This may be the time to consider living in the Yorkville area of the UPPER EAST SIDE. The newly opened SECOND AVENUE subway extends the Q line through this neighborhood. For years buildings east of THIRD AVENUE were a more affordable option for apartments on the UPPER EAST SIDE but the price difference between west and east of THIRD AVENUE is narrowing. The new extension of the Q line has contributed to this change.
If you are looking for a suburban vibe but don't want to leave New York City you may be able to find a home without moving to suburbia. Brooklyn may have just the neighborhood where you will find that house and a yard for the outdoor grill. Enjoy the suburban perks and be just a subway ride from the office.
REF: New York Times, 6/25/17 REAL ESTATE SECTION, The Hunt - Joyce Cohen