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Old 11-07-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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I like Eastern Queens.

Crooks
Don't think a Suffolk Rube would last long in Ozone Park.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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You're dreaming if you think western Nassau or even all of Nassau is more exspensive because it's closer to Queens.

Ever hear of that boro known as Manhattan?
I you reread the post you responded to, the OP mentioned just that:

Originally Posted by QueensKid
Queens in itself is like the fifth-largest city in the country in terms of population and probably land too. The vast majority of Queens is lovely and ideal as far commute to Manhattan, you know, the reason we all live here, right? (otherwise, why not live in North Carolina?).
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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JIW

You know the deal. Hicksvilles now Jamiaca, Ronkonkomas now Hicksville... lather, rinse repeat.
Coming soon to Suffolk County....Queens East... yay!

Stick a fork in our ass ...were done.

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I think there's no question downtown Hicksville is seedy, but JAMAICA Crooks!??!
cmon man, youre hallucinating if you really think this. There's actually some good parts in Hicksville (south). Long Island Medium much?


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Queens in itself is like the fifth-largest city in the country in terms of population and probably land too. The vast majority of Queens is lovely and ideal as far commute to Manhattan, you know, the reason we all live here, right? (otherwise, why not live in North Carolina?).

As let's be real, Long Island is for all the people who couldn't afford Queens. There's a reason why Western Nassau is more expensive than Suffolk. And as far as quality of life goes, I'm sure if you looked at the data per capita, Queens is probably safer than Suffolk. We don't have a huge population of bored high school kids doing heroin and killing people via drunk-driving.

If you're going to generalize, do it all ways and not just in your favor. The truth is all places have their pluses and minuses.

"Hicksville is now Jamaica." You obviously haven't been to Jamaica. For starters, Jamaica is at least 80% black. Hicksville isn't even 2% black.
I agree with you on a lot of this post. But to say that "they can't afford it" is a stretch. It's very similar in price when you account for property taxes. I think most people in Nassau would agree that Nassau is a much better value, which is the real draw....
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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I think there's no question downtown Hicksville is seedy, but JAMAICA Crooks!??!
cmon man, youre hallucinating if you really think this. There's actually some good parts in Hicksville (south). Long Island Medium much?




I agree with you on a lot of this post. But to say that "they can't afford it" is a stretch. It's very similar in price when you account for property taxes. I think most people in Nassau would agree that Nassau is a much better value, which is the real draw....
Fair point

Just to clarify. As they were. Not as they are.

Crooks
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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I you reread the post you responded to, the OP mentioned just that:

Originally Posted by QueensKid
Queens in itself is like the fifth-largest city in the country in terms of population and probably land too. The vast majority of Queens is lovely and ideal as far commute to Manhattan, you know, the reason we all live here, right? (otherwise, why not live in North Carolina?).
Yes, but then he went on to imply that western nassau is more exspensive because it's closer to queens. It has nothing to do with proximity to queens, not that queens dosen't have some nice neighborhoods.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I agree with you on a lot of this post. But to say that "they can't afford it" is a stretch. It's very similar in price when you account for property taxes. I think most people in Nassau would agree that Nassau is a much better value, which is the real draw....
Probably the high property taxes versus the NYC property taxes is what keeps the home prices down (well, lower than good parts of Queens) in Nassau.

As for Long Island being flooded with "those who cannot afford Queens" ... well, perhaps it is more "those who want better public schools for their kids plus a yard and their own driveway/garage."

The way some people say that on here, you think they are envisioning cradle-to-grave welfare recipients being priced out of Queens and leaving the projects to buy homes in Nassau and Suffolk. Yeah, right!
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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I think there's no question downtown Hicksville is seedy, but JAMAICA Crooks!??!
cmon man, youre hallucinating if you really think this. There's actually some good parts in Hicksville (south). Long Island Medium much?




I agree with you on a lot of this post. But to say that "they can't afford it" is a stretch. It's very similar in price when you account for property taxes. I think most people in Nassau would agree that Nassau is a much better value, which is the real draw....
Especially after adding in NYC resident income tax plus private school.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Especially after adding in NYC resident income tax plus private school.
There are a lot of ways to (legally) play around with income tax.

There is no way to play around with property tax.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Could use some development, last time I saw the place. With the right touches, it could be a good walking town. Maybe a couple of Avalon-like communities near the railway tracks. Plus some mid-rise apartments. Don't fix up the mall (there's no need), just add a COSTCO and a Fairway/Aldi. Build around the mall instead of demolishing it.

The place has a lot of good infrastructure being wasted on sprawl.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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Queens in itself is like the fifth-largest city in the country in terms of population and probably land too. The vast majority of Queens is lovely and ideal as far commute to Manhattan, you know, the reason we all live here, right? (otherwise, why not live in North Carolina?).

As let's be real, Long Island is for all the people who couldn't afford Queens. There's a reason why Western Nassau is more expensive than Suffolk. And as far as quality of life goes, I'm sure if you looked at the data per capita, Queens is probably safer than Suffolk. We don't have a huge population of bored high school kids doing heroin and killing people via drunk-driving.

If you're going to generalize, do it all ways and not just in your favor. The truth is all places have their pluses and minuses.

"Hicksville is now Jamaica." You obviously haven't been to Jamaica. For starters, Jamaica is at least 80% black. Hicksville isn't even 2% black.
Know we just don"t want to live like the city.
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