Anyone who has ever looked at houses in New York City understands how hardly ever the units look anything like their StreetEasy listings.
When realtors explain a captivating prewar Park Slope building with “initial information,” they really indicate the fifth-floor walk-up has never ever been upgraded. And the “cozy studio” you were pining after in the West Village is in fact, upon closer inspection, a retrofitted closet.
The most typical thing you’ll check out in a property listing? Whether you’re searching for a common loft (read: storage facility) in Bushwick or a roommate-free pad in Harlem, each place will be “steps” from a train stop and just 15 minutes away from Midtown.
Some apartment or condo databases, such as magnificently remodelled 1-bedroom studio apartment” was actually situated in Washington Heights, it could be a winner. The ad points out a 30-minute commute to Midtown, which– inning accordance with our local source– could hold true if you’re sticking to the West Side. Sadly, a better look programs this home north of Washington Heights, in neighboring Inwood.
“I’ve made it to Times Square in Thirty Minutes on the A, given that it runs reveal (on weekday mornings, the A is generally best), however it’s generally closer to 35. Travelling to Grand Central takes about 45 to 50 minutes door to door.”– Erin A.
For only $ 1,825, this 2-bedroom Brooklyn home seems like a steal (particularly with its 11ft-high ceilings, roofing deck, and– gasp!– dishwasher). The “around” 25 minute commute to Manhattan really just holds real if you’re talking about that minute in time when the train gets in the East River tunnel. And make no error, this home is deep in Crown Heights.
“I lived a 2 minute walk from the express 4 and 5 trains, and on a perfectly-timed morning, I could get in Manhattan in 20 minutes. Unless you want to get off at Wall Street, a commute is typically 35-45 minutes. Easy. Particularly with all those ‘train traffic ahead’ announcements. It’s not unusual to being in the station for 5-10 minutes with the train doors wide open.”– Mary L.
This sunny 2-bedroom on Fourth Opportunity in Park Slope is “ALL about location,” and, inning accordance with the Renthop listing , steps to” all”regional shopping and dining, the Atlantic Center Shopping mall, almost every subway line, and the Barclays. Something that’s not steps from a Park Slope house? Manhattan.
“I commute to West Soho, so on a great day my commute is only about Thirty Minutes. Throughout the week, the F is fairly reliable, though recently it has not been running as frequently, causing the trains to be loaded. I’ve been attempting to leave a bit previously to avoid all the pushing, shoving, and/or having to stand under someone’s underarm (I’m 5-feet tall). It takes about 40-45 minutes to obtain to midtown from where I live.”– Jessica H.
“While the waterfront parks and bike lanes beckon, a 4-minute train ride will transfer you straight to midtown Manhattan,” assures an apartments.com listing for a high-end 1-bedroom home with a 24-hour concierge, gym, and valet parking (yes, truly).
“It constantly took longer than anticipated [to commute] They stated it took only 10 minutes to obtain to Midtown. However it’s more like 20 minutes, depending upon where you’re going, and depending upon how soon the train arrives. There are delays– the 7 train is a hectic one and it got busier as Long Island City got more crowded. Still, I believe LIC is a practical place for individuals who operate in midtown.”– Sirma M.
An average evaluation (“nothing fancy at all” and “decent living-room”) for a 2-bedroom home in Bed-Stuy is improved by the promise that the building is “a 15-20 minute flight from Essex in Manhattan.” Former Bed-Stuy citizens state the commute– while enjoyable– isn’t such a speedy endeavor.
“The J train express is pretty amazing in the morning– I like the aboveground element of the J, and the beautiful views before [entering the city] Some days, it’s super quick. Others, it’s super slow. [In either case], it was 45 minutes more or less for me.”– Jonathan S.
Something the East Town has going all out? It’s already in Manhattan. Presently up for grabs is a “ quiet, relaxing studio” just “actions”to Union Square. It’s really not far from Union Square, but it’s a strong half-mile walk (or quick journey on the L). And if you’re based in the East Village, exactly what is a commute to Midtown really like?
“To Bryant Park, it took about 30 minutes. I took the L to the F, and it was easy … except when the L would sometimes draw.”– Brianna W.
Just a brief walk to the L Graham Stop and with heat and warm water consisted of, this Williamsburg studio warranties renters a 20-minute commute to Manhattan on the express train. But even before the L closes down completely in 2019, things aren’t always so seamless (or worthy of two successive exclamation points !!).
“When I relocated to Williamsburg 8 years ago … I loved the L. It ran like clockwork every 4 minutes and only seldom did we have a delay or issue. The typhoon happened. It’s practically Thirty Minutes door-to-door from the Bedford Stop to 59th Street. Disallowing a hold-up.”– Corina Q.
You can be “actions from Yankee Stadium” and only a “fast ride to Midtown” in this spacious 3-bedroom home. The listing likewise uses buzzwords like “exposed brick,””stainless-steel appliances”, and “Queen-sized bed rooms” in the description. A lifelong citizen of the Bronx states her commute to Midtown can take as long as an hour.
“I’m from Soundview, in the South Bronx, and the only railway here is the 6 train. It’s the Eastern Bronx’s only connection to Manhattan, so it gets very crowded. It takes me roughly 45 minutes to an hour to obtain to Midtown Manhattan. Everything depends on the train traffic (and there always IS train traffic)!”– Yamel G.