Well I live 4 blocks from NE, and I use to work one building down from Suffolk. They are 2 completely different schools. I know that Suffolk is ranked 4th tier, but it is not a third tier toilet by any means. On the other hand, NE is a reallllly great school, in a nice area, with nice new buildings. Suffolk is smack dab in the middle of the city, right next to the common. NE is further out, pretty much on the edge of Boston in fact. The housing is cheaper out by NE, but you have to be careful about where because there is one bad area called "mission hill."
This post is kinda all over the place, sorry. If you have any specific questions about the area or building ask away.
Hey what else do you know about NE? What the students are like, how bad the male/female ratio really is, the job prospects in and out of Boston? Some people seem to adore NE, while others say its not really competitive job wise. I like the whole program and philosophy of the school, but I have gotten into better ranked schools (Loyola and American) so I'm having trouble making a decision. Thanks!