Better to live in Brooklyn or Manhattan now?

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Jan 9 21 Comments

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.

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  • Apple AppleCar
    Manhattan any time, live for a couple of years, best time of my life
    Jan 9 0
  • Reddit steveh
    Manhattan
    Jan 9 0
  • RingCentral / Eng
    Duck-Bezos

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    Single? -Hoboken
    Jan 9 3
    • Google / Other
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      Really Hoboken is good huh? Commute is longer but apartment would be larger, parking available etc
      Jan 9
    • RingCentral / Eng
      Duck-Bezos

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      Oh! Hoboken is the best! My friends live there and they have the best parties, night outs, etc etc.
      Jan 9
    • Airbnb Hova999
      I’d suggest living in NYC first to get the experience (either Manhattan or BK), then go further out after 2 years if you want more space or get tired of it.
      Jan 9
  • PTC / IT
    noogler19

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    I 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.
    Jan 10 2
    • Credit Karma ckPikachu
      Manhattan >>>>>>>>> Hoboken
      Jan 10
    • Google / Other
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      How does the city know you actually live there? Just based on if you get a driver's license there or not?
      Jan 10
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    Always Manhattan.
    Jan 10 0
  • Capital One / Product uvbrsu
    Soho for the chicks
    Jan 9 0
  • Apple / Eng MojaveX
    Manhattan always
    Jan 9 0
  • Facebook pndubs
    I’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.
    Jan 9 1
    • Spotify KXAo87
      The (better) court square side of lic has the e, m, and g trains. E would be great for getting to Columbus circle
      Jan 10
  • Two Sigma / Eng shadowburn
    Why not jersey city?
    Jan 10 0
  • New b37
    Roosevelt Island, walk over the bridge!
    Jan 10 3
    • Spotify KXAo87
      Huh? The bridge is to Astoria. F train or cable car goes to Manhattan
      Jan 10
    • New b37
      Can't you walk over the 59th Street bridge? I know you can ride a bike over it. And on Marathon Sunday everybody runs over it.
      Jan 10
    • Spotify KXAo87
      It goes over roosevelt island to long island city

      There are no exits onto roosevelt island
      Jan 10
  • IBM ooei73
    LES all day
    Jan 10 0
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    RedBlack

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    that would be telling
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    If working near Columbus Circle, check out Hamilton Heights + Washington Heights. Short commute and less expensive than Brooklyn or any other part of Manhattan.
    Jan 9 0