I'm going to be earning $90k and the office is based in the Financial District. I literally only know a couple of people in NY so I'm thinking that a house share would be my best bet as a way of potentially meeting people in my early days in the city and also because my salary is anything but large by Manhattan standards (although i hear Brooklyn's great, I want to focus my search on Manhattan at least for my first rental).
I'm 30 years old, English and lived in London for several years now so i'm used to commuting 4 miles to work but it taking an hour and eye-watering prices are not going to be a shock to me. I'm not too concerned about living in area with loads of nightclubs but I do like going to bars, eating out and also do a fair amount of sport on a regular basis.
Where would be good neighborhoods for me to look for apartments based on the above? I've heard good things about Midtown and Gramercy but is the commute from there to the Financial District a pain in the arse? What's Tribeca like as it seems relatively close to where I'll be working but also has decent connections to elsewhere?
Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!