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Postby chickpea » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:07 pm

Also, NYU is only a short subway ride away from Brooklyn. An awesome place to live in my completely unbiased opinion :)

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:09 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.

1800 one bedroom and a 25 minute commute is great. Out-of-towners, adjust your expectations. And find a boof ASAP. Rent is the only thing that consistently makes me lament my singledom.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:11 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.

1800 one bedroom and a 25 minute commute is great. Out-of-towners, adjust your expectations. And find a boof ASAP. Rent is the only thing that consistently makes me lament my singledom.

also, being an out of towner can make shopping pretty tough. Let me know if you guys have questions.
<-- Came from the midwest.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.

1800 one bedroom and a 25 minute commute is great. Out-of-towners, adjust your expectations. And find a boof ASAP. Rent is the only thing that consistently makes me lament my singledom.

also, being an out of towner can make shopping pretty tough. Let me know if you guys have questions.
<-- Came from the midwest.

Do you live in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

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Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:13 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.


that's not bad at all. What neighborhood?

I'm more willing to share a place during LS but if I'm fortunate enough to get biglaw I absolutely do not want roommates... CW on TLS saying you need to pay 3000 for a 1BR in manhattan scares me and makes me want to go back to CA after graduation.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:15 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.


that's not bad at all. What neighborhood?

I'm more willing to share a place during LS but if I'm fortunate enough to get biglaw I absolutely do not want roommates... CW on TLS saying you need to pay 3000 for a 1BR in manhattan scares me and makes me want to go back to CA after graduation.


Like, fuck Manhattan though. Its so loud and you can't see the sky anywhere. If I made all the money in the world I would still choose to live in Brooklyn because I just think its nicer. The apartments are way bigger and the buildings are way shorter.

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Postby chickpea » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:19 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.


that's not bad at all. What neighborhood?

I'm more willing to share a place during LS but if I'm fortunate enough to get biglaw I absolutely do not want roommates... CW on TLS saying you need to pay 3000 for a 1BR in manhattan scares me and makes me want to go back to CA after graduation.


Like, fuck Manhattan though. Its so loud and you can't see the sky anywhere. If I made all the money in the world I would still choose to live in Brooklyn because I just think its nicer. The apartments are way bigger and the buildings are way shorter.


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Postby Swimp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:21 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:We're gonna create a taking questions thread after finals, but for now I'll say DO NOT LIVE IN THE VILLAGE. I have a 25 min commute and have a 1br for under 1800. I know that's not a great price, but I'm married so it's really a pretty good scenario. Only a couple hundred more than I would have paid if I'd ended up in Chicago (albeit for a bit larger of a place).

Also, smokers/drinkers - this is why we have New Hampshire.


that's not bad at all. What neighborhood?

I'm more willing to share a place during LS but if I'm fortunate enough to get biglaw I absolutely do not want roommates... CW on TLS saying you need to pay 3000 for a 1BR in manhattan scares me and makes me want to go back to CA after graduation.


Like, fuck Manhattan though. Its so loud and you can't see the sky anywhere. If I made all the money in the world I would still choose to live in Brooklyn because I just think its nicer. The apartments are way bigger and the buildings are way shorter.


Haters gonna hate. I've lived in Manhattan for going on four years now, and I think it's wonderful. I don't care if my apartment is small--I prefer to step outside and be in the city. Commuting to and from Brooklyn is not as convenient as Brooklynites claim, in my experience.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:25 pm

Swimp wrote:Haters gonna hate. I've lived in Manhattan for going on four years now, and I think it's wonderful. I don't care if my apartment is small--I prefer to step outside and be in the city. Commuting to and from Brooklyn is not as convenient as Brooklynites claim, in my experience.

I don't hate Manhattan. (My "fuck Manhattan" may have been overzealous.) I just think its overpriced for what it is, and I would never live in any neighborhood I've worked in (Midtown or FiDi, kill me). My commute is not great but I've finagled it to where I don't have to transfer so I sit down on the train in the morning and get off at my stop 35 minutes later. Having that be 20 minutes shorter is not worth a few hundred dollars to me.

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Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:28 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
Swimp wrote:Haters gonna hate. I've lived in Manhattan for going on four years now, and I think it's wonderful. I don't care if my apartment is small--I prefer to step outside and be in the city. Commuting to and from Brooklyn is not as convenient as Brooklynites claim, in my experience.

I don't hate Manhattan. (My "fuck Manhattan" may have been overzealous.) I just think its overpriced for what it is, and I would never live in any neighborhood I've worked in (Midtown or FiDi, kill me). My commute is not great but I've finagled it to where I don't have to transfer so I sit down on the train in the morning and get off at my stop 35 minutes later. Having that be 20 minutes shorter is not worth a few hundred dollars to me.


