO, to be precise?
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How (un)common is it for someone to live in Manhattan while working in Brooklyn -- DUMBO, to be precise?

I live in Manhattan and work in Brooklyn. Judging by my commute in the morning, it's not common
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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.
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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.

Since you'd be in Dumbo, West Village would be good because you could take the A. I'd try to find something on one of the quiet streets. Real estate is limited and pricey there, as I'm sure you know, so both FiDi and Brooklyn Heights are good options. Both have great subway access, so you can really get most places quite quickly. If you want modern though, FiDi is definitely your best bet.
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I think it is more uncommon to live in (hipster) Brooklyn and work in Brooklyn provided you're not a bartender or something.
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Thoughts on Meatpacking / West Village?

say "good luck" to dat personal wealth goalz.
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say "good luck" to dat personal wealth goalz.

I think I'll just slum it up in a 5 bed apartment in Astoria or Bushwick.
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I nailed a chick in Astoria once. Good dist to the city as I recall from the sub back.
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I nailed a chick in Astoria once. Good dist to the city as I recall from the sub back.

Astoria is pretty cool and easy to get into Manhattan, might start dragging on a commute if you're going south of 14th. Definitely wouldn't want to live in Astoria if I had to commute to DUMBO.

@GreenFrog Just sublet from me for 8 months when I move out in Nov. Can't beat the area (NoMad/Chelsea location) or the price for the apt. It's just not "luxury".
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Astoria is pretty cool and easy to get into Manhattan, might start dragging on a commute if you're going south of 14th. Definitely wouldn't want to live in Astoria if I had to commute to DUMBO.

@GreenFrog Just sublet from me for 8 months when I move out in Nov. Can't beat the area (NoMad/Chelsea location) or the price for the apt. It's just not "luxury".

Your area is a little north of West Village, correct?

I don't really care for luxury tbh. I just don't want a shit hole and I want a studio or 1 br that's not too loud and ideally gets a lot of natural sunlight.

Price is key too. Why are you moving out so early into your lease?
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