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DaShi
21-06-2006, 22:01:42
I may be moving the NYC in the coming months. I've begun looking online at some housing options but it's a bit overwhelming. If all goes according the plan, I'll be working in Manhattan on the East side.

Any suggestions for someone who's fairly new to the city?

HelloKitty
22-06-2006, 01:41:40
Get a place near the Columbia dorms :)

Venom
22-06-2006, 02:13:16
You're going to be living in a shit hole.

Oerdin
22-06-2006, 05:31:22
NYC is a nice place. That said you're going there 3 months to late. Then again Venom left so maybe you are going just at the right time.

DaShi
22-06-2006, 05:41:14
Originally posted by HelloKitty
Get a place near the Columbia dorms :)

How bad is it there?

HelloKitty
22-06-2006, 07:50:25
Its lovely and safe. But if you cross the street its harlem.

Kitsuki
22-06-2006, 08:34:18
Originally posted by DaShi
I may be moving the NYC

Thats impressive - how long have you been in training?

mr_G
22-06-2006, 08:36:23
:lol:

Lurker the Second
22-06-2006, 12:04:10
Where on the East side (near what cross street?).

Anyway, assumiing you want or are willing to have a roommate, I think Craig's List for NYC is pretty popular, so you might want to check that out. Given all the variables at play, it's probably easier for you to ask opinions about an area that you are interested in than for someone to try to recommend something.

mr_G
22-06-2006, 12:10:01
he wants to live wizz you lurkertje, but he is a bit shy.
as a matter of fact, he loves you secretly.

Lurker the Second
22-06-2006, 12:13:16
Most people do. It's a curse, really.

zmama
22-06-2006, 12:14:43
On them...yes

Lurker the Second
22-06-2006, 12:15:34
Who is that masked poster?

zmama
22-06-2006, 12:16:42
The cat has been at the keyboard again

Venom
22-06-2006, 12:32:44
And she was wearing a mask?

mr_G
22-06-2006, 13:17:53
Where you plan to live depends on how much you are willing to pay in rent vs. how much time you are willing to commute.

Manhattan as a whole is by far the most expensive place to live, but there are neighborhoods in which you can find relatively less expensive options. Harlem and Inwood,, or Washington Heights/Hudson heights are probably the most affordable neighborhoods overall in Manhattan.

Astoria is nice, and cheap compared to Manhattan. Most of Queens is rather affordable. I would look at Sunnyside and Woodside in Queens, as well as Jackson heights. Those areas are relatively near subways lines, safe, clean, and much cheaper than Manhattan. Several neighborhoods in Brooklyn are now as expensive as Manhattan, like Williamsburg or Prospect Park. Caroll Gardens is still somewhat affordable. Some part sof the lower Bronx are much safer than before, and much cheaper than anywehre else. Of course, most affordable overall is probably Staten Island, but you would have a long commute, or need a car. There are areas far out in Queens that are also relatively cheap, but again,. you would need a car.

If you want to save, I say get a subway map of the City, then look at Brooklyn and Queens, and follow the subway lines. Look at the neighborhoods with subway access, and look for apartments in those areas. That way you will get the bext mix of affordability (if that word even makes sense in NYC) and convinience.

Japher
22-06-2006, 13:18:46
everytime I read the thread title I think about salsa commercials

mr_G
22-06-2006, 13:19:12
you def. lost it J.

Venom
22-06-2006, 13:21:39
Brooklyn is pretty damn expensive. It's the up and coming area. My cousin lives there, I've seen his place. It's about 1/3 the size of my house and costs twice as much.

DaShi
22-06-2006, 21:37:20
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Thats impressive - how long have you been in training?

I have a second interview with the hospital itself. However, the lab itself wants me so unless something terrible happens I should be moving there.

Although, I'd like to think that I've been training for this my entire life. :p

Caligastia
22-06-2006, 21:38:24
mr_G = GePap?

DaShi
22-06-2006, 21:40:26
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Where on the East side (near what cross street?).

