I'm really struggling right now to find an apartment I'll be happy to live in for the next 1.5-2 years. I would love to live in a brownstone in Clinton Hill or in a hot loft in Williamsburg but unfortunately I really cant afford it.
It's going to be hard enough to find a landlord that will take me in with my poor income and horrible credit score, on top of that I have to make serious compromises on where I'm going to live. Living in aghetto or dumpster/hood type of neighboorhood makes me very depressed..something too residential is also depressing..I need a real neighborhood with bars and shops and clean streets and I would like to be as close as possible to Manhattan.
At first I wasnt considering bed-stuy or bushwick at all in my search. Now I feel like I have no choice..Since this is in the Williamsburg/Fort Greene/Bushwick Category can anyone tell me if there is a specific area in Bushwick that is nicer/hippier/has a williamsburg type of feeling to it?
I know a lot if people say its not so bad over there but Bushwick is just depressing to me, it has nothing to do with safety concerns its just very very depressing(at least by the myrtle ave stop-J train)
Also, if anyone knows of a good place to look for a apartments(apart from craigslist or rent.com) or has some info on good and cheap management companies I would really appreciate it!
Any Advice, leads, suggestions or anything else positive would help.