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So I was accepted to NYUCD last week and I am looking at housing options.

How have students who decide to live in Brooklyn or Jersey City fare??

It's just so much more affordable than manhattan, but is the public transportation reliable enough?

Thanks!!
 

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Look into Brooklyn or Queens or far uptown Manhattan, or the Bronx - it's far easier to get there than it is from Jersey City. Tons of people commute to the whole First Ave medical area (1st Ave from the VA at 23rd up to around 35th) that way.
 
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Thank you! I appreciate the input. I am leading towards Brooklyn.
You're welcome! If you're looking at Brooklyn, do note that the L train is slated to close in 2019 for over a year (see: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/...attan-and-brooklyn-in-2019-for-18-months.html). So I would exclude any neighborhood that needs the L train to get to school, unless you want to move after D1 year.

In my opinion, Queens is a better value these days - if you can make two or three friends to have as roommates, you can get a really great 3BR apartment in Queens. With one roommate, it becomes slightly harder, but still doable to find a great place that fits a student budget.
 

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Thanks guys!! Ill check out Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens for sure. And thanks a lot for the tip about the L train.
 
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