Don't know if you're aiming for biglaw, but the question is can you handle that extra commute while working biglaw hours?

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:30 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
Swimp wrote:Haters gonna hate. I've lived in Manhattan for going on four years now, and I think it's wonderful. I don't care if my apartment is small--I prefer to step outside and be in the city. Commuting to and from Brooklyn is not as convenient as Brooklynites claim, in my experience.

I don't hate Manhattan. (My "fuck Manhattan" may have been overzealous.) I just think its overpriced for what it is, and I would never live in any neighborhood I've worked in (Midtown or FiDi, kill me). My commute is not great but I've finagled it to where I don't have to transfer so I sit down on the train in the morning and get off at my stop 35 minutes later. Having that be 20 minutes shorter is not worth a few hundred dollars to me.


Don't know if you're aiming for biglaw, but the question is can you handle that extra commute while working biglaw hours?

I can do anything. I'm the ultimate special snowflake.

JK JK. I'm not sure if I'm going to go into biglaw to pay my enormous loans off or go into PI to have my enormous loans paid off for me. If I was in biglaw, having a shorter commute might be worth the money, but during law school, it won't be.

Edit: I realize neither option is a sure thing.

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Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:36 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
Swimp wrote:Haters gonna hate. I've lived in Manhattan for going on four years now, and I think it's wonderful. I don't care if my apartment is small--I prefer to step outside and be in the city. Commuting to and from Brooklyn is not as convenient as Brooklynites claim, in my experience.

I don't hate Manhattan. (My "fuck Manhattan" may have been overzealous.) I just think its overpriced for what it is, and I would never live in any neighborhood I've worked in (Midtown or FiDi, kill me). My commute is not great but I've finagled it to where I don't have to transfer so I sit down on the train in the morning and get off at my stop 35 minutes later. Having that be 20 minutes shorter is not worth a few hundred dollars to me.


Don't know if you're aiming for biglaw, but the question is can you handle that extra commute while working biglaw hours?

I can do anything. I'm the ultimate special snowflake.

JK JK. I'm not sure if I'm going to go into biglaw to pay my enormous loans off or go into PI to have my enormous loans paid off for me. If I was in biglaw, having a shorter commute might be worth the money, but during law school, it won't be.

Edit: I realize neither option is a sure thing.


Fair enough. I'm not totally set on biglaw but PI jobs seem very hard to come by at any non-HYS school.

Anyways, doesn't look like its happening today folks. Better luck tomorrow :(

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:37 pm

NYU places a really high proportion of its students into PI jobs, so that is heartening.

If these results don't come out this week I am going to lose my mind.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:11 pm

UES and UWS are comparable if not cheaper than the actually accessible parts of BK. And regardless of accessibility, theres a psychological barrier to going from borough to borough. Also, trains to BK can get really shitty on weekends (especially at night). They're bad in Manhattan to, but going across the borough at 2 am is like 12 dollars - which is pretty damn good when your other way of getting home is an hour and 20 minutes.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:22 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:UES and UWS are comparable if not cheaper than the actually accessible parts of BK. And regardless of accessibility, theres a psychological barrier to going from borough to borough. Also, trains to BK can get really shitty on weekends (especially at night). They're bad in Manhattan to, but going across the borough at 2 am is like 12 dollars - which is pretty damn good when your other way of getting home is an hour and 20 minutes.

Ehhh the "trains to BK" are the same as the "trains downtown" so all trains are kind of shitty at night and on the weekends. Unless you're talking about the L train, which can heartily S my D.

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Postby Swimp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:25 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:UES and UWS are comparable if not cheaper than the actually accessible parts of BK. And regardless of accessibility, theres a psychological barrier to going from borough to borough. Also, trains to BK can get really shitty on weekends (especially at night). They're bad in Manhattan to, but going across the borough at 2 am is like 12 dollars - which is pretty damn good when your other way of getting home is an hour and 20 minutes.

Ehhh the "trains to BK" are the same as the "trains downtown" so all trains are kind of shitty at night and on the weekends. Unless you're talking about the L train, which can heartily S my D.


Yeah, but as Jam just pointed out, cabs are a more reasonable option late-night if you live in Manhattan.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Swimp wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:UES and UWS are comparable if not cheaper than the actually accessible parts of BK. And regardless of accessibility, theres a psychological barrier to going from borough to borough. Also, trains to BK can get really shitty on weekends (especially at night). They're bad in Manhattan to, but going across the borough at 2 am is like 12 dollars - which is pretty damn good when your other way of getting home is an hour and 20 minutes.

