Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 89
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.
Aravenel good point, I am however thinking Hells Kitchen might be a compelling option from a pricing, transit, and amenities perspective.
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.
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.