10+ Year Member
Dec 6, 2006
Dental Student
Hello, I will be moving into NYC this June 1st and I was wondering what parts of the NYC is safe? I am looking at the NYC housing at craiglists and some of the studios are pretty reasonable (around 1200-1500) around the area. which parts of NYC would you recommend? Also, where should I avoid? I don't want to share a room and want to stay close to school. Max commute time less than 15 mins. Also, I don't want to spend more than 1500. Thanks.


10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Mar 6, 2009
when you do a search on this, there's a thread that discusses housing. i copied and pasted some info into my notes:

"1) Kips Bay Court -- About a 5-7 minute walk from school, doorman, laundry, etc. It's a really nice property in a good location. It tends to fill up fastest of the 3 so search early if you want to live here.
2) Waterside Plaza -- About a 7-10 minute walk from school, doorman, laundry, etc. Another really nice property but the location is a polarizing topic. It's secluded from the rest of the city. That means extra walking if you go out somewhere in the city, but it's also quieter and possibly the only place you'll actually find white snow... the snow in the city turns brown fast.

3) Stuyvesant Town -- About a 5-15 minute walk from school, depending on where you live within the complex. The complex is HUGE but the courtyard has a lot of parks and sports courts. Definitely the nicest complex of the bunch. It's a bunch of small buildings so there's no doorman, but it does have laundry. I believe it also tends to be the cheapest."

there's more so just try to find the thread. it's relatively recent so just search for nyu housing.