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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?
I lived at 15th between 7th and 8th, great block
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Jimmy - welcome to NYC! There's no place like it in many many ways.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:21 PM
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That sounds expensive!
Just wait until you buy your first six pack of beer for $14...
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Just wait until you buy your first six pack of beer for $14...
or a tiny box of cereal for $8 ...
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:39 PM
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Just wait until you buy your first six pack of beer for $14...
Just like being in Canada....
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:43 PM
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Congrats Jimmy. You'll love it there. What's cool is the Defender faternity that's already there to welcome you to the fold. My daughter just found out she be an intern for the summer in the City and she's not touched ground for two for two days.

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Old April 23rd, 2014, 03:48 PM
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Congrats on the move. All this apartment stuff really isn't that important. Highest priority question should be - where are you parking your truck??
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Congrats on the move. All this apartment stuff really isn't that important. Highest priority question should be - where are you parking your truck??
Haven't quite figured that out yet. but I have budgeted up to $400 if needed. Worst case scenario I would park it in Jersey or Brooklyn since I probably won't be driving too often.
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Parking can be easily got for $400. If registers in NY you save some on the tax.
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Be prepared also for appalling car insurance rates. If you can afford to buy, I would buy on UES close to 2nd. Property values already going up there because new subway coming in. Few years down the road when you move, you cash in. And you get more sq ft for your money on UES compared to other areas. And since no one has said it yet: get a house in Queens and you can have a garage, yard, and quiet, but commuting in can be 30-60 mins.
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Parking can be easily got for $400. If registers in NY you save some on the tax.
Also see if you or your wife's employer has commuter reimbursement for PARKING (your garage would also need to accept it). Gov't allows 250 or so pretax to be pulled out of your paycheck for this. drops the true cost even more.
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If you haven't come across it yet, StreetEasy has the largest inventory of rentals in NYC, about 30% are no-fee (and you can search that). If you want to see "all" the rental availability in NYC you'll need to work with a broker, best thing you can do in that case is negotiate with them that if you end up choosing a no-fee you pay them less than the normal 15% of your first year. There are good brokers out there who can get you access to inventory you won't be able to find on your own (and that's why NYC's rental market is unlike any other in the USA). Welcome to NYC!
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Be prepared also for appalling car insurance rates. If you can afford to buy, I would buy on UES close to 2nd. Property values already going up there because new subway coming in. Few years down the road when you move, you cash in. And you get more sq ft for your money on UES compared to other areas. And since no one has said it yet: get a house in Queens and you can have a garage, yard, and quiet, but commuting in can be 30-60 mins.

While I haven't looked at housing prices for buying, I highly doubt that is something we could afford. I'm a Land Rover mechanic, so my income leaves much to be desired. My girlfriend is about to graduate law school, so she'll have a ton of doubt, but she'll also be making wayyy more than me.

We aren't dead set on anywhere, but at the moment an easy commute is on the top of the list. We have a dog, so I could see us looking in Brooklyn and Queens later down the road. For the first year we both want to live on the island.
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While I haven't looked at housing prices for buying, I highly doubt that is something we could afford. I'm a Land Rover mechanic, so my income leaves much to be desired. My girlfriend is about to graduate law school, so she'll have a ton of doubt, but she'll also be making wayyy more than me. We aren't dead set on anywhere, but at the moment an easy commute is on the top of the list. We have a dog, so I could see us looking in Brooklyn and Queens later down the road. For the first year we both want to live on the island.
Does you GF have a job yet? Market for new lawyers is terrible at the moment.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 09:27 AM
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Does you GF have a job yet? Market for new lawyers is terrible at the moment.
Yes, she got a job with Guggenheim.
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While I haven't looked at housing prices for buying, I highly doubt that is something we could afford. I'm a Land Rover mechanic, so my income leaves much to be desired. My girlfriend is about to graduate law school, so she'll have a ton of doubt, but she'll also be making wayyy more than me. We aren't dead set on anywhere, but at the moment an easy commute is on the top of the list. We have a dog, so I could see us looking in Brooklyn and Queens later down the road. For the first year we both want to live on the island.
Take the time to look at Hoboken. Easy commute to LR Manhattan and a shit ton cheaper.
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Agree about Hoboken if you're going to be working in NYC - it's apartment living but a cool town to live in. If you're looking for an actual home, you may want to look in Monmouth County NJ because you can take a ferry to NYC. Just depends on what or where you want to be when you're not working.
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Agree about Hoboken if you're going to be working in NYC - it's apartment living but a cool town to live in. If you're looking for an actual home, you may want to look in Monmouth County NJ because you can take a ferry to NYC. Just depends on what or where you want to be when you're not working.
Living in Hoboken and working in mid-town? That only seams like a good idea if you are from out of town ... getting the path every day would positively suck. The money you would save would not offset the misery.

Living on the island is the best plan until you get your bearings.
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I second hoboken if you want more of a urban feel than LI. You'll also save the 4% city income tax.
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Living on the island is the best plan until you get your bearings.
This is the plan. At least for the first year, we want to be on the island.
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