Anyway, assumiing you want or are willing to have a roommate, I think Craig's List for NYC is pretty popular, so you might want to check that out. Given all the variables at play, it's probably easier for you to ask opinions about an area that you are interested in than for someone to try to recommend something.

I'll be working for Cornell at the Presbyterian hospital on 68th street. I've been looking at craig's list, and there are a lot of options there. Whether they pan out is another matter. Currently, I'm looking most at Astoria in Queens.

DaShi
22-06-2006, 21:41:50
Originally posted by mr_G
Where you plan to live depends on how much you are willing to pay in rent vs. how much time you are willing to commute.

Manhattan as a whole is by far the most expensive place to live, but there are neighborhoods in which you can find relatively less expensive options. Harlem and Inwood,, or Washington Heights/Hudson heights are probably the most affordable neighborhoods overall in Manhattan.

Astoria is nice, and cheap compared to Manhattan. Most of Queens is rather affordable. I would look at Sunnyside and Woodside in Queens, as well as Jackson heights. Those areas are relatively near subways lines, safe, clean, and much cheaper than Manhattan. Several neighborhoods in Brooklyn are now as expensive as Manhattan, like Williamsburg or Prospect Park. Caroll Gardens is still somewhat affordable. Some part sof the lower Bronx are much safer than before, and much cheaper than anywehre else. Of course, most affordable overall is probably Staten Island, but you would have a long commute, or need a car. There are areas far out in Queens that are also relatively cheap, but again,. you would need a car.

If you want to save, I say get a subway map of the City, then look at Brooklyn and Queens, and follow the subway lines. Look at the neighborhoods with subway access, and look for apartments in those areas. That way you will get the bext mix of affordability (if that word even makes sense in NYC) and convinience.

Great advice mr. G! You are like a New York genius or something! :lol:

Chris
22-06-2006, 21:46:13
My advice is to live somewhere else, NY sucks.

Greg W
22-06-2006, 21:46:51
Someone must have stolen his password. That can't possibly be a mr_G post. :clueless:

Chris
22-06-2006, 22:02:52
Doesn't really matter, you couldn't pay me enough money to live in most of the places he mentioned.

They ain't clean and they ain't safe.

Colon
22-06-2006, 22:52:34
Some good advice from MrG there....

Coming from Japan you won't be too shocked at the size of the apartments, so if you are used to living in small spaces then I highly recommend getting a place in Manhattan. Having a long commute can be a bit of a grind if you have to take the subway every day, and cabbies can sometimes be *******s about taking you to a non-manhattan destination.

DaShi
22-06-2006, 23:19:27
Yes, and the girls are easy.

Colon
23-06-2006, 01:40:34
So you are going to be a creepy highschool janitor?

JM

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-06-2006, 02:11:01
Did we get a profanity filter?

And what do you mean "going to be"?

Colon
23-06-2006, 11:17:31
Hihihi, Qaj doesn't get it.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-06-2006, 20:55:11
That shouldn't come as any surprise :)

Gepap
25-06-2006, 01:18:14
HEY!

Maybe I should sue MrG for plagarism!

Caligastia
27-06-2006, 18:47:27
Originally posted by DaShi
I'll be working for Cornell at the Presbyterian hospital on 68th street. I've been looking at craig's list, and there are a lot of options there. Whether they pan out is another matter. Currently, I'm looking most at Astoria in Queens.

Astoria is ok. Not too bad of a commute.

DaShi
27-06-2006, 21:15:34
As I said in Venom's thread. I got the job. Now I just need to find a place to live.

Chris
27-06-2006, 22:58:05
Live in a crate with Lurker.

DaShi
28-06-2006, 04:00:46
At the current rate I'm getting responses, I may have to do that.

Oerdin
28-06-2006, 14:13:30
Don't worry. We'll still be here to laugh at you when you're homeless. ;)

Lurker the Second
28-06-2006, 14:15:12
Aside from my fixation on being meticulously neat, I have a few quirky habits, so you might want to reconsider that.

Have you talked to the HR people at the hospital? Maybe they can help you. Even if they can't find a permanent situation for you, at least they might be able to find some temporary housing leads to give you some time to sort things out once you get here.