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Old 07-20-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Please stop. Lake Success in NOT in NYC. Nothing in Queens can really be considered exclusive or wealthy in comparison to anything in Manhattan or Brooklyn. This is a funny thread. Thanks for the laughs.
Forest Hill Gardens, Jamaica Estates, Malba, Douglaston etc. While I don't think any place in Queens is as wealthy as the wealthiest in Manhattan there are still some wealthy areas.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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https://maps.google.com/maps?safe=of...ed=0CCsQ8gEwAA

I want to make love to this architecture
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I want to make love to this architecture
Classic old brownstones.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Well, Forest Hills Gardens is now equivalent to some of the richest areas of Manhattan for architectural beauty and the lavishness of the homes as well as grounds. Yes price per footage may be lower, but architecturally much better than some of the luxury high rise bland crap some misguided rich folks have invested in. I hope they continue to do so.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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PS. I love Emerson Hill! That reminds me of some the pics I have seen of the wealthy enclaves in Los Angeles.

I got to get there.

As for Seaside in Brooklyn, it is exclusive in that you need to be on the guest list but you can get a glimpse of it if you walk all the way to the end of the boardwalk in Coney Island.

I actually hate Seaside as they restrict New Yorkers yet use some of the city's services. I am surprised no one has sued the community. The only karmic blessing is at the gate, the residents of the projects can overlook and literally spit on the houses of Seaside.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Midwood, Brooklyn

http://goo.gl/maps/9m4iG
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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https://maps.google.com/maps?safe=of...ed=0CCsQ8gEwAA

The architecture right here is amazing too
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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The architecture right here is amazing too
What a coincidence, I was just taking a stroll down that block on Google Maps myself.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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^ Sounds like we both have a taste for Brooklyn architecture ;p

Honestly I think that the blocks I linked to look way better than anything in Forest Hills Gardens. FHG mostly just has big houses, but they look plain. On the other hand, brownstones and limestones are works of art. They are Brooklyn's response to Paris' champs elysees, Shanghai's lujiazui and Moscow's kremlin.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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I'd say they are two very different types of beauty. I wouldn't call FHGs plain by any means, hard to compare brownstones and tudors. Has all to do with preference. What makes FHGs special is its undisturbed continuity as a complete village.
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