First time poster on this forum, so be gentle...
I have moved from Canada and am now enjoying my residence in midtown Manhattan, courtesy of my company. I work in lower Manahattan (downtown?) by NYSE.
First things first, of course, so had a look around central park, went to Rockefeller centre...
But for the past week I've been going out and seeing apartments for myself. Now hold on, before you go and all, I looked through the first 30 odd pages of this article ...I'm telling you, its not very easy going through the whole thing. I have gone out and seen some apartments (~25) primarily through craigslist.
I focused on Jersey (mainly because, its affordable, close-ish, and has some Indian stuff happening). I have been told to be weary of certain areas such as Bushwick, Washington heights, some far up in the Bronx. Now, I usually dont like asking for help unless I have to. So here I am.
I am looking to spend about ~1100 (yea I know...not looking for someplace in Tribeca or SoHo, thats for sure). People at work have been less than forthcoming about what and where etc.
I am running out of time, and need to get this setup as quickly as I can.
1) 1 bedroom apartment (not a studio)
2) ~1100/month (no share)
3) ~30-40 minutes to WTC path or City Hall MTA
I am a reasonable fixer upper...but I dont want to unless I have to. I am drawing absolute blanks on Queens and Brooklyn. I understand Flushing might be an area that would be reasonable, but I think its about an hour or so by train?
Personal situation: I am in my late twenties, male, single, zero US Credit history, Canadian Credit History very much ok, and making close to 6 figures...before taxes...man I thought Canada was bad with taxes...Federal, State AND city) Actually this is another reason I was looking in Jersey...they have a slightly higher state tax...but no city tax (yet).
Wow, this turned out longer than I thought. I'll do my best to answer if you have any questions.
Thank you immensely for your help.