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Moving to work in NY from the UK, maybe in January to give me some more time to prep. I would really appreciate any advice with looking for rentals, neighborhoods to go for / avoid, and general tips for the upcoming move. I am on ~$80k base salary, and a bit lost in terms of what is feasible for me. TIA

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Look into Astoria, Queens. It is right near the river next to Manhattan, 15 minutes into Midtown by the train. You'd be able to afford a studio or small 1 br in Astoria around $2100 on your salary. Very safe area, lots of young professionals, predominantly a Greek and Italian neighborhood, but overall one of the most diverse neighborhoods in NYC. Amazing food, markets, coffee shops, bars, lounges, gyms etc. It almost has a Manhattan neighborhood vibe to it in Queens, but not as hectic.

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Thank you for this info, really appreciate it

Astoria. Super easy with NW train. I love it here. Rent is lower than my peers in other parts of the city. I pay 1800 for a 1 bedroom that’s a block from the train. Near restaurants and shops. You might be able to find something around 1700 if you have time to look.

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Thank you! Will look into Astoria now for sure

Are you ok having roommates? Want to be right in the action or somewhere quieter (possibly more of a commute)? I moved from London in Jan ‘17 with a similar salary, decided to live with 3 roommates in East Village for $1600 and loved it. Space wasn’t huge but was walkable to a lot.

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What area are you working in?

Life sciences consulting!

OP - have you managed to get a visa interview at the London embassy?

Thanks, that’s really helpful!

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