800 for a 1 BR apt in Manhattan?? Crack extra?

seeinred

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Wikipedia says:
This phenomenon reached its peak in the late 80s when the crack epidemic afflicted New York City, particularly northern Manhattan. Today, Inwood has a predominantly Dominican population, particularly in the portions of the neighborhood east of Broadway. Real estate prices have risen dramatically in recent years as the neighborhood attracted residents priced out of other parts of Manhattan. Inwood appeals to many who seek lower housing costs and a more serene setting without actually leaving Manhattan and its subway connections. This leads many to predict the eventual gentrification of Inwood, though for the moment the combination of more affordable housing, extensive wild parks, and access to the water have all combined to attract a large number of artists and bohemians to the neighborhood.
 
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I read wikpedia and checked out some other more local sites.. it doesn't seem that bad. Somewhat low crime rate, some noise complaints in the summer. (Music & shit like that)

Doesn't seem that bad to me... at least on the web. I'll have to take a ride up there next week and see if I'm out of my mind.
 

Ren5150

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KNow the area very well. Worked there for 15 years. My office was just blocks away. It used to be a fucked up dump but since 99 or so it has become the "SoHo North", which means restaurants, art galleries and that sort of shit have opened. You still have a strong Dominican presence but its quiet, especially west of Broadway. Plus, 20 minutes to midtown Manhattan for $2. Cant beat that.
 

Fruit Monkey

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I used to work in Inwood and it sucks huge cock what a complete shit hole. Might as well live in the Bronx
 
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It sounds like it's worth checking out at least. 800$ for a place in NYC can't be great, but $1350 (near the park) with a roommate seems to be decent IMO.
 

DeltaPin

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"It's a damn shame what they did to that dog."
 

ginaf20697

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I used to work in Inwood and it sucks huge cock what a complete shit hole. Might as well live in the Bronx
Hey! I lived in the Bronx and worked in Inwood and the Bronx was miles above that shithole.
 

Ren5150

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Methinks Fruitmonkey is afraid of those who speak with spanish tongue but have hair of knitter. (If you know Dominicans, you understand. If you dont, you are priviledged)
 

Radioguy

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I'd sooner move to Brooklyn....and I did. :(
 

Stormrider666

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I live in the Bronx and I'm right across the bridge from Inwood. Its not a bad neighborhood. There is plenty of white people living around there, one of them I used to work with. Its the first stop on the A train and like someone said, you're 20 minutes from midtown.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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large number of artists and bohemians to the neighborhood.


watch out i heard the bohemians dont bathe and like to pontificate whilst wearing silly hats and smoking funny smelling cigarette's
 
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large number of artists and bohemians to the neighborhood.


watch out i heard the bohemians dont bathe and like to pontificate whilst wearing silly hats and smoking funny smelling cigarette's
I could live with that & the dominicans. I lived in Perth Amboy for a short time & was ok with it. Similar I guess.

I'd rather find a roommate and get a better/bigger place, even if it was just on a better block up there or in Washington Hts. An old co-worker of mine used to live in Spanish Harlem & didn't seem to mind it much.

Thanks for the opinions.
 

Lil' Alex

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Things start going bad above 100th st or so. 207th st is technically Manhattan but really why bother at that point?
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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How is the crime rate for whitey going to and from 207th St? The hood could be OK, but you'll have to go past a few minefields.
 

Ren5150

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Things start going bad above 100th st or so. 207th st is technically Manhattan but really why bother at that point?
Maybe 10 years ago. From 96th to 125th on the west side is insane now. Clean, mostly white and very rich. Snotty rich fucks.
 

Budyzir

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From what I've read the Manhattan real estate market is in a state of complete chaos. Most of the "traditional" areas are way out of reach of the average buyer or renter. This is causing small pockets of gentrification, more or less, in addresses north of 100th St. The problem is that its a small area. Your building may be in an "improving" area but you could be surrounded by, well, you know what I mean.

Don't just check out the building, drive around the area. Walk to several subway stops. Check out your environment.