Question for you NY people :P - page 2

I'm from California and I've wanted to move to Manhattan for the longest time, but I wouldn't be able to do it for a while. I was just wondering where you work and how good the pay is with how... Read More

  1. by   nursekatie22
    Quote from keishahu
    not at all in fact some areas are very up and coming. I can say try to stay away from east new york and certain parts of bedford stuyvesant but all and all brooklyn is nice to live. The prices are increasing though I guess everyone has found out the next best thing to NYC:spin:
    Bummer!
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Katie, see NYC before you start thinking about neighborhoods. You could live in Queens, too. Anything that goes directly into Manhattan by subway, though, is going to be quite pricey these days.

    There are lots of commutable places that you'd like.

    And hi, keishahu!
  3. by   nursekatie22
    dammit! Why can't I just be rich so I could live wherever I want!??!
  4. by   tinderbox
    Quote from keishahu
    Also if I was u i would try moving to brooklyn such as cobble hill and park slope and williamsburg, nyc is way to over priced

    But Brooklyn IS part of NYC, right? I may be living there soon, as a travel nurse,though.
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    tinderbox, New York City consists of five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. The most desirable from a "coolness" and commutability perspective is Manhattan, followed by parts of Brooklyn and parts of Queens. Manhattan is the "the city." If you live in, say, Staten Island and you're going into Manhattan you're going to "the city." If you don't live in Manhattan you're "B & T," or "bridge and tunnel crowd." Yes, it's a put-down.

  6. by   Mission
    Quote from Suesquatch
    tinderbox, New York City consists of five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. The most desirable from a "coolness" and commutability perspective is Manhattan, followed by parts of Brooklyn and parts of Queens. Manhattan is the "the city." If you live in, say, Staten Island and you're going into Manhattan you're going to "the city." If you don't live in Manhattan you're "B & T," or "bridge and tunnel crowd." Yes, it's a put-down.

    This is true, I live in Inwood (northern Manhattan), I can spit on the Bronx from where I live but it's still Manhattan so I'm cooler than everyone else. I actually like my neighborhood, they've been opening up a lot of cool little trendy restaurants and bars here and it's only 15 minutes to Columbia-Pres. (unless you work at Allen pavilion, in which case you could walk to work). Also, the rents are reasonable considering it's Manhattan.
  7. by   AznMurse
    oh get over yourselves with the whole Manhattan coolness. If you like crowded, noisy, dirty and expensive, go live in Manhattan. If you value charm, character, and diversity then I suggest you look for apts away from Downtown, Midtown, and the UES, UWS. Astoria in Queens is nice and diverse. Brooklyn's Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Kensington, Midwood, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, some parts of Red Hook are very nice. Manhattan is nice to go in and then out to somewhere peaceful and unpretentious. Manhattan by daytime is filled with tourists and at night, wannabes and rowdy bridge and tunnel people. And the comment on NYC having more Blacks than California is so irrelevant. Visit before you decide. New York is fun, dynamic, never sleeps but be prepared because it can easily flip to the other side where you live in a big city but feel totally alone and lonely. But the feeling does not last since you will probably have to take the subway -- which if I may add, is a very interesting experience. You see different people, characters, wardrobes, etc. lol.
    I heart New York! I may find myself leaving it someday but I know that I will always come back to it.
  8. by   Drysolong
    What about the advisability of working in NYC and living in New Jersey or Connecticut? That is what I thought I might do someday.
  9. by   Mission
    Jersey's a good option, the rent is cheap and the commuting cost is reasonable. It's really expensive and time consuming to commute from Connecticut or even Westchester. Unless you have a family that you really feel the need to raise in an affluent suburb I wouldn't recommend it.

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