Best places to live in NYC

Hi all, I'm an incoming FT analyst and have never lived in NYC before. Anyone have recommendations where to live? What's the furthest one can commute?

I'll be at GS if that helps. Thanks!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 10, 2021 - 11:15am

Lived in NYC for 5 years now. As an analyst, the best locations in no particular order are West Village, West Chelsea, Tribeca, East Village, Soho. These are populated with the most yopros. Many flock to Murray Hill/Kips Bay for cheaper housing, but as you are at GS, I suggest one of the places I listed. West Village/Tribeca would be ideal, but it will likely also be the most expensive unless you can find a great deal. Hope this helps!

  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Jun 10, 2021 - 9:56pm

It is going to vary wildly. But in general for tribeca I would budget ~$3k for a decent studio/small 1 bedroom. Could find stuff a bit cheaper, but not much. If you split a 2 bedroom then you can probably get down to around $2k per person. 

West Village is a bit more of a crapshoot. There are some very old buildings that'll have decent deals, but if you want something decent I'd say similar to tribeca. Just depends on what you are looking for (amenities, etc). 

  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Jun 10, 2021 - 9:52pm

Fidi? What attracts you to that area? I find it pretty terrible (outside of the affordability). Generally pretty quiet on weekends, mostly commercial (office space, etc), and far from most of the good restaurants and hang out spots. Doesn't really give someone the nyc experience. 

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Jun 11, 2021 - 7:15am

GS = Fidi, Tribeca, Soho. As an analyst, west village and soho will be unaffordable. Get some roommates and do one of the "luxury" buildings in fidi. You'll be happy when you can walk to work and have nicer housing than your friends in Murray Chill. If you're living alone, recommend doing Jersey city and taking the path / ferry. You'll save mad bank. You can also get some studios in fidi rn but all the deals are basically gone 

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