Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    probably. You're not going to be living in Tribeca or SoHo. Housing will be your biggest obstacle, but a roommate will make this easier, and a willingness to live in Harlem, Astoria, Jersey City will also make this easier. My sister in law (probably) doesn't make $40K, but does well in Jersey City.
     
  2. Connemara

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    A friend of mine earns no more than $50K a year. Makes it work by having three roommates in Astoria.
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Could be. I haven't had it since mid-'90s. (Translation: I'm indulging in rank nostalgia.)
     
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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Yeah. I have no idea how people burn through money at 23 to the extent that such a salary can't get them by. Don't do dumb shit at bars or restaurants, live in an outer borough with roommates, don't date Asian women, and sleep on any decision for a purchase over $50. Done.
     
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    poorsod Senior member

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    It's all dependent on your cost for housing. If you are able to live at home for free, $40k per year of disposable income is quite good.
     
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    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    I'll start applying for jobs in the area then.

    I have no aversion to living in an unflashy place or having multiple roommates as long as it's within my means, public transportation accessible, and not life threatening. I mean shit, I already do that living in Oakland and commuting to SF for work.
     
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    Dang Oakland to SF must suck... I think you could do well in an outer borough with one other roommate. You could probably find a two bedroom around 1500-1700. Try to move next to a subway station, that honestly makes life much easier.

    I make less than you and go to school, and somehow I'm making it work. I only have one other roommate as well.
     
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    In NYC, you can know right away when it's an important Muslim holiday : no cabs at all.
     
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    My girlfriend lived on $30k for years in the city. She had no issues with it and was still able to go out and enjoy herself. Granted she did live out in Midwood Brooklyn, so not exactly the coolest scene, but very affordable and great grocery shopping (that she misses, actually).
     
  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    there are lovely parts of Oakland but crossing that bridge every day would drive me to suicide.
     
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    I commuted SF -> Berkeley for four years. It was miserable.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    had to be better than going the other way, no?
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Certainly. I can't even imagine that commute. I would find some way to take BART.
     
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    Santa Cruz to South Bay for 10 yrs. I still go into a trance on hwy 17
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    17 used to terrify me. Now I am cool with it but I drive it like an old lady. I remember the 70s when there was no center divider, that was scary.

    If I had to do it every day, it would piss me off though. As it is, I see it as a comforting element of "home."
     

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