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Thinking about moving to Astoria - anyone lived in both Manhattan and Astoria and can share some pros and cons? (I’m fully WFH/26/not super big on going out/ reside in West Village)

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I didn’t like it. I had a cheap, decent place right on the train, but most of my friends and things I like to do are in Manhattan or Brooklyn, so I felt like I had to leave the neighborhood almost any time I wanted to do something. After working in Manhattan, and getting home to Astoria change out of my work clothes, the last thing I wanted to do was put shoes and pants back on and get back on the train to go back in. There were a couple of restaurants I liked, but overall the vibe just wasn’t for me either. Certainly possible most of that doesn’t apply to your situation, but that was my experience. I lived in Jersey City as well and felt sort of similarly about it but got a better deal on a nicer place, liked the vibe a little more, and didn’t mind the PATH quite as much during normal hours.

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This is what I’ll fear will happen. I do love being walking distance from friends and activities on one hand but also would love to live alone and it not shatter my bank account

Are you me haha 😄 25 living in West Vill thinking same thing.

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Long Island City is better

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Can you elaborate?

If it’s saves you money why not do it. Astoria has lot of places to eat, bars Inc and close to the city.

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My friend bought a place there and love it

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I would move for Comfortland alone

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Lived in Midtown, now in LIC. Better apartments for the same price in LIC, and if you live near the major stations, you won’t spend much more time commuting than those living in the UES or UWS.

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I ❤️Astoria

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