Going to be working near Columbus circle. (59th & 8th Ave). Considering sublets in either Long Island City or West Village/Chelsea. Both are about 2 miles from the office. I'd walk or bike in, weather permitting. I like to be around restaurants and clubs to check out music on the weekends. Brooklyn has more clubs now but I'll be going to work more often than I'll go out. Apartment price is the same. Other option is rent near the office but area seems boring. This will be my first time living in NY.
- PTC / ITnoogler19moreI don't understand the Manhattan charm. Personally I would rather stay in Hoboken and save the 3% city tax. On a 250k TC, the NYC city tax can be around 6k a year or 500 a month. Would rather save that and retire earlier.
- Facebook pndubsI’d take the West Village / Chelsea over LIC. The 7 train is the only way in and out from Manhattan, so if there are ever service issues (which has happened before for long stretches of time), you’re SOL.
That said, Columbus Circle is an express stop for the A and the D trains, so if you want to live in Brooklyn and are near one of those trains it should be a reasonable commute.