like NYC, but not as expensive?
December 18, 2012 7:40 AM Subscribe
(looking for somewhere to live) Where is like New York, but not as expensive?
posted by mirileh to home & garden (28 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up in Queens until my family left the country, and I've always wanted to come back. I can't afford the 1K and up rent alone anywhere in NYC, so I'm looking for somewhere else to start out. I need ideas where. Looking for somewhere similar. Similar for me: English speaking city in the US with diverse residents (religion, origin, occupation, orientation) with forward manners (up to being considered rude in other parts of the US)
who are usually helpful to strangers.
ideas? (and if by any chance anyone can think of a safe affordable place in any of the boroughs, I'd love to hear about that too!)