You will want to check out the NY Tech Group
here on Meetup. This topic has been discussed before, but because of the poor quality*
of searching the archives
, I think you're probably better off just posting the question to the group. You will get tons of (probably conflicting) opinions, but it will be your warm welcome to NYC.
Congrats on the new job and good luck in your apartment search!
There's no way to search the archives via Meetup, you have to do a query like the following from Google and even that isn't guaranteed to return all the results:
If you have the patience to check manually, there was a thread with subject line "Best Commute from NJ to NYC" that took place from 9/19/2011 to 9/21/2011. (Thank God for Gmail!) There were lots of replies, some of which may be helpful to you. Finding them will be very manual, though...
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM, Atul <[address removed]>
Please let me know if this is not the right place / correct way to ask a question.
I tried searching for a forum where I could post my question but I only got hold of this mailing list.
I am recent CS grad, moving to NYC for my new job in Manhattan. I have been to NYC only once that too for a couple of hours and I loved the place.
I am trying to figure out where I should look for housing (reasonable shared apartment and ya, a fun place :). So far my friend (Google) has told me that
1. Long Island City and,
2. Newport (Jersey City)
are my best bets.
Any thoughts or advises if I should avoid any areas in these places ?
Thanks for reading