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I know I already tried unsuccessfully to convince you, but UWS is way cooler than UES and the transportation options over on the West side are more diverse than the East side. UES you only have the 6 train (unless you're planning to move right next to the 86th St station) which is one of the worst lines in the city.

But with that said, if you're looking to store stuff, Long Island City will likely be your cheapest bet, so UES may be closest/easiest to get there.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/abo/4428178602.html
We aren't dead set on any particular area, so we will definitely be looking at the Upper West Side as well. I highly doubt we'll stay in the same place for more than a year, so I'm not too set on any particular area.
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West side is great for starting a family and if you have pets.

I lived on 83rd and Amsterdam years ago and it was a great neighborhood but it was a PITA to get across town to where I worked (midtown east)

Last place I lived in NYC was Murray Hill. I had a 15 minute walk to work and it was very convenient. Lots of restaurants and transportation options.

I think if I moved back into the city it would be Murray Hill or maybe a little quieter area like Gramercy Park.

Seems like Brooklyn is the "cool" place. Might want to not rule out the boroughs for more bang for your buck and larger spaces.

Are you going to bring your defender into the city?
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Prepare to feel violated financially and personally when you go through the rental process.
As someone who hasn't lived in a big city in 15 years...do tell!?!
What's it typically cost?

Jimmy, I think I found you some really cool places on 5th & 88th.
You could walk over to the Guggenheim!



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West side is great for starting a family and if you have pets.

Are you going to bring your defender into the city?
No kids, but we do have a Siberian Husky.

The Defender is definitely coming with us since having a dog will make public transit a pain when we leave the city. Also, my life pretty much revolves around cars, so I can't imagine not driving.
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As someone who hasn't lived in a big city in 15 years...do tell!?!
What's it typically cost?

Jimmy, I think I found you some really cool places on 5th & 88th.
You could walk over to the Guggenheim!



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A moderately priced 600 square foot apartment say $5000 per month. Fees: $9000
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Jimmy, I think I found you some really cool places on 5th & 88th.
You could walk over to the Guggenheim!



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That sounds expensive!
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That sounds expensive!
This will be just the beginning of expenditures you'll encounter here in NYC Welcome
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A moderately priced 600 square foot apartment say $5000 per month. Fees: $9000
Much cheaper than that on the UWS!
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Not on the UWS!
Keith, I used a $5000 per month 1 bedroom simply as an example.
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Keith, I used a $5000 per month 1 bedroom simply as an example.
Got it and there are certainly many actual examples of that. On the UWS, having just gone through this, you're looking at $3-4K for a 1BR about 600-800 sq. ft. and $4000+ for a 2BR 800 - 1200 sq. ft. Closet space is key.
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What Ronnie is trying to stress is that you absolutely do not want to pay a broker fee as you can far better use that money for moving expenses, a new couch, a bad-ass TV, a new bed/mattress, and another new couch when the dog eats the first one.
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What Ronnie is trying to stress is that you absolutely do not want to pay a broker fee as you can far better use that money for moving expenses, a new couch, a bad-ass TV, a new bed/mattress, and another new couch when the dog eats the first one.
There's no such thing as no fee. It's either paid upfront to a broker or to a managing agent integrated into the monthly rent role.

The rental market is a well oiled machine.
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What Ronnie is trying to stress is that you absolutely do not want to pay a broker fee as you can far better use that money for moving expenses, a new couch, a bad-ass TV, a new bed/mattress, and another new couch when the dog eats the first one.
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The management co. of my building owns lots of properties on the UES. Not sure what you're looking for but they seem to be pretty reasonable and were easy to deal with. And there's no fee.

http://www.bettinaequities.com/
Not bad for $3,500. Private roof/deck duplex 1 BR. 66 Second Ave, PHB in the East Village. Available July 1, 2014.

http://www.bettinaequities.com/image...out1%20(1).pdf

http://www.bettinaequities.com/build...ent=-1&Size=-1
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There are some decent deals in Midtown West in new buildings.

On the UES, the only bargains you are going to find below the 90s are going to be right near the second avenue subway construction.

Some of the buildings right on second avenue are doing no security deposit and no fee.
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There's no such thing as no fee. It's either paid upfront to a broker or to a managing agent integrated into the monthly rent role.

The rental market is a well oiled machine.
I can understand that. No Fee = (usually) Way Lower Fee than hiring your own broker.

Ronnie can correct me if I'm wrong, but larger management companies usually either just have the doorman give you the key (if it's vacant) to go see the apt yourself, and then the company's legal dept takes care of the contract(s). Or they have agents on retainer who can show you a particular unit they represent. Either of those two situations are typically "No Fee" which means you won't be paying that $9k broker fee at closing.
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There's no such thing as no fee. It's either paid upfront to a broker or to a managing agent integrated into the monthly rent role.

The rental market is a well oiled machine.
Yeah its basically look at the TCO for the apartment ... that being said there are options and its worth getting plenty of advice and various insights.

Don't get too hung up on particular areas ... you can get around pretty quickly ... and the public transport is pretty reliable.

I can get from Times Sq to my new place in Williamsburg in under 20 mins and to my old place in TriBeCa in about 15 ... so not much difference.

There are choices in the market ... luxury doorman buildings that frankly have the life and soul of a Hilton Garden Inn ... or smaller buildings that lack doormen and have lower price points.

Doormen are convenient but to be honest apart from acting as a receiving point for all the crap people order from Amazon are unnecessary in my view. Especially as you have to tip them at Xmas ... which is another thing to factor into the TCO.

There are some good deals ... they are hide to find and navigating the market is a bit like swimming in hydrochloric acid filled with aliens doing anal probes ... you are gonna get burned or f'd ... probably both! ;-)
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I can understand that. No Fee = (usually) Way Lower Fee than hiring your own broker.

Ronnie can correct me if I'm wrong, but larger management companies usually either just have the doorman give you the key (if it's vacant) to go see the apt yourself, and then the company's legal dept takes care of the contract(s). Or they have agents on retainer who can show you a particular unit they represent. Either of those two situations are typically "No Fee" which means you won't be paying that $9k broker fee at closing.
Bettina usually uses the live-in Super to show apt's.
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West side is great for starting a family and if you have pets.

I lived on 83rd and Amsterdam years ago and it was a great neighborhood but it was a PITA to get across town to where I worked (midtown east)

Last place I lived in NYC was Murray Hill. I had a 15 minute walk to work and it was very convenient. Lots of restaurants and transportation options.

I think if I moved back into the city it would be Murray Hill or maybe a little quieter area like Gramercy Park.

Seems like Brooklyn is the "cool" place. Might want to not rule out the boroughs for more bang for your buck and larger spaces.

Are you going to bring your defender into the city?
I always loved the chelsea/west village border when I lived there. But I lived in a 450 sq foot 2 bedroom (do the math how small each of the 5 rooms were...with a family that might not be possible...
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I always loved the chelsea/west village border when I lived there. But I lived in a 450 sq foot 2 bedroom (do the math how small each of the 5 rooms were...with a family that might not be possible...
Funny I/we almost moved into a unit right there at 85 8th Ave at 14th St and 8th Ave a few years ago. Which building?
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