Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Genki wrote:Hey everyone.
I got my acceptance on Friday so I thought I'd check in to the In at NYU thread. NYU is definitely up there as one of my top choices, but I'm waiting to hear back from a few more schools before I make up my mind.
Thanks for the youtube videos of NYU housing! For those of you that are planning on living off campus (especially those who are familiar with New York), what neighborhoods would you suggest looking at for apartments? Would living in Brooklyn or another neighborhood outside of Manhattan be too long of a commute to be worth the rent saving?
Park slopes and prospect heights are good neighborhoods to look into in Brooklyn. Some people really rave about astoria in queens, but the subway lines aren't as reliable as the ones in Brooklyn. You can also look into northern jersey options like jersey city and commute via path. Any of those would likely give you a commute time around half an hour. I think it's triptopnyc that lets you type in an address and find out how long it takes to commute to the rest of the city via subway.
hopstop.com is the best. I had a ton of friends live in Brooklyn during NYU undergrad and they loved it. Also knew a bunch who lived in the village, but apartments there are super tiny if you wanna stay around $1,000 - $1,200 per person (assuming you have roommates). If you get a little further away while staying in Manhattan, you can find neighborhoods where apartments get a little bit cheaper and a little bit bigger/nicer