Where to rent in NYC?

where do/would you rent in nyc with a budget of 2.8k for a 1br? my description is 30yr old male and recently single so looking for popular/fun areas that meet the budget

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Jun 27, 2020 - 10:51pm

If you're ok with not living in the city, I would actually recommend Astoria. It's a nice place, pretty good neighborhood, and the train ride to the city is only a few minutes. Williamsburg is also worth looking into.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:23pm
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If you're ok with not living in the city, I would actually recommend Astoria. It's a nice place, pretty good neighborhood, and the train ride to the city is only a few minutes. Williamsburg is also worth looking into.

Nope

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:23pm
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chelsea can be fun

Yeah if you're gay

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Jun 28, 2020 - 12:47am

This is legitimately true. I have friends that are gay and love this area.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:26pm
Investment ManagerΒ inΒ <span><a href=/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF><abbr title=hedge fund>HF</abbr></a></span> - Other:

2.8k won't get you all that much

$2.8K is fine for a 1br

"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

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:22pm

No

"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

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:47am
KREBSCYCLEOMG:

Why? Plenty of people live in Gramercy up to Madison square park. 30 is too old for EV and 2800 wont get you more than a studio in WV

West Village is a better scene than Gramercy up to Madison Square park. $2800 is plenty for East or West Village.

Gramercy to Madison Square Park is just boring. What's wrong with a studio in the right place?

"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

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:53am

I understand where you're coming from, but I'm just super hippie/artist/grunge to the death of me and would prefer to be in East Village over anything. I've hung out with lots of people in their 30s/40s+ in East Village and it is a lifestyle.

I'd like to have an art gallery in the East Village one day.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 2:51am

I'm all about West/East village, SoHo, LES - but to each their own. Yes, you might get a doorman or elevator building in another area. It just comes down to what you want.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:22pm

East Village

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:42pm

$2.8k you'll find a decent to nice one bedroom in East/West Village and perhaps Greenwich. Nothing on 14th though and don't live in LES - me and the gf can't wait to move out in August

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Jun 27, 2020 - 11:54pm

Just curious - where are you moving to

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Jun 29, 2020 - 3:05am
asdfasdfasd:

Upper east side is actually relatively inexpensive for studios/1brs and is a lot of people in early-mid 30s/late 20s.

I'm not really sure what part of UES you are referring to. I moved to UES for 8 months in the 60s and it was pretty dull and mostly Moms and families around. There weren't that many bars around. I think the younger crowd is mostly around the 80s and 90s, but that is so far up there. I used to go to a bar up in the 90s that was a lot of fun (The Big Easy) and even saw Mark Cuban there, but they have been closed for a while now. I initially moved to 65th street because it was close to my office on 57th and the Equinox on 63/Lex, but overall just found the area to be boring.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 12:53am

Upper east side has great quality apartments, however, it's far from everything...

Murray Hill has a lot of bars, so there should be a decent scene, althoguht people don't go out of their way to hang out in upper east..

There used to be sports bar called Turtle Bay, rachet af place, but it's closed now. Everyone would go there..

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Jun 28, 2020 - 8:42pm

For me, an excellent apt in HK in a building with amenities and a beautiful view of the sunset or the skyline >> paying more to live in a 5th floor walkup with broken steps and a generally shitty interior in the west village. Especially if that building is a 10 min cab from where I go out (i.e. the west village).

edit: if i can afford the former in the village tho then it's not even a question

Jun 28, 2020 - 5:29pm

West Village. I think you can get a pretty big studio for that price. Additionally, you'll be in the heart of erverything.

If you're looking for a quality apartment + great location, look for hell's kitchen, and try to be as close to Columbus circle as possible.

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Jun 28, 2020 - 5:43pm

Disagree with the village comments.

1) Being in the village gives you the advantage of not taking a 12 dollar, 10 minute uber from midtown/chelsea to the village
2) The village is 20-30% more expensive with inferior building quality
3) At your price point you'll have a tough time unless you move more north (midtown or higher) or south (les/fidi)
4) The village, imo, is only worth it when you have $$$ to blow and therefore can get an excellent place rather than a shitty walk up OR if you're a student whose only goal is to be walking distance to bars he goes to everyday so he can easily bring chicks home (no chick says no to a 10 min cab home though)

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:44am

Yup. Everything is fucking OLD, there are bugs no matter what, half of your neighbors have been there for 100 years and don't give a shit about the building, the other half are 20 years old and rolling 4 people deep in a flex 1 br and just wanna party at 2am on a Wednesday night. No such thing as central air or upgraded anything unless you're paying like $6k for a reno studio, and that still wouldn't negate all of the noise. Made the mistake of living there in my early years, never fucking again

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Jun 29, 2020 - 10:07am

Made the mistake of living in the village? A look on street easy right now shows you can get a decent amount of rentals for $2.8k... Idk, that's my budget for when I move out and plan on moving to West Village

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:43pm

To this point, OP do take heed about the bugs. Lived here during my summer analyst stint and saw large roaches galore. In the stairwell, in my "room", and in the bathroom. And it was a 6th floor walk-up

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:50am

Depending on where the OP works, has he considered JC/Hoboken? Yes, I know, it's Jersey. (oooo, scary) but you can get downtown or to anywhere on the west side in 15 minutes on the PATH, which runs as often as the subway 24/7. I'm not a big fan of the scene in Broboken, but downtown JC has a nice Brunch/Bar/Dinner scene. You also get out of that ~3.5% city tax which covers a lot of brunches.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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