My daughter and I are flying to New York City to tour the campus of NYU and check out the neighborhoods. She will be starting grad school in the fall and will be living off campus. I have a feeling that we are going to be walking around like chickens with our heads cut off. So, I am screaming HELP from my fellow bloggers.
I have been looking at maps of the area around NYU and that’s all I have been doing..looking at maps. I see places such as SOHO and Chelsea and Union Square. I see Grenwich Village west, but wait, there is also Grenwich Village East. She thinks that with a roommate, her rent should only be around $1,000.00. I told her she is living in a dream world.
I do know that she doesn’t want a long commute. I have read about areas such as Bay Ridge, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill? Where the hell are they? I found Brooklyn, but it looks all the way over there. How will we know what is too far a way from NYU?
So, dear bloggers, we are heading there in a few days. What areas have safe apartments with a walking distance to restaurants and NYU.? She won’t have a car, and doesn’t ever want a car. I guess that means she always wants to be a city girl. We are stopping by the NYU student housing to look at off campus areas, but I need advice, input, pros and cons to certain areas. Places to stay away from. We are staying in Chelsea, so we will be walking around that area after we get in.
Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.