Moving to Brooklyn in the next few months, and I've got some questions about it and I know there are a lot of members who live in NYC. I'll be living with two roommates, so we're looking for a 3 bedroom. We're all poor college students (or recent graduates), so our budget for rent for the 3 of us is maximum $2000. Obviously we won't be able to get something amazing, but just browsing there are some pretty decent places. - A lot of the places are in Bushwick or Bedstuy; I haven't heard much positive about these areas, how bad are they in actuality? - What are some good places online to look for apartments? So far I've found the most on Craigslist, anyone else find their apartment this way? - Would it be worth it to use a realtor to try and find a place? - Any scams or tricks I need to be on the lookout for? (I've already noticed people advertises apartments in Bushwick as "East Williamsburg"). Ideally, we would like to live in Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Prospect area, or Park Slope. How is it like living there? I'll post other questions as they come to me, thanks for the help.