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In terms of living, what boroughs are the nicest in Manhattan given the following requests:
* nice, safe picturesque neighborhood - so nothing above cleaners, pizza joints, nail salons, etc. or off a major street exposed to constant sirens and honking horns (yes, i know that's part of nyc, but prefer to minimize it).
* like the idea of living near central park or any park but not necessary
* ~4k/mo budget
have a short-term situation coming up to telecommute, may consider long-term at some point, however...
specific street recommendations are also appreciated!
4k/mo budget? damn man that was like my mortgage in SF
- is it really that expensive in Manhattan?moldero
- to "RENT" ?moldero
- budget = salary, no?lowimpakt
- if his salary is 4k his budget should be at most 1/3 of that for a place to livemoldero
- Yes, it's easily that much for a "nice" place big enough for a "couple"monospaced
- My place is around $2K, fits some of his description, but is far from picturesque and quietmonospaced
- that shit craymoldero
How long are you staying? I know of several buildings blocks away from Central Park in Manhattan.
2-3 months. will probably need month to month, but a 3month lease might be doable if it fits the criteria
- The building is on 58th Street, a block away from Central Park. It's really quiet neighborhoodvisualplane
- Let me know, and I can hook you up.visualplane
- 58th ain't quiet! It's near all the gay bars, and a block from TimeWarner center and the tourist center of CP.monospaced
- I say this because my girlfriend lives on W 57th and I spend a ton of time there.monospaced
4,000.00 monthly budget in rent.
...going for a walk.
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NYC is insane. 4k can get you maybe a nice 2br near central.
You know what 4k can get you in a different nice city?
Steve Jobs can afford anywhere.
I have a 2 br downtown, my rent is close to 4K. Welcome to NYC motherfuckers
A) manhattan is a borough so you want a 'hood in manhattan
B) you can't live that close to central park without being far from sirens, dry cleaners, tourists and pizza joints
C) sounds like you'd prefer living in a posh area of Brooklyn instead. Good parks but not as much "city in your face"
Brooklyn: Park Slope (specifically north or center slope), Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill.
That's exactly what you're describing.
I just moved here with my husband 7 months ago. We explored probably 10 neighborhoods before coming here and many more since. We landed in the Upper West Side for now because it has a lot of what you're looking for. Many will smirk when you say, "I live in the Upper West Side" because it has an unearned reputation for being uppity and pretentious, but it's not. I really love it.
That said, we're considering other areas when it comes time to look again. Brooklyn Heights, TriBeCa, further north in UWS — around 82nd, West Village, Greenwich Village, Cobble Hill, Caroll Gardens, and some others. These all have a common feature — they feel like communities to us, and are incredibly walkable. Where we are now in UWS it's barely walkable.
With 4k... and you want manhattan? West Village would be a good choice I guess.
really depends but you need around 8-15k saved up at least to start looking...
only a dumb moron with no vibe what so ever would even look at apartments in Manhattan where pig money rules. If you want a vibe, classy and cheap go Brooklyn or Queens.
At $4k you can rent 3x 1000sq apts in those 'hoods.
thanks for all the comments. would probably prefer to stay in manhattan due to work-related reasons, but would maybe be open later to brooklyn if stayed long-term.
still haven't found too much, but west village, upper west side and upper east side seem too all fit the bill so far.