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Why is New York so expensive to live in?

My best friend (female) wants us to be roommates and she always wanted to live in New York. She said I’m the only one she can trust and if she were to pick a roommate it would be me and me only. I’m the only one she trust. She trust our two other friends but she only trust me the most and our guy friend. He doesn’t want to live in New York so she said it’s up to me if I want to go and she hope to go with her in the future. I told her it’s too cold and way too expensive to live in and she quickly shot back and said, “Not if we find low income houses or apartments. See you give up way too easy. You gotta have an OPEN MIND in stuff like this. There’s places that have low income places and you gotta keep going and looking. Our parents aren’t going to be around forever. They’re NOT Layla! Wake up! So that’s why I am getting YOU out of your comfort zone and so we cal leave New Mexico. I’m tired of it here. It will be a while but come on let’s plan housing together! If you think about it, it’s BEAUTIFUL over there. I’ve been there and I have two uncles that live there.”
It’s still too expensive to live in New York and it’s too cold. My best friend won’t take a hint. She doesn’t give up so easily.
I heard that one bedroom apartment is $2000 a month! Forget it. She’s not seeing the point! She won’t listen.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
It really depends on where in NYC. The closer you are to Manhattan, the more expensive it will be. There are affordable places near Prospect Park, Sheepshead Bay, Redhook, Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge.
[@23671,basilfawlty89] Okay. I’m trying to tell my best friend is too expensive but she keeps telling me that I need to have a open mind and those low income places we can fine. She said we can make it work and she doesn’t give up easily. She doesn’t listen.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
[@1132160,AutisticYoungWoman2002] she's right though. And not all of them are low income places. Sheepshead Bay is middle class and has some of NYC's lowest crime rates.
[@23671,basilfawlty89] Oh really? We’ll still it’s expensive to live in. She’s so stubborn and won’t listen to me. I still don’t wanna live in New York but she says that I’m the only one that she trust and if I don’t come to New York then she’s not going. She don’t have to not going to New York because I’m not going. I keep trying to tell her and my best guy friend said she has a point that I should have an open mind and I should actually LISTEN to her and stop interrupting her.

 
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