If You're Thinking of Living In: All About 115 Great Neighborhoods in Around New York

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A Practical guidebook for house hunters, migrating apartment dwellers, and anyone curious abut life in 115 of New York's most livable neighborhoods and suburbs

For many people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times is the first part of the newspaper they read each week. This book is drawn from one of the most popular features in that widely read section, "If You're Thinking of Living In . . . " Every week, the column gives ...

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Overview

A Practical guidebook for house hunters, migrating apartment dwellers, and anyone curious abut life in 115 of New York's most livable neighborhoods and suburbs

For many people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times is the first part of the newspaper they read each week. This book is drawn from one of the most popular features in that widely read section, "If You're Thinking of Living In . . . " Every week, the column gives a detailed snapshot of a suburban community in the tri-state area or a metropolitan neighborhood in New York City, enabling readers to clearly understand a new area and decide if it might be the right place for them to live.  
    
Now, these columns have been updated and edited into a valuable guidebook for anyone planning a move into the tri-state area or already living in the region and considering a move to another community, as well as for browsers who just enjoy this popular and informative feature.

  Will acquaint you with 115 metropolitan neighborhoods and suburban communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

   Consists of illuminating profiles on each locale, including safety, housing, schools, transportation, cultural and recreational facilities, and quality of life

  Includes at-a-glance reference boxes that list such valuable data as median income of a community; median price of a single-family home, co-op, or condo; midrange rental rates; and commuting times and costs

  Highlights which communities have the strongest school districts

  Educates prospective home buyers on assessing the investment opportunities of purchasing real estate

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Library Journal
These two titles draw their material from New York Times columns. The Curious New Yorker is based on the "FYI" column, in which readers' questions about New York are answered. Questions and answers are divided by subject into nine chapters; the first, "What's in a Name?," deals with the names of streets, bridges, neighborhoods, and buildings. The writing is tongue-in-cheek and entertaining. The answers often give a sense of the trail followed during the research for each question, quoting experts who may or may not have given the correct answer. If You're Thinking of Living In... derives from the real estate feature of the same name and gives information about 115 neighborhoods in and around New York. The book is arranged geographically and includes areas in Connecticut, Rockland County, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester as well as the five boroughs. Descriptions are interesting and include a good overview of each neighborhood, including rent and purchase prices, distance from midtown Manhattan, why each location is favored, and local information about shopping, schools, and the community. Both books are recommended but may be of interest only to public libraries in the New York area. The Curious New Yorker has potential for academic libraries, and librarians may enjoy the reference searches it documents.--Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Briarwood, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812929836
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 478
  • Sales rank: 1,447,602
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Leahy is the real estate editor of The New York Times.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2006

    Out of date

    This book is very out of date. It's interesting for some background information about neighborhoods, but because neighborhoods change so rapidly in NY, a book published in 1999 is not very helpful for apartment seekers. The prices listed are also out of date. I will be returning my copy.

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