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post #1321 of 7136
10 cabs a month is what, $250? It's going to cost you a lot more than that to get a comparable apartment in the W Village vs the Columbia area. I'm not saying you have to live up in the Columbia area, rather I'm saying I think you underestimate how expensive some of these neighborhoods are.
post #1322 of 7136
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Aye aye. Dodgy parts in many areas of the city. Does one's dollar go much further here than further south on the West side.
Not sure if I want to live where Columbia grads live... sounds like a nice place for early 30s+ folks. Not necessarily 23 year old grad student though?
This is exactly what a Columbia student I visited last year - he lived in Chelsea/meatpacking and we had beers and the Gansevoort with a few of his pals from the program. One of them lived right by campus - said it was a major regret as there were so many student meet ups and late nights further south, he ended up taking like 10 cabs a month back home. As for my friend who lived in Chelsea - he lived in a 3 person apt in a new building w gym, rooftop patio etc. Said he loved it - 25ish minute subway ride to Columbia, could ride his bicycle up the West side all the way to campus in nice weather, nightlife was awesome, and good access to his internship in Midtown.

Which avenues are too far west of the subway line?

 

Have you looked at a subway map at all? A lot of your questions could be answered pretty quickly.

 

Harlem: rent is cheaper, food may be, drugs certainly. But since you seem to be pretty determined to live in Chelsea,W Village, Meatpacking, just do that.

 

lefty

post #1323 of 7136
^^ You're right, i was being lazy. my bad. So the 1 train runs along 7th Ave from 42nd down to Sheridan Square. So living in HK 10th or west would be a pain.

Aravenel good point, I am however thinking Hells Kitchen might be a compelling option from a pricing, transit, and amenities perspective.
post #1324 of 7136

Not necessarily. It's NY which means you walk a lot. Get used to it. A couple of avenues to get home is no big deal.

 

lefty

post #1325 of 7136
yeah. i have no problem with walking a lot especially if im not in dress shoes. i walk a ton nowadays and my soles just wear out so damn quickly.
here's a neat spot at W 49th at 10th.
http://www.nakedapartments.com/rental/1537699
post #1326 of 7136
Not sure I'd want to live on 49th & 10th. There are 2 high schools 1 block away on 50th and a few halfway houses nearby. I find that area shadier than some pretty seedy areas uptown. Before we moved up here we were considering apartments in that area and decided against it.
post #1327 of 7136
we had friends that lived around 58th and 11th.



God that was an awful location.
post #1328 of 7136
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we had friends that lived around 58th and 11th.



God that was an awful location.

No man's land? Too far West?
post #1329 of 7136
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we had friends that lived around 58th and 11th.

God that was an awful location.

I have friends who live on 60th between 11th and 10th. Their condo is absolutely gorgeous and mammoth. The location sucks.

I wouldn't want to live west of 9th ave.
post #1330 of 7136
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I have friends who live on 60th between 11th and 10th. Their condo is absolutely gorgeous and mammoth. The location sucks.

I wouldn't want to live west of 9th ave.

this. My friends did have a fairly big place, but they paid for it royally. Stupid.

it was a big "fancy" building with a small convenience store and restaurant on the ground level, but the only people who went to those places were building residents. Reminded me of a college dorm.
post #1331 of 7136
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

we had friends that lived around 58th and 11th.



God that was an awful location.

On 58th & 11th you'd be a stone's throw away from the BMW service dept and also the projects on Amsterdam. No bueno You'd have to go up at least to 68th (West End Ave) for something nice barring Trump village, or down to 27th to avoid the smell of horse manure. Matter fact, avoid 11th Ave altogether.
post #1332 of 7136
yep. had to pass the BMW dealer to get to their place. I wouldn't want to live anywhere near the area regardless, HK is just one of the place that never interested me. Same with Murray Hill.
post #1333 of 7136
I've been looking at places in Tribeca, prices are crazy. Blah.
post #1334 of 7136
Also, the best decision i've ever made living in NYC, is getting a motorcycle.
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Also, the best decision i've ever made living in NYC, is getting a motorcycle.

don't ever be this guy
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