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Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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I'm coming for a visit to NYC and messed up with Priceline. Thought it was just Mnahattan and now I've got a hotel in LIC. It's going to be just me (female) and 2 small children. Is it safe????
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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What is the address?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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The Fairfield Marriott on Van Dam St
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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You'll find it pretty desolate and industrial. Particularly at night. They have built it up a bit, but there's still not much going on in the way of interesting things to do.

That said, you'll be fine. There are tons of yuppies living all around the area. Just keep your head up obviously if you're wandering around late at night.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the info!

No, won't be wandering around desolate areas with two little ones! Tucked in by 8 I hope

Is the closest subway station, 33rd St and Rawson, OK?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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That area is just fine. My school [Laguardia] is right by there, and I always hang around that area during the day.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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Yeah. That or hunterspoint ave. 33rd street is probably closer though.

And I just wanna edit my point about "tons of yuppies" living around there. That mighta been a little strong. That particular area, not so much. But again, you should be fine.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Thank you so so so much. You've put my mind at ease, although still thinking I might try to speak directly to the hotel and see if they'll change it to Astoria!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Thank you so so so much. You've put my mind at ease, although still thinking I might try to speak directly to the hotel and see if they'll change it to Astoria!!
I'm trying to think if there is a marriot in astoria. It's not coming to me. I know down by the bridge there are a few hotels, like a comfort inn and the such. But I don't think a marriot.

Either way, there's not a lot going on in those areas either.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Just avoid Queensbridge housing projects, you should be fine! I understand as an out of towner your probably afraid of having a gun pointed in your face by a black guy or having an hispanic guy mug you from behind or having a group of Italians beat you down with baseball bats. You shoud ok!
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