Advice on Downtown NYC Apartments
Hello, moving into NYC in July and searching for apartments right now. Looking for a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom in the western part of Downtown (West Village, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chelsea) or Hell’s kitchen. Roommate is gonna be going up to Columbia area, so we are looking for these areas so he only has to take the red line max 35 minutes. Otherwise we would be looking at other places in downtown.
We have a max price range of $1900/person ($5700) total.
Hell’s kitchen seems to have the best pricing and space for what we are looking for, but I know it is not the most fun area to live. Also have a place already that we are ready to put an offer in for in HK.
Obviously being down in Chelsea, GV, WV, or Soho will be cooler areas, but have seen on streeteasy that a majority of the places in these areas in our price range are kinda crappy, not as spacious, no living room, etc.
Considering these factors, is it worth it to forgo the place we have in Hell’s kitchen to find something in downtown, or do you think if we wait we’ll be able to find a nicer place downtown within our price range. Or will the places just be kinda small and crappy.
Also, we will be working/going to school so where we live will only really matter for the weekends, so considering this should we just live in HK.