Where to Live in NYC That Doesn't Suck

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Considering moving to NYC, found a few things on Zillow and whatnot but was curious if anyone had any recommendations on nice buildings. I like being near the office so I'm looking near Midtown (I like being able to walk to the office) but I'm open to other areas, looking for a decent building to live in with a nice gym and parking garage (car nerd, not getting rid of my car). Don't feel like spending more than $4k/month but I'll go as high as $5k if I have to. Being near nightlife is not a priority for me.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 4:03pm

What do you enjoy doing/what are your priorities for an apt? 
 

I would personally avoid midtown (business/tourist zone, less “New York”). I also probably wouldn’t bring a car, finding a building with parking will be tough so I wouldn’t hold that as a must, there are garages all over the city. Budget about $400-500/month for a spot in a garage. 
 

Depending on what you like to do (go to bars on the weekend? Be close to the park? Quieter streets?) I would recommend different areas. I really like Greenwich village, west village, soho, that general area. 

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Ind
Sep 14, 2020 - 4:43pm

5k a month dude? Grossed up pre-tax that's almost 100k. Assuming you're really a 2nd year associate, ~1/3 of your pre-tax income spent on non-equity building housing seems a bit rich. Just IMO. 

If you want "Manhattan affordable" with some decent amenities, look UES, UWS or battery park. Midtown has always been a shithole, but even moreso now. 

 
Sep 14, 2020 - 5:02pm

Is the office midtown east or west?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Sep 14, 2020 - 7:33pm
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