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Old 02-04-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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What about Fresh Meadows or Hillcrest in Queens? Both have a decent share of black and white residents and are solid neighborhoods. They are also in District 26, which has decent public schools [Well, not Hillcrest, but it's close.]\

Ozone Park is another decent choice, but the schools there are not that good and it borders some bad areas.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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What's your budget?
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Another solid area in Nassau County that is diverse is the Lawrence SD(Linwood, Lawrence, etc.). Search for Public Schools - Search Results

Test Scores for Lawrence Union Free School District | GreatSchools

Inwood, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.lawrence.org/
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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My budget is about 2500 per month....and I'd like a 4 BR.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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Rosedale and Laurelton might work. There is a Haitain population there. The elementary schools are OK. The middle and high schools are not very good.

Lawrence, Long Island is not what you are looking for at all. And it is extremely expensive. I would not recommend Inwood either and not much of a Haitian community there.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Rosedale and Laurelton might work. There is a Haitain population there. The elementary schools are OK. The middle and high schools are not very good.

Lawrence, Long Island is not what you are looking for at all. And it is extremely expensive. I would not recommend Inwood either and not much of a Haitian community there.
What's wrong with Inwood? It does sound like Rockland County may be the way to go. I did find out that Valley Stream and Elmont have good sized Haitian populations. Other communities with relatively high Haitian populations in NY are: New Cassel(Westbury schools), Baldwin, Wheatley Heights(Half Hollow Heights schools), Wyandanch, Lakeview(Malverne schools), Roosevelt, Nanuet, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw(North Rockland schools), East Massapequa(Farmingdale schools) and Brooklyn, among some others.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Rosedale and Laurelton might work. There is a Haitain population there. The elementary schools are OK. The middle and high schools are not very good.

Lawrence, Long Island is not what you are looking for at all. And it is extremely expensive. I would not recommend Inwood either and not much of a Haitian community there.
There are two Inwoods. One is in northern Manhattan and the other is in Nassau county bordering Queens. Are you sure you are both talking about the same Inwood?
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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If you're looking for working middle class neighborhoods they are plenty to choose from in Queens... The demographics of the schools might not be the same demographics of the schools in Atlanta but there will be enough diversity to the point that any problems at all of race shouldn't be a problem... Areas like East Elmhurst, Woodside, Woodhaven, Jamaica, Ridgewood, Jackson Heights, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, etc.

Also, if you are looking for a majority middle class area that is majority black or a large percentage of black people areas to look at in Queens would be St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale and even East Elmhurst to a certain extent though it has diversified in recent years... There are plenty of choices right here in the city but in terms of public schooling it may not be as up to par as the schools over there but the schooling isn't bad... There are many hard working public school teachers in the city but it really depends on the students to take the education and make something out of it... We as teachers do need to do a better job overall of getting to our students but the responsibility isn't solely a one way street...
If you're considering Laurelton, Cambria Heights, Rosedale, you should be aware of P.S./I.S. 208, which is located physically in Bellerose but zoned for District 29. The schools are rated better than the ones in the actual neighborhood. Admission is based on lottery.

Here's some more info from InsideSchools.org
P.S./I.S. 208 - insideschools.org

You might also try Hollis, Queens.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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You could also look into other Rockland County school districts like North Rockland and Suffern. Spring Valley also has quite a few people of Haitian descent, but the schools have a shaky reputation in the area.
Spring Valley does have a large Haitian population. What *is* the reputation of that school system anyway? I know/knew more than a handful of people from up there (growing up, I had a good family friend from there) and when I was in college I met a few other people from Spring Valley so the school system can't be all THAT bad...right...? Unless it has degraded a lot in the last 20 years, which is entirely possible...
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Spring Valley does have a large Haitian population. What *is* the reputation of that school system anyway? I know/knew more than a handful of people from up there (growing up, I had a good family friend from there) and when I was in college I met a few other people from Spring Valley so the school system can't be all THAT bad...right...? Unless it has degraded a lot in the last 20 years, which is entirely possible...
It seems like the reputation is negative, but I think the demographics of the community has something to do with that. So, I'm sure that there are plenty of good students in that school district. Here's some district info: http://www.greatschools.org/cgi-bin/...ct-profile/606

Also, the Inwood that I'm talking about is in Nassau County and it is located in the Lawrence SD. It is a very diverse suburb very close to Queens and the Lawrence SD is diverse because it.

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