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Old 03-30-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm new to this site and find this forum quite helpful on many issues. My wife and I are looking to move preferably to the whitestone area or flushing, but i'm finding those neighborhoods aren't as diverse as I'd like them to be. with that said I still wouldn't have a problem moving there but I'd like to do more research on the entire boro. I know for sure I want no parts of far rockaway and South Jamaica. I've lived in the south bronx most of my life and I don't want to make a backward move. Currently living in the hell whole known as CO-Op City! Please help!! Thanks
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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What is your monthly rental budget?
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Co-op city is not anywhere near a hell hole..that is actually a very safe, stable, clean, green, well maintained, and affordable community. If you think Co-op city is a hell hole, and that's your budget, then you should altogether move out of NYC because you really won't do any better for what you pay/what you get.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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Hello,

I'm new to this site and find this forum quite helpful on many issues. My wife and I are looking to move preferably to the whitestone area or flushing, but i'm finding those neighborhoods aren't as diverse as I'd like them to be. with that said I still wouldn't have a problem moving there but I'd like to do more research on the entire boro. I know for sure I want no parts of far rockaway and South Jamaica. I've lived in the south bronx most of my life and I don't want to make a backward move. Currently living in the hell whole known as CO-Op City! Please help!! Thanks
What type of diversity are you looking for? Flushing has many Chinese and Korean people. Whitestone is still mainly Italian. We are moving back to Queens in a few weeks, Ridgewood, to be exact. Many Italian, Hispanic, and Polish people there.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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I live in whitestone and I am Italian
Some Diverse areas are; Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Astoria, Forest hills, Also Bayside which is right next to Flushing & Whitestone
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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What is your monthly rental budget?
i'm able to go as far as $2200 monthly
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Yes, move out from Co-op before it sinks completely in the marsh...lol
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Co-op city is not anywhere near a hell hole..that is actually a very safe, stable, clean, green, well maintained, and affordable community. If you think Co-op city is a hell hole, and that's your budget, then you should altogether move out of NYC because you really won't do any better for what you pay/what you get.
Unless you live there you can't tell me anything about what it IS currently. Without getting personal, its not a good place for my family at all! Because of the fact that I've lived that for 10yrs, it's allowed me to afford the possibility of moving. Well maintained for who? Are you serious!
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Co-op city.

Coop City -- The Bronx | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlderrick/2276565845/in/photostream/ - broken link)
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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I have many friends who have lived in co-op city for literally decades, and I am there all the time as a result. It IS currently well maintained as RiveryBay is spending a phenomenal amount of money on new windows, balcony doors, new balconies, garages have been repaired, etc. The apts are maintained well also, as are the grounds and facilities.

It is actually a good choice for a family because it is so affordable and there are many configurations to suit any family. And yes I am quite serious.
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