RN Mom: Where Do Nurses Live in New York City? - page 3

by LotusRN1972

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Hello Everybody!!!:D I am moving to the Big Apple along with my 4 kids and 2 pups. I am a single mom and would like to work with a travel agency (that provides housing) in NYC or land a job at Mt. Sinai or NYPH. My question is:... Read More


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    Whoa ProfRN4!!!
    I absolutely love culture( as we say in New Orleans "cul'chuh"), I speak Spanish ( not to the point of translating, but I get by), I practice Buddhism and Hinduism, love authentic foods of the world, and am as county as all out doors (I know how to " Let grown folk talk").
    Thank you so much for giving me the scoop!
    I'll talk to you soon
    Your pic gives it away (your "cultural' side ).
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    LOVE HER
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    I know this is old, but I'd avoid Sunset Park. It looks good during the day, but when the lights go down, it's a bit sketchy. Sheepshead Bay isn't too bad, it's right on the Q line so it's a good express commute, but, again, it can be a little sketchy. Kensington and Borough Park are nice, but VERY Hasidic and they're a group that tends to keep to their own. Bensonhurst is safe, but I always found it too be a little on the grungy side -- a better option would be Dyker Heights which is sandwiched in between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst. Park Slope is nice -- it's a quick commute to the city, but a 1 bedroom apartment will cost you about $1,800 - $2,000. Same thing with Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill (which are both very, very nice areas). Then there's Bay Ridge -- you really can't go wrong with Bay Ridge (except for a few minor things). Overall, it's very safe, has a great neighborhood feel, filled with a lot of long term residents and young families with kids. It's clean, cheaper than most places in NYC, and although it's considered "middle class", most people here are professionals (doctors, nurses, attorney's, etc.). The best areas are from about 80th street and up that are near Shore Rd. (great views of the water with no concerns about flooding), although the 70's are still nice. Once you move into the 60's, it's not so great and begins to transition into Sunset Park. The downside to Bay Ridge is the parking -- it's a nightmare after 4pm. Either pay a couple hundred for a parking spot or find a building with a parking garage/house with driveway to save on frustration. The other downside is the commute into Manhattan via public transportation takes a while -- the only train running there is the R (you have to catch the N or D express trains at 59th, 36th, or Atlantic). There are great express buses, though -- but they cost $5.50 a ride.
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    Thanks, Destin293!!!
    I am always looking for indepth insight, like yours. I am feeling better each time I recieve a response. I feel as if I am more familiar each day.That makes me, as a single Mom feel great. Keep the good vibes SNOWIN'!!!

    LotusRN1972
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    I worked as a traveler and lived in Brooklyn. Loved it. It wasn't hard to find housing that allowed dogs either. I rented a hotel for a few days when I first got there and went around with a realtor looking for short term rentals but ultimately found one on my own by using Craigslist. I was in Park Slope which was convenient to the hospital I worked for. American Mobile has exclusive contracts with some of the NYC hospitals. Hope you find something!
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    Wow! Thanks Journey987!
    My kids want to move to Brooklyn,too. I am not traveling with the pups, unfortunately; I gave them to a a great home. The teenagers have to stay Am====== M===== sounds Great! I will set some stuff up with them when I get there; Thanks for the tip! I graduated in 2011 and have no actual "in-hospital experience" but no one here would hire me in a hospital because I had no "in-hospital experience." I just made no sense to me. I have put urinary catheters in folks, passed boo-koo meds, did lab draws, performed CPR on a dead person, have urgent care experience, assessed, changed colostomy bags, dealt with families, tube feedings and the works... you name it, I have done it; just not in a hospital on a Med- Surg floor. I want to eat my arm off everytime I think of how crazy it is here in San Diego. Thanks, again!!!

    LotusRN1972
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    Have you considered the Bronx. The Pelham parkway/Morris Park area is nice and it is very close to the subway. The Throggsneck area is also nice and you have the express bus into Manhattan. There is also an area called country club that is very nice. The Bronx High school of science and another specialized HS are near but they are very selective. Pelham Parkway you have Jacobi Medical Center which is part of the health and hospital corp. and it is a level one trauma center, snake bite center and has a hyperbaric chamber. It is located next to Einstein medical school and Einstein hospital which is part of Montefiore hospital. The Bronx in general gets a a bad rep but there are many areas that are very nice and affordable when compared to the other boro. Just offering my two cents so that you have options. Hope this helps.
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    Hey Pepnp5!!!
    It is really funny that you mention the Bronx; there is a clinic that I am to be placed there. My plan is to get a job and move my fam to the city; during the assignment, I can look at different areas to (since I ain't payin' rent for 3 months). I am open to the Bronx. Thank you you made a huge difference and brightened my day. I am still waiting for my license; it shouldn't be long now. Thanks, a lot!!!

    Sincerely,
    LotusRN1972
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    Congrats!! So happy for you

    If the Bronx is not your cup of tea, you could look into the surrounding areas. Depending on where the job is, Queens may be an option (to the South) or Westchester (to the north).
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    Thanks ProfRN!!!
    It's only a matter of days; my head is about to explode! New York is the Mecca for EVERYTHING!!! I hope that you enjoyed the holidays...as well as ALL of the AllNurse-ing Crusaders!!!


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