Nurse your St. Patty's Day hangover with this listing of a studio as cheap as a hostel in Dublin.
BoogieDowner has fawned over Woodlawn a bunch already, so I'm not going to re-invent the wheel here. Below is BoogieDowner's obligatory Woodlawn homage:
Woodlawn is a very unique neighborhood in the Bronx. It is an Irish enclave that has enough bars and pubs to make even Galway jealous. My favorites are Rory Dolan's (technically in Yonkers) on McLean Avenue and the Rambling House on Katonah Ave (funny story about the Rambling House and my daughter's baptism, but that's one to be told over a pint). The shepherd's pie and other Irish specialties are can't misses. The people in Woodlawn are super-friendly (hey, a lot of them are happy drunks, I guess). Obviously St. Patty's Day is not to missed up here. You'd have some shopping up and down Katonah and McLean Avenues.
The transportation might a little weird on this side of the hood. The 4 train Woodlawn stop is pretty far away from Webster Avenue. It's all the way over west and a bit south. I guess you'd take the bus to train (if the Bx 34 survives the MTA budget cuts). A saving grace for transportation is that this unit is literally a block or so from the Metro North, but that gets pretty expensive. Any Woodlawners want to share their commutes with us? How's it all go down in the am and pm rushes?