Hi everyone - and for the resident NY-ers, thank you so much for sharing your expertise with all of us.
Hubby and I might be moving to NYC from Chicago ... he has an offer in and would be working right in the heart of Times Square. His would-be boss recommended Hell's Kitchen area, but I've heard mixed reviews. I know everyone has their own opinions of the areas around Midtown, but I'd love to hear about them and what your personal experiences have been. Also, any surrounding areas that are 1-2 subway stops from Times Square would be great. I've seen alot of property available on Roosevelt Island, but haven't heard any "insider" opinions on this area. Brooklyn is another option, but I know nothing about Brooklyn and what areas would be good and lively enough (without being wild & crazy) for a young professional couple. I'm not talking necessarily about hot clubs, more so enough dining (including late-night), shops, bookstores, movie theaters, etc.
I don't want to make you guys repeat yourselves though so I'll spend some time reading through this thread fully to see if the areas of Brooklyn have already been described earlier ...
But I am interested about what areas are 1-2 stops from Times Square, and what your thoughts are on Hell's Kitchen/Clinton. Love to hear personal anecdotes from anyone who recently moved out to NYC too ... please keep sharing your stories!!!
Thank you so much!