ph5354a wrote: AlanShore wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Who wants to distract themselves from the waiting game and talk housing in NYC? Brooklyn? Harlem? Street corner? What's the cheapest area to live within a reasonable commute to Fordham?
I'll play. I'm nervous and would like a distraction!
I say Harlem is cheapest and most convenient. Can catch express so it wouldnt be a long ride. I have friends in Harlem and they like it. It's not too sketch as long as you take normal precaution when walking around at night.
Nice! Any idea what the rent is like in Harlem? Also --I'm a little fuzzy on NYC neighborhoods, the 130s-140s are considered Harlem right? Last time I went to New York I stayed in an apartment in the W 110s and it was a really cute neighborhood. You could tell it was "up and coming" but it seemed pretty safe and hadn't been completely taken over by Cosi yet.
Yes and I think 120s too. I haven't lived in NYC for several years (going on 6) and I didn't live in Harlem so I'm not sure. Rent is still high, I bet, but not as bad... Over the summer, I stayed at an apt through http://www.airbnb.com
on 125th and it was AWESOME because the express takes you to 42nd in like, 2 or 3 stops max. the apartment was also really nice.
fyi, my friend lived in a decent part of harlem in a small but nice apartment. he said it was 3 years ago but he paid 2200-2400 for a 3br, 2ba.. so rent is still high but doable.