Ehhh the "trains to BK" are the same as the "trains downtown" so all trains are kind of shitty at night and on the weekends. Unless you're talking about the L train, which can heartily S my D.


Yeah, but as Jam just pointed out, cabs are a more reasonable option late-night if you live in Manhattan.

That is true, but also assumes you go out in Manhattan. Everybody I know lives in Brooklyn so we don't go out in Manhattan.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:34 pm

Its also obviously a lifestyle choice. Jam is a law student who lives with his SO in a one bedroom on presumably the UES or UWS. He seems pretty adult. I am a woman in my early 20s who wears thick-rimmed glasses and frequents Union Pool, if you catch my drift. There is a big difference in what we want out of our respective boroughs.

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Postby lollipop555 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:35 pm

submitted 11/2, UR 11/6 ...no chance since. mean anything?

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Postby Swimp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:42 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
Swimp wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:UES and UWS are comparable if not cheaper than the actually accessible parts of BK. And regardless of accessibility, theres a psychological barrier to going from borough to borough. Also, trains to BK can get really shitty on weekends (especially at night). They're bad in Manhattan to, but going across the borough at 2 am is like 12 dollars - which is pretty damn good when your other way of getting home is an hour and 20 minutes.

Ehhh the "trains to BK" are the same as the "trains downtown" so all trains are kind of shitty at night and on the weekends. Unless you're talking about the L train, which can heartily S my D.


Yeah, but as Jam just pointed out, cabs are a more reasonable option late-night if you live in Manhattan.

That is true, but also assumes you go out in Manhattan. Everybody I know lives in Brooklyn so we don't go out in Manhattan.


True, true. Notice, though, that the reason you don't go out in Manhattan is the same reason my friends and I don't generally go out in Brooklyn--it's a hassle going back and forth between the boroughs.

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Postby djwjddl » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:42 pm

lollipop555 wrote:submitted 11/2, UR 11/6 ...no chance since. mean anything?


not enough info to tell at this point. a lot of people have been stuck UR since Nov. while others have seen their statuses updated to UR in Dec.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:05 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Its also obviously a lifestyle choice. Jam is a law student who lives with his SO in a one bedroom on presumably the UES or UWS. He seems pretty adult. I am a woman in my early 20s who wears thick-rimmed glasses and frequents Union Pool, if you catch my drift. There is a big difference in what we want out of our respective boroughs.

Another thing to consider is the fact that a lot of the student body lives here, and if you don't have non-law school friends, being in Manhattan is kinda vital to going out. Especially with the on campus kids; they never want to go out anywhere further than Union Sq.

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:58 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Its also obviously a lifestyle choice. Jam is a law student who lives with his SO in a one bedroom on presumably the UES or UWS. He seems pretty adult. I am a woman in my early 20s who wears thick-rimmed glasses and frequents Union Pool, if you catch my drift. There is a big difference in what we want out of our respective boroughs.

Another thing to consider is the fact that a lot of the student body lives here, and if you don't have non-law school friends, being in Manhattan is kinda vital to going out. Especially with the on campus kids; they never want to go out anywhere further than Union Sq.

That's a good point to consider, but the money would totally trump that for me. But I'm already obsessed with my as yet to be accrued 6-figure debt!

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Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:16 pm

chickpea wrote:Also, NYU is only a short subway ride away from Brooklyn. An awesome place to live in my completely unbiased opinion :)


I'm UG at NYU now and I live in Brooklyn, about a 45 minute train ride from school (about an hour commute door-to-door) and, while the train system does suck, if you're willing to live this far out, it's not unheard of to get a two or three bedroom apartment (fits like 4 or 5 students), with a backyard and sometimes a one-car garage for under $1800.

Also, to the person who said the trains in the city are the same as the trains in Brooklyn...yes, they are the same train lines but service between manhattan and brooklyn occasionally gets disrupted, meaning that trains in brooklyn will go to the last stop in brooklyn before entering manhattan and turn around, and the same happens in manhattan. In fact, I had to get to a meeting in the city yesterday and all train lines running from my area were not running into the city, so my 45 minute train ride took over two and a half hours.

All-in-all, cheap housing is possible if you're willing to live farther away, the subway system does suck for commuting to manhattan from brooklyn, and I will definitely move to manhattan if I am accepted to NYU.

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Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:
chickpea wrote:All-in-all, cheap housing is possible if you're willing to live farther away, the subway system does suck for commuting to manhattan from brooklyn, and I will definitely move to manhattan if when I am accepted to NYU.


FTFY




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