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Old 05-18-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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Hello, everyone! I currently live in Atlanta and accepted a new job in NYC; however, since I'll be starting off, I know I can't afford to move to Manhattan yet . But I'm okay with moving to one of the boroughs. I've heard great things about Queens but don't know a lot about it? I'm looking for a place with diversity but that concentrates a lot in the Hispanic population. I was born and raised in South America for most of my life so I want to stick with my roots more (I hope I have not offended anyone, this is just my culture which is why I prefer a stronger Latino community). A little about myself if this helps: I'm single, 24, speak Spanish, enjoy trying new ethnic restaurants and clubs/bars, love big parks (I love running with my dog, who is coming with me!), and looking for a place that is safe, yet fun. My price range for a 1 bedroom is 1000-1600. ANY suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, guys!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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If you were born in South America, and prefer to be surrounded by that, your best bet is Queens, where, depending on the neighborhood, you can be in a variety of South American countries.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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queens or brooklyn should be good.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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If you were born in South America, and prefer to be surrounded by that, your best bet is Queens, where, depending on the neighborhood, you can be in a variety of South American countries.

Awesome, thanks! Which neighborhoods should I look at specifically?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Corona
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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[quote=Selfmade92;29624034]Corona [

I've heard that wasn't a good area though? Is this true or was that just a stereotype?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Corona is a working class/immigrant neighborhood. It's nothing to look at but overall it's pretty safe. I would try to look at apartments across the street from Flushing Meadows Corona Park. You can run with your dog there. It's not the funnest neighborhood either but the Queens Museum of Art is there, and you're near the USTA/US Open (they offer tennis lessons here), and Citifield (should you want to catch a Mets game). Corona used to be an Italian neighborhood and there are still some Italian food places (Leo's Latticini being the most famous) and the Lemon Ice King is near a park where the old Italian guys play bocce ball. You will be able to definitely find a nice place in your budget.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Corona is a working class/immigrant neighborhood. It's nothing to look at but overall it's pretty safe. I would try to look at apartments across the street from Flushing Meadows Corona Park. You can run with your dog there. It's not the funnest neighborhood either but the Queens Museum of Art is there, and you're near the USTA/US Open (they offer tennis lessons here), and Citifield (should you want to catch a Mets game). Corona used to be an Italian neighborhood and there are still some Italian food places (Leo's Latticini being the most famous) and the Lemon Ice King is near a park where the old Italian guys play bocce ball. You will be able to definitely find a nice place in your budget.
Thanks! I will look into that. I've heard Elmhurst, Washington Heights, and Jackson Heights were also a good fit but I have to do my research more
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Thanks! I will look into that. I've heard Elmhurst, Washington Heights, and Jackson Heights were also a good fit but I have to do my research more
Elmhurst and Jackson Heights both have big South American populations, and they both share their neighborhoods with an Asian population. Corona has a mostly Mexican/South American population with a tiny sprinkle of Asians (more in the Corona Heights area). Washington Heights is a Dominican neighborhood.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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Thanks so much. I'll look into Elmhurst and Jackson Heights more
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