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I'm sure you're right about gentrification in the BX, and you're also right that it sucks, but it is sort of inevitable. But it's not going to happen this year, or even next year.

Basically, although there are plenty of beautiful, spacious apartments in post-war buildings and cheap rents, I wouldn't recommend to England that he move there. For two reasons: because for what he wants to spend he can do better in terms of location, and because people there are (obviously) wary of people like him moving in, and he may not be welcomed with open arms.

and don't forget that he is moving in with his wife and safety is a real issue. while he may feel comfortable in a less safe area, his wife may not. this is a real issue, as anyone who has moved in with a significant other will tell you. you can't compromise comfort when it comes to where you live.

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Basically, although there are plenty of beautiful, spacious apartments in post-war buildings and cheap rents, I wouldn't recommend to England that he move there. For two reasons: because for what he wants to spend he can do better in terms of location, and because people there are (obviously) wary of people like him moving in, and he may not be welcomed with open arms.

oh yeah of course, i agree with you on that point. for England's budget and concerns, the Bronx is definitely not the place for him and his wife: most neighborhoods are still predominately native NYers, and he'd have to spend a little more money to move into one of the nicer, more outsider-friendly neighborhoods.

i think he might do well to highly consider Astoria, all things considered.

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i think he might do well to highly consider Astoria, all things considered.

agreed..for whatever reason alot of people iknow like to exagerate the distance from astoria to manhattan..its not that bad..

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well i guess places like astoria/williamsburg etc are "outside" friendly if that's the new way to describe people who aren't the poor native new yorkers getting pushed out

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well i guess places like astoria/williamsburg etc are "outside" friendly if that's the new way to describe people who aren't the poor native new yorkers getting pushed out

i think i'm pretty much the only bitter native new yorker using that term, but maybe it will catch on? where are you from, C0C0?

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i live in morningside heights, and have lived in kingsbridge & harlem in the past...native new yorker =P

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I'm surprised mizanation hasn't weighed in on this at all. I guess he's really a Seattle guy at heart.

I live in Sunnyside, and I've got to say, look to Queens for cheaper, safer lodgings. It might not have the same cache as "Manhattan" or "Brooklyn" (maybe even "The Bronx"), but if that's something that you don't care about, then head on over. It might mean transferring trains, but getting into Manhattan from the 7 has never been a problem for me.

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To the OP, consider neighborhoods like Kensington and Midwood in Brooklyn. Kensington is spotty, but some areas of it are fine. Midwood is safe and is still a 7.5min train ride to Park Slope and a 15min ride to Carrol Gardens. And, you can have a car. I would also try my luck with Prospect Height and Windsor Terrace - both border Park Slope and are a bit cheaper (not by much, but still).

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Hi everyone, just wondering what shops are really cool to go to in New York...I've seen the shops recommended already, but its way too much...could you guys please scale it down to the ultimate must's??!! I'm really wanting to check out "Open Ceremony," OHH..also, I love bake shops, I heard about a good cupcake bakery, forgot the name though.....any suggestions...

Thank you :)

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APC.

Uniqlo.

Famous Friends.

Blue in Green Soho.

Nom De Guerre.

Cloak.

R by 45rpm.

Those are some really good stores and generally very close to one another. Soho is a great place to walk around and shop.

Check out Magnolia bakery for cupcakes.

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Check out Magnolia bakery for cupcakes.

I don't think in my 31 years on this planet I had ever thrown away cupcakes. Until I went to Magnolia Bakery.

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I don't think in my 31 years on this planet I had ever thrown away cupcakes. Until I went to Magnolia Bakery.

Really?! Well damn, I loved 'em. Seems like it is a rather touristy spot though, as there were a ton of people flooding that place. There are a bunch of other cupcakerys in NY though.

Cupcakes are the new W+H.

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Atelier and Oak gets my approval.

Now someone recommend some good pizzerias! Nothing like good NYC pizzaz!

Get to Coney and go to Tottono's (sp?). Best motherfucking pizza on the planet.

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Here's a little listy for ya...

Uptown:

Bergdorf Goodman / 745 5th Avenue

Dior Homme / 17 East 57th Street

Barney's / 660 Madison Avenue

Sak's Fifth Avenue / 611 5th Avenue

Meatpacking District:

Jean Shop / 435 West 14th Street

Jeffrey / 449 West 14th Street

SoHo:

R by 45 rpm / 169 Mercer Street

Atelier / 125 Crosby Steet

A.P.C. / 131 Mercer Street

Seven New York / 110 Mercer Street

If / 94 Grand Steet

Cloak / 10 Greene Street

Blue in Green / 8 Greene Street

Opening Ceremony / 35 Howard Street

East of SoHo:

Famous Friends / 616 East 9th Street (near Tompkins Square Park)

South of SoHo:

Century 21 / 22 Cortlandt Street (between Church/Broadway)

Pizza:

Lombardi's / 32 Spring Street

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I'll post some hypebeast spots:

Soho area:

Supreme

Clientele

Bape

Stussy

Union

Kid Robot

Dave's Qualtiy Meats

Classic Kicks

Nort/Recon

Lower East Side:

Alife

aNYthing

Reed Space

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weclome to superfuture, I'll be the dick for the evening. please check the search and you will find a hundred topics on new york. also, narrowing it down a bit helps, what kind of places are you looking for?

oh and superjetset is the forum where city and location related topics go :)

Superfuture nyc shop list and map: http://superfuture.com/city/city/selected.cfm?city=3

New York City (general / what to check): http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=14975

New York Info (general / what to check): http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=13950

Secrets in NYC: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=14512

Good, cheap shopping: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=13545

NYC Genderfication & New Hotspots: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=3584

2 month stay in NYC...: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=10439

clubs in New York: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=6008

New York in 3 Days.. : http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=8500

Shop recommendations / lists: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=4008

cheap places to stay in NYC area?: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=3852

quick store suggestions: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=2579

CHEAP!! places to stay in New York: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=1825

NY Nightlife?: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=1984

Cheap shopping in Midtown? : http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?p=177254

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was just fixing the links you 2k noob!

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Overpriced garbage littered with rich dbag kids, in a nutshell.

Maybe so but still the only place in NYC that sold a LOT of stuff eg: Nudie RRVS, they have some evisus now in a veggie wash that are GORGEOUS, they get a lot of unique pieces that nobody else has and are worth the visit for that alone. They also are BIG on the raw denim (only place I've seen other than BiG that stocked sugarcanes, altho it's been a while since I've seen any there).

They also have BY FAR the best sales outside barneys. Twice a year like 40% of the stock goes on sale and you can get a lot of deals.

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what dj flame said.

atrium has a lot of super played out garbage for ridiculous prices.

other stores i like:

dunderdon (next to supreme)

bakeries:

-zaiya (one near st. marks on 3rd ave, one on 41 bet madison and 5th)

-panya (near st. marks)

basically all japanese pastry shops

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what dj flame said.

atrium has a lot of super played out garbage for ridiculous prices.

Tthe good pieces are overshadowed by the a huge pile of "super played out garbage".

Men's merchandise is weak but women's is a different story.

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omg this thread is perfect. what about restaraunts you guys like? i wanna def. check out lombardi's and magnolia

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thanks everyone!!...one more question...weather!!...i'm going in 2 weeks...any suggestions to what I should wear to stay warm...

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Magnolia doesn't deliver on that promise that the huge-ass line seems to give. The cupcakes are fresh, though, and the line moves fast. I'm a big fan of Two Little Red Hens' Brooklyn Blackout.

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There are too many good restaurants in NY. In fact, good restaurants go out of business. In NY, you really have to be great.

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