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  • Connie
    2+ weeks old

    Got a job in NYC and will be starting at the end of the month. Don't know where to begin my search, I'm from Ma so I don't know anything about rent and apartments in the city. My job is near times square and it's a entry level job so I don't know what I can find that is cheap and is close to public transportation. My parents are also concerned about the safety of the building and neighborhood I live in.

    • I would suggest looking in Midtown West and Hell's Kitchen. It's very affordable and safe. I have about 20 exclusives there right now. Contact me if you need any help.

    • Hi Connie, My Name Is Kerressa Holmes. I'm a Senior Rental And Sales Associate at Goldstar Properites Of New York. Email : Shoot me an email with more details about what you're looking for.

    • You are starting an entry level job and you need to live someone that is close to transportation. Times Square is the perfect place when it comes to transportation, every train I can think of run through the area, you can basically live anywhere, all you have to do is think of the amount of time you would like to commute. New to the city so everything will be big and exciting, but the city is one of the safest places to live in the country. It all depends on your level of comfort ability and budget, it all comes down to budget, with that I can find the perfect place for you in no time.

    • 2+ weeks old

      Living in new york city can become very expensive. It may be economical to find a roommate. Living in other areas may be cheaper than manhattan. There are places in brooklyn and queens that are cheaper than manhattan prices

    • Sounds very familiar. I moved to NYC from Boston. Finding the right spot in the city can be overwhelming. While it is possible to find an apartment on your own, you may want to consider that a licensed real estate salesperson can greatly assist you. I would be able to go through your list of needs/wants, quickly sift through multiple listing sources, set up appointments so you can view several apartments in one day, and help guide you in preparing the documentation you will need to secure your lease.

    • Connie,

      If you are on a limited budget I would suggest looking into sharing with a roommate. There are many roommate sharing services that assist people in your situation. Simply "Google" roommate sharing services and you will get lots of choices. Also, when you have roommates you can stretch your budget and get lots more apartment for your money.

    • You don't want to live in times Square. The average studio apartment rents there are about $3500. But there are great neighborhoods not to far away where you can expect to pay anywhere from $1800- on up for a stuido or 1 BDRM apt. You can look in Chelsea, Upper East Side or Hell's Kitchen. ( Actually Hell's Kitchen is a beautiful neighborhood. It got it's name from being the home of the motorcyclists call Hell's Angels. Unfortunately for them, the name stuck, there is no remnants of them, and the neighborhood is anything but hell!) hope that helps. Good Luck.

    • Something in mid-town in a building with a 24-hour doorman, concierge, valet service, and fitness center can go for $2,200+ is this within your budget? thanks

    • Hi Connie, I would be glad to help you with your search as I have some great options around your job, and other locations that are easily accessible to Times Square. Please feel free to give me a call or email anytime, thanks. - Nate

    • Hi Connie,

      There are of course any number of factors that would play into answering that question, from how long of a commute are you comfortable with, to how many flights of stairs would you be willing to climb up. Welcome to life in New York. :-p As a general rule landlords will require that your annual salary be between 40x- 50x the monthly rent. Here's a link to our most recent market anlysis for Manhattan. Keep in mind, working in Times Square you have a wealth of transportation options. So, you are not limited to the Island of Manhattan. Again depending on how far you are willing to commute, you may want to consider more affordable spaces in Queens, New Jersey, Brooklyn, etc...


    • it depends how much you can afford because around the area that you are talking about those prices are seriously high, but it's a safe area, I can get you an apartment with an easy commute

    • Hi Connie:

      If you are interested in renting in New York, the best thing to do is to come look at apartments! I would love to help you with your hunt. Please give me a call and we can talk more in depth about your apartment hunt. (646) 538-4351

      Taylor van Putten
      (646) 538-4351

      Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
      Best Apartments NYC, Inc.
      140 W 72 St., Suite #1
      New York, NY 10023

    • 2+ weeks old

      Times Square is pretty accessible from just about every train in Manhattan (express & local) - which will help a ton in terms of your neighborhood options. Because TS is centrally located it shouldn't take more than 30 or so minutes no matter where you are. I would recommend looking Upper West Side first, or even Hell's Kitchen (relax it's just a name). There are also tons of young people on the Lower East Side (less ideal for trains, but cheaper rents). Don't rule out a roommate search for the first 6-12 months until you get your bearings. I also know people that live out in Queens and Brooklyn and easily commute to Midtown without any problem...