Live in NYC on 85k/year? Best locations to live

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Sup guys

Senior in college here who just got their first job offer (woo!!)

The total comp is ~85k in NYC, and I'm looking for the best place to look for an apartment

I'm looking for:
- somewhere with a decent (30-40 min with the subway) commute to hudson yards
- decent nightlife
- nice gym nearby

Lmk if you have any suggestions

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Sep 14, 2018

Hells Kitchen- lots of restaurants and bars, walking distance to Hudson, good gym options (Blink/Mid City), and affordable, esp with roommates

Sep 14, 2018

damn that sounds amazing ty

if you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful

Sep 18, 2018

Yeah I second Hells Kitchen, great value. Just accept the fact youll have to take ubers and subway for nightlife but its worth the tradeoff

Sep 14, 2018

you should look in to brooklyn heights, some of my boys from college went there and are currently working in consulting/banking. It's kinda far but it's good quality for the rent.

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Sep 14, 2018

What would your base be?

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Sep 14, 2018

78.5 w a 6 signing bonus

if you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful

Sep 14, 2018

Based on that and proximity to Hudson Yards, somewhere in Murray Hill sounds good. You can get a decent place for $1.5 - 2.0k and it would be close to Grand Central, which you can take the 7 straight to Hudson Yards.

Echoing the person above, Hell's Kitchen could also be an option, though I'm not that familiar with the area.

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Sep 14, 2018

but a note here would be that this isn't banking/finance so im assuming the year end bonus will be <5k (so not including it as a part of anything)

if you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful

Sep 14, 2018

My friend lives on 38th and Lex. Decent size 2 bedroom apartment. Each pays $1,500/month.

Sep 14, 2018

dope, will look into it

if you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful

Sep 17, 2018

Specifically 137 East 38th and Lex

Sep 14, 2018

do yourself a favor and live within 20min walking distance to work. So, hells kitchen and chelsea would be best. Also, get a roomate.

just google it...you're welcome

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Sep 14, 2018

Get an apartment with 2-3 roomates in Chelsea, that's the best you'll get.
Try to be below 20th St so you can enjoy downtown night life!

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Sep 14, 2018

Another recommendation to check out Murray Hill and Hell's Kitchen (I have lived in both locations).

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Sep 17, 2018

Live in East Village. It is where all the young people live. There's a lot of great nightlife, restaurants, etc., and it's relatively close to a metro depending on where you decide to live.

Do not live in Midtown, even if your work is there...It's just tourists 24/7

Sep 18, 2018

Looking for a roommate right now in Fidi, have one friend and need 1 more. Beautiful apartment fully furnished, doorman building. PM me.

Sep 18, 2018