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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Jazz62, Feb 23, 2013.
Depends, I think parts of what is known now to be bushwick are on the upswing but I'm not sure.
Yeah, her too.
TBH this thread got me thinking. What areas are up and coming right now? Affordable and reasonably safe? I can't think of any. That's sad indeed.
An 1150 on the street... Probably ok. High demand bikes are sportbikes, and small dual-sport (KLR, KTM, DRZ). Nobody wants your pig.
If you're looking for new riding buddies:
Definitely check out the NYC Commuters thread. When we're not bitching about gun laws or our vanishing 4th Amendment rights, we sometimes discuss local affairs.
thats because your in deep
i think bushwick is up and coming, but only the parts closer to williamsburg though i still wouldn't live there. Hell, i've seen a lot of newbies to the city living in bed-sty. greenpoint is becoming more hip too, take it from me, i'm a hip 23 year old
I looked at those areas (yes, even Canarsie, which was crap) before I moved to Brooklyn... and every now and then I look at real estate around town, just for kicks. The main reason I think those areas aren't mentioned is the commute to Manhattan sucks. Most jobs in NYC are in Manhattan (esp. if you are moving from another state). Mill Basin is nice, but it's not cheap, and if you want to take public trans to get to Manhattan... good luck. Your commute would be quicker from towns 50 miles into NJ.
Speaking of Sandy... I rode over to Gerritsen during the last snowstorm, and there is a lot of Sandy damage still being addressed. The military guys are STILL handing out food/supplies and whatnot.
Thank you very much.
She's a pretty pig until I straddle her fat ass!
you don't wear a handlebar mustache do you?? Isn't there an area called clinton hill now thats getting better/is better? My brother was looking to buy a rental property over there I think.
Awww... you took out my smiley, and made me sound all mean!
As a person who parks on the street, and just upgraded from a bike nobody wanted to steal (Triumph) to the hottest target (KTM), I really do know the anxiety!
Don't listen to him, if he's hip I'm an astronaut.
Welcome to NY, when ya planning on coming out to NYShitty so we can mug ya?
Well, gotta get out there sometime soon to get a lay of the land, neighborhoods we can afford in Brooklyn, Harlem. Mostly depends on where my wife can score a teaching gig.
There's a good chance I'll be performing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and the Iridium in June but I'd like to come out before that and sus things out.
About the mugging, remember I'm a jazz musician so my pockets are usually empty.
the Bronx has a few decent neighborhoods and since its part of the mainland NY you can acess upstate alot easier. Riverdales nice but can be expensive, Woodlawns ok, Morris park and throgsneck are still nice for the most part. check out Yonkers just north of the Bronx too. just st 30 miles north you have great street riding.
i'm in the bronx/riverdale, just below yonkers.
it is green, there are hiking/run trails thru van cortlandt park, libraries, easy mass transit in manhattan and plenty of folks with dogs!
plus, the hudson river is just a long hill away.
rentals are alot less than hipster brooklyn.
(as is neighboring inwood and kingsbridge)
but it is boring up here.
which for me and my family is just how we like it!
i'm a returning rider and can hop on my bike and head up the hudson vaalley for a 2hr ride and all is very good.
nyc is more than the a few in demand neighborhoods.
good luck to you and your wife.
pm when you get to town and the first coffee/beer is my buy!
HachayalBoded isn't after your money, it's your instrument that he's after. So be careful that he doesn't find you and do this then this and then....
Thanks for the tips. Would be ironic is we wound up around there. I was born at Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx and lived until the age of 4 on Sterling Rd in Yonkers. We moved to Elmsford after that and I've heard it's still beautiful up there. I desperately hope I can manage to keep my 1150GS but the thought of the old girl being torn apart on the street is more than I can bear.
Thanks Rob. My dad used to take me to Van Cortland Park all the time when I was a kid and I'm pretty sure that's also where my German grandfather used to meet with his old pals and play soccer. I know NYC is more than just the trendy in-demand places, I tend to avoid them like the plague and I hate hipsters, Chicago is loaded with those phoney bastards. I'm as open as can be and at my age I sort of look forward to boring, at least when it comes to where I rest my head at night. My only thoughts against living that far up is having to deal with let's say hypothetically, getting home on the train at 3am after a gig downtown. Maybe it's not as bad as I'm envisioning and commuting on the bike is much more attractive than the thought of the train. And I will take you up the beverage offer when I get there. If I do indeed wind up doing a couple gigs there in June I'll shoot you a PM.
LOL - I play piano so...
Pretty sure there is an organ joke in there somewhere but it's escaping me at the mo.