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April 25, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
Looking for some input on specific NYC neighborhoods...
posted by molybdenum to Home & Garden (47 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Hi Mefites of New York (and ex-Mefites of NYC with good memories)!
My wife and I are moving to NYC (yay!), and we're looking at real estate. We have two places in mind, one at 1st and 51st, the other at York and 82nd. I've never lived in NYC (I'm from Seattle) and don't know much about what the neighborhoods are like. Of course, we've walked around both areas while shopping for real estate, but strolling only gets you so far. What are some interesting features of those two neighborhoods that you wouldn't necessarily get from a casual look around?
For example: '1st and 51st is near the UN, so be prepared for the wild drunken UN street parties every second Thursday.' That would be interesting.
(I know about the upcoming Second Avenue subway, which presumably will improve property values of the place on 82nd, but not 51st, at least in Phase One)