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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2745 on: December 27, 2017, 07:35:18 PM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2746 on: December 27, 2017, 07:44:04 PM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2747 on: January 09, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2748 on: January 09, 2018, 05:00:22 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2749 on: January 09, 2018, 05:01:20 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?
Nothing in Passaic/Clifton?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2750 on: January 09, 2018, 05:01:37 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?
Elizabeth/Hillside?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2751 on: January 09, 2018, 05:15:22 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?
Where are you dying?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2752 on: January 09, 2018, 05:19:18 PM »


Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?

How close to schools do you need to be?
What is considered "prices that are not astronomical"?
Lastly, does commute to downtown need to be  specifically via mass transit over car or vice versa  or doesnt matter?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2753 on: January 09, 2018, 06:40:53 PM »
Wow, thanks so much for the quick responses! surprised no Cleveland suggestions  ;D

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Too far (approx 1.5 hour commute to battery park, plus must take into account need to have second car to drive to closest station etc) also, LIRR commute is pretty expensive.

Nothing in Passaic/Clifton?
somewhat far (approx 1.2 hour commute to battery park), though not as costly as N Woodmere. also didnt get a great vibe for modox peeps when i visited (more of a frummer/black hat feel it seemed).

Elizabeth/Hillside?
possibility, but is there a growing modox community?

Where are you dying?
I am not actually dying, just a lil sad that there arent better options in the tri-state area when i take a discerning gaze at the relevant communities.
I live in Willowbrook, Staten Island. I have a great commute to downtown (35/40 minutes on one express bus for $6.50 after metrocard bonuses), but modox community is dying and schools are weak (esp the lack of any high school options for girls on island).

How close to schools do you need to be?
What is considered "prices that are not astronomical"?
Lastly, does commute to downtown need to be  specifically via mass transit over car or vice versa  or doesnt matter?
I want a lot, but u would think an "in-town" area like NY would have a place with good schools in walking/short bus-ride distance, with 4br houses with basements (for guests) and backyards around $1m.
i would drive if it would save time but that seems unlikely. Was toying with living in 5 towns, getting an electric car and driving in the HOV lane on the LIE but not sure how fast that really is...


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2754 on: January 09, 2018, 06:50:01 PM »
How about Linden? Think there is a growing, young Modox community there. Near Elizabeth, so all amenities from there. Don't know if they have large homes, though. Mostly small homes, around $200k, though, with the crazy NJ property taxes.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2755 on: January 09, 2018, 06:51:20 PM »
Wow, thanks so much for the quick responses! surprised no Cleveland suggestions  ;D
 Too far (approx 1.5 hour commute to battery park, plus must take into account need to have second car to drive to closest station etc) also, LIRR commute is pretty expensive.
 somewhat far (approx 1.2 hour commute to battery park), though not as costly as N Woodmere. also didnt get a great vibe for modox peeps when i visited (more of a frummer/black hat feel it seemed).
 possibility, but is there a growing modox community?
 I am not actually dying, just a lil sad that there arent better options in the tri-state area when i take a discerning gaze at the relevant communities.
I live in Willowbrook, Staten Island. I have a great commute to downtown (35/40 minutes on one express bus for $6.50 after metrocard bonuses), but modox community is dying and schools are weak (esp the lack of any high school options for girls on island).
 I want a lot, but u would think an "in-town" area like NY would have a place with good schools in walking/short bus-ride distance, with 4br houses with basements (for guests) and backyards around $1m.
i would drive if it would save time but that seems unlikely. Was toying with living in 5 towns, getting an electric car and driving in the HOV lane on the LIE but not sure how fast that really is...
Seems to me that your biggest problem is that there aren't that many places with good commute times to downtown.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2756 on: January 09, 2018, 06:53:31 PM »
Wow, thanks so much for the quick responses! surprised no Cleveland suggestions  ;D
Way too many refugees moving in over the past 2 years. Don't need the marketing anymore.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2757 on: January 09, 2018, 06:54:07 PM »


Wow, thanks so much for the quick responses! surprised no Cleveland suggestions  ;D
 Too far (approx 1.5 hour commute to battery park, plus must take into account need to have second car to drive to closest station etc) also, LIRR commute is pretty expensive.
 somewhat far (approx 1.2 hour commute to battery park), though not as costly as N Woodmere. also didnt get a great vibe for modox peeps when i visited (more of a frummer/black hat feel it seemed).
 possibility, but is there a growing modox community?
 I am not actually dying, just a lil sad that there arent better options in the tri-state area when i take a discerning gaze at the relevant communities.
I live in Willowbrook, Staten Island. I have a great commute to downtown (35/40 minutes on one express bus for $6.50 after metrocard bonuses), but modox community is dying and schools are weak (esp the lack of any high school options for girls on island).
 I want a lot, but u would think an "in-town" area like NY would have a place with good schools in walking/short bus-ride distance, with 4br houses with basements (for guests) and backyards around $1m.
i would drive if it would save time but that seems unlikely. Was toying with living in 5 towns, getting an electric car and driving in the HOV lane on the LIE but not sure how fast that really is...

Oy, you shouldn't need to spend $1m for that. If you would be willing to compromise  a little on some of those requirements.
I paid less than half of that, I have 4 bedrooms, finished basement with a guest suite, over a 1/4 acre property. But I'm not walking distance to schools. We also wouldnt consider our community a mo communtiy although we are very welcoming to all people.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2758 on: January 09, 2018, 07:21:31 PM »
Ok i am dying here. i need a place to live where there is a growing number of normal early millenial modox (with yeshivish leanings) families that is a good commute (under 1 hour) to downtown Manhattan. Needs to have decent housing options (with backyards) near shuls and schools at prices that are not astronomical (i.e. excluding flatbush, if there are millennial families there). is there really nothing?
Why don't you take some time to make a list of all your requirements (it will be longer than your post, as for example normal early millenial modox with Yeshivish leanings are 4 requirements that need to be listed separately) and then start prioritizing your requirements. If, for example, you'd be open to moving to a different employer (or office of same employer) that might open totally different options for you, as you won't be anchored down to the downtown Manhattan access.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2759 on: January 09, 2018, 07:24:31 PM »
Wow, thanks so much for the quick responses! surprised no Cleveland suggestions  ;D
 Too far (approx 1.5 hour commute to battery park, plus must take into account need to have second car to drive to closest station etc) also, LIRR commute is pretty expensive.
 somewhat far (approx 1.2 hour commute to battery park), though not as costly as N Woodmere. also didnt get a great vibe for modox peeps when i visited (more of a frummer/black hat feel it seemed).
 possibility, but is there a growing modox community?
 I am not actually dying, just a lil sad that there arent better options in the tri-state area when i take a discerning gaze at the relevant communities.
I live in Willowbrook, Staten Island. I have a great commute to downtown (35/40 minutes on one express bus for $6.50 after metrocard bonuses), but modox community is dying and schools are weak (esp the lack of any high school options for girls on island).
 I want a lot, but u would think an "in-town" area like NY would have a place with good schools in walking/short bus-ride distance, with 4br houses with basements (for guests) and backyards around $1m.
i would drive if it would save time but that seems unlikely. Was toying with living in 5 towns, getting an electric car and driving in the HOV lane on the LIE but not sure how fast that really is...



Just curious if the gentrification of the neighborhood with a few hundred and growing Chassidish families from Borough Park is bothering some old-timers.