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    I am new to the New York area currently living on Long Island and trying to move towards the city. Everyone has conflicting advice on affordable yet safe nieghborhoods. I know Bedstuy, East new york, flushing, bushwick, south bronx, jamacia, flatbush arent friendly but i was wondering if any guys had advice on some locations in bklyn or queens.

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    Not on the job yet, starting at the wicked stepchild (jk) ems in January because im only 19.

    I want to pay bedstuy prices with Lexington Ave living haha.

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    Checkout Long Island City, convenient to the city w/out the downtown Brooklyn price tag. Well, at least in 1987 it was....

    Also, don't discount Bushwich, the artists have discovered the charms of balloon frame construction. Who knows, it could be the next DUMBO.

    And pal, you can't afford Bed-Sty

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    Irishfire13,
    The closer you get to Manhattan the more it's gonna cost you. I Grew up in Flushing and think you got some bad info . Try places like Bayside, Whitestone, Broadway Flushing, some parts of Astoria, Maspeth. There are alot more, but try these areas first. Remember this, It's a big city with big city crime and no place is completly safe. Good luck and good hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishFire13
    I am new to the New York area currently living on Long Island and trying to move towards the city. Everyone has conflicting advice on affordable yet safe nieghborhoods. I know Bedstuy, East new york, flushing, bushwick, south bronx, jamacia, flatbush arent friendly but i was wondering if any guys had advice on some locations in bklyn or queens.

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    I'd choose rural LaPorte County, IN. But that's just the whacker-farmboy-redneck-Hoosier speaking.
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    Find a nice Astoria Basement

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    I am coming over to NY in the spring & again in September.

    I am planning on visiting a few firehouses in the city, so let me know where you all are based & I'll try & pop in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    Find a nice Astoria Basement
    Ralph and Alice had a nice apartment, didn't they?

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    Glendale and Middle Village in Queens are still pretty decent.

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    Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.....grew up there and my dad still lives there….lots of apartments, public transit into "The City", and its nickname is Bar Ridge….great pubs & restaurants
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    I have heard many positive of bayridge and astoria so im going to look into them more. I dunno about a basement in astoria, with all this rain we're having id be living in a swamp. My crawl space in long island is pumping out as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    The WESTSIDE is the best side in Manhattan But it ain't cheap $$$$$$
    Damn - I thought that nice man named Ray - the Mayor of Amsterdam Avenue was going to do something to make the Upper Westside more affordable! I might have to continue staying on the Upper Eastside when I visit next. Gotta catch up with the Mayor of Greenpoint next time I visit too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillPSFB
    Gotta catch up with the Mayor of Greenpoint next time I visit too!
    I think he is also a councilman/alderman in Williamsburg, too! Speaking of which I may need to make a trip out to the city soon. Not sure how soon, but soon.
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    Default Bay Ridge

    Don't eliminate Dyker Heights - the whole area around the Verr. Narrows bridge has much to offer - transportation, shopping, convienence, etc. and the different types of food - watch out!
    born and raised there - moved to NJ , only 3o minutes away - but brought my kids back there often enough that they speak Brooklynese...after all "they didn't got no good teacha's in that school I gone to.. they didn't learn me no good english"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg26
    Don't eliminate Dyker Heights
    Hey Tony when I said Bay Ridge I actually mean that whole area you mentioned but only those of us who grew up there know where Dyker Heights is...I grew up on 80th Street across from PS 201 (Dad & sisters are still there) but married and moved to LI 17 yrs ago which led to my joining vollies....its still a great middle class area & very diverse
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