Lisi wrote:I don't mind hipsters -- provided they don't take over the neighborhood and raise the rent prices around here. There are many more on the other side of the GW bridge and less on my side. Not sure what to say about my neighborhood. I like being surrounded by parks (there's a small park near my house w/ a dog park), there's Fort Tryon Park (which is very pretty), and there's the Greenway along the Hudson. The A train (which I get at 175th - from my apt. on 176th) runs express from 125 to 59th, so it's very convenient for getting downtown. My reference point is the trip downtown that I would have when I lived in Morningside Heights as a grad student. It's faster for me to meet my friends in midtown from 176th than it was from 112th because of how the trains work out. If you live in my neighborhood, you should definitely live to the west of Broadway. The apartments are nicer. I really feel safe in my neighborhood - though I'm certain there's quite a bit of drug deals going on under my nose. The area is really mixed though, in terms of ages. And people are out on the street (in a good way - a makes-you-feel-safe way) and very nice. Like most NY neighborhoods, you've got everything here (groceries, pharmacies, wash-and-folds, nail parlors, restaurants, basically the usual suspects). If you're looking for very hip, my hood is probably not the best place for you. But it is a very good deal if you want space (my apartment is about 600 sq/ft and I currently pay $931 - which includes heat and water). It doesn't get a lot of sunlight in the main room, but that's really my only complaint.
Thanks for the insight! 931 is CHEAP. I haven't seen anything that cheap.