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Old 10-10-2004, 09:46 AM   #16
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It depends on where you end up working and what personality you have. Chelsea is a gay neighborhood, Lower East Side and Williamsburg in Brooklyn are very artist oriented. Upper West Side is becoming more popular. I live in Clinton Hill in Brooklyn which is a great middle class neighborhood -- families and restaurants and cute shops. Don't limit yourself to Manhattan -- in fact, you can find a cheaper place in Brooklyn than Manhattan and there so great neighborhoods here. My fiance and I both work in Lower Manhattan so it's great for us to live in Brooklyn -- we're closer to work than people who work there and live on the Upper East Side.

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Old 10-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #17
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Thanks for the tips. I asked similar questions of someone before I moved to Boston, and I ended up spending 2 years in Somerville, where I had a lot of living space and relatively cheap rent, compared to all of my friends.

I guess I'd be curious to know what is considered a relatively affordable place to live that is also "cool"? I'd be interested in your thoughts.


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Old 10-12-2004, 09:53 AM   #18
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Originally posted by melon

I guess I'd be curious to know what is considered a relatively affordable place to live that is also "cool"? I'd be interested in your thoughts.

Brooklyn is probably the most affordable cool place in the area to live. I'm a little out of touch now with the ever-changing neighborhoods but when I left 7 years ago Williamsburg was still up-and-coming so I bet by now it's one of the cooler, cheaper, arty parts of Brooklyn.

I would not recommend Chelsea. It is not only gay, it's intensely gay--my gay friends can't bear it and it's also crazy expensive there. Nice place to visit, though.

If you really want to stay in the city, the East Village probably still has affordable options but you can expect much less space for your money.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:11 PM   #19
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Originally posted by anitram
and that feeling where you can drive 15 minutes out of Toronto and manage to feel like you're the only person left in the world.
Dear god! Where on earth are you driving?? I LIVE outside of Toronto....and have never felt that....

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