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Moving to the Bronx
Posted December 29th, 2009 - 11:18 am by from Tarrytown, United States (Permalink)
I am planning to move to the Bronx in the next few months from Westchester. I am trying to find out more information about the different neighborhoods, what is safest, what has a good commute time, quality of apartments, etc. Can anyone provide me with information about Woodlawn, Bedford Park, Norwood, Pelham Parkway and Williamsbridge? I am trying to stay close to a 4/5/6 train. Also please let me know of any 1 bedroom apartments that may be opening up soon! Thanks!

Posted March 7th, 2010 - 2:48 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Good luck. I'm trying to look into teaching there as the NYC public schools still takes Substitutes and the schools in the Bronx are one's best bet for getting nominated and/or sponsored when you're "new" (well not really new but haven't been there since 2004) and still need a full NY state teaching credential that way. But at the rate I'm going trying things online, I might not actually get any place to stay until after arriving. What a catch-22. Even in the Bronx people only want you surfing for 2-3 days and then after that pay rent. Like there are going to be jobs there that will hire you and then start paying you after 1-2 days there? I don't know how far up into Westchester you are but maybe you'd better look at commuting to the Bronx from there for starters.

Posted March 10th, 2010 - 2:24 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Did you ever get any answers on this?

Posted March 17th, 2010 - 4:33 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I don't think people in the Bronx answer very much. Brooklynites answer more, of course the answer is invariably "NO" though.

If they're already that close-by, though, it shouldn't be as hard. Me, I'm coming from a long distance and even though I need the job teaching, I don't know what I'm going to do. Be OK with doing this from the Battered Womens' Shelters...I hear that the ones outside the City aren't as chock-full as the ones in the boroughs. Is that a good idea - not the best idea, but better than staying somewhere forever where there are never going to be ANY jobs for you in the next, like, 5 - 10 years.