I live in Coney Island / Brighton. I know that an hour sounds horrible (and it is sometimes), but it also gives you 2 hours a day of mandatory study time. Plus, like I said absolutely nobody can beat my rent. And on top of everything, I live with my boyfriend so we divide the rent in half. Basically, I thought about moving to the city, but if I do I will need to take out 20k+ in extra loans over the 3 years, it is just not worth it.