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Old 11-04-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Spanish is the "unofficial" language in some parts of Long Island, mainly Suffolk.
Is there a problem with that? I don't recall English being the official language prior to the theft I mean acquirement of this land...Bilingual children have great opportunities...
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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Bayside, Whitestone, Little Neck ---Northeast Queens is your best bet. The commute to Manhattan via LIRR is good - it's the Port Washington Line--no changing trains in Jamaica.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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if you like to be near the water the south shore of LI can be an option
places like Oceanside, Lynbrook, Merrick
I personally live in Freeport - good diversity of people but the taxes are super high - in the other hand utilities here are very affordable.
good luck!
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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we will be relocating to NYC in about six months. planning to rent for the first 6month to a year, and then buy.
Wanted to get some feedback on which areas to look at.
We have a 2 yr old, school is very important to us. we do plan on making this our permanent resident (unless we hit lottery ).
We will need min 3 bedrooms, 4 is ideal. min of 2 bath.
would like 40min-1hr of commute to Manhattan by train if possible.
pricing around 550k-650k.
Have relative in Queens and will have relative in Long Island, as they're looking too.
Don't mind a fix upper, although i don't know if there's any fix uppers in nicer neighborhoods
Try Port Washington.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Merrick, Long Island
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Is there a problem with that? I don't recall English being the official language prior to the theft I mean acquirement of this land...Bilingual children have great opportunities...
When absolutely no attempt to learn English is being made, yeah, I'd say that's a problem.

As for the "theft" comment, the natives should've been quicker in the development of steel.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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Sorry, been away for a little.
Thanks all for the input.
Most ppl have given me suggestions for Queens, and Port Washington for LI. Any other LI area? Massapequa? Merrick? Wantagh?

re bilingual, i didn't mean going to a public school that serves bilingual classes, i meant to put my kid into a after school program to learn a second language.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Ok, i thought floral park was in Queens, but it's in LI?
how does the SD measure up between floral park vs Merrick vs. Port Washington.

Are homes smaller in Queens, Bayside, whitestone?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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Ok, i thought floral park was in Queens, but it's in LI?
how does the SD measure up between floral park vs Merrick vs. Port Washington.

Are homes smaller in Queens, Bayside, whitestone?
There are two Floral Parks - one in Queens and one in Nassau Cty, Long Island. You want the latter.

Bayside is a nice area of Queens, small is relative, the lots are definitely smaller.
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