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so im getting engaged and moving to NYC at the end of the school year.(spring time)

i been looking at craigslist and shit, looking at artist workspaces(warehouse type spots) that are mad cheap. and looking at jobs too.

since i know theres a rack of NYC heads on this shit i figured this would be a good place to ask.

 

1.wheres the cheapest place to live? i dont care about the neighboorhood, im from crack central. i'll live anywhere but yonkers(<--only place in NYC im kinda scared of)

 

2when those ads for lofts and shit say "NO LIVE IN" how serious are they, do people really give a shit?

 

3 has williamsburg, bedford and the rest of north brooklyn been taken over by yuppies yet? its been a while.

 

i'll ask more later

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You can find relatively cheap places in Queens, BX, and Brooklyn... Queens is easily the most boring borough and it's the least popping place, besides S.I., as far as writing goes.

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yeah, my boy who used to live in queens told me south bronx was cheap.

any one know of good website to find apts? bsides craigslist.

ima smoke a blunt and atempt to figure out this NYC subway map, i figured trying to read this thing not high would make my head explode.

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Originally posted by 26SidedCube@Nov 13 2005, 08:48 PM

You can find relatively cheap places in Queens, BX, and Brooklyn... Queens is easily the most boring borough and it's the least popping place, besides S.I., as far as writing goes.

thats not really a factor,dont get me wrong, ima still write in NY but it aint my priority.

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Yonkers isnt NYC, its not all bad in Yonkers, but some spots are yikes.

 

Stay outta East NY and Brownsville.

 

Inwood and Riverdale are probably the nicest spots in my opinion, real cheap and big space. Not too bad.

 

The LES is for rich kids who rebel against their parents and live a wack coked out homo lifestyle.

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astoria queens isn't bad and it's affordable. close to manhattan and everywhere else.

 

actually there are plenty of spots in queens that are affordable, and decent.

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the bronx is relatively unexpensive, but you'd probably want to stick to somewhere in brooklyn cuz it's a lot more accessible to manhattan. i'd recommend the bushwick area. it's not the prettiest, but it's affordable, and it has its own certain charms.

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gliks, whats worng with east NY? i been there and thought it was all right.

 

also when i say affordable, keep in mind i aint got a degree or nothing, i'll probally be making 600 a week if im lucky.

 

oh yeah, is coney island as grimy as they make it look in that "CITY BY THE SEA" movie. last time i was in BK i wanted to hit that place but it was raining, heard that place is cool.

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east new york is alright as long as you own a gun and dont mind defending whats rightfully yours on maybe a daily basis. im telling you dude south / east brooklyn ( east flatbush,midwood, bensonhurst, sheepshead bay, marine park, mill basin) is your best bet. your a 40 min train ride to the city. the graff is live.the weed is good. no hipsters and not many goons.and the rent is relativly good

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sunnyside and woodside have lots o' bars.

$1000 - GORGEOUS NEW STUDIO APARTMENT, PERFECT LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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- TWO BLOCKS FROM TRAIN STATION!

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this is in or around North Sunnyside

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1,000 dollars for a studio??goooooodd daaaaamn. i live in a studio and its 700 with all bills included. and i got the train 2 buses a store and a chinese food store right outside my house

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queens is a cool place to hang out

i've never lived in nyc, but if i did, i'd wanna stay in queens or maybe brooklyn

i'd recomend astoria

i've also heard bed-stuy is a decent place to live and not too $$$

that was awhile ago, i duno if it's been gentrified.

 

a friend of mine (white) lived in harlem and he liked it there

he could also afford it.

 

i would anticipate having to pay at least 850 a month for a tiny place.

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i plan on moving out to NY as soon as i can scrounge enough loot together.

 

keep going, this is an informative thread.

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Alright.

 

Given the current "housing market" and shit here, Astoria is getting pricey. LIC is unaffordable for the most part. Williamsburg is the new LES and the rents have become completely ridiculous, not to mention that the place is asshole central for every douchebag and their hipster girlfriend to move to. Words cant really convey my hatred for Williamsburg and the people who reside there.

 

 

The best deals to be had are probably in South/East BK. Parts of Sunset Park are nice and fairly cheap, Kensington, and Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Boro Park and ESPECIALLY Bensonhurst are all pretty good as far as rents go, if the 40 minute trainride doesnt matter to you, this is probably your best bet. Bed-Stuy has alot of really nice brownstones, but watch and see....that area is destined to be the next area on the chopping block for gentrification. It's already happening now....Rents are steadily climbing in most parts.

 

 

The basic rule of thumb, is that the closer you are to Manhattan, the higher rents will be. Look at what happened in DUMBO. That place is yuppy businessman central now because its one stop out of lower Manhattan. Fucking 4000 dollar "luxury lofts" and shit. Sweet....

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And yes, Gliko has been trying to convince me to move to the BX as well....It's tempting but I dont think I can deal with the tolls and shit when I'm driving....

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i'd say move to my neighborhood but it's already 1450 for a damn single.

 

which compared to the sunnyside studio for a G, actually sounds okay.

 

hell i'd say washington heights if you wanna stay in the city.

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