May 29, 2011 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #597141
i need to find an apartment within traveling distance (not more than an hour) from crown heights. my issue is i can’t seem to find anything (not even basements) within my price and location range. what are cheap areas to live in?May 29, 2011 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #778047
That depends on what you are looking for. Do you need an eruv? Do you have a car or are you in need of transportation?May 29, 2011 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #778048
I do not need an eruv and if the apartment is cheap enough I can get a car so I could be as far as an hour away. If it isn’t cheap enough I would have to be near a train which would connect me to the “A” and/or “C”
😀 Zuberman! 😀May 29, 2011 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #778049
yossi, move to Far Rock. We have the ‘A’ train here. It’s not to cheap though but there are def apartments and basements around. Good luck!May 29, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #778050
I looked at apartments in far rockaway (I go there quite often to visit cousins and friends) and the cheapest I could find was half my paycheck and that is just rent. I still have to do laundry (no hookup for a washer and dryer), eat and pay for transportation ($90/mo). Unless you have an idea of other places in far rock I could look? I looked in the five towns jewish times, and I looked at apartments on neilson near central.
😀 Zuberman! 😀May 29, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #778051
The newest I heard was a building on Neilson that everyone is moving in to right now. What is your budget and how many bedrooms are you looking for?May 29, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #778052kapustaParticipant
Also if you have family and friends then ask them if they can spread the word that you’re looking and to check Shul bulletin boards and any local magazines that may have classifieds. You can also check luach.com
Good luck!May 29, 2011 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm #778053
Try on Beach 11th Street and also, sign up for the 5towns yahoo group. They’re are always advertisements on there!May 30, 2011 1:32 am at 1:32 am #778054May 30, 2011 2:14 am at 2:14 am #778057
Are you looking for 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom?May 30, 2011 2:35 am at 2:35 am #778058
I am looking for what I would call a starter house. Something which has rooms which can be turned into bedrooms but not necessarily a two bedroom apartment (I looked at a one bedroom and one of the other rooms could be turned into another bedroom. Only problem was that they were asking $1000 and there was no hookup for laundry adding one more expense). One that I can afford now even if I have to cut corners but allowing me to hold on to it later (once I get married etc). My budget now is based off my salary. I want to be putting close to half of it away each month (so I have something to fall back on, about $800-yeah I know not much but taxes kill ya). I have to be able with the remaining $8-900 pay rent food transportation ($90 a month if it is the train) oh and my phone bill (another $67 a month). The building on neilson, 1144 or something like that? I looked at almost all their apartments and can’t afford one.
My optimum would be an apartment that I share but can take over for myself once I get to that stage.
I spent the entire day on luach looking for places and didn’t find anything affordable/suitable. Depending on certain things I may have found a place in crown heights (not optimal now at all-long story).
I don’t have yahoo but I have friends who do and they (great people what they are *ahem* yogi *ahem*) are helping me out with that. So far we found a place in far rockaway which takes out most of my pay check so that wouldn’t exactly work.
Happiest: who would I speak to for beach 11th? And where is it? As all I know that it goes beach 12 and then beach 9
Thank you all this really means a lot to me what you are doing
Was I clear at all?
*zuberman*May 30, 2011 2:44 am at 2:44 am #778059shev143Member
What is your price range?May 30, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #778060
$6-700 max for rent (including utilities)
😀 Zuberman! 😀May 30, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #778061
Yossi, there are 2 Beach 12th’s. Beach 11th is off the Beach 12th that is NOT by Neilson. Actually, it’s off Plainview and Seagirt but rt near the 2nd Beach 12th.
Here’s the issue. I’m assuming that the landlord is asking more than that since he just upped all the rents on the block by a pretty penny.
I don’t have his number but I’ll give you his name. He lives in Brooklyn if that helps at all, his name is Rabbi Jacob Savitsky.
Another drawback is that he eventually wants to sell the entire block but he’s having trouble selling the one house he put up for sale. This is a drawback because all of the people living on the block don’t know what their fate is; whether he will evict them in 2 months or 2 years is the question.
I’m going to ask around and find out about more rentals for you though. I’ll post when I hear! GOODLUCK!!May 30, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #778062
Thanx a lot!
😀 Zuberman! 😀May 30, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #778063
In the price range you are looking in your best bet is a one bedroom or studio basement apartment.May 30, 2011 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #778064
I could technically move up to a better apartment and split it with someone on condition that when I get married I get to keep the apartment (which is the ikkar that I end up with the apartment in the end). The only issue with that option is that not everyone is willing to split like that.
😀 Zuberman! 😀May 30, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #778065
Try Bayswater. That’s where you’ll for sure find in your pricerange!!May 31, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #778066
I don’t know as right now I need to be near at least one of my support groups so maybe I will just see if I can find people to share an apartment. Thanx for all your help and sorry for being so inflexible(?). For now this is goodbye except maybe a post here or there depending.
I am gonna miss you all
:'( Zuberman :'(May 31, 2011 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #778067
Wait, Yossi. I’m so confused. Where you going all of a sudden? I hope e/t is ok!!June 1, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am #778068
Crown heights, boro park, maybe even flatbush. Bayswater is not for me. I am going through a difficult time so I need someplace near people I am very close with (otherwise known as my support group(s)
Oh the word I was looking for is difficult (not inflexible)
I hope things don’t take more than a couple days but it may take a few weeks or even more depending on how things go.
Thankfully if I really need it, I have a place to stay into july but I want to be out by the end of june.
*zuberman*June 1, 2011 3:04 am at 3:04 am #778069☕️coffee addictParticipant
Hey, Move to Kew Gardens I’ll be there then! 😉June 19, 2011 7:53 am at 7:53 am #778070
Just to put this on the thread it belongs. Baruch Hashem the issues have been worked out (to what extent they can be for now) so I am officially back though due to moving (yes I found a place in far rockaway on beach 12th and cornega) I may not be able to show too often.
😀 Zuberman! 😀June 19, 2011 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #778071
Sorry it is on beach 12th between channing and dinsmore
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