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Old 10-13-2011, 02:03 AM
 
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Will be moving to "30th Ave. & 47th Street, Astoria Queens"

some people are telling me this is actually Long Island City?

How is the area? paying $850 1/br (really big livingroom) is this good price?

never lived in new york beforre

subway close?
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:23 AM
 
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Price is way to good actually. Either it's a basement apt or something else is going on here. Trust me.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Will be moving to "30th Ave. & 47th Street, Astoria Queens"

some people are telling me this is actually Long Island City?

How is the area? paying $850 1/br (really big livingroom) is this good price?

never lived in new york beforre

subway close?
So you have never lived in NY before and you are moving into a neighborhood you don't know anything about ?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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You are very much in the heart of Astoria.

It looks like a 4 block walk to the Subway at Broadway and 31st.

$850 for a big one bedroom apt. is a steal.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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Does it really matter to you whether it is LIC or Astoria? If you are someone who has never been to NYC, you surely can't have a preference for neighborhoods yet?

The area is fine, in fact the Google Street View is very pretty, if you are the kind of person that likes to look at Google Street View. I think it can be interesting at times. I don't go to that area of Astoria often, but last time I was there it was 2am and people were still walking around and I felt safe, although I am a man and in my early 30s.

If you want to know if a subway is close, simply go look at a subway map. You can easily google it. The N and Q trains stop at 30th and 31st, or just a few blocks over on Atoria Blvd.

As far as that price, you are either really lucky or being hoodwinked. Your address is right off Steinway street, and it seems to me that that is a really really cheap price. Hope you saw it before you signed any papers.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NY,NY
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You are very much in the heart of Astoria.

It looks like a 4 block walk to the Subway at Broadway and 31st.

$850 for a big one bedroom apt. is a steal.
Again, this poster shoots fireballs of idioacy from his arse!!! Can any of his posts be relied upon for anything considered knowledgeble and intelligent?

First, the OP is at 30th Avenue, which is TWO blocks distant from Broadway. 30th Avenue and Broadway are two of Astoria's main commercial streets and travel in parrellel to one another. It is Broadway, 31st Avenue, then 30th Avenue. Duh!

The N/Q elevated line runs along 31st Street.

The OP is at 47th Street and 30th Avenue. That w/b approximately SEVENTEEN blocks to 31st Street and the subway line. The station at that point is the "30th Avenue station" at 31st Street and 30th Avenue. There is a bus which runs along 30th Avenue.

Keifer King, with a presumption of knowledge, suggests the nearest subway is at Broadway and 31st Street, and is 4 blocks away from the OP's location.

Indeed, there is a station, "Broadway" at that intersection, but it is approximately NINETEEN blocks!!!! It is not even the closest station on that line which is "30th Avenue", and as I've stated is 2 blocks closer than Broadway, again appx 17 blocks.

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So much for know anything about what one posts. For some, facts and reality have no meaning.

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At the OP, your location is in Astoria. The borderline between LIC and Astoria is not a straight line, but a meandering one. Some spots in several places would logically seem to be a part of one area, may actually be part of the other. Such is the mystery of Queens.

Your location is rather distant from the N/Q subway line, as I've outlined. The closest subway is actually located at Broadway and 46th Street, "46th Street" station, the R/M lines, and is approximately 3 or 4 blocks from your location.

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Sheshhh! Why do people presume to know what they don't, and post when they shouldn't. If one doesn't know with certainty, then how and who are you helping, except your ego?

Yammering is pointless.

If one is guessing, then QUALIFY your post as such! A guess!

/jcoltrane
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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From a historical standpoint, Astoria and Long Island City are one in the same given that prior to being incorporated into the City of Greater New York, Long Island City absorbed what was then the Village of Astoria. As far as modern times go, you are in the neighborhood of Astoria. Your rent seems a bit lower than average, so proceed with a critical mindset. Commuting times to Midtown are excellent, but it will take you a while to get to lower Manhattan or Brooklyn, if that matters to you.

Steinway street is a very useful commercial strip, and you'll be about a 1/2 mile walk to everything around there. It's a decent spot and pretty safe.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Price is way to good actually. Either it's a basement apt or something else is going on here. Trust me.

Its a 3rd floor apartment ,and i got it through a broker. A-List Realty.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Does it really matter to you whether it is LIC or Astoria?
It doesnt matter, just curious.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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From a historical standpoint, Astoria and Long Island City are one in the same given that prior to being incorporated into the City of Greater New York, Long Island City absorbed what was then the Village of Astoria. As far as modern times go, you are in the neighborhood of Astoria. Your rent seems a bit lower than average, so proceed with a critical mindset. Commuting times to Midtown are excellent, but it will take you a while to get to lower Manhattan or Brooklyn, if that matters to you.

Steinway street is a very useful commercial strip, and you'll be about a 1/2 mile walk to everything around there. It's a decent spot and pretty safe.
Pretty much this.

Though I have a friend who lives off 36th Ave & 31st Street who constantly persists she lives in LIC, while I live off of Ditmars Blvd, she says I live in Astoria. I don't think it makes much of a difference except for the mailing codes. Her mail says LIC, NY and my mail is Astoria, NY. But it's all the same to me really. Some people say the borderlines are north of Broadway I don't know if it's true or not, but regardless LIC/Astoria are pretty much congruent.
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